Archives - April 2018

23
Apr

Death at Chingford Care Home: Fire safety in focus

A fire which broke out at a home for people with learning disabilities in Chingford, North- East London, has resulted in one fatality A neighbour alerted the fire services as it was reported residents were unaware of the number to call. Eight residents and four carers managed to get out of the three-storey building before …

12
Apr

Carbon monoxide leaks – Fatalities in suspected gas leak in London accommodation

Following on from the news last month about the death of a Spanish tourist linked to a gas leak at The Mayflower Hotel in Kensington London, it is with sadness that more fatalities have been reported in another suspected gas leak. This time in a house in Edgeware, North London. With safety standards for accommodation blocks and …

10
Apr

New Acrylamide Legislation

There is a new legislation which comes into effect as of the 11th April 2018. This legislation states that food businesses will be required to identify where the hazard of acrylamide is formed in the business and then to implement measures to ensure levels are as low as is reasonably achievable. What is acrylamide? Acrylamide …

9
Apr

Importance of Control of Contractors

Accidents at work or site are often heard of when talking about H&S and different stories are used to help promote the importance of safety at work. It is not only important to think about your own employees but also think about those who come onto site as you also have responsibility for them. One …

9
Apr

Prosecution update: Safety of young persons, chemical safety and window safety under the spotlight

We continue to hear about prosecutions resulting from avoidable incidents across the industry. Far too often the failure to implement and follow basic health and safety requirements is resulting in catastrophic injuries and in some cases fatalities. We look at some recently reported prosecutions from the last few weeks: Guest falls to death from hotel …