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6th April 2022

Evacuation Alert Systems

This blog concerns the recently released new standard (BS 8629:2019) which covers ‘the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by the Fire and Rescue Service in buildings containing flats.’ which came about after the Grenfell Fire tragedy. What is an evacuation alert system (EAS)? An evacuation alert system is an alarm […]

21st December 2015

How To Complete A Risk Assessment

Introduction: The HSE’s leaflet ‘five steps to risk assessment’ has been used in the workplace for over a decade. In August 2014 the HSE published version four; with a new title- risk assessments: a brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace. The new version is much shorter and the reduction is in part due […]