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1st November 2018

Do I Have to Train Fire Marshalls?

The Scenario This question is commonly asked by clients when our consultancy team are undertaking fire risk assessments at sites. When you’re putting together your buildings excavation strategy you’ll need to appoint key members of staff to take charge in an emergency situation. But once you’ve done that, what training is actually required…….and how often […]

30th October 2018

Fee for intervention – Is it Going to Get Worse…?

What’s happening? As most will be aware, the much loathed ‘Fee for Intervention’ (FFI) scheme was introduced in October 2012 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which allows its inspectors to charge for their time if they find that a business is “in material breach” of H&S legislation. The idea of the scheme being […]

30th October 2018

£40,000 Fine for Poor Ladder Management

What’s happened? London Zoo has recently been fined £40,000 after a cleaner fell from a faulty ladder while working inside their hawk aviary. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that the employee suffered neck injuries in the accident while removing droppings from a shelf under the birds’ perches. The ladder she was using had been retrieved from a […]

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