Safe Workforce Solutions Ltd wins Fire Safety Training contract with Sheffield City Council

Safe Workforce Solutions Ltd are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to provide Fire Safety Training to Sheffield City Council for the next 2 years.  This contract has been awarded on the basis that Safe Workforce Solutions Ltd offers the best quality, value for money Fire Safety training in comparison with other companies which also tendered for this prestigious contract. We can provide the following training: Fire Marshal Training: Safe Workforce Solutions Ltd delivers pro-active fire safety advice and knowledge to your staff. The course focusses on fire prevention and encompasses both theory and practical exercises, where candidates conduct a fire risk reduction sheet in their own workplace to check … Read More »

St Leonards hotelier fined over ‘serious’ fire safety breaches

A St Leonards hotelier who ‘ignored’ numerous ‘serious’ fire safety breaches was fined more than £5,500 after a successful prosecution by the fire authority. Dr Woo Sueng Sin, who runs the Royal Victoria Hotel on Marina, pleaded guilty to breaching enforcement notices over insufficient standard of fire doors. The hotelier was ordered to pay £1,174 in fines plus East Sussex Fire Authority’s £4,264 costs and a £117 victim surcharge at Hastings Magistrates’ Court on February 24. East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service business safety manager Richard Fowler said Dr Shin ignored the ‘seriousness’ of the fire safety breaches endangering the lives of those working and staying.  “It is an expectation … Read More »

Owners of a shisha bar have been fined £300,000 for flouting fire safety regulations

Back in 2013, Wali Yaqub and Tajamul Khan ran the Oasis Lounge, a shisha bar at Great Jackson Street, Hulme, which repeatedly flouted fire safety regulations. Dark, smoky and overcrowded, the premises had no working fire alarm and while customers smoked water pipes over smouldering charcoal, barrels of diesel, bags of rubbish and cardboard boxes blocked the only way out. Yakub and Khan repeatedly ignored warnings to rectify the problems which were in direct contravention of Fire Safety Regulations and were both jailed following a prosecution brought by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Now the authorities have gone after the thousands they made from the business while putting customers’ lives … Read More »

Using ladders? Here’s how to avoid a nasty accident and stay compliant with the law…

Using ladders falls under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 & therefore their use requires compliance with the law. Ladders and stepladders are not banned under health and safety law. In fact they can be a sensible and practical option for low-risk, short-duration tasks, although they may not automatically be your first choice. Make sure you use the right type of ladder and you know how to use it safely. The law calls for a sensible, proportionate approach to managing risk, and further guidance on what you should do before deciding if a ladder is the right type of equipment for a particular task is provided in Working at height. … Read More »

Lone Working & the Law

Lone working falls under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 & the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.  The law requires employers to consider carefully, and then deal with, any health and safety risks for people who are lone working. Employers are responsible for the health, safety and welfare at work of all their workers. They also have responsibility for the health and safety of any contractors or self-employed people doing work for them. These responsibilities cannot be transferred to any other person, including those people who work alone. Workers have responsibilities to take reasonable care of themselves and other people affected by their work … Read More »