Fire Risk Assessment
On October 1st 2006, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force
and replaced The Fire Precautions Act 1971 and The Fire Precautions (Workplace)
Regulations 1997. This was a major change in legislation and from this date Fire
Certificates became invalid. Enforcement of the new regulations is likely to become
Carrying out a fire risk assessment delivers real benefits to business; when you
consider that 70% of businesses suffering a fire never reopen, or close within 3 years
of the fire, then a fire risk assessment will be a very sensible investment. Furthermore,
it is a legal requirement.
DOES THIS APPLY TO YOU?
If you are an employer, self employed (with business premises), or have control over any premises then yes the fire regulations do apply to you. As an employer or as someone who has control of a workplace you must take steps to ensure that you have a 'suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment in place. You are directly responsible for ensuring that you comply with these regulations.
THE QUESTION YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF IS:
Would your business stand up to an ad-hoc inspection from the fire brigade who not only need to see evidence of a fire risk assessment but also full documentation if you employ five or more people?
If the answer is NO, then it is time to act…......
Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help
Occupational Noise Monitoring and Assessments
Over 170,000 people in the UK suffer from deafness, tinnitus and other ear conditions as a result of exposure to noise within the workplace.
The latest Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (came into force 6th April 2006) place a duty on employers to ensure that noise exposure levels are reduced to meet the new exposure limits and a specific requirement is placed on employers to ensure health surveillance is conducted.
One of the major changes to the regulations is the reduction by 5dB of the exposure levels at which action has to be taken.
The regulations are designed to protect individuals from damage to their hearing, both from
exposure to sustained levels of noise over a working life, and from very high impulses of
noise, which can give instant damage. With this in mind, measurements are taken which
assess the average exposure an individual is subjected to throughout the day and also
measure any ‘peaks’ of noise which could result in instant hearing damage.
How can we help you?
- We can work with you and your organisation identifying what assessments are needed.
- Our professionals can asses occupational noise exposure levels and identify where and when employees are exposed to excessive noise levels.
- We can provide noise mapping services locating areas where noise control may be required.
- 2nd Nature Safety staff shall be happy to provide advice on suitable PPE and methods of protecting your employees from excessive noise.