Risk


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10th July 2016

6 Fire Risk Assessment Musts

The dictionary provides the meaning of “Assessment” as the action of “assessing someone or something”. Therefore its a given that an “Assessment” would require some thought be put in to the process. However I am amazed by the lack of thought put in to some assessments I have been asked to review. The following five areas always seem to be […]
8th July 2015

Should you go beyond health & safety compliance?

Should you go beyond health & safety compliance? Latest figures from the HSE website indicate they successfully – Prosecuted 582 cases, with a conviction secured in 547 cases, a conviction rate of 94%; Prosecuted 988 offences, resulting in 881 convictions, a conviction rate of 89%; Prosecutions led to fines totalling £16.7 million, an average penalty of £18 944 per offence. […]
1st July 2015

Trust, Ethics and Clients

A fire risk assessor works on behalf of the client. Looking at their fire safety arrangements, management and the property in order to identify anything that does not meet current legislation, approved codes of practice and guidance in order to make appropriate recommendations for improvement. Many fire risk assessors work for companies that also have other value added services which […]
23rd June 2015

Risk perception and safety

Risk is something we all have to deal with But how we perceive risk leaves some at more risk than others. People I meet are often left confused by the fact that I am a health & safety professional and a motorbike rider. They view my motorbike as something dangerous and therefore a high risk activity; which it is. But […]
8th June 2015

Does common sense equal safety?

I often hear people describe health & safety as just common sense. Indeed our present government also believe this is the case and commissioned lord young to look in to the matter. The result was Lord Young’s review of health and safety entitled Common Sense – Common Safety. http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/commonsense/ The dictionary defines it has a noun meaning – plain ordinary […]
10th March 2015

Has Health & Safety Gone Mad?

Health & safety gone mad is a phrase I hear all too often; used to describe what some perceive as restrictions on getting the job done. It never ceases to amaze me that people take this view with appropriately implemented health & safety. If health & safety measures are lacking or removed the chances of someone suffering ill health, injury […]