Specialist Fire Safety Staff Numbers ‘On The Decline’

Specialist Fire Safety Staff Numbers ‘On The Decline’

An investigation by the Guardian newspaper has revealed that the numbers of specialist fire safety staff members in fire services across England are dropping. A Freedom of Information request found that the numbers of these workers in 26 fire services around the country have fallen from 924 to 680 between 2011 and 2017. These fire safety officers conduct inspections of high-risk buildings to make sure […]

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Construction Firm Health & Safety Beard Ban Draws Criticism

Construction Firm Health & Safety Beard Ban Draws Criticism

A company that has decided to ban beards at work and which requires all employees to be clean shaven so they can wear their dust masks effectively has been criticised by the biggest construction union in the UK. Housing maintenance firm Mears recently told employees doing social housing maintenance work in the borough of Tower Hamlets in London during a tool box talk that beards […]

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