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Asbestos - It's your duty to manage

shutterstock 97385540The use of asbestos was banned in November 1999 due to the potentially lethal health risks. However despite legislative safeguards and an increased awareness of the risks associated with exposure to asbestos fibres, prosecutions for non-compliance are still a common occurrence.

Don’t neglect your fire door maintenance

Fire door keep shut sign crop v2Following a fatal fire in a high rise tower block a housing manager has been fined £40,000 and ordered to pay £23,407, with the judge stating that if the company hadn’t been a not-for-profit organisation the fine would have been considerably higher.

The cost of Fire Safety failings

iStock 000009493129SmallA number of incidents involving fire safety failings have hit the news recently, highlighting the importance of being fully compliant with fire safety regulations and having the correct procedures in place to minimise the risk of fire and avoid costly fines.

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