The HSE has announced that the implementation of its cost recovery scheme “Fee for Intervention” has been delayed and will not start in April 2012 as planned.
In February this year a London hotel and its sole Director were ordered to pay more than £260,000 after being found guilty of multiple breaches of the Fire Safety Order in what is believed to be the first trial by jury of a case under the 2005 legislation.
Given the significant press coverage most of you are no doubt already aware of the current controversy surrounding some fire and rescue services’ change in policy regarding the response to automatic fire alarms. According to Martin Harvey Chairman of the FIA there are now 29 different response policies in operation across 43 fire and rescue services.
Michael Lees of the Asbestos in Schools (AiS) campaign has warned that the growth and popularity of free schools could expose teachers and pupils to health risks from poor asbestos management, unless the Government provides better asbestos training for governors and teachers.