HSE Seeks a Safe Working Environment

Posted: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Health and Safety regulations are a prominent part of todays working environment, something that is essential to ensure that the welfare of a companies employees are protected. The Health and Safety Executive, (HSE) whose powers are increasing, have created one provision that was enacted over forty years ago for the Health and Safety at Work Act for the welfare of people in the workplace. This comes under the control of the Ministry of Work and Pensions and is the public body that investigates industrial accidents of all kinds.

The HSE provide advice, regulate and ultimately pursue any situation where workers’ safety appears to be compromised. One important area is the problem of fire safety. Every business needs to have precautions in place to not fall foul of the HSE. A fire can be fatal, and could contribute to the 142 out of every 100,000 workers that are killed at work every year in the UK, according to Health and Safety Statistics of 2014/15. In order to prevent this, the working environment must be prepared for the possibility of a fire.

Therefore companies need to have precautions in place, even if the environment is not particularly hazardous. At Safedoors, we supply fire doors that are made to a quality specification and can contain fire within a room for long enough to allow staff to get out of the building. As builder or installer, it is important that you know how to install a fire door correctly. Watch the video here for top tips on how to safely install a fire door.

Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 14.41.45Building regulations will also define what must be in place whenever new buildings are being considered and planning approval will not be granted if the recommendations coming from a risk assessment are not included within the plans.

At Safedoors, we are happy to provide you with a quote on price and delivery for your fire door enquiry. You should be able to discuss fire safety with you customers and direct them towards HSE for more information. The potential cost involved for businesses that have knowingly not created a safe working environment are crippling, so make sure your customers protect their staff with a Safedoor, fire door.

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