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FIA - Fire Industry Association

FIA launches two courses from the qualification pathway

The FIA has launched two courses from the qualification pathway for Health & Safety plus the Environmental units which will build on the Foundation course
FIA - Fire Industry Association

The FIA courses are changing – Find out how

The FIA courses are being updated to accommodate for progression within the industry.  The reasons and the changes are discussed within this article.
FIA - Fire Industry Association

Qualifications: The Future of Fire Detection & Alarm?

Can you predict the future?  The importance of fire detection and alarms, and associated qualifications referring to fire safety is discussed by the Fire Industry Association What is the future for those working in the fire detection and alarm sector? Whilst staring into a crystal ball probably won’t help, we can analyse the...
FIA - Fire Industry Association

Fire industry recruitment survey

We are launching a survey to find out the extent of the recruitment problems within the fire industry. Our Fire industry recruitment survey has now started. After multiple verbal accounts of how difficult it can be to recruit new people, we are looking to find out the percentage of companies within the fire...
About Access

Design of doors starts with common sense

Ian Streets of About Access discusses the design of doors and their role in accessibility and safety, something often overlooked. We’ve seen all sorts of issues with doors. Probably the most ridiculous is the one with the fire door propped open by an extinguisher. There are other obvious problems, such as...
FIA - Fire Industry Association

Fire Industry Association now open for bookings for new fire detection and alarm qualifications

Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in designing, installing, maintaining, and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire Industry Association has announced that bookings can now be made on the FIA website. The Fire Industry Associations courses are full...
The continual development of BIM: How can you utilise it?

When should you review your fire risk assessment?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places the responsibility on building owners, employers and occupiers to regularly assess the fire safety procedures in their buildings and in the workplace. When should you review your fire risk assessment? Even though there is no fixed period for reviewing fire risk assessments, it...
About Access

A reasonable approach to improving access for disabled people

Ten years after the deadline passed for businesses to make sure their premises and services were accessible, it may be considered surprising to find that many are still vulnerable to claims for discrimination. Then again it may be entirely predictable. There are still many people who do not recognise the...
Callsafe Services Ltd

Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015: Training

Training Effective training should enable all of the dutyholders to achieve compliance with the regulations in an efficient and cost-effective way, achieving the objectives of not hurting people without reducing, and sometimes enhancing, the efficiencies on the project and for future maintenance, cleaning, etc. The courses available from Callsafe Services Limited...
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An inclusive approach to evacuation plans

It is vital for a business to have facilities and procedures in place to help disabled people move around a building – and it is even more important to have effective systems in place to help them get out. When the need arises to evacuate a building the likelihood is...
Callsafe Services Ltd

CDM2015: Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015

Are we ready? On 29th January 2015, CDM2015 gained parliamentary approval, and will therefore come into force on 6th April 2015. As the final version of the regulations have only just been published and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) only issued the draft Guidances for CDM2015 on 9th January...
CDM2015

Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015: Are we ready?

Today, 29th January 2015, CDM2015 gained parliamentary approval, and will therefore come into force on 6th April 2015. As the final version of the regulations have only been published today and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) only issued the draft Guidances for CDM2015 on 9th January 2015; the...
behaviours

Behavioural Focus Reduces Incident Rates

Behavioural safety processes have long been shown to improve occupational safety performance by reducing incidents and injury rates. It is based on a continuous observation and feedback loop that maintains constant attention on safety performance that can be applied to a wide variety of settings. B-Safe® is a Behavioural...
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Improving Process Safety Behaviours

Applicable across a wide variety of disciplines, Behavioural Safety is a proven process for reducing injuries and incidents by eliminating unsafe behaviours in the workplace. It is known to produce many business benefits that include fewer incidents, improved communications, reduced bottlenecks and lower operating costs. Process Safety Management is currently a...

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