• Health & Safety

    Poor Fire Safety is Having a Devastating Impact Across the Middle East

    Over the last year we have seen numerous devastating fires across the Middle East regions. From December’s hospital fire in Saudi Arabia and the July hotel fire in Dubai, to the re-occurring fires in ‘labour camps’, with the latest one being reported as recently as September, in Jidhafs, Bahrain. So, what can be done to prevent incidents like these happening again? Fire prevention is very simple and standards could easily be improved by having the commitment and determination to establish a system and enforce all the relevant precautions. We recently launched our new Fire Safety Consultancy, which assesses fire risks and advises on the next steps to make premises safe.…

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    NEBOSH & Assessments

    Power to The People

    Power to The People Don’t worry, I don’t want to start a revolution, but reading the syllabus for Element 1.3 of the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management (FC1.3) cast my mind back to the late 1970s (giving my age away, now!). When the sitcom Citizen Smith was on our TV screens, and main character ‘Wolfie’ Smith’s catchphrase was ‘Power to the People’. In my experience of delivering Element 1.3 there is often some misunderstanding and confusion in relation to its title – ‘The roles and powers of enforcement agencies and other external agencies in relation to fire safety’. For some students, a sort-of word blindness sets…