An external fire risk assessor has recommended that we install “visual alarm devices” (VADs) in an area of our premises due to high noise levels. We already have “sounder beacon devices” in place. Do we have to fit VADs?
I am aware that staff must be competent if they are required to use portable fire-fighting equipment and that this includes “sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities”. Could you outline what these “other qualities” are?
A small group of employees believe that they are suffering from Sick Building Syndrome and they want us to take steps to address the issue. First, how can we be sure that it is not just hay fever or a similar allergy and, second, what changes can we make to improve the workplace environment?
Our organisation has taken over another company that has a workshop with a local exhaust ventilation system (LEV). No documentation can be found relating to its use and maintenance. What should we be doing in this situation?
We are a construction business with large cranes and other plant standing at our depot. We are already following health and safety guidance such as the bunding of oil storage tanks. Are there any other environmental regulations we need to be aware of?