Health and safety in the public sector

The Health and Safety Executive analyse the importance and scale of health and safety in the public sector

In the business of saving lives

John Cavanagh, of St John Ambulance, discusses the importance of first aid training to the public sector workplace

Keeping public sector buildings safely accessible

Steve Sumner, of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s Public Services Group, discusses how employees in public sector buildings can be kept out of harm’s way.

Robert Thilthorpe of the Fire Industry Association explains how the European Commission’s revised strategy for phasing out flourinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) will affect the fire protection systems industry in terms of cost and leak checking requirements

Public firework displays should be enjoyable and spectacular occasions – but they obviously need responsible planning. The Health & Safety Executive dishes out guidance to help you plan and safely execute public firework displays, big and small

Thousands of lone workers, are at risk each year of falling victim to verbal abuse, a physical assault or an accident during work hours. Jane White of IOSH elaborates on how to mitigate the risk

Shouldn’t hard-wired smoke alarms in rented accommodation be a legal requirement? asks Graham Ellicott, ceo of the Fire Industry Association

Graham Ellicott, CEO of the Fire Industry Association, updates Government Business readers on the latest developments in fire safety and how to reduce the risk of unwanted fire signals

Every second that something continues to burn, the greater the cost in repair and recovery. Chris Downing, UK extinguishing product manager for the Siemens Building Technologies division, looks at why those in the public sector should ensure fire detection and extinguishing systems are suited to their environment to be at their most reliable, responsive and effective.

Jim Lythgow from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, explains the findings and implications of research carried out among public sector organisations into staff eyecare policies

When times are tough, spending decisions about risk management are difficult, especially for local authorities who manage a range of diverse areas, writes RoSPA’s Roger Bibbings

Giuliano Digilio, head of Technical Services at the Electrical Contractors’ Association, discusses the importance of PAT testing

What does the British Safety Industry Federation do and why should you be concerned?

Local government must demonstrate leadership in delivering effective health and safety, both as employers and commissioners of services, writes the HSE

Challenging perceptions – what does health and safety really mean?

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