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?

There is still a great deal of asbestos in public buildings and housing stock. Peter Robinson, Chairman of UKATA explains how it must be managed

Employers of construction workers for demolition work have a legal duty to ensure that they are well trained to handle asbestos

New guidance has been developed to address the problem of injuries and fatal accidents within the waste and recycling industry

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