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How Many Fire Wardens Do I Need?

What Do You Need

Fire safety in the workplace in England and Wales is governed by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This includes a requirement for the ‘responsible person’, usually the employer, to ‘make such arrangements as are appropriate’, including ‘appointing one or more competent persons to assist in undertaking the preventive and protective measures’. These appointed, competent persons are called fire wardens or fire marshals.

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What Are The Responsibilities Of A Fire Warden?

Fire Extinguisher

The responsibilities of a fire warden or fire marshal are normally limited to their designated floor, building or area of the premises, although in the case of small, low risk businesses, the fire marshal may have overall responsibility for the whole premises and all of the staff present. The fire warden role is twofold, covering proactive, day to day responsibilities, as well as reactive responsibilities in the event of an emergency.

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A complete guide to AED defibrillators training, use and their operation

Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) are a vital piece of equipment that anyone can use to save the life of someone who has experienced a sudden cardiac arrest. They are becoming much more common in work places and public spaces across the UK and, if used promptly and correctly, they can significantly increase the chances of survival, especially when used in conjunction with cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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Acid Attack Emergency Treatment

Data suggests that the number of acid attacks has doubled in the past three years in the UK, with more victims than ever requiring emergency treatment for severe burns caused by contact with chemical substances. Shockingly, over 400 acid attacks were carried out in the UK between November 2016 and April 2017. The attacks have left victims severely disfigured and in some instances blind in one or both eyes. In response to the increase, NHS England have shared new guidelines to ensure that emergency treatment is given to victims as quickly and effectively as possible.

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First aid in schools

With the old school year drawing to a close, and the new school year just around the corner, it’s worth taking time to look at the issue of first aid in schools. Inevitably there will be staff changes over the holidays, so it’s important to make sure you are still meeting your obligations, both to comply with the law and to protect your pupils.

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