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Fire Fighters to strike this Saturday, 19 October - are you prepared?

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have announced their intention to take strike action, the strike will commence in England and Wales only on 19 October 2013 from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

The Government response to this industrial action has been coordinated by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in close liaison with the Scottish and Welsh Government. These Departments have been working with Local Fire and Rescue Authorities to ensure that appropriate contingency plans are in place to deliver any alternative arrangements needed.

Their top line advice for businesses at this time is to:

  • Review your current fire risk assessment
  • Check your detection systems
  • Make sure escape plans are in place and employees know them
  • Avoid arson risks, such as rubbish left around.

Ark specialises in Workplace Risk including Fire Safety - please contact us if you would like advice and/or help in ensuring you are prepared.


External Links

www.gov.uk/firekills
www.hse.gov.uk/services/fire/industrial-action.htm

 

 

 


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