The Grenfell Tower fire illustrated the tragedy of falling short on fire safety Irish property managers share similar risks -the recent fire at Our Lady’s Hospital in Cork City, reminded us of that. While this fire did not result in loss of life, we will not always be so lucky. It was a timely reminder that we must act to prevent fire and its consequences.
The evidence however, suggests that our actions have fallen well short of what is required. In 2017 alone, Dublin City Council has already issued 11 fire safety notices to buildings in the capital. The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland has also warned that a disaster like the Grenfell Tower could happen in Ireland. Áine Myler, Director General of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland stated that “a significant proportion of the buildings constructed during the Celtic Tiger era may not be in compliance with building regulations in force at the time of construction…”
The Chris Mee Group is pleased to announce that we now offer an IOSH-approved 5 day Process Safety Management course. The programme was developed because of industry demands and we are the only provider of a course like this in Ireland. This comprehensive course will be delivered by competent engineers with many years’ experience in industry.
Driving is one of the most dangerous activities that we undertake daily. Whether it’s for social or professional purposes, driving requires full concentration from the driver. Driving is a risk not only for drivers but also any passengers, cyclists, motorcyclists and members of the public.
The nature of many businesses is that driving is a main activity. The Health and Safety Authority defines driving for work as any person who drives on a road as part of their work either in a vehicle provided by their employer or in their own vehicle and receives an allowance or payment from their employer for distances driven. Commuting to work is not included as a driving for work activity.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is when one’s heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.
In Ireland, 5,000 people are estimated to suffer sudden cardiac arrest each year. That’s 13-14 people Every Day! Out of these 5,000 people only 1 person a day survives.
Survival rates following a cardiac arrest are directly related to time it takes to begin resuscitation and particularly defibrillation. Without immediate treatment, death can occur within minutes. However, with treatments such as CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (Heartsaver AED ), provided by someone who has completed CPR/AED training survival rates can triple! This is what is called a return of spontaneous circulation or ROSC.
National Workplace Wellbeing Day aims to improve overall employee wellbeing through promoting better exercise and nutrition in the workplace.