Batteries – Charging and Storage

With the current appetite for equipment being both smaller and portable, what consideration is being given within the fire risk assessment to the use of battery supported equipment be this, mobile phones (and chargers per say) through to mobility scooters, tools and other work-related items. Rules and regulations here are muddy and unlikely to fall…

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Atholville ordered to pay £15,500 due to escape routes blocked and safety systems poorly maintained.

A court’s heard firefighters called to a block of flats in Douglas found escape routes blocked and safety systems poorly maintained. Atholville Management Ltd appeared before magistrates at Douglas courthouse. Company director George Graham Christopher Shaw, who lives in one of the apartments on Castle Drive, pleaded guilty to a total of nine breaches of…

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