Scottish guidance launched for specialised housing fire safety.
Scottish government launched the new guidance, which is a recommendation from its review of the country’s fire safety regime, to cover fire risks in sheltered & supported housing.
24Housing reported on the launch, which aims to ‘reduce the risk from fire in specialised housing’ including sheltered and supported accommodation, with the Scottish government pointing out that older people ‘and people with physical, sensory or mental health issues are at increased risk of injury or death from fires’.
The guidance comes from recommendations in the review of the fire safety regime in Scotland, launched post Grenfell. More
The campaign will ‘highlight everyday fire hazards’ including candles, cigarettes, portable heaters and ‘overloaded’ extension leads, as well as urge the public to install smoke alarms on every floor.
The government said that the advertising campaign has returned ‘to highlight the everyday accidents that can cause a fire in your home’, adding that while the majority – or 90% – of homes have ‘at least’ one working smoke alarm, 23% of people ‘never test them’.
The campaign has been developed alongside the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), with other partners including Dementia UK and B&Q. Read
Managing upper limb disorders in the workplace
A brief guide
This revised leaflet for employers deals with upper limb disorders (ULDs) which affect the shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and fingers, as well as the neck.
what upper limb disorders;
their symptoms and causes;
how to manage the risks around them;
what employers can do to help their workers.
It now includes a simple filter to help identify low-risk tasks which do not need further assessment.
The main messages about the actions employers and workers should take to prevent risks have altered very little since the previous 2013 version.
There is no change in policy or regulation. INDG171(rev 3) published Jan 2020.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined a London-based pharmacy £275,000 for failing to ensure the security of special category data Doorstep Dispensaree Ltd, which supplies medicines to customers and care homes, left approximately 500,000 documents in unlocked containers at the back of its premises in Edgware.
The documents included names, addresses, dates of birth, NHS numbers, medical information and prescriptions belonging to an unknown number of people More