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Short Circuit Fire incidents in the UK

Short Circuit Fire incidents in the UKA fire on a Boeing Dreamliner jet parked at London& Heathrow Airport in Aug 19 , 2013 was most likely

caused by a short-circuit, BritainAir Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) said in its final report on the incident on Wednesday.

the AAIB believes that the fire, which started in the jet emergency locator transmitter (ELT), damaged

the aircraft rear fuselage as it stood empty on a remote stand.

 



Runways at Heathrow, Europe busiest airport, were briefly closed as fire-fighters dealt with the blaze on

the 787-Dreamliner operated by Ethiopian Airlines.

Since the incident the AAIB has already made 14 safety recommendations and Boeing and the U.S.

aviation regulator, the FAA, have undertaken safety actions.

 

In addition, ELT manufacturer Honeywell is redesigning the unit using the AAIB findings.

The blaze in July 2013 came at a difficult time for the Dreamliner. The jet had only recently restarted

flying following a three month-grounding by regulators earlier that year on concerns over its batteries

overheating.

Health and Safety at Work is very important

Safety Training in the UK
Health and Safety at Work Training

We have been providing training solutions to UK and Europe’s biggest companies and organisations, and

are established as one of the UK’s leading health and safety training providers..

We also design and deliver unique health and safety training packages for organisations or individuals,

including health and safety instructor courses, and training on specific topics such as COSHH, permit to

work training, sharps training and environmental health and safety.

Our experienced health and safety consultants are available to help businesses meet their legal obligations

in the various areas of health and safety. We provide a range of services including inspections, audits and

professional health and safety advice.

Employee Safety in the Workplace

In today’s rigid business world, the health and safety of your employees should take priority over all else.

Don’t let workplace accidents bring your establishment to its knees. Most small businesses will never

recover after a major catastrophe. Take control of your investments by hiring a team of professionals with

over thirty years of quality service experience, and a track record for success. Aegis4training has had the

opportunity to work directly with some of Europe’s largest business establishments, and are proud to be

one of the top health and safety training providers and risk management teams in the UK.

We here at Aegis4training, are proud to offer top rated courses at affordable prices. Our direct approach

to training is always catered directly to your unique industry, and will provide your employees with the

information they need to prevent workplace incidents. If time constraints are an issue, Aegis4training

offers online health and safety courses which allow your team to complete training at their own individual

pace. With multiple accreditations from Europe’s top health and safety organisations, you can be sure that

your employees are receiving cutting edge courses, which will help them create a safe working

environment.

Businesses around the world lose billions every year to accidents that occur in the workplace. Fires,

injuries, and other potential hazards can plague your company at any time, without notice. While you may

never be able to guarantee that cataclysmic events will not take place, you can have the peace of mind

knowing that your workforce has been trained to handle almost any situation, not to mention actually

preventing it from happening in the first place. Plus, many major insurance firms give premium discounts

to establishments that have undergone health and safety training courses.

Most workplace accidents are 100% preventable, and happened solely because the individual was

unprepared for the situation at hand. Injuries and deaths are preventable, but it must be you that takes the

first step to prepare your team for the worst. On average, more than 150 people die annually from

workplace related accidents. According to the Health and Safety Executive, over 1.2 million people

suffered injuries while on the job in 2014. Incidents such as this will cost employers more than fourteen

billion pounds this year in the UK alone. The statistics can be quite staggering when seen for the first

time.

Working at height is dangerous

working at height training in the UK

Working at height is dangerous and remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. Common cases include falls from ladders and through fragile surfaces. ‘Work at height’ means work in any place where, if there were no precautions in place, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury (for example a fall through a fragile roof).

 



According to HSE inspectors, more enforcement action is taken to tackle dangerous work at height than any other risk. One in every 12 recordable injuries in Britain’s workplaces are as a result of a fall. Low and high falls kill and seriously injure hundreds of people and account for around 700,000 working days being lost each year. Time and again inspectors see people working on roofs or scaffolding without appropriate safeguards, such as edge protection, fall prevention equipment or harnesses. Falls from height have long been the most common cause of workplace fatalities.

 

A worker must make sure work is properly planned for safety, supervised and carried out by competent people with the skills, knowledge and experience to do the job. You must use the right type of equipment for working at height.

Take a sensible approach when considering precautions. Low-risk, relatively straightforward tasks will require less effort when it comes to planning and there may be some low-risk situations where common sense tells you no particular precautions are necessary.

 

How to apply Control measures. First assess the risks. Factors to weigh up include the height of the task, the duration and frequency, and the condition of the surface being worked on.



Before working at height work through these simple steps:

  • avoid work at height where it’s reasonably practicable to do so
  • where work at height cannot be easily avoided, prevent falls using either an existing place of work that is already safe or the right type of equipment
  • minimise the distance and consequences of a fall, by using the right type of equipment where the risk cannot be eliminated

Always consider measures that protect everyone at risk before measures that only protect the individual.

 

Dos and don’ts of working at height

Do….

  • provide protection from falling objects
  • ensure workers can get safely to and from where they work at height
  • take precautions when working on or near fragile surfaces.
  • as much work as possible from the ground
  • ensure equipment is suitable, stable and strong enough for the job, maintained and checked regularly
  • consider emergency evacuation and rescue procedures

 

 

Don’t…

  • rest a ladder against weak upper surfaces, eg glazing or plastic gutters
  • overreach on ladders or stepladders
  • let anyone who is not competent (who doesn’t have the skills, knowledge and experience to do the job) work at height.
  • overload ladders – consider the equipment or materials workers are carrying before working at height. Check the pictogram or label on the ladder for information
  • use ladders or stepladders for strenuous or heavy tasks, only use them for light work of short duration (a maximum of 30 minutes at a time)

If every employer and employee work hand in hand to be trained for the safety of the individual worker then risk can be avoided or minimised.

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