ChamberLIVE: Health & Safety Forum sponsored by Intersolia
It’s More Than Just The Cause
Fire isn't just something that happens, an act of God or an unfortunate event and subsequently this was the damage that resulted. The fact is, fires start all the time, but it's the procedures we have in place and how familiar we are with those procedures and our systems that will ensure a positive outcome.
Join us for this essential fire safety presentation when Steve Wilcock will look at fire safety, including who in your business/building is accountable and how the right level of training WILL save lives.
Steve will explore how managerial failings allow fires to devastate buildings. He will highlight some easy procedures and steps that often have little or no cost, to minimise the impact of the biggest threat to your premises. With 60% of small to medium businesses never recovering after a fire it’s important to act now. Fire is a low probability but high consequence risk to your business; the system failures might already be present and the only thing missing is the fire itself.
Steve, who has worked with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for over 27 years and is still in service, speaks to the press regularly providing statements about fires he has attended. There is always massive interest in what was the cause, but often it's a failure in managerial procedure that allowed something small to grow and have a devastating impact on the business.
Steve has a passion for training and independently set up North West Fire Training Ltd, a dedicated staff fire training company providing accredited training onsite to many organisations since its inception in 2008.
We will also hear from event sponsor Tim O'Donnell from Intersolia UK, who will deliver a short presentation on 'Fundamentals of COSHH – why, what and how'.
This event is currently free to both members and non-members and is aimed at anyone responsible for health and safety in the workplace. It will also be of interest to CEO's, business owners, senior managers, HR and training managers, fire marshals, buildings managers, etc.