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Registration is now open for our June CPD seminar

01-05-2017 Other News

Registration is now open for our Legionella Management & Fire Safety CPD Seminar.  8th June 2017- 1.30pm The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 12 Great George St Parliament Square London SW1P 3AD  The event is free to attend and features presentations on the topics of Legionella Management and Fire Safety. Legionella Management: Identifying and... Read more

Tips to keep your property safe from legionella.

01-05-2017 Water

  Tips to keep your property safe from legionella. If your property contains water systems and water related plant you have a duty to manage the risks associated with legionella. This is a bacterium, which given the correct conditions can develop and multiply. If the bacteria manage to become airborne they can... Read more

HSE agrees to reform the appeals process for its Fee for Intervention scheme

14-03-2017 Health & Safety

The Fee for Intervention scheme was implemented on 1st October 2012, following the introduction of The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. Read more

New Fire Warden Training Course Dates

21-02-2017 Fire

In the event of an emergency nominated staff play a significant role in the successful evacuation of premises. Read more

Metro Safety team up with Colin Todd of C.S. Todd & Associates Ltd.

20-02-2017 Other News

  Metro Safety has once again demonstrated a commitment to ensuring high levels of competency amongst their fire risk assessors by commissioning Colin Todd of C.S. Todd & Associates Ltd. to lead a CPD training event on the new CFOA guidance: Fire Safety for Specialised Housing in England and Wales. Read more

Lessons to be learned after Lakanal House fire safety prosecution

13-02-2017 Fire

Following the tragic fire at Lakanal House on 3 July, 2009 Southwark Council have been ordered to pay £570,000 after pleading guilty to four offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire) Safety Order. Read more

Registration is now open for our March CPD seminar

02-02-2017 Other News

Registration is now open for our Health & Safety & Fire Safety CPD Seminar. 16th March 2017- 1.30pm The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 12 Great George St Parliament Square London SW1P 3AD  The event is free to attend and features presentations on the topics of Health & Safety and Fire Safety. Health &... Read more

London Fire Brigade issue reminder of the importance of a working smoke alarm

16-01-2017 Fire

London Fire Brigade (LFB) have recently released figures which show that a working smoke alarm was not fitted at 5 out of the 7 properties within London where fatal fires have occurred since the beginning of 2017. Read more

Stay alert to legionella

29-11-2016 Water

  According to the recent legionella report from Public Health England within the UK there were 72 reported/notified cases of legionnaire’s disease during October 2016. From these, there were 38 confirmed cases, this brings the total of confirmed cases with onset since January 2016 to 292*. These figures show that legionella is... Read more

Asbestos in Schools

25-11-2016 Asbestos

Recent figures highlight how common the presence of asbestos is within older school buildings. They also suggest that the problem with asbestos in schools is nationwide. Read more

Sharp increase in number of directors prosecuted for health and safety offences

11-11-2016 Health & Safety

According to recent statistics the number of company directors who have been prosecuted for health and safety offences has seen a sharp rise. Read more

Proposed changes to risk assessment guidance

07-11-2016 Other News

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have recently announced that they would like to make several amendments to the current guidance on risk assessments. Read more

Increased risk of custodial sentence under new health and safety guidelines

04-11-2016 Health & Safety

Recent figures have shown that since the introduction of the new health and safety guidelines, not only has there been a large increase in the number and size of fines. But the number of custodial sentences for health and safety offences has also increased dramatically. Read more

The Fire Safety Order - 10 Years On

17-10-2016 Fire

  1st October 2016 marked the 10 year anniversary of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This came into force in England & Wales in October 2006 and signified a fundamental change in the way the fire safety of buildings was managed and enforced. Read more

The cost of failing to achieve health & safety compliance

17-10-2016 Health & Safety

Earlier this year the sentencing council published a new set of guidelines relating to health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food hygiene safety offences. Read more

Remember to adjust your clocks and timers

17-10-2016 Other News

  The lighting, heating and other systems within many modern buildings can often be automated using timers. When the clocks go back an hour on the 30th October, it’s important to remember to adjust your clocks and systems accordingly. Read more

Bonfire Night 2016

12-10-2016 Other News

With Bonfire Night just around the corner and a large number of events planned in order to celebrate, we thought it would be a good time to remind you about fire safety and the measures you can put in place to reduce unwanted fires and injuries. Read more

Legionella risks caused by dead legs

07-09-2016 Water

The water system within a school in Ramsgate has recently been found to contain legionella bacteria. Read more

Metro Safety partners with FM suppliers to provide fire alarm testing for NHS Property Ser…

07-09-2016 Other News

In April 2016 NHS property services began awarding the FM contracts for doctors surgeries nationwide. Read more

Rise in number of fire deaths in England

24-08-2016 Fire

    New data from the Home Office has shown a worrying increase in the number of fire deaths in England. Read more

Common locations asbestos can be found

17-08-2016 Asbestos

  Asbestos can often be found in properties which were built or refurbished before the year 2000. In the past asbestos was commonly used in materials designed for the building trade making it highly likely that many older buildings will contain asbestos in some form. The HSE have highlighted some of the... Read more

Registration is now open for our September CPD seminar

19-07-2016 Other News

Registration is now open for our Fire Safety & Asbestos Management CPD Seminar  Read more

Hidden dangers in ornamental water features

01-07-2016 Water

Ornamental water features are becoming a common fixture in many modern buildings, they are often found in hotels, restaurants and office blocks. Read more

Key messages when working at height

01-07-2016 Health & Safety

With several cases in the news recently highlighting injuries and fines issued for failing to comply with working at height regulations it is important to remind yourself of the key messages from the HSE when working at height.  Read more

Increased fire risks in sleeping accommodation

01-07-2016 Fire

  As demand for property continues to grow, the number of mixed use properties which include residential accommodation is also on the increase. Read more

Asbestos the need for continuous compliance

30-06-2016 Asbestos

With the potentially lethal health impacts of asbestos it’s no surprise that asbestos compliance is complex and heavily regulated. Read more

Our nationwide legionella compliance team

12-05-2016 Water

We now have a completely nationwide team dedicated to legionella compliance. Over the last twelve months we have expanded our water safety division. We now have a much larger team of experienced water safety specialists. The team is headed up by Andrew Parkinson who is a multi-disciplinary surveyor with over 15 years’... Read more