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Software thingy car scandal

Software thingy car scandal

The current frenzy about cars artfully dodging emissions regulations is synthesized.  Made up. People in the industry (I bet) have been rolling their eyes and saying that they have known it for decades.

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What is the real cost of fire?

What is the real cost of fire?

In 2015 a London hotel owner received a massive fine of £230,000, plus a four month prison sentence for huge fire safety breaches, including missing fire doors, no fire risk assessment and fire doors tied open using string and an extinguisher used as a wedge.

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The most shocking false fire alarms uncovered!

The most shocking false fire alarms uncovered!

The fire alarm goes off and you immediately leave the building to safety. The fire brigade arrives with two fire engines to investigate the emergency situation which turns out to be — a slice of burnt toast. Perhaps you have encountered this situation.

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Car smothered with sticky notes

Car smothered with sticky notes

If animals were types of communication, the gazelle might be the tweet, an SMS a sweet little humming bird, an HMRC letter a rhinoceros (thick skinned and charges a lot) and a posted paper letter the most ancient dinosaur anybody can think of. Faxes might...

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Fire safety — has your hotel got it covered?

Fire safety — has your hotel got it covered?

Did you know that around 42% of hotels in England fail to meet satisfactory standards in their fire inspection? In June 2015, David Schofield, owner of the Park Hotel in Paignton was fined £9,274 and sentenced to six months imprisonment for severe fire safety breaches.

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Is your fire door safe or life threatening?

Is your fire door safe or life threatening?

Fire doors protect lives. Regulations state they need to be kept closed. Wedging open fire doors is a risk which can result in devastating consequences. Here are some common examples that make a fire door useless.

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Five fire safety fails

Five fire safety fails

Wedging open fire doors poses a huge risk in the event of a fire as it allows fire and smoke to spread rapidly throughout the building. To avoid a heavy fine or a fire at your residence, here are a few safety fails to which other premises have fallen victim!

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How fresh air creates happier classrooms

How fresh air creates happier classrooms

Did you know that children breathe more air than adults? That means they are more likely to be affected by any contaminants in the air. School pupils can feel tired and unwell if there isn’t enough fresh air coming into the classroom.

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What’s the secret to happier staff and guests?

What’s the secret to happier staff and guests?

A lack of fresh air increases air pollutants which can lead to headaches, fatigue and eye and throat irritation. Clearly, this is undesirable for guests and staff. Fresh air prevents pollutants and reduces the risk of guests and staff feeling groggy, hot and unwell.

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Are your students alert and happy or plain drowsy?

Are your students alert and happy or plain drowsy?

One of the major concerns on what impacts children’s performance in education is their school environment. Adequate indoor air quality depends on effective ventilation which provides cool, clean air and removes the build-up of pollutants.

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Are you allergic to your work?

Are you allergic to your work?

In 2013/14, an estimated 1.2 million people in the UK suffered from an illness they believed was caused by work. You wake up in the morning, you feel well. You get to work and you sneeze and cough all day. Do you ever feel like your place of work is making you ill?

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Is your hotel fresh and airy or hot and stuffy?

Is your hotel fresh and airy or hot and stuffy?

In hotels, one of the most common complaints are rooms that are too hot with windows that can’t be opened, warm and stuffy communal areas especially when the weather is very hot outside. Is air conditioning enough to keep the air fresh and to keep your hotel comfortable?

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What does your care home feel like?

What does your care home feel like?

The average person consumes 2kg of food and water and breathes out approximately 1,200 litres of carbon dioxide every day. With that in mind — how does that then affect the air quality of where we spend a lot of our time and how important is ventilation?

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Care home ordered to pay £170k for fatal fire

Care home ordered to pay £170k for fatal fire

A London care home has been ordered to pay more than £170,000 in fines and costs following a fire that killed an elderly resident. Woolwich Crown Court heard that the incident took place at Rose Court care home in Bermondsey on 26 March 2010.

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