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National Chair Annual Report 2017



Gas Safety Week is here.

Gas Safe Register is urging people to learn the symptoms of potential CO poisoning, and what action to take if they suspect they or someone in their family may be suffering from it.

Dr Ranj Singh said: “You can’t see, taste or smell CO, so it’s really important that people become more aware of its poisoning symptoms. As Gas Safe Register’s research has found, many confuse CO poisoning for other illnesses such as flu, but CO poisoning can be fatal so it’s important that we raise awareness this Gas Safety Week so that families can take the right precautions and stay safe.”

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New Crowded Places Guidance Launched.

National Counter Terrorism Security Office
New and updated guidance intended to give protective security advice to those responsible for managing the security of crowded places.


Risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of super absorbent polymer gel granules

A warning alert has been issued around the risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of super absorbent polymer gel granules.
Details of the Alert


NFCC Specialised Housing Fire Guidance

The NFCC Specialised Housing Guidance has been launched providing recommendations designed to protect residents of specialised housing from fire.
Document download


Revised Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.

More information and Document Download


 e-News issue 76 (August 2017) available for members

The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

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