18
Sep
2014
Preparation and Planning: How is the Risk of an Emergency assessed in the UK ?

Preparation and Planning: How is the Risk of an Emergency assessed in the UK ?

The risks the UK faces are continually changing. The government monitors the most significant emergencies that the UK and its citizens could face over the next 5 years through the National Risk Assessment (NRA).

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16
Sep
2014
Why 999 for an Emergency? It all started in the UK

Why 999 for an Emergency? It all started in the UK

999 is world's oldest emergency call service and it is still an official emergency telephone number in a number of countries. It allows the caller to contact emergency services for urgent assistance. Today, emergency control centres are located around the world using the latest high tech equipment.

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12
Sep
2014
Offshore Emergencies: 4 Reasons Wind Farms are Developing Response Teams

Offshore Emergencies: 4 Reasons Wind Farms are Developing Response Teams

The dynamic nature of the extreme and hazardous environmental conditions that can occur offshore demand respect. It is necessary to adopt a precautionary approach when it comes to protecting lives on offshore wind farms.

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09
Sep
2014
UK Civil Contingency Act 2004: What category of responder are you?

UK Civil Contingency Act 2004: What category of responder are you?

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that establishes a comprehensive framework for emergency planning and response, ranging from a local to national level.

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05
Sep
2014
Attending Oil Sands Trade Show & Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

Attending Oil Sands Trade Show & Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

Members of both the D4H Sales and Customer Success teams will be traveling across Alberta from the 9th to the 17th of September.

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04
Sep
2014
Emergency Response Equipment: Why use rope?

Emergency Response Equipment: Why use rope?

The definition of a rope describes it as a group of plies, yarns or strands which are twisted or braided together in order to combine them into a larger and stronger form. This all sounds very simple, but in emergency response, rope can be a vital piece of equipment in achieving a successful outcome.

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02
Sep
2014
Industrial Fire Fighters: Who's qualified to respond?

Industrial Fire Fighters: Who's qualified to respond?

The Industrial Firefighting environment is dangerous and extremely demanding. Typically, fires occur in oil refineries, mines, ports, chemical manufacturing plants and other high-hazard industries. Firefighters responding to industrial fires require very specific skill sets and qualifications.

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28
Aug
2014
Industrial and Municipal Fire Services. Are they working together?

Industrial and Municipal Fire Services. Are they working together?

In many circumstances, you'll see an industrial fire reported in the media. There will be footage of the incident available to view. What you don't see is how the public and private fire services are working with each other and the great efforts that have been made in advance to ensure a coordinated response.

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26
Aug
2014
Industrial Fire Fighting Equipment: 4 Common Challenges!

Industrial Fire Fighting Equipment: 4 Common Challenges!

Industrial firefighters must be prepared to respond to fires of flammable liquid and compressed gases, hazardous material releases, rescues and medical emergencies throughout oil, petro-chemical, pipeline and port facilities.

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25
Aug
2014
Response Equipment Maintenance. Do you have an Audit Trail?

Response Equipment Maintenance. Do you have an Audit Trail?

Things change. It is a fact of life that the luster of new equipment is sure to fade over time. The purpose of inspection and maintenance is to identify whether response equipment can be operated, adjusted and maintained safely with any deterioration detected and remedied before it results in a health and safety risk.

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