For those of you who don’t follow our Facebook page, here is an article we published recently which we felt worth repeating here :
There is a lot of discussion in the press about health & safety especially after the harrowing events in London.
But the truth is we are the ones responsible for the cut price at all costs attitude, my heart goes out to everyone involved, many years ago I was one of the very lucky ones who came out of a hole in the Ground in London 10 mins later you could barely see the entrance hall.
I vowed to learn more about fire safety from that point on, but I constantly give out reports on Electrical Systems, Fire Systems, Emergency lighting Systems and Portable appliances that are not safe.
I have returned to these systems a year later and nothing has been done despite the reports stating they were unsatisfactory and lists of things that needed to be corrected still not done; in fact the systems we’re in an even worse state.
If you can cut a corner and delay fixing things it will keep the bottom line healthy simple as that.
In my opinion one life lost is far too many, whether it’s in the construction costs or maintenance costs or asset stripping to keep margins looking good for the share holders.
These obfuscation and delaying tactics eventually lead to tragedy some times sooner sometimes later but it will always happen. I have been working in this trade and carrying out inspections for over 36 years its not just a piece of paper, to be filed and forgotten you need to act on the findings the moment you get it.
All lives are precious, don’t let the next loss be you or a family member, get your systems checked and do something about it if its unsatisfactory, don’t put you head in the sand.