Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Risky Assessment


I was going to write about the story in today's Guardian about the London Fire Brigade Internal Memo which warns fire crews involved in fire prevention home visits of the dangers of entering a house where tobacco smoking may have taken or be taking place. People requesting such a visit must, according to the Memo, be able to guarantee a smoke-free environment. If smoking has taken place in the past the premises must be ventilated before the visit takes place. If the environment is not entirely smoke-free, "the crew will complete a risk assessment and consider whether the visit should take place".

As I said, I was going to write about it. But as you can see, after carrying out a risk assessment I have decided the action should not be undertaken. Shame.

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