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Health & Safety Bulletin - April 2019: Notre Dame Blaze Highlights Risk of 'Hot Works'

Health & Safety Bulletin - April 2019: Notre Dame Blaze Highlights Risk of 'Hot Works'

Although investigators now say that the most likely cause of the recent devastating fire at Notre Dame was an electrical-short circuit, initial reports suggested it may have been a stray flame, possibly from welding that ignited the wooden structure. This has highlighted the need for businesses to identify and address the challenges of commissioning 'Hot Works'.

About the authorSimon Broome SIIRSM Tech IOSH - Risk Management Specialist

Simon Broome SIIRSM Tech IOSH has over 25 years' experience around risk management, honed through his industry background and working on operating software and management systems. He is a Specialist Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and a Technical Member of IOSH, and also holds the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management.

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