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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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Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Update for Towergate customers


During the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, we want to reassure our customers and partners that we are following UK Government guidance,
and as a result our national offices are closed to both safeguard the health of our employees and our ability to look after our valued clients.
Where possible, our employees are working from home and we are still fully able to support with renewals, new cover requirements and
claims guidance and support. This includes giving our colleagues the ability to work from home or alternative locations,
which we hope will limit the disruption and enable you to speak to us for advice and support should you need it.
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