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Health and safety


Cambridge Fire Research Limited (CFR) takes its responsibilities in respect of the health and safety of its employees seriously and undertakes suitable training and, where appropriate, certification of its personnel.

With regard to visiting Client and / or Contractor Companies' personnel working on our site The CFR adopts the overriding principle that it expects those visiting Companies to ensure that their personnel are fully trained in all aspects of Health and Safety appropriate to their particular trade or profession and work that will be undertaken on our site and that such personnel take appropriate measures to ensure their own and others safety whilst working on our site. It is expected that the Client or Contractor will have risk assessed the work they intend to carry out.

It will be the responsibility of the Client or Contractor to ensure that someone from the visiting group, where there is more than one person, is appointed as a Group Leader for the purposes of dealing with their staff in the event of an emergency such as a Fire. See below.

CFR requires Client and Contractor Companies to ensure that their personnel have been provided with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for use on site and that their personnel have been trained in the use of such equipment.

First Aid

CFR has a fully trained first aider and general first equipment and supplies on site and these are available for use by External Personnel if necessary. The provision of first aid by our trained person is at that person's discretion and will depend on the circumstances at the time of any incident. Should we not have a first aid person on site for reasons of absence we will notify you before your visit commences.

In the event of an incident requiring first aid an Accident Report Form will be completed and a copy passed to the Client or Contractor.

Fire Emergency

In the event of a fire the emergency signal will be sounded and all personnel must stop work and evacuate the building by means of the nearest fire exit. All persons evacuated should gather at the fire assembly point which is located in the car park.

It will be the responsibility of the External Personnel's Group Leader, where there is more than one person on site, to ensure that all members of the group are fully accounted for. If there is anyone missing a member of CFR staff must be notified immediately.


Smoking is not permitted inside any of CFR's buildings however facilities can be made available for those who wish to smoke.

Dangerous Substances

It is the responsibility of the Client or Contractor to notify CFR if its personnel will be bringing on to our site any substance which falls within the current C.O.S.H.H. Regulations. Where it is necessary to bring on to site such substances the CFR Head of Testing must be informed at least seven days prior to the visit and a valid Health and Safety Data Sheet in respect of any such substance made available.

Lifting Operations

The Client or Contractor will not be permitted to operate CFR's overhead gantry crane. The client or contractor may request lifting operations to be carried out by trained CFR personnel.

If the Client or Contractor wishes to utilise their own lifting equipment/ accessories (e.g. glass vacuum suction lifting frame) then this will be at the discretion of CFR personnel and subject to sight of a current LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) thorough examination report.

During lifting operations anyone present is expected to wear steel toe capped shoes/boots and a hard hat as a minimum (CFR can provide a limited number of hard hats).