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Britons warned to take storm precautions

29th October 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

UK residents have been warned to take precautions following the storm that battered areas of the country on Sunday night (October 27th).

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has warned that heavy rain, high winds and potential flooding means people should take advice from the Met Office and Environment Agency before travelling.

IOSH senior policy and technical adviser Phil Bates has advised businesses to develop their own contingency plans and communicate them to their workforce.

He stressed that more flexibility when it comes to starting or leaving work could make a big difference for travellers.

"If diesel or petrol generators are used in the clear up, they should not be placed inside because toxic fumes can build up. They should be positioned in well ventilated areas, preferably outside," he advised.

Mr Bates continued by saying that the impact of stress should not be underestimated, as dealing with the clean up and administration following such weather can represent a difficult challenge. ADNFCR-2754-ID-801654624-ADNFCR


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