• 21st March 2018

    As a key Sponsor, Marpal are delighted to announce our commitment to promoting and improving safety and health within the Care Sector by attending and speaking at the forthcoming NASHiCS forums at both Cardiff and Edinburgh.  The events are being held on 17th May and 12th June respectively. This follows the success at the NASHiCS National…

  • 17th July 2017

    Our Head of Fire Risk, Adrian Gouldin Bsc (Hons) MRICS GIFireE and our Senior Fire Risk Assessor/Consultant Grant Barker MIFSM GIFireE will be speaking about Fire Evacuation Strategies in Care Homes at NASHiCS National Health and Safety Conference for Social Care 2017 which will be held at the Hellidon Lakes Golf and Spa Q-Hotel, Northamptonshire on…

  • 11th April 2017

    Within Residential Care Homes adequate precautions need to be in place to ensure that residents who smoke do so without putting themselves or others at risk from fire. There have been a number of recent fire incidents within the Care Sector which have been attributed to residents who smoke. If Care Homes have in place…

  • 5th April 2017

    This article looks at some of the key health and safety considerations when carrying out refurbishment works within Care Homes, however, it is not intended to be inclusive of all potential issues, which may be encountered. When considering whether to have refurbishment works undertaken within your Care Home, it isn’t as straight forward as arranging…

  • 21st March 2017

    As a key supporter of NASHiCS, Marpal are delighted to announce our commitment to promoting and improving safety and health within the Care Sector by attending and speaking at the forthcoming National Health and Safety Conference for Social Care.  The event is being held on the 12th and 13th September 2017 at the Hellidon Lakes…

  • 3rd March 2017

    The residents of Care Homes are often frail and elderly and may suffer from neurological impairments such as dementia, resulting in them being unable to recognise the risk of harm associated with falling down stairs or accessing unsafe and unfamiliar external areas. To protect residents from harm, it is likely that access to staircases and…

  • 6th February 2017

    Residential Care Homes – Completing PEEPs (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans) for Residents In the event of a fire, Care Home residents are unlikely to be able to make their own way to a place of relative safety due to physical or neurological impairment. PEEPs (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans) are intended to identify the evacuation equipment…

  • 8th December 2016

    Fire evacuation in residential care homes is often difficult and complex as most of the residents will be unable to self-evacuate due to restricted mobility and/or medical conditions. There is a huge reliance on Care Home Staff to move residents to a place of relative safety. The more residents involved, the longer the process takes….

  • 17th May 2016

    Marpal have recently become members of the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS). The Association focuses on many aspects of health and safety affecting the Care Services Sector. The Association and its Members deal with regulatory bodies such the HSE; along with topics including transport for the disabled, communicable disease control,…

  • 26th April 2016

        Marpal are proud to be part of this significant event for the UK Care Sector.  Marpal will bring a wealth of experience, having operated in the care sector over the past 12 years providing Asbestos Management, Fire Safety and CDM Consultancy Services. FREE HEALTH CHECKS will be provided to Care Home providers to…