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One quarter of European businesses put employee safety at risk

One of the world’s largest fire alarm manufacturers has recently published a survey showing that one quarter of businesses in Europe are putting employee safety at risk.

The research also found that 34% of businesses did not accurately monitor emergency lighting performance, despite it being against legislative practice. The law states that all businesses have a responsibility to protect the workface and maintain safety systems accordingly, but it seems this may not be thoroughly observed.

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Turning a profit in security isn’t easy

A roundtable discussion organised by security firm Incentive FM has concluded that low margins in the security sector are making it increasingly difficult for smaller companies to survive. A host of industry experts attended the meeting, and found that larger companies that can offer services for an extremely low margin are forcing out smaller startups.

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