Woolworths Fire 40th Anniversary - A CPD Event
8th May 2019,
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
The UK-AFI are pleased to support Greater Manchester Fire Investigation Team in remembering the lessons learned from the tragic fire at woolworths 40 years ago.
Admission is strictly by pre booked tickets only and places are limited.
To book your place please use the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woolworths-fire-40th-anniversary-a-cpd-event-tickets-58573000421 …
Summer Training Conference, 8 July 2019, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
The 2019 Summer Training Conference will be held at the Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridge, CB1 1PT .
The training programme and booking information will be announced imminently.
IAAI Board of Directors nomination
Claire Mansi, our past Director of Administration, was nominated to run for election to the IAAI Board of Directors at the IAAI ITC in Frisco, Texas. The IAAI Nominations Committee will consider her application along with others before the voting opens in the Spring of 2019. We hope that UK-AFI members who are IAAI International members will show their support by voting for her when the time comes.
Forensic Regulator shares information
The Forensic Regulator attended a UK-AFI Training Conference in 2017 and shared some information about free resources that were available to assist in the adoption of Standards.
Regulator’s website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/forensic-science-regulator
Regulator’s Codes of Practice & Conduct: www.gov.uk/government/publications/forensic-science-providers-codes-of-practice-and-conduct-2017
Additional validation guidance: www.gov.uk/government/publications/forensic-science-providers-validation
ILAC G19 international guidance on adoption of ISO 17025 and ISO 17020 for forensic science: http://ilac.org/latest_ilac_news/ilac-g19082014-published/UKAS RG-201:
Accreditation of Bodies Carrying out Scene of Crime Investigation: https://www.ukas.com/download/publications/RG%20201.pdf
Government launches new Office for Product Safety and Standards
The government has announced the creation of a new national oversight body tasked with identifying consumer risks and managing responses to large-scale product recalls and repairs.
The new Office for Product Safety and Standards will enable the UK to meet the evolving challenges of product safety by responding to expanding international trade, the growth in online shopping and the increasing rate of product innovation.
Today’s announcement comes as part of the government’s response to the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety. Established in October 2016 by former Consumer Minister Margot James, the group of product and fire safety experts was brought together to build on the recommendations made by Lynn Faulds Wood in her independent review into consumer product recalls.
In addition to providing support and advice for local authority Trading Standards teams, the office will co-ordinate work across local authorities where action is needed on a national scale and will ensure the UK continues to carry out appropriate border checks on imported products once the UK leaves the European Union. Link https://www.gov.uk/government/
HM Government announces an update relating to the Grenfell Tower fire in the "Acting on Product Safety" area of its website
HM Government has established an area of its website which is dedicated to product recalls. The website provides links to the product recall databases hosted by Electrical Safety First website, the UK-AFI website and the 'recent' product recalls published on the Chartered Trading Standards Institute website. Please use this link to access the HM Government Product Recalls area and the Grenfell Tower announcement.
Use this link to go to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute website where recenly published prodcut recalls are listed.
Use this link to go to the fire and electrical defect related Product Recalls on this website which has Product Recalls dating back to 1996 and are searchable by product type and manufacturer. In addition, results can be filtered by date.