Fire risk assessments are essential for any business to operate safely, no matter the size of the premises or business itself. We regularly carry these fire assessments out across the Midlands region but understand that businesses both want to know what we do to assess your property and working methods, but also that some […]
Fire has turned into a major worry in each home particularly in the kitchen region where accidental fire typically happens. This is one reason why families need to introduce fire alarms in their homes. They feel more secure in light of these annoyingly loud fire alarms. Previously, alarms are just vital in business foundations, […]
Everyone knows that fire can cause injuries, loss of property and sometimes result in death. If it manages to engulf the workplace, many employees could be out of work for a long time as repairs take place or lose their jobs as the buildings may not be repaired at all. At the top of the priorities of preventing such a calamity from happening either at home or at the workplace is to make sure everyone has sufficient fire safety training. The skills obtained from this training are useful for quick and efficient response in case of a fire outbreak. It can also help in eliminating fire hazards. On the contrary, lack of proper fire safety training can make even the smallest incident a much more devastating incident. Here are a few reasons why fire safety training is vital: […]
After the tragic fire in London known as the “Great Fire of London”, the journey of coming up with a solution to deal with dangerous fires was birthed. The people affected rebuilt their houses but resolved to ensure that a means of preventing such a disaster from ever happening again was found. So, the insurance companies came up with mobile fire services. The mobile firemen were in need of a way to extinguish the fires. Richard Newsham, in 1721 took out water engine patent. This engine was meant to help the firemen to deal with incidences of fire if there occurred any. The working of the water engine was by producing pressurized water through a jet which could then extinguish fires. This marked the very first time in history where the idea of the fire extinguisher was used. However, at this time, it was better known as a fire engine and not a fire extinguisher.
During winter, the amount of time we spend inside the house is generally higher since it is a holiday season. The weather of the time is also a huge discouragement for those of us who would like to stay outdoors. In this way, the chances of causing fires increase substantially, even though we may […]
We all enjoy fireworks nights as a family or as groups. Some people even love doing it individually. Whatever the case, when having fireworks nights, we must give top priority to take fire safety precautions. We should ensure that our families, friends, pets, houses, ourselves and neighbours are not in danger as a result […]
Fire is one of the most beautiful but dangerous things in the world. Fire safety is very important to make sure no one is in danger. Here are some interesting facts about fire, that maybe you didn’t know:
Fire is actually permanent oxidation of materials in the chemical process of burning in which heat, […]
Since 1st October 2006, The Regulatory Reform Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person of any and all non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment. This is essential as if done properly it will effectively assess the likelihood of a fire occurring and highlight all the possible consequences.
The Order simplified and consolidated fire […]
Make sure your Fire Safety Knowledge is up to date.
In England alone during 2015/2016 there were around 529,000 incidents attended by our Fire & Rescue services, that’s an increase of 7% on 2014/2015. This is big news as recorded incidents have been on a steady decrease since 2003/2004.
These incidents are split into ‘fire related’ […]
Whilst operating a fire extinguisher is a relatively simple procedure, knowing how to use one properly in the event of a fire can help you deal with the situation safely and calmly.
When it comes to knowing how to use a fire extinguisher, one of the most important things to understand is that there are […]
Fire safety in the workplace is essential. Employers, building owner/landlords and facilities managers all have a responsibility to continuously ensure fire risks are kept to a minimum, but employees should also be aware of potential fire risks.
Most fires are preventable, and these steps for fire prevention in the workplace will help keep risks at […]
When was the Great Fire of London?
The record of the Great Fire of London is extensive, mostly thanks to the works of two diarists: Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn. Both writers gave extensive first-hand accounts of the fire which starts on September 2nd, 1666. The place where the fire began is now legendary: a […]
Maintaining the fire alarm in your company’s building is very important. Whether you work in a factory or an office, the threat of fire is always one which should be taken seriously. This probably seems obvious, but it’s paramount to keeping your employees or fellow colleagues safe. But how often should you check your […]
Over this past year, over half a million fire incidents took place across the UK. Now, more than ever, we really need to raise awareness of fire safety and the prevalence of these sorts of incidents. Below are some of the key statistics from this year, that will no doubt come as a bit […]
You might think that training your staff to recognise fire safety issues and installing the correct fire extinguishers would be the only things you’d need to worry about when designing a fire-escape route. However, did you know that it is a legal requirement in the UK for companies to make it easy for their […]
You should always keep yourself and your business well-protected in the event of a fire, and investing in a quality extinguisher is a great place to begin. Of course, you want to find one that won’t malfunction in the heat of the moment, but there are other factors that you need to take into […]
During the few days of summer heat and sun we get in Britain, it’s great to be able to enjoy the outdoors, maybe with a barbeque, a walk into the countryside, or going camping. While these are all great fun, it’s still important to remain safe, especially if there is fire involved.
Barbeques are […]
As a business owner in the UK, whether or not you are based in the areas of Milton Keynes, Northampton or Kettering that we serve here at Northants Fire Ltd, you are responsible for fire safety at your workplace.
As this ‘responsible person’, you have an obligation to undertake and regularly review a fire risk […]