The UK enjoys a temperate climate which means natural disasters like wildfires are few and far between compared to our European neighbours, but that doesn’t mean the risk is completely gone. In fact, as climate change begins to change our weather systems and our summers get warmer and dryer, the risk of forest fires […]
A fire breaking out in a warehouse is one of the nightmare scenarios for a business. So, it’s no surprise that businesses are keen to minimise the risk of fires. Companies need to take their fire safety seriously, especially in a warehouse environment. You need to have a good idea of what causes warehouse […]
To keep your business or rental property safe from fire damage, it’s important that you have fire extinguishers available near all access points.
It’s essential that you fully understand the likely causes of fire in the property based on the activities that take place there. This can help you select the correct type of fire […]
Fires are one of the deadliest killers and can break out easily if you aren’t careful of fire hazards. A fire can break out in your home or working environment when you least expect it and it’s important that you are prepared.
You should always have an extinguisher nearby and understand the fire evacuation procedures. […]
How often to review fire risk assessment? You should have a professional carry out a fire risk assessment at least every 4 years to ensure that your building is safe and that you are addressing any fire hazards.
However, it’s good practice to implement your own fire risk assessments much more often than this. A […]
When it comes to a fire inside your property, you must be adequately prepared to handle the situation. Improper preparation can lead to someone getting hurt and serious property damage.
Pros of Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are available in a range of sizes and are suitable to tackle many different types of fires. Fires start from […]
Who Needs Fire Safety Training?
When it comes to reducing the risks in your workplace, having someone who is trained in fire safety is going to make the working environment more secure. Fire training provides you with the necessary experience to potentially save lives and allows you to get your colleagues to safety during an […]
With 2022 looming, many people are taking the time to plan their New Year’s resolutions. However, there’s a simple change everyone can make that looks after you and your home. One thing that you may not consider often is whether to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and fire alarms.
If we had to list the worst possible potential scenarios in our life, a house fire would be on the list. They are destructive, cause serious damage to our homes, and can cost a lot of money to repair the damages.
It’s essential for every homeowner to know how to prevent a house fire from […]
It’s incredibly important to ensure that your fire alarm is always in perfect working order. It can save you money on property damage if a fire is caught early and it’s essential to save lives.
Most businesses will have a fire alarm test scheduled regularly, but this can become a ‘tick box’ exercise and complacency […]
When it comes to things we don’t give much thought about, a fire alarm is certainly top of the list. House fires cause over 200 deaths every year in the UK. Most of these deaths happen when we are asleep and oblivious to what’s happening around us. Believe it or not, we can’t sleep […]
Fire safety is incredibly important and should not be overlooked in any type of building. It is a crucial aspect of health and safety to ensure the protection of both your building and the people within it. This is why there are various fire safety systems and procedures that are legal requirements in the […]
This blog is about the importance of keeping your office fire safe. Current UK legislation states that all employees must undergo basic fire safety training. This training should be completed every twelve months to ensure that all members of staff have a sound and up-to-date understanding of what to do, should a fire break […]
Having fire alarms in the workplace or home is something that most people take for granted. However, they’re an integral part of all our lives and should be maintained and checked regularly to ensure they’re in full working order.
Why Are Fire Alarms Important?
We all know that fire alarms are important but still seem to […]
When it comes to your business, knowing the correct legal obligations that surround fire safety is essential. Knowing the rules around fire safety will ensure that your business remains safe and legal to operate.
Unfortunately, it is often unclear who is responsible for the upkeep of fire safety measures in the workplace. This blog aims […]
Fire safety training is crucial in the workplace to ensure staff members have a clear understanding of the correct procedures if a fire breaks out. Members of every organisation should be made aware of the fire triangle, evacuation routes, and be provided with knowledge on fire safety equipment. Fire safety training should be completed […]
Implementing a fire risk assessment within your workplace is essential and mandatory by law if the workplace is a commercial building. Your policy will:
Train your staff so they know what to do if a fire breaks out.Lessen your insurance costs.Ensure the fire is contained so there’s minimal damage.And most importantly, it could save lives.
Smoke alarms are life-saving materials, and it’s important to make sure they are properly maintained.
Without question, smoke detectors are a very important piece of equipment to have around the house or the workplace. However, sometimes these essential pieces of equipment can malfunction and cause false alarms. These false alarms are, of course, dangerous, and the risk spawns from the actions people take – or don’t take – in […]
Smoke detectors are necessary safety fixtures both at home and at work. However, they can sometimes be a nuisance – especially when they won’t stop beeping! However, even the smartest smoke alarm system can develop a fault or two, and if your alarm or detector really won’t stop beeping or bleeping away, then it may be worth taking a closer look into any potential issues that lie beneath the surface.