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.
We’ve all experienced power cuts at one point or another in our lives! While thankfully rare, when we do experience lights going out, it can be a bit of a shock to the system! We don’t know how much we rely on lighting until it goes out.
Therefore, when it comes to fire safety and evacuation strategies in public buildings and offices, it makes sense to have an emergency lighting system in place. Let’s explore why this might be the case.
In every home, carbon monoxide can prove to be an invisible menace which is often extremely hard to spot. Therefore, it is crucial that you set up an alarm to pick up on toxic gas which could prove fatal to your family. However, while it might be reasonable to assume that you can just […]
If you run a public body or business, you have a duty of care over your staff and your customers. This, of course, should apply to private companies and bodies, too. But do you necessarily have the best approach when it comes to fire signs? What is the general UK law regarding fire signs […]
A fire is something that can create huge devastation to people’s homes, businesses and lives. This is why it’s so important to know what to do in the event of a fire. It could go a long way to keeping yourself safe in the situation, as well as those around you. This is where […]
The office might seem like a safe enough place, but just like any other UK workplace. It’s at risk of a fire starting and spreading without so much as a second’s notice. There are plenty of workplace fire hazards which are common from industry to industry. It’s not only a good idea to have […]
Assessing risk, or risk assessment is essential to many different procedures and workplace routines. It can play a huge role in the implication of a task, or even the safety of a given situation. This is why it’s crucial to understand what the purpose of risk assessment is and the benefits it brings.
As mentioned, […]
Whether at home or work, it’s crucial you have a plan in place to fight a fire. This should mean that you have a fire extinguisher in place to help support you in the event of a blaze. There are many fire extinguisher types, however. If you’re confused by fire extinguisher colours, logos and […]
There are many things in life that we create but hope we never have to use. Nuclear bombs, lifeboats or Marmite all fit into that box. Emergency lighting is also one of those things. We need lighting of course, but we don’t want any kind of emergency. That generally means something has gone wrong. So whilst it’s not always prevalent, it absolutely needs to work when the time comes.
Why Fire Risk Assessments Are So Important
Fires are something that no one should take lightly. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people die or get burns because of fire hazards. Therefore, all businesses should focus regularly on how they approach fire safety. Have you undertaken a fire risk assessment for your business? A commercial fire […]
The Importance of Carbon Monoxide & Fire Alarms
We all know how dangerous fire can be. The results of fire and smoke damage are always devastating; at times so much that you may lose everything you ever loved and worked hard for in just a matter of minutes. But it does not have to be that way. You can make use of fire detectors and alarms to avoid the awful effects of fire damage.