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.
Christmas Tree Fire Safety
Christmas is just around the corner, and as it draws closer, millions of households will be decorating their homes ready for the festive season. The old Christmas decorations are pulled down from the loft and put up once again. As the Christmas tree goes up and the garlands are land upon the mantelpiece, not many of us think of the health and safety risks you may be taking. Using old Christmas decorations can be dangerous if you don’t take the right safety measures and fire risk assessments first.
A fire extinguisher can be considered the first automatic portable fire fighting tool. Most of us know about the existence of fire extinguishers, but only 20% know how to use them properly.
What are the most common types of fire extinguishers?
Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers
This type of fire extinguisher is designed to extinguish the fire caused […]
If you have the responsibility of taking care of any commercial building, then you must understand the need for fire safety signs. We may already be familiar with the fire exit sign, however, there are numerous other signs that the law demands be displayed appropriately. The importance of fire signs cannot be underestimated. It helps people to escape during an emergency incident. The signs also keep indicating the directions to take until you are in safety.
There’s no place like home. We do our best to protect our properties from burglaries, but do you protect your home from the risk of a fire? Do you have the appropriate safety gear and knowledge to protect both your home and family?
With technology advancing every day, fire safety equipment has never been easier […]
Learning fire safety is an invaluable process that everyone needs to know, be it in the office or at home. It is especially critical that you learn as much as you can about fire risk assessment and training in areas prone to fires. These tips can save your belongings, prevent a fire, and, most […]
Have you ever experienced a fire in your place of work? Which steps did everyone take instantly? Was the incident confusing and was everyone trained to handle the fire emergency? Well, whether the fire got put out or not, the main concern is always the safety of people. Fire training is a prime concern for any type of business or individual to ensure safety for everyone in such emergencies.
Having the necessary fire equipment in your workplace helps to protect people and businesses in the unfortunate case of a fire. Periodic inspection and maintenance of safety equipment following the relevant standards are essential. Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual checks are carried out to guarantee the functions of the equipment, ensuring the fire equipment is maintained properly and is in the correct condition to optimise efficiency and safety.
Every household is at the risk of the unfortunate event of a fire. Hopefully, this will never happen to you and your family, but if it was to happen, it’s important to make sure you are ready for a calm, safe evacuation. Every household should have working fire alarms installed, they save lives every day. Between the years of 2007 and 2011, 37% of fire deaths occurred in homes without smoke detectors. That’s 4 out of 10 people! Why take the risk? In this blog, we will be explaining the Dos and Dont’s of a fire evacuation.