Fire is like a close acquaintance that you want to keep at arm’s length. You can use it for cooking, forging metals, producing light and heat, and many others. Fire makes life more comfortable. But, fire is also dangerous if you do not handle it right. Fire extinguishers are the best defence in case of accidental fires. These are the different types of fire extinguishers and their uses: […]
If you run a business that employs a lot of staff in an office, you need to make fire safety a priority. It is not solely for the benefit of your employees and any visitors to your premises, though this is important, but also because there are legal requirements for business. These requirements and regulations outline that businesses need to carry out proper risk assessments and put practices and measures into place that help to prevent fires from occurring. […]
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplace explosions and fires have the highest casualty rate compared to other possible workplace accidents. These explosions and fires are usually caused by faulty electric wirings and improper storage of combustible materials. These can cause burns, deformity and can greatly affect one’s respiratory system after smoke inhalation. […]
Fire alarms are a great for homes as they provide fire safety and general protection. They alert us the moment their sensors get even the slighted smoke waft, making it why fire alarms are an absolute necessity to be installed in our homes. Nonetheless, these sensitive home components are also able to create a sense […]
Fire can arise anywhere, especially in places such as high rise buildings. Every person needs to be able to at least have the basic knowledge of firefighting techniques. This will help in ensuring the fire safety of those who are either living or using these buildings. Sometimes fire breaks out and there’s an accelerant […]
Fire is one of the worst things that could happen to anyone. The heat and smoke can cause serious damages and grave injuries to one’s health and properties; sometimes even leading to death. […]
The safest way to deal with fire is to prevent it – which is why fire training is definitely essential. With so little time to think or act at the moment, it’s vital to prepare yourself with fire safety education. Fire won’t start or spread if it does not have three elements – heat, oxygen, and fuel. A key strategy to prevent the fire is to remove one or more of heat, oxygen, and fuel. […]
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 […]