Fire Safety Order: Your responsibility

Fire Safety Order: Your responsibility Making sure the working business premises are up to standard for the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the legal obligation for anyone who has control over the building, or a degree of control over certain areas or systems. A fire-risk assessment must be carried out by a competent person to assess that the premises, as far as reasonably practical, and are safe enough that in the event of Read more…

How Essential is Emergency Lighting?

  Emergency lighting is essential during the event of a fire. By providing illuminating signage and lighting it allows individuals to avoid obstacles, and clearly see the signs of the fire route and exits; insufficient lighting is almost as bad as no lighting. There have been numerous studies from around the world which have proved that inadequate emergency lighting has had a negative impact on evacuating the premises. The studies observed poor lighting resulted in Read more…

Choosing A Fire Assembly Point

Choosing  In the event of a fire making sure everyone is out of the premises safe and allow an appropriate space to headcount is one of the main reasons why fire assembly points are so important. It also allows people to calm down from the stressful procedure and for anyone who needs it an area to receive medical attention. A fire assembly point is usually the “place of safety” which is a requirement set out Read more…

Tips for landlords and property management companies in relation to fire safety in flats

Tips for landlords and property management companies in relation to fire safety in flats   Never alter the front door to a flat, they are designed and engineered in line with fire regulations; even altering the letterbox or door handle can affect the fire safety in the flat and in the communal areas.   A smoke alarm must be equipped on each story of the premises where there is a room wholly or partially used Read more…

Fire Safety for the Summer Holidays

Fire Safety for the Summer Holidays Now the children are off school it is a perfect time to learn about fire safety. It can be a stressful time where the days drag and families are trying to find fun activities to keep the children entertained. Go around a room at a time and encourage the child to identify any fire hazards and the reason why. It could be fun to get them to draw the Read more…

6 Office Fire Safety Tips To Keep You Safe This Summer.

Office Summer Fire Safety The hot weather is not commonly thought of as a potential risk for office fires, however in reality if a sudden heat wave hits the health and safety practices can be the last thing we think about. It is important to stay aware and alert of potential hazards and keep up to date with the maintenance of fire safety.   Propping open fire escapes During the summer keeping air circulating can Read more…

Fire Sprinkler Systems

The automatic fire sprinkler system has been around for over 150 years protecting property and saving lives. Fire services across the country recognises and supports the sprinkler system in their ability to fight the spread of fire in the early stages. Sprinklers not only fight fires and save lives but they are particularly good at dramatically reducing the volume of smoke produced, the water also cools the smoke making it less harmful upon inhalation. The Read more…