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Fire Safety Risks in Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaways

9th September 2019  –  Fire Safety Risks in Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaways Running a successful food business and juggling the everyday demands it brings isn’t easy, but fire safety should still be top priority. As any experienced restaurateur knows, fires in commercial kitchens are a common occurrence

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How to S.T.O.P fire from happening in your home

30th August 2019  –  How to S.T.O.P fire from happening in your home Fire safety in homes is an important but often forgotten about issue. Every year, more than 37,000 household fires break out in the UK and more than 250 people lose their lives to these fires.

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Are all of your staff fire safety trained?

23rd August 2019  –  Are all of your staff fire safety trained? In an emergency situation, the actions of any one person are likely to impact others around them. That’s why it’s important for all of your employees to have up to date knowledge on how to act

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PAT Testing Advice for Hertfordshire Landlords

15th August 2019  –  PAT Testing Advice for Hertfordshire Landlords As a landlord, it is your moral responsibility to ensure that portable appliances do not cause damage to the property or endanger your tenants. PAT testing is just one of a number of legalities and responsibilities that

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Tower Blocks Fire Safety – Preventing Fire & Protecting Residents

6th August 2019  –  Tower Blocks Fire Safety – Preventing Fire & Protecting Residents Fire safety in tower blocks is extremely important as the effects of a fire engulfing multiple floors can be devastating. When the conditions are right and poor quality building materials have been used,

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Does your business have the correct fire safety signs?

30th July 2019  –  Does your business have the correct fire safety signs? All business premises need at least 2 or 3 fire safety signs but knowing exactly what fire exit signs your business needs on your property and why this is required can often be confusing. With

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7 Important Checks – Fire Safety in Care Homes

23rd July 2019  –  7 Important Checks – Fire Safety in Care Homes Fire safety is crucial in care homes where vulnerable occupants live. The emergency evacuation procedure of a care home needs to be carefully planned for occupants who are less mobile and unable to evacuate the

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8 Step Emergency Lighting Checklist

2nd July 2019  –  Emergency Lighting – Annual and Monthly Checklists Emergency lighting is often an overlooked element of building safety, yet it is one of the most important. You must ensure that there are safe exit routes in the event of a fire. Without emergency lighting –

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What You Need to Know About Residential and Commercial Fire Alarm Systems

Fire Alarm

25th June 2019  –  What You Need to Know About Residential and Commercial Fire Alarm Systems Each year, the Fire and Rescue Service are called out to over 600,00 fires which cause over 800 deaths and over 17,00 injuries. Installing and maintaining smoke detectors in your property

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Three must-haves for Fire Safety in Retail Stores

11th June 2019  –  Three must-haves for Fire Safety in Retail Stores In the UK between April 2012 – March 2013, there were 22,500 fires recorded on commercial properties. If you are an owner of a retail outlet, your daily jobs list is likely to keep you

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PAT Testing – What, When and Why?

PAT tester

28th May 2019  –  PAT Testing – What, When and Why? PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is required to examine electrical appliances and devices to ensure that they are safe to use. The purpose of these tests is to prevent electrical accidents in the workplace which can

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Happy New Year!

1st January 2019  –  Happy New Year! Happy New Year from the team at Fire Guard Services! We wish everybody a fantastic and prosperous year!

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What Extinguisher Should I Use?

Fire Extinguishers - CO2, Water and Powder

5th December 2018  –  What Extinguisher Should I Use? Fire Extinguishers are a basic requirement in all business and residential buildings. They are used to control or extinguish small fires. It is important that extinguishers are correctly positioned and that they are easy to access in the event

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Is your place of work safe from common causes of fire?

Melted Computer

1st October 2018 –  Is your place of work safe from common causes of fire? Fire Guard Services have been in the fire safety and prevention industry for over 20 years and have helped hundreds of business owners and their employees by giving them the life-saving knowledge

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Are you compliant with the Fire Safety Order?

Fire Safety Order 2005

10th September 2018 –  Are you compliant with the Fire Safety Order?… Fire Guard Services Ltd have been promoting fire safety, ever since the birth of the company. The Fire Safety Order 2005 has forced business owners to make sure that they have taken reasonable steps to

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Are your premises safe from potential fire hazards?

Fire Risk Assessment Image Black and White

20th August 2018 –  Are your premises safe from potential fire hazards?… Ensuring the safety of your premises and colleagues from a fire is an important step that must be taken when running a business, no matter the size and scale. Our customers quite often inform us

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Why it’s important to plan your Fire Emergency Evacuation Plan (FEEP)

Risk Assessment Clipboard

7th August 2018 –  Why it’s important to plan your Fire Emergency Evacuation Plan (FEEP)… A fire can occur at any time, in any place, and can put the lives of you and the people around you at risk. However, in a lot of cases, people don’t

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4 things to remember when purchasing a fire alarm

Fire Alarm

27th July 2018 –  4 things to remember when purchasing a fire alarm… It can be a daunting task buying any new technical system or piece of equipment. When purchasing a brand new fire alarm, there are 4 things to remember before you go ahead and make

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Your phone charger could be a life threatening hazard. Here’s why…

Phone charger caught on fire

2nd July 2018 –  Your phone charger could be a life threatening hazard. Here’s why… There have been a large number of deaths in England in recently where phone chargers have been the suspected cause of a fire. Recently, there have been a surge of fake mobile

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Could a lack of fire safety training be risking lives in your business?

Fire safety training table on fire

12th June 2018 –  Could a lack of fire safety training in your business be risking lives? A fire can devastate a business in minutes. At Fire Guard Services Ltd, we understand the substantial impact a fire can have on a business and its employees. Unfortunately, many business

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