Understanding Dry Riser Testing: Ensuring Building Safety in Emergencies

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In commercial and residential buildings, especially those with multiple floors, having an effective fire safety system is paramount. One crucial component of this system is the dry riser, a vertical pipe intended for firefighters to easily transport water to upper levels during a fire emergency. Regular dry riser testing is essential to ensure these systems…

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Lithium-Ion Fires: Understanding the Risks and Safety Measures

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In our increasingly digital world, lithium-ion batteries power a vast array of devices, from smartphones and laptops to electric vehicles and power tools. While these batteries offer many advantages, including high energy density and longer lifespans, they also come with a potential fire risk. In this blog post, we’ll explore what causes lithium-ion fires, which…

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The Importance of PAT Testing: Keeping Electrical Safety in Check

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With the vast amount of technology we use nowadays, electricity powers almost every aspect of our lives, from home appliances to office equipment. However, with such widespread reliance on electrical devices, it is important not to overlook the safety of them, which is why PAT testing is so vital. In this blog, we will delve…

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Protecting Lives and Property: The Importance of Fire Doors

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Fires are unpredictable and devastating events that can occur anywhere, at any time. Whether at home, in a commercial building, or an industrial facility, the need for fire safety measures cannot be overstated. Among the crucial components in a comprehensive fire safety plan, fire doors stand out as a frontline defence against the spread of…

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Fire Protection Guide for Historical Buildings

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UK fire safety law states that property must be ‘equipped with appropriate fire detectors and alarms’ but the legislation takes a broad approach and fails to give specific recommendations for heritage buildings. Here are our recommendations for how fire can be prevented and detected in historical buildings. Fire Detection and Alarms Although call points must…

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5 Things You Need to Know If Your Building Has a Lightning Conductor

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Lightning conductors are used to protect three things: The structure of the building The people in and around the building Electrical equipment in the building or connected to the power supplies With this in mind, here are five things you must know, to ensure your lightning conductor is safe. Maintain System to Prevent “Flash-Over” If…

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Carbon Monoxide – Would Your Building Detect The Silent Killer?

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According to The London Fire Brigade, many people are unaware of the risks posed by carbon monoxide (CO). Only around 15% of people have a CO alarm, compared to 90% of people who have a smoke alarm. What is carbon monoxide? CO is a dangerous and ‘silent killer’ due to it being an odourless and colourless…

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Fire Safety Risks in Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaways

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Running a successful café, restaurant, or takeaway means juggling the everyday demands that these commercial establishments bring. For any food-based outlet, fire safety and protection must be a top priority for the owner of the business. As any experienced restaurateur knows, fires in commercial kitchens are a common occurrence and can incur serious costs, to…

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

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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. To help prevent fires, S.T.O.P is a great acronym to help everyone remember the fire safety basics for everyday life.…

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Are all of your staff fire safety trained?

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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 in the event of a fire. So, what do my employees need to know about fire safety? Firstly, all…

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