Fire Protection Guide for Historical Buildings
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…Read More
5 Things You Need to Know If Your Building Has a Lightning Conductor
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. If a building with a poorly…Read More
Carbon Monoxide – Would Your Building Detect The Silent Killer?
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…Read More
Fire Safety Risks in Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaways
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 kitchen are a common occurrence and can incur serious costs, to…Read More
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.Read More
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 in the event of a fire. So, what do my employees need to know about fire safety? Firstly, all…Read More
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 landlords must consider when letting out accommodation in HMO (house in multiple occupation) properties. Other key considerations include:…Read More
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, that don’t meet building standards, fire can rapidly spread and completely destroy an entire building. This can result in many casualties –…Read More
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 so many different signs and styles we have simplified and explained them so you can easily understand the differences and…Read More
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 building without assistance. At night in an emergency, this can be particularly difficult because often there are less carers working…Read More