8 Step Emergency Lighting Checklist

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 – even in a familiar building – exiting a building in an emergency life or death situation can be…

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Three must-haves for Fire Safety in Retail Stores

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 and your staff busy. However, it is ultimately the owner’s job to make sure that the correct fire safety equipment…

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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 lead to fires and other dangers. Although safety issues can often be spotted visually, it is important for appliances…

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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 of an emergency. However, in the panic of a fire breakout, it can become difficult to…

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

Work place fires

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 on fire safety with our fire safety training courses. Unfortunately, every now and again, our IOSH qualified Fire Risk Assessors come across some…

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Are you compliant with the Fire Safety Order?

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 reduce the risk from fire and to ensure that people can escape the premises safely if a fire was to…

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Are your premises safe from potential fire hazards?

Risk Assessment from Fire Guard Services

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 that having a fire risk assessment and ensuring it is up to date can be time consuming and costly. However,…

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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 the purchase: 1. What has your fire risk assessment recommended? – Your fire risk assessment will include details how your existing alarm(s) performed,…

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