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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PAT Testing Advice for Hertfordshire Landlords

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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:…

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Tower Blocks Fire Safety – Preventing Fire & Protecting Residents

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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 –…

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Does your business have the correct fire safety signs?

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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…

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7 Important Checks – Fire Safety in Care Homes

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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…

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8 Step Emergency Lighting Checklist

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

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Each year, the Fire and Rescue Service are called out to over 600,000 fires which cause over 800 deaths and over 17,000 injuries. Installing and maintaining smoke detectors in your property could give you extra time to escape a fire safely. To do this, it is important to understand the differences in fire detector and…

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Three must-haves for Fire Safety in Retail Stores

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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?

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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?

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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 know…

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