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January 2018

Are Fire Risk Assessments Really Necessary?

By |January 3rd, 2018|

Fire risk assessments are necessary for many reasons. As a rule, any non-domestic property needs to have, by law, a fire risk assessment. Businesses such as shops, offices, restaurants and nightclubs, and other businesses, all fall under the requirements of a fire risk assessment. They are designed to minimise the probability of the event […]

Fire Safety for Children

By |January 3rd, 2018|

A lot of people install smoke detectors in their house and then go about their lives, hoping a fire never occurs. While smoke detectors are a good start, there’s so much more we can do to protect ourselves and our children. In a household with children, parents should ensure that their children know about […]

December 2017

Maintaining a Safe Workplace

By |December 11th, 2017|

Large businesses usually have an assigned fire and safety person, or even a department, who ensures that the business properties are up to date on fire codes and regulations. So, let’s focus on fire safety in small to medium-sized businesses. These could be a small shop, café, or perhaps an office with a few […]

Fire Exit Routes for Businesses

By |December 11th, 2017|

Escape route signs can be seen everywhere. A man running toward a rectangular door, with an arrow pointing in the direction of the door and it may even say “Fire Exit”. We may not pay attention to them when we are at work or out shopping but, by law, they are to be in […]

The Toll of Arsons

By |December 11th, 2017|

Did you hear about the police constables who ran into a burning building to rouse tenants? It’s not the beginning of a joke – it really happened. It happens more than we think. Two of these police constables were new to the job, having only been on the job for a few weeks, when […]

November 2017

Maintaining a Safe Workplace

By |November 23rd, 2017|

Large businesses usually have an assigned fire and safety person, or even a department, who ensures that the business properties are up to date on fire codes and regulations. So, let’s focus on fire safety in small to medium-sized businesses. These could be a small shop, café, or perhaps an office with a few […]

Fire Exit Routes for Businesses

By |November 23rd, 2017|

Escape route signs can be seen everywhere. A man running toward a rectangular door, with an arrow pointing in the direction of the door and it may even say “Fire Exit”. We may not pay attention to them when we are at work or out shopping but, by law, they are to be in […]

The Toll of Arsons

By |November 23rd, 2017|

Did you hear about the police constables who ran into a burning building to rouse tenants? It’s not the beginning of a joke – it really happened. It happens more than we think. Two of these police constables were new to the job, having only been on the job for a few weeks, when […]

Grenfell Tower Fire Could Lead to Charges Being Laid

By |November 16th, 2017|

This past summer saw the horrific Grenfell Tower fire that left over 80 dead and many more homeless. It is the deadliest fire in Britain in over one hundred years. A fire that originated in a fridge freezer on the 4th floor, quickly spread and engulfed the building. While there was no recall on […]

Fire Safety Week is Just the Beginning

By |November 16th, 2017|

This year, the week of September 11th to the 17th was the NFCC’s UK Business Safety Week. It is a great campaign to help businesses understand fire safety and their obligations to assess risk. It only lasts a week but there is hope that the knowledge gained from the UK Business Safety Week will […]