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June 2017

Fraudster jailed for selling fake fire safety glass

By |June 1st, 2017|

When it comes to fire safety, it would be a mistake to believe that the UK government is adopting anything less than a serious approach. An excellent example of this can be found in the recent jailing of Seamus James Laverty, a 58 year old resident of Toome who was found guilty of selling […]

Warning about unswept chimneys

By |June 1st, 2017|

In the chilly winter months, it is not uncommon for individuals to warm up next to a fire inside of their home. In fact, the image of a loving family huddled sitting around the fire in their home fireplace has become an iconic and ubiquitous symbol of the winter season for cultures around the […]

Cuts to Fire and Rescue Jobs are Costing Lives

By |June 1st, 2017|

An alarming trend is happening in the UK and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) believes that job cuts on the front line of fire and rescue are to blame. According to statistics published by the Department of Communities and Local Government, fire deaths have increased by 15% over the past year. That is the […]

Fire Deaths Linked to Skin Creams

By |June 1st, 2017|

Skin creams containing paraffin, used for treating eczema and psoriasis, can be deadly and something needs to be done about it. The danger is not the cream itself. Applying it to your skin, as recommended, is not fatal. It is when the creams get on to clothing or bedding that the paraffin ingredient becomes […]

Smoke Detectors Need Better Sound Tones to Wake Sleeping Children

By |June 1st, 2017|

Smoke detectors have saved many lives over the years, and a group of researchers are hoping to save even more. In a house fire, every second counts. Many fires start while families are sleeping. The smoke detector is often the first line of defence. Families with young children count on these alarms to rouse […]

“Valueless” risk assessments have consequences

By |June 1st, 2017|

Although there is virtually no doubt amongst fire safety professionals that risk assessments can provide a highly valuable service for homeowners and owners of commercial realty alike, it is essential to confirm that these services are, indeed, legitimate before hiring a professional to undertake them. Unfortunately, the fire risk assessment business has now been […]

How to assess the fire safety of your co-working space?

By |June 1st, 2017|

No matter what type of building you work in or domestic space you reside at, fire safety should always be of prime importance. As a response to an increasing number of tragic fire outbreaks across the UK, many UK companies have begun to offer professional fire risk assessments which can provide powerful insight into […]

Who is competent to be a fire risk assessor and how can you tell?

By |June 1st, 2017|

There are a number of regulations currently in place within the UK which mandate various levels of fire preparedness for businesses, professional workplaces and shared communal living alike. In many situations, building owners can be fined if their property does not adequately meet current code stipulations. For those who are unsure as to what […]

Know Your Fires and Your Extinguishers

By |June 1st, 2017|

Fires may not be a common occurrence and, perhaps, that may be the reason most people are not ready for them when they do occur. Having some knowledge of the different types or classes of fires, as well as knowing what type of fire extinguisher is needed to battle the different types of fires, […]

The Underestimated Fire Door

By |June 1st, 2017|

Did you know that over half of all businesses who have had a fire never recover and they shut down? Of the businesses that survive a fire, half of them go bankrupt with three years. As an owner, occupant, management company or landlord, you are responsible for fire safety. If you plan for a […]