Fire Safety

Fire Door Regulations

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What you need to know. Like many other kinds of legislation, the regulations surrounding fire doors can seem bewildering.  However, they’re an important weapon in your arsenal when it comes to ensuring that you have mitigated the risk of a fire spreading through your building.  For this…

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Fire Extinguisher Colours

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As you would expect, fire extinguishers are subject to very rigorous regulations to ensure that they are safe to use, correctly labelled and easy to identify.  When a fire breaks out, however small, it can be confusing and disorientating – it’s critical that anyone who…

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ATEX 137 Regulations

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What are they and why should you care? ATEX 137 is the more commonly used name for Directive 99/92/EC, which was published by the EU in 1999.  It was designed to lay down the minimum requirements for ensuring the safety of of people working in environments where…

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Fire Extinguishers

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A guide to them in the home. It was recently highlighted in Parliament that the number of firefighters in England has dropped by around 11,000 – as a result, the number of fatalities recorded as a following domestic fires has risen by 20%.  Alongside installing…

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What is DSEAR?

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DSEAR Most work places will hold flammable substances that have the potential to combust or explode.  These substances could be anything from a compressed flammable gas, fuels, dusts and powders to other items of equipment like a charging point for fork lift trucks. However, the…

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Fire Prevention Tips

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What is the Most Effective Form of Fire Prevention? In an ideal world, preventing fire would be as simple as removing all potential hazards from your sites; in reality, the probability of being able to do so is remote.  Whether you need flammable chemicals as…

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Fire Safety Training

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Is Your Business Protected? Fire Safety Training for employees is a legal requirement in the UK and the HSE suggests that it is carried out at least annually.  Although it is a legal requirement, there are other equally important reasons for making sure that your staff…

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Fire Risk Assessments

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How to Complete a Fire Risk Assessment. Preparing and completing fire risk assessments for your business can be incredibly daunting; The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 weighs in at a hefty 65 pages, and is unlikely to ever be referred to as ‘light reading’. So, how…

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