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Poorly fitted and maintained Fire Doors don’t save lives…

Poorly fitted and maintained Fire Doors don’t save lives… Fire doors are one of the most important fire safety features for your premises. It is estimated that around 3 million new fire doors are bought and installed each year in the UK. Fire doors are designed to contain and delay the spread of fire from…

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Who is the Responsible Person and what are the responsibilities?

When the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into force on 1st October 2006, it required the responsible person to provide and maintain sufficient fire precautions, applying to premises such as schools, hospitals, offices, factories, hotels and more. If a business employs more than 5 people, then it is essential that the responsible person…

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Fire safety tips to ensure a happy and healthy New Year!

– Always light sparklers one at a time and keep them away from yourself and other people. – Sparklers can reach temperatures of up to 1800°C, so handle with care and make sure to place them in a bucket of water once they have burnt out. – Store fireworks safely and make sure one person…

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Keep your business safe from fire, with Fire FM

As part of the most current fire legislations regarding business premises, fire risk assessments are mandatory in any non-domestic premises and areas that are accessible to the general public. Fire risk assessments ensure the safety of the premises and people inside, by evaluating measures of reducing or eliminating fire, identifying those at risk and identifying…

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Wishing you all a safe and Merry Christmas!

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and it isn’t long before we’ll all be waking up on Christmas morning and enjoying a fun filled day with the family. Christmas not only brings joy, but it also brings more household fires than any other time of year, due to the potential hazards that…

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12% drop in high rise flat inspections

3,097 blocks of four storeys or above were examined by fire authorities in 2016/17 according to figures released by the Home Office. The number of fire safety audits for high rise buildings has seen a 12% drop over the last year, with 400 fewer than in 2015/16, when 3,534 were assessed for fire safety. In…

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Luton landlord hit with £11k fine

A Luton landlord who ran an unlicensed HMO has been hit with fines totaling £11,620 following a string of safety dangers at his property. A number of safety breaches were found during an investigation, including lack of fire detectors, lack of fire doors, obstructions to doorways and fire exits and overcrowding. The landlord appeared at…

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Fire safety advice for tenants within flats

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, it is understandable that tenants living in blocks of flats are concerned about fire safety within the building and whether their landlord is doing their best to protect them if a fire was to break out. If you are a tenant living in a flat, your landlord has the…

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Landlord fined for ‘potentially lethal’ student house

A London landlord has been ordered to pay £4,485.17 for breaching legislations that are designed to protect the student tenants in his property in Birmingham. Despite many requests to the landlord, issues around the property were not resolved and the property remained in a state of disrepair. A full investigation into the property was launched…

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999 Emergency Number celebrates 80th anniversary

The 999 service that we know today, was first set up 80 years ago on 30th June, 1937 – marking an unprecedented change in how the public can call for help. The service was introduced to help call handlers separate emergency calls from routine police reports. It is understood that the change was introduced following…

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