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Are you a landlord at risk of fire safety fines?

It seems that barely a week goes by without another rogue landlord hitting the headlines for putting lives at risk failing to adhere to fire safety regulations. With some fines topping £100,000 those corner-cutting decisions to skip over vital health and safety measures to protect tenants from fire risks are getting more and more risky….

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Temporary staff still require Fire Safety training

With Christmas approaching a great many industries have a short-term need for more staff, and the temp market takes off as people recruit for these short-term, part-time placements. It’s vital to remember – for the safety of your employees, your customers and for your own protection – that even short-term members of staff, however many…

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Winter safety advice

As the nights get darker and the weather gets colder, we are all turning inwards, to cosy evenings in front of the fire, and to keeping well wrapped up indoors. It’s important at this time to remember some key safety tips for staying safe as you stay warm. Most homes these days don’t have open…

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Fire door safety week proves a success

It’s been fantastic to see so many people backing the fire door safety week campaign this year – over 350 organisations supported the campaign, meaning that there were a phenomenal 2,726 toolkit downloads. Raising awareness of the importance of properly installing, maintaining and using fire safety doors is a vital, lifesaving issue, and it’s great…

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Poorly maintained Fire Doors could leave you with a hefty fine…

On 30th August, a Birmingham landlord was hit with a fine of almost £40,000 for being found guilty of breaching House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) management regulations. Birmingham Council Officers said that the rental property was the ‘worst they had seen in the last 10 years’ following the visit to the property, where they found…

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Fire Door Safety Week

September 24th – 30th sees the return of Fire Door Safety Week – an event which is designed to raise awareness of correct fire door selection, fitting and security – protecting you and your property from harm. We are asking you to pledge your support to this campaign, through sharing the important messages and the vital…

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Summer Fire Safety

Enjoying the Great British summer time should be safe and enjoyable for everyone, but whether you’re deciding to host a barbecue or enjoy a picnic in the countryside – it can come with some fire safety risks due to the intense heat, so take a look at our summer fire safety tips… Countryside Fire Safety…

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Could you be responsible for Fire Safety?

If you’re an employer, landlord or anyone that has any degree of control over premises, then it is possible that you could be the ‘responsible person’. Being the responsible person, means that you have a legal duty to ensure that the correct fire safety equipment and procedures are in place and maintained efficiently to prevent…

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Jason awarded FDIS Diploma certificate

Fire FM team member, Jason Bailey, has been awarded his FDIS Diploma certificate upon completing his exam. The educational programme is researched and authored by industry experts and leading members of the BWF-Certifire Scheme and Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) – the two principal authorities on fire doors and their components. The whole team would like to congratulate Jason…

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