Category Archives: Blog

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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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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Why health and safety signage is important to your business

Health and safety signage is important communication tools that help to indicate various risks and hazards that a workplace may present. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there were 137 workers killed at work in 2016/17. There is a wide range of health and safety signage that can be used in a variety…

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Warm Winter fire safety tips

The ‘Beast from the East’ unleashed sleet, snow and blizzards on the UK – and whilst snow is beautiful, it can bring severe cold which makes you want to heat up the home that little bit more. We don’t blame you either! But there are some simple safety tips you should consider when it come…

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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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