Keep Yourself Safe During the Fire Brigade Strike in Stafforshire As you may be aware further strike dates have been called, following the announcement by the Fire brigades Union that its members will take industrial action from Wednesday 25th February at 07:00hrs to Thursday 26th February at 07:00hrs. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care … Read More
In January of this year, the new standard for Visual Fire Alarm Devices (EN54-23) came into force. Designers of fire alarm systems must ensure their systems meet this new legislation, the requirements for which have been driven by the Equalities Act. The product standard is designed to ensure that, as far as is practical, the fire system will generate an … Read More
At a recent Fire Safety training day, the assembled colleagues enjoyed a dig at the chap who’d taken 10 minutes to evacuate the building during an alarm test. The problem highlights a serious problem with alarms – a high number of false activations means your first reaction is often “I wonder if that’s real” rather than “I must leave everything … Read More
There are 2 questions that we are asked every day: “Is it a legal requirement to have fire extinguishers?”, and “Do I need them in an empty building?”. It’s not always possible to give a straight yes/no answer and here’s why… Is it a legal requirement to have fire extinguishers? There is no single law stating that a property owner … Read More
What is a fire door? The Architectural and Specialist Door Manufacturers Association (ASDMA) specifies that a fire door must have these components (MUST BE FIRE RATED): • Door Frame • Panels • Hardware (locks, latches, hinges, auto closers) • Seals • Signs In other words a fire door must be a complete assembly with all the necessary components. Where are … Read More
Our school had fire extinguisher training. I would like to say that the content of the training was very relevant and effective in enabling all staff to understand the causes of fires and how best to tackle them. The training went further and refreshed everyone’s understanding of our fire evacuation procedures. The course materials were delivered efficiently and effectively by … Read More
Thank you very much for the professional and well structured training course you ran for Bollhoff on 21st May 2014. All of the feedback from the delegates was extremely positive, with everyone coming away from the session having learned something, and certainly better informed than they were.
We found the training very useful. It was made interesting and very helpful. Gordon was very well presented and friendly, with a professional and enjoyable manner. He made it easy to learn. We had no insight at all regarding how or what to do in the event of a fire other than leave the building.We have learnt how to use … Read More