Urgent Safety Message – Staffordshire Industrial Action

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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

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What does the New Standard for Visual Fire Alarm Devices mean for my business?

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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

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The True Cost of False Alarms

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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

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Do I need Fire Extinguishers by Law?

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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

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What is a Fire Door?

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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

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