05th January 2017 | Michael

Why have a professional Fire Risk Assessment?

  Why do I need a Fire Risk Assessment in the first place? A Fire Risk Assessment (also referred to as an FRA) is designed to minimise the probability of the event of a fire by identifying the potential hazards and fire risks within a building. All non-domestic properties are required by law to have […]

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18th November 2016 | Michael

Electrical Safety Week 2016

Don’t underestimate the risk from electricity. Just because there’s no flame doesn’t mean there’s no risk. Electrical wires don’t even need to touch anything for a spark to jump and a fire to start.   What to check for – Danger Signs Watch out for hot plugs and sockets, fuses that blow for no reason, […]

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15th November 2016 | Michael

Celebrate Safely

Celebrations are an excuse to have fun, not an excuse for a fire! Fire safety is the last thing on your mind when you’re celebrating. But think about it – lots of guests, extra decorations, people smoking – all the everyday fire risks get bigger. Don’t let fire safety stop you enjoying yourself – know […]

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04th November 2016 | Michael

Bonfire Safety

Despite annual safety warnings, firework celebrations still end in painful injuries for too many people, including very young children. Yet fireworks can be great fun for families, not just around November 5 (Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night), but also Diwali, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year. Injury figures support the advice that the safest place […]

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17th October 2016 | Michael

Candle Safety – The Essentials

Candle safety is very important. The flame may be small – but more than five fires a day are started by candles. It only takes a moment’s distraction for a fire to start but the consequences can be tragic. It’s important to treat lighted candles as you would any other flame – with care!   […]

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29th September 2016 | teknet

Summer BBQ Safety Tips

The perfect summer weekend… relaxing in the sun, cold drink in hand and some burgers sizzling on the BBQ… idyllic bliss… letting the stresses of work melt away… what could go wrong? Outdoor cooking can be a great way to spend your afternoon but it has its own set of unique fire risks that should not […]

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