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Friday, 18 November 2016 00:40

Do I need to provide fire training?

The actions of staff, if there is a fire, are likely to be crucial to all people within the premises. All staff should receive basic…
Friday, 18 November 2016 15:47

Do I need a fire risk assessment?

All businesses must have a fire risk assessment. If you employ five or more persons then it must be in a written format. The enforcing authority…
Sunday, 20 November 2016 12:25

How do I use a fire extinguisher?

An introduction to some common types of fire extinguishers that would typically be used in environments such as the workplace, business premises, kitchens, in the…
Monday, 21 November 2016 00:54

Do fire extinguishers need to be serviced?

The information detailed below is aimed primarily at the business, commercial & public service sectors who have legal responsibilities in respect of fire safety. It…
Fire extinguisher identification signs enable quick identification of the type, and contents of, fire extinguishers and also the types of fire that it safe for…
Monday, 21 November 2016 23:57

Fire extinguishers for use in motor vehicles

The most common types of extinguishers carried for use in motor vehicles are Dry Powder and Foam Extinguishers.  For some types of vehicle it is complulsory to carry…
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:55

Fire safety and prevention at home

For a relatively small amount of money we can make our homes and families so much safer by purchasing a few items to help protect…
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:09

Fire safety when camping & caravanning

When camping or caravanning, fire can very quickly escalate in small areas and appropriate fire-fighting equipment can help save a life....
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 12:40

Portable fire extinguishers for use on boats

Many factors need consideration when using portable fire extinguishers on a boat such as appropriate numbers and types of fire extinguisher, the condition of the…
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 13:07

Types of fire extinguisher & their uses

Examples of common fire extinguishers, the fire class they are suitable for, and the type of fires that will typically belong to a given class. Class…
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 13:15

What do fire extinguisher ratings mean?

In the UK, all quality fire extinguishers capable of extinguishing class A and B fires should carry a fire rating. The fire rating of the…
Friday, 17 November 2017 11:29

Fire and Means of Escape for Disabled People

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that employers or organisations take responsibility for safely evacuating people from a building or premises, including disabled…