New Rules on Smoke Alarms for Landlords

September 30, 2015 By In News Comments Off on New Rules on Smoke Alarms for Landlords

New Rules for Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms for Private Landlords New legislation has come into force (1st October 2015) for Private Landlords in England regarding smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms. Here is a summary of the legislation, passed through Parliament in September 2015: Landlords must fit a smoke alarm on every storey Landlords

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Argos Fire Protection supporting BMAD

May 3, 2014 By In News Comments Off on Argos Fire Protection supporting BMAD

For yet another year Argos Fire are supporting the BMAD festival in Paignton by supplying Fire Safety services and Fire Extinguisher Servicing free of charge. The weather was kind to the festival this year and thousands enjoyed one of the most spectacular events in the Torbay calendar. Countless people visited our stand and received free

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Latest Fire Safety Prosecutions

January 24, 2014 By In Fire Alarms, Fire Protection, Fire Safety, News Comments Off on Latest Fire Safety Prosecutions

Round-up of recent Fire Safety court cases The former owner of a care home in Cheshire was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence, ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service and pay costs of £68,362, for three breaches of the RRFSO following a fire. The joint owners of a Liverpool care home were

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The Osborne Hotel in Torquay installs new Ansul kitchen supression systems

December 11, 2013 By In Fire Protection, Fire Safety, News Comments Off on The Osborne Hotel in Torquay installs new Ansul kitchen supression systems

The Osborne Hotel in Torquay has just completed the installation of two new Ansul kitchen fire supression systems in the Langtrys Restaurant and Brasserie kitchens.  These were designed, supplied, installed and commissioned by Argos Fire Protection Ltd. Carlos Rios (Hotel Deputy Manager) said “We are always seeking to make our hotels as safe as possible

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New Fire Safety Rules for Residential Care Premises

September 9, 2013 By In Fire Alarms, Fire Safety, News Comments Off on New Fire Safety Rules for Residential Care Premises

What are the new rules for Residential Care Premises? The British Standard for Fire Alarms, BS5839-1 has just been updated and re-issued. There are several changes of note, but two in particular relate to Residential Care Premises (care homes): The importance of providing accurate and unambiguous information to staff in residential care premises about the

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Keep your Children Safe from Fire

September 9, 2013 By In News Comments Off on Keep your Children Safe from Fire

Did you know that fire is one of main causes of death and injury among children? From a very young age, children are fascinated by fire and drawn to its warmth and light. Obviously, this strong attraction can prove extremely dangerous Here are some ways that you can help your child have an increased awareness

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Assessing The Risks of Workplace Fires

August 26, 2013 By In News Comments Off on Assessing The Risks of Workplace Fires

Fires are just things that happen to other people, right? To other businesses. In somebody else’s workplace. Well, in a word, no. Fires are actually a very present hazard. Fires aren’t picky about where they strike, and they are utterly destructive. The majority of businesses don’t recover from the damage of a major fire. At

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Keep It Clear: Simple Steps to Improve Fire Safety

August 19, 2013 By In News Comments Off on Keep It Clear: Simple Steps to Improve Fire Safety

Fire Safety doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing. There is an incredible history of research and advancements in technology which provided modern fire safety, but here are some simple ways to improve the fire safety of your property. All of which start with three simple words ‘Keep it clear’. Safety Signs Having clear, appropriate

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Why Cheap isn’t Cost Effective

August 12, 2013 By In News Comments Off on Why Cheap isn’t Cost Effective

There are some things that make sense to buy cheaply. Personally, I wouldn’t fork out for deluxe disposable napkins, gold-plated paperclips, designer socks, or a lot of other necessary things that I could get cheaper. But when it comes to fire safety, buying the cheaper option isn’t always cost effective, or sensible. It may seem

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Sprinkler Systems: Debunking the Myths

August 5, 2013 By In News 1 Comment

Over 40 million sprinkler heads are installed each year, but many people in the UK still have reservations. In our time serving businesses around Devon in all areas of fire safety, we have come across a few myths regarding sprinkler systems which prevent people from seeing them as a great option in fire suppression. Today

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