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

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

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

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

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

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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August 5, 2013 By In News 1 Comment

Sprinkler Systems: Debunking the Myths

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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July 29, 2013 By In News Comments Off on BT Redcare: The Vital Link

BT Redcare: The Vital Link

Have you ever considered what would happen if a fire broke out on your property? The fire alarms ring, but what happens next? Who is going to call the fire brigade? Response time Response time is highly important when considering fire safety. But why? Put simply, the longer the time, the more damage a fire

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July 22, 2013 By In News Comments Off on Fire Safety Training for Youth in Plymouth

Fire Safety Training for Youth in Plymouth

The Argos Fire Protection team recently provided a group of unemployed youth with valuable fire safety training. We joined up with the University Partnerships Programme and The Prince’s Trust as part of an initiative to equip young people from the Devon area with vocational skills. New Skills Fire safety is a key consideration in every

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July 15, 2013 By In News Comments Off on Test Before You Buy

Test Before You Buy

Are you thinking of buying a property in Devon? No doubt you’ve already scheduled a building survey to make sure it is structurally sound. Perhaps you’ve had the electrics, gas, plumbing and drainage inspected. Certainly wise decisions if you don’t want to discover hidden costs when it’s too late But have you thought about getting

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July 8, 2013 By In News Comments Off on Protecting your Kitchen

Protecting your Kitchen

Kitchens are exciting places to work. They are full of energy and creativity. But, as every chef knows, there are hazards. Between 2010 and 2011 there were 2,000 fires in professional kitchens in Great Britain. 520 of these were cooking oil fires. When a kitchen fire is not contained and put out at the source,

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