Arson is a serious concern within the UK, for both businesses and homeowners. Statistics show that 50.5% of fires attended in 2017/18 were arson, resulting in 181 deaths and £1.2bn in insurance claims, and that since 2015 arson attacks have been increasing in number (figures from the National Fire Chiefs Council). Arson can wipe out everything. Family, treasured memories, your life’s work; all are vulnerable in the event of an arson attack. Arson occurs for a multitude of reasons, making specific threats difficult to predict- but not to prevent. This article discusses some key methods of arson prevention, including products suitable for minimising and containing the risk.
Fire extinguishers are a vital component of fire-fighting equipment. If your fire risk assessment has indicated the need for a fire extinguisher, you have a variety of options to choose from. For every class of fire, there is a corresponding fire extinguisher, and each of these extinguishers has their individual strengths and weaknesses. Collectively the information can be a little overwhelming. This article aims to introduce you to one of the most versatile fire extinguishers, the dry powder fire extinguisher. We will explain the classes of fire, when you might need a dry powder or specialist dry powder fire extinguisher, how to use dry powder and specialist dry powder fire extinguishers, and how to maintain them. This should give you all the information you need to be sure you are equipped to get the most out of your fire safety equipment.
Here at the Fire Protection Shop we aim to supply you with both the information and the products you need to keep your premises safe, and in line with UK fire safety legislation. Fire extinguisher stands and plinths are important fire safety accessories. This article aims to give you a short overview of the types of fire extinguisher stand and plinth available.
A safe is a tried and trusted method of home or commercial security. The perfect place to store any important documentation or valuables, the modern safe has moved with the times and comes in several forms for use in both domestic and commercial situations. This article aims to showcase some of the range of safes we have available, in order to help you find the perfect one for your home or business. If you find you require a particular style of safe which is not showcased here, please contact our trusted sales advisors on 0800 316 1469 and we will do our best to locate a safe which will fit your needs.
In the event of a fire, one of the important ways in which we protect people and property is to control and prevent the spread of the fire where possible. One of the techniques used to achieve this is the installation of fire doors at points throughout the building. An oft-overlooked yet vital step in having a fire door which meets the legal standards, and is efficient at preventing the spread of fire, is to fit certified fire door furniture. This article aims to explain the different varieties of fire door furniture available and how they will enable you to follow the appropriate safety procedures.
Having correctly installed and maintained emergency lighting systems in your premises is a vital part of preparation for an adverse event. Failing to follow and uphold the safety guidelines can result in a fine, or even imprisonment, particularly if this failure results in an injury. In this article we will discuss the legislation surrounding emergency lighting and the types of emergency lighting and accessories available. This should enable you to make the best possible decisions with regards to protecting your premises.
Fire protection and prevention is not only important for established and current premises, but also for premises under construction. Every year there are a significant number of fires in premises undergoing construction or maintenance and therefore it is important that these premises have adequate resources available to both detect and to fight fires. Temporary site fire alarms are an integral part of the necessary requirements, and this article is intended to help you choose the correct varieties to suit your individual needs.
Sometimes the greatest safety assets are found in surprising places. The fire extinguisher ID sign is one such asset. Far more than a simple piece of plastic, the presence of fire extinguisher ID signs in your premises has multiple advantages for you if you are a business owner. This article sets out to describe these advantages, along with the function and description of the fire extinguisher ID sign.
Fire Extinguisher Commissioning – Why Do You Need It?
As a sales administrator for the Fire Protection Shop, the most frequently asked question I get, usually on a daily basis is: “Why do fire extinguishers need commissioning if they are new?” OR “Why does this have to be done on site?”