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Older people are often more vulnerable when it comes to accidents and emergencies which places huge importance on fire safety in care homes. Fire doors are essential for fire safety, but in the daily lives of care home residents, they can be problematic.
It takes seconds for a fire to spread through a hole the size of a pen nib. Compartmentation is a way to keep a fire contained in one place, preventing fire and smoke from spreading quickly and taking over the building.
In the UK there is an estimate of between 1400-1800 school fires each year, with 75% of these thought to be caused on purpose. Read our blog for some tips on how to reduce the risk of arson in schools.
Fire doors help to prevent the spread of smoke and fire throughout a building, potentially saving lives. So, why do students wedge them open?
Many people don’t know who the Responsible Person is in their building, but their role is essential in keeping the premises and occupants safe from the risk of fire. Read our blog to find out more.
Now that it is winter we are preparing ourselves for the drop in temperature and weather conditions! However, people tend to forget that it is not all about cosy fires and hot chocolate.
To support Fire Door Safety Week’s campaign to banish the dangerous fire door wedge forever, Fireco is giving away 10 Dorgard SmartSounds.
Sheltered housing residents sometimes damage or disable fire door closers to make them easier to open. This is unsafe and against fire regulations. What is the solution?
Fire wardens have an important role to play. They’re not only responsible for helping people evacuate during a fire drill, they also assist in emergency procedure planning and fire prevention.
Most fires are preventable. It’s important to explore the most common causes of fire so that the appropriate prevention measures can be put in place.
Fireco explores the dangers and legal penalties of wedged open fire doors and solutions that keep fire doors open safely and legally.
After the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, fire safety is an issue on everyone’s minds. Questions are being asked about inadequate safety measures. How do we stop this from happening again?
It’s important to address the use and maintenance of fire doors. Fire doors can become damaged with regular use. Our checklist tells you what to look out for to make sure your doors are safe and compliant.
Read our handy guide to hotel fire safety. It covers fire risk assessments, evacuation, training, quick and easy tips and penalties for businesses that have got it wrong.
Good ventilation and fresh air in a building improves productivity and helps people think more clearly. It also improves the health and wellbeing of employees.
All businesses need an emergency plan to clearly explain the procedure to follow if a fire breaks out. Our seven-step guide explains what is required.
Fire safety education isn’t just about what to do when the fire alarm sounds. It’s also about the prevention of fire, and methods to minimise harm and damage if a fire does break out.
Fire doors save lives. They’re designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke for a specified amount of time.
Fire risk assessments are required in all businesses. This easy guide explains the role of the Responsible Person and how to complete a fire risk assessment.
There are many challenges to managing fire safety in a care home. Our Fireco guide offers advice to simplify safety and easily stay compliant with fire regulations.
The cost of a school fire can be huge. Lives are at risk. Fire damage is not only expensive to repair, it causes disruption and can even affect exam results, and staff and pupil morale.
Every workplace is different with its own unique fire safety needs. It’s important that all premises have an ongoing fire risk assessment document to identify any dangers and keep people safe. Read our SIMPLE tips here.
What do people do when the fire alarm sounds? Some of these comments of why people ignore fire alarms are shocking.
Closed fire doors save lives but they can get in the way. What solutions are there to improve access for everyone?