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Category: Smoke and fire

Some Of Our Door Closers Are Missing

Some Of Our Door Closers Are Missing

For those of us that know our RRFSO’s from our BS7273-4’s, there's no question that fire doors save lives and that the weight associated with operating a fire door is a necessary evil, a symptom of those innocuous-looking closers that ensure doors can shut safely. But when we think about who uses those doors on a daily basis, are we expecting too much from industry outsiders?
The SIMPLE guide to workplace fire safety

The SIMPLE guide to workplace fire safety

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.
Silent evacuation of a care home

Silent evacuation of a care home

Evacuating a care home has its own unique challenges. Elderly residents could be bedbound, suffering from dementia, hard of hearing, or unable to move without assistance. Added to this is the distress that a loud fire alarm can cause to vulnerable residents.
What added fuel to the Great Fire of London?

What added fuel to the Great Fire of London?

In 1666, the Great Fire of London scorched 400 of the city’s streets. There were 13,200 houses and 87 churches all blazing in flames, leaving London in ashes. Here are some of the reasons why the Great Fire of London was one of the biggest fires the world has ever seen.
Kitchen fires — a student rite of passage?

Kitchen fires — a student rite of passage?

Students from universities across the country are always telling stories about setting off fire alarms in their halls or starting a fire in the kitchen. It's something of a ‘hot’ topic. What can universities and students do to keep their premises safe?

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