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Do I need Fire Safety Signs in my premises?

fire-exitFire Safety Legislation (the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) requires that a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) is completed by any employer. The ‘Responsible Person’ (you?) who effects this for your workplace will specify what signs you require and where they should be located. Effecting such FRA’s is a service we offer our customers incidentally. Literally hundreds of signs are available covering a wide range of areas. Directional signs clearly pointing you towards Fire Exits in emergencies. Instructional...
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Which extinguishers do I use on which types of fire?

trainingRecently, with our clients agreement, I joined one of our on-site Fire Safety Training Courses as a delegate. First John showed a couple of scarily thought-provoking fire-related videos, then straight outside for some hands-on stuff! Learning about combustion and Class A to F fires plus when to use water, foam, powder, carbon dioxide (CO2) etc. extinguishers to best effect, was enlightening. Then we used extinguishers on an improvised yard fire to bring all the theory into reality. We...
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What is a Fire Risk Assessment and why do I need one?

Ace Fire team member doing fire risk assessmentFire Risk Assessments (HM Government’s definition):
  • A Fire Risk Assessment is an organised & methodical look at your premises, the activities carried on there & the likelihood that a fire could start & cause harm to those in and around the premises.
  • If you are an employer, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 you MUST carry out a Fire Risk Assessment of your workplace.
  • If you employ over 5 people your...
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Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) FREE GUIDE

houseAre you a Property Manager? In that definition I include owners, landlords, estate agents i.e. anyone responsible for properties. You will be aware of the raft of legislation out there. You need to know about it all to ensure you comply with the parts relevant to you. It is better to act before a fire occurs since by then it will be too late. The consequences of ignoring Fire Safety legislation do not bear thinking about. Ace Fire...
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