Category Archives: Fire protection advices

What if we have a fire?

Hopefully you will never have to say that. If you do though, suddenly a fire extinguisher may be all that can save your business from ruin. Do you have your extinguishers professionally checked at least annually? Often they can stand in the corner of a room, forgotten for years. But when your business is burning down and you desperately need that extinguisher, it must WORK! Do not rely on their pressure gauges either – usually they are OK but do you want to find out yours is...
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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...
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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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