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Safehinge finger protection – make it impossible to trap fingers

Safehinge finger protection – make it impossible to trap fingers It seems everywhere we turn today, we are bombarded with advice and information regarding some aspect of Health and Safety. Whilst, sometimes, we can feel that it may be ‘excessive’, there are certain aspects in life where it must be treated with the utmost respect….

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Add 1 Hour Fire Resistance With FD60 Fire Doors

Add 1 Hour Fire Resistance With FD60 Fire Doors It is a legal requirement for any building with public access to have properly certificated fire doors in place, in order to prevent and reduce the risks associated in the event of a fire – which can be costly both for business and, more importantly, to…

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Top fire safety tips for office environments

Top fire safety tips for office environments Many of us go to work every day in office environments and buildings of varying kinds, and we all go about our business assuming that all health and safety aspects of our workplace are catered for. We should, however, all be aware of the basic workplace health and…

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Top things you should not do with fire doors

Top things you should not do with fire doors We all understand, and appreciate, how vitally important fire doors are in keeping us safe, especially in workplaces and other public buildings. Fire doors are part of a building’s passive fire protection system and are fundamental to fire safety strategies for any building. They provide critical…

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Have you checked your fire doors?

Have you checked your fire doors? Fire doors are designed to prevent the spread of smoke, flames and toxic gases throughout a building in the event of a fire. Therefore, when a fire door is held open, or is faulty, fire can quickly pass through the building, blocking escape routes and endangering lives. A quick…

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A brief explanation of the fire safety responsible person

A brief explanation of the fire safety responsible person We all know of the potentially terrible consequences of a fire, both in domestic and business premises. Most business owners and employers are aware that they are responsible, by law, for the safety of the property itself and the people within it. This being the case,…

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Considerations when fitting fire doors in care homes

Considerations when fitting fire doors in care homes Fire safety is of paramount importance in any public building or anywhere with multiple occupants, but especially so in buildings housing sick or vulnerable residents. Fire safety arrangements in Care Homes have to be carefully considered to ensure the safety of the occupants. Installing good quality internal…

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Fire safety in schools – what the regulations say

Fire safety in schools – what the regulations say Wherever there are groups of vulnerable people in a building, fire doors are of prime importance providing both a means of escape and a way to delay the spread of smoke and fire from one area of the building to another. There are fire safety regulations…

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How safe are your fire doors – ways to demonstrate performance

How safe are your fire doors – ways to demonstrate performance It seems straightforward to most people what fire doors are for, and what they do. Their main function is to divide and compartmentalise a building in order to contain and slow down the spread of danger in the event of a fire breaking out….

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Top 5 Workplace Fire Safety FAQs

Top 5 Workplace Fire Safety FAQs Fire safety is always a major concern for people at their places of work – there is a natural assumption that these matters are catered for, so it is important that those responsible for this safety are aware of the necessary requirements. Here are the most frequently asked queries…

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