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Fire door hinges are a key part of the door performance

Fire door hinges are a key part of the door performance We are all aware of the importance of safety and security within public buildings, including the threat of fire outbreak. Many residential buildings also require fire doors of specific standards to be installed – wherever fire doors are installed there are specific guidelines and…

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Commercial security tips – Protect your business assets

Commercial security tips – Protect your business assets Effective security is vital for protecting commercial property, assets and people in the workplace. The potential financial loss from a security failure can be devastating for a business as well as damaging reputation and employees’ peace of mind and welfare. Protecting all these business aspects as well…

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How to choose interior doors to fit your style

How to choose interior doors to fit your style When choosing internal doors for any property there are a number of elements to consider with regards to, not only the functionality of the doors, but the also the aesthetic appearance. Many may think that this just applies to residential houses or homes, but many commercial…

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Fire drills in the workplace – a quick checklist

Fire drills in the workplace – a quick checklist   Commercial buildings must perform regular fire drills as part of their health and safety regulations. It helps to keep everyone on track should a real fire occur and it is crucial to identify any potential faults or dangers with existing evacuation plans, allowing time to…

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Benefits of using purpose made fire doors

Benefits of using purpose made fire doors Fire doors are an essential element in containing and / or stopping house fires, and are required by law within commercial buildings. Their purpose is to isolate a fire, offering people enough time to safely evacuate the building. Whilst they are a legal requirement within public buildings, nowadays,…

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Four simple fire door checks to prevent the spread of smoke

Four simple fire door checks to prevent the spread of smoke A fire outbreak in any building is always a serious matter – both lives and property can be lost in such circumstances. There are more casualties caused by smoke inhalation though rather than from the fire or flames themselves – smoke can very quickly…

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Common fire hazards for facilities managers

Common fire hazards for facilities managers All public and commercial environments, along with many residential premises, will have a designated ‘responsible person’ whose duty it is to consider the coordination of people, space and equipment within those premises. This person is the facilities manager, and part of their remit in this role is the health…

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Common fire hazards in retail environments

Common fire hazards in retail environments Fire hazards are a concern in any building in any environment – but they are especially concerning in any public building where there will be a constant flow of different people accessing the area. This includes, obviously, all retail environments – shops have a constant throughput of members of…

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Improve office productivity with good acoustics

Improve office productivity with good acoustics If your job is office-based then it is likely that there is an ‘open-plan’ element to your working environment. Whilst this form of workplace brings a welcome inclusivity and ‘social’ element, it can also carry distractions that can sometimes make efficient work more difficult with noise being the biggest…

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Top ways to reduce noise in the workplace

Top ways to reduce noise in the workplace Noise interference is a common problem in the workplace – studies show a significant loss of productivity through this issue, as well as having a detrimental effect on staff wellbeing and attendance. There are, however a number of different solutions you can employ in dealing with noise…

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