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Fire Emergency Evacuation Plans and Procedures

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In the event of fire, a comprehensive emergency evacuation plan and procedure is an indispensable part of ensuring everyone escapes danger safely and quickly. To ensure that your business meets all the most stringent fire safety rules and legislation, you’ll need a thorough evacuation plan in place. This month, we’ll be looking at just some … Continue reading

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Fire Safety Advice for Schools and Colleges

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While fire safety should be a concern for all people no matter the building they are in, the need for excellent fire safety provisions increases tenfold when it comes to fire safety in schools and colleges.   Although you should never take the responsibility of fire safety in your school or college entirely upon yourself … Continue reading

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A guide to fire safety signs

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To ensure that you’re fully prepared in the event of a fire starting on your premises, it is of the utmost importance for you to have installed appropriate fire safety signs around the building so that everybody knows what to do in an emergency. In this month’s article, we’ll be looking at what each one … Continue reading

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Fire Safety, Detection and Evacuation for the Elderly

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Unfortunately, senses and mobility deteriorate slowly as people get older, making it increasingly difficult to do the things they found easygoing in their youth. Ultimately, this puts the elderly at greater risk of injury or worse if a fire started than the youthful. As such, it is of the utmost importance that we prepare our … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Fire Safety Act

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What is the Fire Safety Act? The Fire Safety Act (Regulatory Reform Order) 2005 states that any responsible person with a level of control over a business or commercial property must ensure that reasonable steps are made to ensure the risk of fire is reduced, and that anyone in the building is able to escape … Continue reading

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Important fire safety advice for retail business owners

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As a retail business owner, you have a responsibility to the public and your staff to reduce the risk of fire hazards, and to implement a clear fire evacuation strategy should a fire break out. As the owner of the premises, you must carry out fire risk assessments of your premises to ensure any hazards … Continue reading

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A guide to being a fire marshal for your company

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Fire can occur in any company at any time and the duties of a responsible fire marshal can be vital. Their role is to assess risks which could lead to a blaze starting and take appropriate action if one does; in worst case scenarios, the actions of the marshal can be the difference between life … Continue reading

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Planning a fire evacuation route

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As a legal requirement, all business, industrial and commercial environments must have a clear fire procedure and fire evacuation route in place to avoid risk of injury or fatality. A fire emergency evacuation plan (FEEP) is a written document which includes the action that must be taken by all staff in the event of a … Continue reading

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