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Common Office Fire Starting Scenarios and How to Prevent Them

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Offices fires can occur at any time, even with all of the appropriate safety checks and precautions in place. Office fires will have the potential to harm staff, destroy documents and equipment, or even harm neighbouring offices or buildings. So here at DPL Fire and Security, we’ll be outlining the most likely places and causes … Continue reading

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What Is A Fire Risk Assessment?

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Fire risk assessments are fundamental to ensuring the safety of your employees in the workplace. They aim to identify what the responsible person must do in order to prevent a fire, therefore, keeping everyone safe from harm. What is a fire risk assessment? The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires a responsible person (RP) … 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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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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How your business can be protected from arson

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A reported 45% of major fires in businesses are attributed to arson attacks, seriously affecting the daily runnings of any premises. It’s important to ensure that your building and your staff are prepared for the risk of arson, and keep a vigilant eye out while on site. We’ve listed some precautionary measures all businesses can … Continue reading

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Preventing Fires in Warehouses

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Warehouses have a high risk of fire, and due to the high quantities of stock they often hold, can also be a costly accident for businesses. The layout, and flammable goods often stored in warehouses mean a fire could easily start  and spread throughout the whole building, so as a business owner it is important … Continue reading

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How to Store Flammable Substances Safely

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Whatever your work environment, it is likely that you will have at least some flammable materials that need to be stored correctly, be it industrial chemicals or something as simple as cleaning fluids.   It’s vital that all flammable substances are stored correctly and safety, and as the employer or building owner within a company … 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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The importance of a fire risk assessment

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An assessment for fire risk is a mandatory undertaking that has to be carried out in all places of work, commercial premises, and anywhere the general public have access to. The ‘responsible person’ is legally liable for fire safety, and if you are the owner or landlord, or in some cases the occupier, then this … Continue reading

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