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Server Room Fire Safety 101

Server rooms are integral to the upkeep of business functions, including running hundreds of computers, telecommunications operations and irreplaceable data storage. With all that electrical equipment, it’s no wonder that they are a prime spot for ignition. A server room fire can be one of the worst disasters that can befall a business, so here’s how to protect against them and prevent one ever happening to you. Common causes of a server room fire Electrical failure of equipment Overloading plug sockets is a common problem that is overlooked. So too is short circuiting of electrical components such as switched or power…

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Office Fires: 5 Common Hazards

There are three certainties of life in any office: emails, tea rounds and fire drills. That last one is a great way to minimise the risks associated with evacuating an office quickly and safely. However, this is where fire safety training usually stops. It is rare for offices to undertake training in how we can reduce fire risks in the first place. After all, if there’s no fire, there’s no reason to evacuate. To help minimise fire risks in your premises, here are our 5 most common fire hazards you will find in the office. Download as PDF 1. Plug sockets…

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Cost of Fire to a Business

A fire breaking out can be a disaster wherever they occur, which means it can certainly be a disaster for a business. Whether your business premises is full of computers or furniture, paperwork or clothing, a fire can cause havoc and cost you in a number of ways, and not just financially. Here, we are going to look at what those costs can be and why you should always, always be prepared in case of a fire. What could a fire cost my business? Staff absence If you’ve recently experienced a fire in your workplace, it can certainly put off staff…

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Fire Door Advice

Fire doors are vital in ensuring the safety of all occupants, guests and staff members of a building in the event of a fire. However, as these doors are so important, there are rules that must be followed in order to ensure they are operating properly at all times, and they can continue to function as a key safety device. Here, we will look at some of the main factors in keeping a fire door in working order. Download this article Ensure the fire door shuts tightly using its own Self Closing mechanism The last thing you want to worry about…

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Fire Door FAQs

Fire doors play a vital role in fire safety, and as such they are a legal requirement in all non-domestic properties. In order to ensure that your fire door is operating as it should be, as well as complying with all fire safety regulations, we have compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked fire door questions. Download this article Do I need door seals? Heat and smoke seals are required for your fire door. They completely shut off all gaps in the fire door frame, serving as an excellent defence against fire and smoke. Can I have a veneer…

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