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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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Lift Fire Safety

Fires can break out at any time, no matter where you are or what you’re doing, and different situations require different courses of action to be taken. If you find yourself in a lift when a fire breaks out, it can be very easy to panic – something which should be avoided as much as possible. Many fire service call-outs for lift ‘emergencies’ are genuine emergencies, so it is important to be aware of what is deserving of the fire brigade’s help and what isn’t, and how you can help prevent these situations from arising. Appropriate Maintenance One of the most…

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How Often Does Your Business Need PAT Testing?

PAT testing is a vital process that needs to be undertaken by all businesses if they are to maintain the optimum level of fire safety. PAT testing is the testing of all electrical appliances to ensure they are in full, safe working order, and these tests should be carried out by a registered, qualified professional rather than by yourself. The requirements for PAT testing were established by the Electricity at Work Regulations Act (1974), and this process carries many benefits, as the basics of portable appliance testing has detailed before. There is no legal directive on the frequency of your PAT…

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