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McCarthy’s Site Fire, Leeds

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a storage centre on the outskirts of Leeds city centre.  Crews were called to the McCarthy’s site on Education Road off Meanwood Road in Sheepscar shortly before 11am today.  A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said three units in one single storey building were involved. […]

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Huge Enfield Blaze

Huge Enfield blaze sparks alert as smoke spreads across M25 Image captionThe fire began in a wooden pallet yard in Enfield Smoke is spreading across the M25 as a result of a blaze at a wooden pallet yard, London Fire Brigade has said. The fire, which is being tackled by 72 firefighters, began in Whitewebbs […]

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What is an Emergency Plan

What is an Emergency Plan?  We regularly come across business that can't answer this and so don't have and Emergency Plan in place. An Emergency Plan is a written document required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.  The purpose of an Emergency Plan is to ensure that the people in your premises know […]

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Decline in Arson

There has been a decline in arson, steadily reducing since 2001-2002. This is great news for business owners, however no employer can afford to rest on their laurels.  Although numbers have decreased, there were still 21 900 deliberate fires in 2013-2014.  Arson is still a risk, whether it is targeting domestic or commercial premises.  Of […]

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Social housing blocks unsafe in fire

Social housing blocks ‘unsafe in fire’ extracted from andyrayblog / Three-quarters of all social housing blocks are potentially unsafe in a fire, according to a survey questioning managers responsible for ensuring buildings are properly maintained. A similar proportion of housing managers are not confident that their blocks have had a proper fire risk assessment, according to […]

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HIGHER PENALTIES

Published by Peninsula Business Services, this is and extract from an update which explains that higher penalties are on the way for health and safety prosecutions. Higher Penalities Document Fire safety doesn't need to be expensive, time consuming or a necessary evil.  Getting it right first time is less expensive than prosecutions for not doing […]

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Fire Safety Prosecutions

Recent Fire Safety Prosecutions This morning I received links to 3 fire safety prosecutions which have cost the business owners dearly, and even resulted in a 27 month suspended jail sentence. Town centre takeaway owner sentenced after ignoring orders to improve fire safety THE owner of a town centre takeaway who admitted a series of […]

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Fire Safety Checks and Tests

Fire Safety Checks and Tests – What Needs Doing and When. [gap height="20" /] Fire safety in the workplace is more than what to do if the fire alarm sounds, where the evacuation assembly point is and what extinguishers are there.  By managing the fire safety, carrying out regular checks and tests, and tidying up […]

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Passive Fire Protection Seminar

[widebox shadow="" text_color="" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="" background_position="" background_attachment="" border_size="" border_color="" padding_top="" padding_bottom="30"] Fire Safety Specialist have joined forces with  Checkmate Fire and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to host a Passive Fire Protection Seminar at the South Yorkshire Fire And Rescue Training School on 25th Feb 2016. [gap height="20" /] [one_third last="yes no"] [/one_third][one_third last="yes […]

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Business Fire Statistics 2013 - 2014

Business Fire Statistics 2013 - 2014 If you ever thought fires don't happen, read on.... In times of austerity, business need to tighten the belt. That's a fact! Fire safety often suffers with business owners not realising the extend to which a fire can affect a business, or how often this happens. Fires, deaths and […]

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