This week’s burning question “How often should my Fire Alarm be tested?”
...”As a user or person responsible for the fire alarm system at your property, you should be carrying out a weekly test by operating one of the Manual Call Points (often referred to as break glass units)”...
I received a call early in the week from what I can only imagine was a pasty-faced gentleman who had recently returned from a health and safety course. Flustered and in full panic mode, his opening line...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – It’s Alarming.
Whilst fitting a smoke alarm in most homes is now common practice, people don’t realise the importance of installing a Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
A change to Scottish Legislation in October 2013 makes it compulsory to fit Carbon Monoxide Alarms in properties when new Gas Appliances or Boilers are installed.
What is Carbon Monoxide poisoning?
Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can be fatal or cause permanent damage to your health. CO is produced when carbon fuels don’t burn completely. It has no smell or taste...
It’s one of life’s great debates “Is it a lamp or light bulb?”
Ok, so I guess it doesn’t keep you awake at night, but it’s a subject that’s been bugging me for some time.
Last year I structured my website build around the word lamp, it seemed the right thing to do, a lamp is a lamp, right? A bulb is something you plant in the soil to grow pretty flowers.
I can still see the rage in my old college lecturer’s...
Fire hazards always tend to be on the increase during the colder winter months. Christmas decorations, candles, open fires and electric heaters all add to the risks.
With this in mind, your premises management should ensure their staff members fully understand the functions of the fire alarm system. It is quite normal for management to delegate the responsibility for the system but ultimately the premises management are still liable should the worse happen.
How well do you know your fire alarm panel?
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It would be fair to say that Fire Detection and Alarm Systems are recognised as our core product range.
“Do I really need a Fire Alarm?” is the question I am often asked when speaking to non-domestic property owners. As an engineer my response is to take my sales hat off and get the customer thinking about the consequences of not having a fire alarm system.