• Be Safe This Christmas

    Be Safe This Christmas We are asking everyone to be safe over the festive period by being aware of the extra fire risks that Christmas brings.  We all love to keep warm with portable heaters and open fires while watching the twinkle of fairy lights and candles around the house at this time of year … but fires can start easily.  The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service provide this advice to reduce the risk of fire and keep safe: Check that your Christmas light...

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    Firework Safety
    5 Crucial Halloween Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore When you think of Halloween you most likely recall some of the classic hallmarks such as witches and wizards, pumpkins, lanterns, fireworks, scary decorations and children in spooky costumes. Halloween is a very special holiday for children and adults, a real family fun time.  Make sure that your Halloween doesn’t become truly scary! Follow these simple tips so that everyone is kept safe: Choose costumes wisel

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    FSS NI Clients Successfully Extinguish Fires
    Two of our clients have had recent fire incidents where the Fire Safety training that they received from us enabled them to manage the situation, save lives and protect their properties.  The first fire broke out in a local cinema where the screen caught fire during a movie.  The staff immediately instigated safe evacuation of the building and successfully extinguished the fire prior to the arrival of the Fire and Rescue Service. The second incident, in a local agricultural compa

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    Fire Door Safety Week
    Fire doors save lives It's Fire Door Safety Week (25 Sept – 1 Oct) and a vital time to remember that fire doors are not simply a means of providing secure access between spaces.  Rather, they play a crucial part in the fire protection of every commercial and public building, as well as multiple occupancy building. In short, fire doors save lives. With this in mind, perhaps it’s time to ask yourself what you are doing to ensure the fire doors on your prem

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    Our team is growing again!
    The team is growing rapidly at Fire Safety Solutions as we build our capacity and add to our expertise!  This month, we’re delighted to welcome Robert Brown who joins us in the role of Fire Risk Assessor. Robert will work closely with the team of BAFE SP205 Accredited Fire Risk Assessors to meet the recent upsurge in demand for this important aspect of our work.  He will be involved in the inspection and assessment of premises to complete Fire Risk Assessments and validating c

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    Welcome Robert to the team at Fire Safety Solutions
    Meet Robert Lannie.  Robert joined Fire Safety Solutions in July as a Business Manager.  Robert will be responsible for the provision of fire safety services that keep our clients legally compliant, fully insured and most importantly safe from fire. Robert will visit clients to advise them on the legislation applicable to their business, discuss the current fire safety measures in place and advise on the best way forward.  He will work across all the full spectrum of our fire s

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    Six months for making a meal of fire safety laws
    As a recent court case shows flouting the UK Fire Safety laws can have serious repercussions.  Zamshed Alam, an Indian restaurant owner in Weston-super-Mare, will spend six months behind bars and pay £1,500 court costs for putting lives at risk. He pleaded guilty to eight breaches under the fire safety order, including not having appropriate fire alarms and blocking escape routes with storage. The lesson to take from this case is that Mr Alam had a duty of care to his customers, st

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    Student Fire Safety
    ENSURE ALL STUDENTS ARE SAFE IN RENTED ACCOMODATION  Did you know? You are more than twice as likely to die in a fire if you do not have a working smoke alarm. 55% of 18-24 year olds deaths in fires occurred through misuse of cooking appliances and careless handling of hot substances. Cigarettes, smoking materials and candles have been the cause of 1,500 18-24 year olds injuries over the last 5 years. Share this link with students and their friends to ens

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    Fire Safety Solutions Doubles Capacity for Dry Riser Testing
    To enable us to meet the rising demand for dry riser testing we have doubled our capacity with the addition of our new fire engine.  As well as looking the part, the appliance enables us to test a much higher volume of dry risers and keep our clients safe from fire. Dry risers are vital in fire protection as they enable instant access for the fire brigade and deliver vast volumes of water to each individual floor.  They are one of the most important fire safety systems in buildi

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    Breaching Health & Safety standards isn’t fine…it means a fine!
    Court cases brought against two local NI companies have highlighted the need to pay more than lip service to health and safety standards.  We won’t name and shame the offending businesses, so for the sake of discretion, let’s refer to them as ‘The Breach in the Fence’ bar’ in North Belfast and food distributors, the ‘South Up Group’, based in the west of the City (go figure!) The bar in question was fined £9,000 for nine breaches of the ter

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