The Risk of Fire in Schools
A fire risk assessment is an essential part of any business, including educational establishments. In a school or college, there are a range of people who could be vulnerable if a fire broke out, including students, staff, parents and contractors.
Many school buildings pose a higher risk due to the high number of people in the building at one time. A fire risk assessment should address the risks posed to all the above groups and should be reviewed regularly.
Know Your Fire Safety Signs
Fire safety signs are used to provide health and safety information to warn anyone entering a building of a hazard, to provide instruction or to give out safety information. We explain what each one means and what to look out for in our latest blog.
Do You Have A Plan In Place If There Is An Emergency?
If you are an employer, owner or occupier of premises that do not constitute a private home it is your responsibility to keep occupants safe should a fire break out. By law, you are required to have a fire emergency plan in place so that people can quickly reach a place of safety.
Red Box Fire Control - COVID-19 Update
Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to close Red Box Fire Control from 1st April 2020 until the situation improves.
How to check your Fire Doors #FireDoorSafetyWeek
Marking the Fire Door Safety Week, Red Box Fire Control are raising awareness of the importance of checking fire doors on your premises and keeping them maintained.
Reducing Fire Risks at Chelsea Flower Show
Red Box Fire Control were once again the proud providers of fire safety equipment at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.
Everything You Need To Know About A Fire Risk Assessment
This blog covers everything you need to know about Fire Risk Assessments, from why they’re required by all employers to how they should be completed.
Who can Service a Fire Extinguisher?
In a recent blog of ours, we spoke about how often fire extinguishers need to be serviced. It can be surprising just how regularly they need to be checked and serviced. However, they’re a vital piece of equipment in the protection of people and businesses, so neglecting a fire extinguisher’s maintenance could result in a disaster.
How to Get a Fire Safety Certificate (You Can't)
Ensuring your business premises are compliant with Fire Safety legislation is essential.
Under past legislation, the Fire Authority would issue a Fire Safety Certificate to demonstrate that the workplace met the required standards of fire safety.
Does a Fire Warden Need Training?
Your workplace should be a safe environment for everyone: yourself, your employees, your colleagues and any customers you have entering the premises. If you are the business owner or employer you will find that responsibility for fire safety in the workplace, by default, falls on your shoulders.
What is Fire Extinguisher Maintenance?
In order for your business to be compliant with British Standard (BS) 5306:3 2009, the fire extinguishers within your business need to be serviced every 12 months. This is because fire extinguishers are a pressurised container and we rely on that pressure to put out fires. Since pressurised things have a tendency to leak, it’s essential that they are maintained regularly so that they function when required.