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    20 August 2019
    Can I Hire An Electrician To Install Emergency Lighting?

    This is a common question that we touched on briefly in ourguide to installing cheap Emergency Lighting...
    Although there is no legislation that states you need to hire a professional installer, there are strict rules and regulations that your system needs to adhere to. Otherwise you could face a jail sentence or, if you're lucky, unlimited fines.

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    26 June 2019
    Your School's Duty Of Care, Emergency Lighting And Hours of Darkness

    The Hours of Darkness myth is a dangerous one. The truth is that 99.9% of schools require emergency lighting to fulfil their duty of care. If you don't think yours is one of them you need to read this post!

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    28 February 2019
    Hands Up! Who Wants Easy School Building Maintenance?

    School holidays are the perfect time for building works, maintenance and repairs.
    But does this headache sound familiar?

    Multiple suppliers
    Different lead times
    Several points of contact

    Ugh! A project management nightmare no one should have to suffer!!!
    Find out how a One Stop Shop will solve your problems...

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    17 January 2019
    SPDNS Nurse Care Testimonial

    We love receiving testimonials and feedback from our customers, especially when they're as nice as this:

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    11 May 2018
    Emergency Lighting For Offices - A Simple Guide!

    "Do I need Emergency Lighting in my workplace?"
    Here's why.Imagine a fire has broken out in your office, black smoke is filling the room and the lights have cut out...Can everyone see where the nearest fire exit is? Can everyone make it out safely? Every second spent in confusion is precious time wasted.
    Thankfully, Emergency Lighting for officesgives your staff and visitors a lifeline - improving their chances of getting out of your burning building alive.
    In this blog post, we cover the basics behind Emergency Lightingand who is responsible for it!

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    6 October 2017
    Emergency Lighting Signage - Read Before Buying To Avoid Legal Trouble

    To the average business owner, installing Emergency Lighting signage to comply with the law may seem like a walk in the park. Businesses think they are covered by employing a simple 4 step process such as:

    a quick Google search
    finding the best priced signs
    adding them to the basket and checking out
    sticking them up when they arrive

    Easy peasy, right?
    Think again. It's easy for busy business ownerson a budget to get led astray when attempting DIY fire safety solutions.
    In an emergency, people could get injured or worse if your DIY system doesn't comply with current regulations.This leaves you vulnerable to unlimited fines or a prison sentence...
    If you stumbled across this article during step 1,the quick Google search, we urge you to read on. The following information could save you a great deal of legal trouble and avoid wasted money on cheap products.

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    5 July 2017
    How To Install Cheap DIY Emergency Lighting Like A Pro

    In the current economy, there's no doubt many business owners will be looking to save some cash and take fire safety matters into their own hands.
    We're guessing that's why you're Googling how to install some cheap DIY Emergency Lighting.
    However, whilst there is no law that states you need a professional INSTALLER for your Emergency Lighting, there are very specific rules and regulations that YOUR INSTALLATION needs to adhere to. Otherwise, you could be regretting your DIY job from inside a jail cell.
    Yes, you read that right.Non conformity to the Emergency Lighting legislation could land you in prison- or, if you're lucky, you might end up with unlimited fines.
    So, with that out of the way, let's crack on with your comprehensive guide...

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    21 June 2017
    7 Emergency Lighting Regulations Resources For The Busy Business Owner

    The last thing any business owner wants to do is browse the web for hours on end trying to find and make sense of Emergency Lightingregulations.
    You've got important tasks to do and deadlines to meet. Why can't everything you need be in one place?!
    The vague and confusing language makes the experience mind numbing. But, what's worse is being directed to 100+ page PDFs and not knowing which parts you actually need to read!
    Sadly, if you don't endure the pain and investigate the rules and the worst happens, you could end up with unlimited fines or even a prison sentence. Fortunately, Blake's have come to the rescue!
    We've put some of the most important resources together for you, so you can spend more time focusing on the important stuff, and less time cursing at the computer screen...

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    9 June 2017
    Who NOT To Hire For Your Emergency Lights Installation!

    Emergency Lights are a vital component of your commercial Fire Safety System and, without proper installation and maintenance,you could be jailed or fined.
    It's that simple.This means it is absolutely vital to choose the right person for the job.
    Did you know that, if a fireman enjoys DIY and decides to pursue the commercial installation of Emergency Lights, there's no formal qualification requirement to stop him from doing so.
    The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005states only that the individual must be 'competent'... but there's no law to define what competent is!
    However, there are specific British Standards that need to be adhered to. If you hire a fireman to install your Emergency Lights and he doesn't conform to these standards, would you be able to identify his critical errors?
    This Essex School certainly weren't able to...

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