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    2 September 2021
    Fire Risk Assessments The RIGHT Way Not The EASY Way

    As the Responsible Person for a school or commercial business, you may think you already know everything there is to know about Fire Risk Assessments. On the other hand, you may be completely overwhelmed!

    Here are the basic steps you need to follow to comply with the law...

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    26 August 2021
    This Is Why Fire Alarm Design Should Be Left To The Professionals

    It can be very tempting to accept the cheaper quote for a Fire Alarm System, especially from a trusted Electrical Contractor.

    However, paying less to get an electrician to install a Fire Alarm System could be more hassle than you know, as this company discovered to their cost!

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    19 August 2021
    A Cautionary Tale About The Fire Alarm Service That Didn't Go To Plan

    Having a regular Fire Alarm service is critical for complying with the Fire Safety Order (FSO) and meeting your legal obligations as the Responsible Person.
    Besides the risk of imprisonment and fines, the more serious repercussions of a fire alarm that doesn't work properly can be death or injury for your staff or visitors. Because of this, the majority of business owners are happy to get their system serviced regularly - as required by the FSO.
    Sadly, sometimes even the most diligent businesses can be put at risk if they choose to use an unaccredited contractor to do their maintenance.
    It's a problem that can often remain hidden until revealed by a professional service... or when the worst happens. Read the following story carefully - it could be you.

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    11 August 2021
    Collingwood Primary School Fire Alarm Testimonial

    We love receiving testimonials and feedback from our customers and this one made our MD very proud!

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    7 February 2020
    Access Control & Fire Safety In Schools - Safeguard Pupils & Staff

    Access control systems are great,they keep schools safe by allowing only the right people in and out of the building. So how does that work when the fire alarm goes off? Will panicked teachers be frantically trying to remember access codes to unlock doors? Are your fire doors left unlocked during school hours - potentially resulting in a run away child?

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    6 February 2020
    What Are Life Safety Systems? Do I Need Them In My Business Premises?

    If you're a business owner or Responsible Person you NEED to know about Life Safety Systems! We cut through the jargon and bring you the facts...

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    23 December 2019
    How To Jingle Our Bells This Christmas!

    It's Christmas! The office team are having a well earned break from the 25th Dec to 1st Janbut we've always got you covered!

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    29 November 2019
    Christmas Fire Safety Tips To Prevent a 30 Second Disaster!

    Ah Christmas! A magical and DANGEROUS time of year!
    Blake Fire and Security Systems want to make sure you can enjoy a happy and safe Christmas, so here's a warning about your Christmas tree that could save your family from disaster...

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    9 August 2019
    What To Look For In Your Fire Risk Assessor

    By law, every business must name a Responsible Person (RP) to carry out a fire risk assessment. In theory business owners could do the assessment and regular inspections themselves. But how do you know where to start on such an important task? Do you know what you need to keep safe and compliant? What happens if you get it wrong?

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