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    25 November 2021
    Why Fire Extinguisher Servicing Makes The World A Better Place

    In this post we're looking specifically at fire extinguisher servicing and how it's making the world a better place.
    A bold statement, we know. But it's true, and here's why...

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    28 September 2021
    Doing 'The Sums' For School Fire Safety Risk Assessments

    Recently, a Responsible Person at a school contacted Blake's in regards to a Fire Risk Assessment. Officials asked them to confirm they'd done their 5 year fire survey...

    Cue panic stations!!!

    Find out how to subtract the worry, add knowledge and achieve school fire safety success!

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    8 September 2021
    Your Follow-Up Fire Risk Assessment Template - How To Deal With Risks

    There's an endless stream of information on how to complete your Fire Risk Assessment. But not so much about following up on the risks the assessment reveals. Doing the risk assessment is only half the job and what comes next is arguably more important.

    So, we've put together a follow-up Fire Risk Assessment template so you can easily identify the next steps to take.

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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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    29 January 2020
    School and Individual Fined £39,000 Over Fire Safety Failures!

    Coat hooks and bag storage were two of the issues that led to a school and their Risk Assessor being fined nearly £40,000 between them. A clear example of the dangers of choosing the wrong partner in Health and Safety!
    Here's what they did wrong, and how YOU can get it right...

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    16 August 2019
    The 6 Step Checklist You Need To Follow Up Your Fire Risk Assessment

    There's a myriad of information on how to complete a fire risk assessment, but not so much about following up on the uncovered risks. Doing the risk assessment is only half the job - the follow up process is equally as important!
    No such thing as bog standard
    Each commercial building is unique, so the risk assessment will unearth different issues for each business - some minor and some more pressing concerns.Nevertheless, these issues need to be acted upon - straight away! You're busy, we know. It's too easy to think "job done" and move on. But ignoring or forgetting about the findings of an assessment is negligent.The Responsible Person will find themselves in a world of legal trouble if the worst should happen.You could face unlimited finesor even a prison sentence! Not to mention what could be on your conscience...We've put together a quick checklist so you can easily identify the next steps you need to take after your fire risk assessment. Read on and ensure you are fully compliant with the law...

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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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    23 April 2019
    Fire Safety Failures in 57% of Care Homes! Are You In The Clear?

    A report from the London Fire Brigade showed a shocking 57%of audited care homes had fire safety breaches. That'smore than1 in 2homes issued with formal notifications! How would your home fare if you were audited today? Read on to discover if you are in the clear...

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    15 January 2019
    Automatic Release Fire Doors For Shared & Commercial Buildings

    Are you the Responsible Person, landlord or premises manager for a shared building? Can you guarantee the fire doors you're responsible for aren't propped open without your knowledge?
    How can you fulfil your duty and ensure your fire doors comply with UK legislation if you aren't the only one using them?

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