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Do you own, run or are responsible for fire safety in a public building, for example schools, retail shops, hotels or pubs?  Did you know that extinguishers in these environments are very susceptible to vandalism or being stolen? Whilst built tough and able to withstand all sorts of accidental damage, fire extinguishers are easy to vandalise.  This can seriously reduce their effectiveness, or even stop them working completely.  They are also (by design!) extremely portable and easy to carry, so they regularly get moved for all sorts of ‘duties’, rarely getting replaced. Can you imagine the consequences of a fire breaking out...

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Working from home has become a far more common phrase since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, it is a great provision, cutting fuel costs and time wasted commuting every day. Some of us are even more productive at home if you can minimize distractions! In fact, according to official statistics, the number of people working from home in the UK has more than doubled between 2019 and 2020.  In the office, your health and safety was carefully managed. With the huge increase in home working, the number of accidents that are less likely to happen in the...

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The carriage of dangerous goods by road in the United Kingdom is carefully regulated by 2 pieces of legislation: The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDG regs) The EC agreement “Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises dangereuses par route" – known as the ADR regulations. The regulations set out a set of guidelines for all vehicles carrying substances or goods classified as hazardous, including guidelines on providing adequate fire protection equipment such as fire extinguishers. So what is meant by a ‘hazardous’ load?  Hazardous substances are classified as any of the following:...

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  Water Fire Extinguishers Infographic Water fire extinguishers are a great choice for a huge variety of applications.But do you know the limitations of a water fire extinguisher? Do you know exactly how water fire extinguishers work? Do you know some of the environmental benefits of water fire extinguishers?Find out the answers to these questions - and much more - in our helpful infographic. It's free to download - just click the link below. https://mailchi.mp/913821c5de7b/water-fire-extinguisher-infographic-download

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    Fire extinguishers are extremely important.  As vital life safety equipment, they save countless lives every year.  As with most life safety equipment, fire extinguishers must be regularly maintained, but don’t forget they can get damaged!  A damaged fire extinguisher might not work as expected, potentially putting lives at risk. We discuss the importance of using a fire extinguisher cabinet for better fire safety. Let’s think about where you need to place your fire extinguisher. There are a few questions we must ask: Is it outside? Cold winter can freeze an extinguisher, and rain can cause corrosion. Is it...

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