Fire alarms can be what makes the difference between a near miss and a disaster for your workplace or business premises. But as an employer, which fire alarm is right for your building? At FireCare, we know that you have enough on your plate, which is why we take care of choosing and installing your…

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A recent review of 200 cases brought under the Fire Safety Act 2005 has identified a 35% increase in fines resulting from breaches of the Fire Safety Order (FSO) since the 2017 Grenfell Tower tragedy. In particular, deficiencies in emergency exits and routes were found to be the most heavily penalised, and the area of…

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Welcome news for electric company car owners! In July, the government announced that, from April 2020, drivers of emissions-free electric company cars will pay zero benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax for a year (reduced from 2%), followed by 1% from April 2021 and 2% BIK from April 2022. BIK tax, also known as company car tax, is…

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It is essential that all organisations take their fire safety obligations seriously, but this is particularly true for schools and educational establishments, for whom effective fire risk assessments, fire prevention and fire safety are imperative given the vulnerability of children and teenagers. The large numbers of pupils and staff that are likely to be congregated…

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In the event of a fire or other emergency, fire exit signs help to lead people who are unfamiliar with their surroundings to safety. For employers and businesses to comply with current fire safety legislations, it is vital that correctly located and well positioned fire safety signage is displayed throughout buildings. Fire safety signs should…

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What is low energy lighting? LED lighting is an efficient, energy saving alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs and fluorescent (CFL) lighting. While LED bulbs produce the same amount of light as incandescent or fluorescent bulbs, they use far less energy (around 75% less than incandescent bulbs). What’s more, they emit very little heat, meaning that…

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Why are hotels particularly at risk of fire? Premises offering sleeping accommodation to multiple occupants are considered to be at high risk of fire, as this type of operation carries a high likelihood of carelessness and the accidental disabling of fire precautions.  Hotels, hostels, B&Bs and other types of guest accommodation are particularly at risk,…

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Following an extensive assessment process, we’re delighted to announce that we’re now officially accredited by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC), one of the leading regulatory bodies for the electrical contracting industry. The NICEIC Approved Contractor Scheme is aimed at electrical contractors undertaking design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical installations to…

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There are many things that businesses and offices need to have in place in order to be legal. The first requirement is that you have an up to date Fire Risk Assessment for the premises. You may well find that you have things like fire action notices, evacuation instruction, fire warden training and staff induction…

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