Fire Safety Act 2021 – What Has Changed?

Multi-Occupancy Buildings, FireCare Security & Electrical

New legislation within the Fire Safety Act 2021 means that property managers and housing associations are now more responsible than ever before to conduct fire risk assessments to ensure the safety of their residents.

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Fire Safety Blunder Risks Lives of Residents Living in ‘Death Trap’ Flats in Southampton

The importance of thorough fire risk assessment procedure was highlighted recently in Southampton when an unclear report left residents at risk. Fire safety in multi-occupancy buildings is a task which should be undertaken by an individual with competence and experience, such as our expert assessors at FireCare. The importance of thorough fire risk assessment procedure was highlighted recently in Southampton when an unclear report left residents at risk. Fire safety in multi-occupancy buildings is a task which should be undertaken by an individual with competence and experience, such as our expert assessors at FireCare. Failure to properly record and mitigate the risk of fire in a fire risk assessment could lead to severe damage, loss of property and in the worst case scenario, loss of lives.
Earlier this year, an inspection uncovered that Cranleigh House in Westwood Road, Southampton, was littered with fire safety defects that had not been addressed in a fire risk assessment.

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We’ve Moved!

New Premises, FireCare

Following several years of steady growth and expansion, we are pleased to announce our move to larger warehouse and office premises in City Grove Industrial Estate, Eastleigh.  

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Fire Safety and Security at Christmas

Office Fire Safety and Security at Christmas

It’s been a challenging year, but before heading off to enjoy your Christmas, it’s important to give a little bit of thought to the potential fire and security risks to your premises. We’ve created a handy guide to help keep your premises safe from fire and burglary this festive season.

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Sector Focus – Fire Safety in Offices

With the day to day running of your office and other pressing responsibilities taking up most of your time, fire safety is understandably not a priority. At FireCare, we can take care of your office’s fire safety and compliance on your behalf, giving you peace of mind that your premises are protected against fire.

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What are the Different Types of Fire Alarm Systems?

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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Fire Safety fines have rocketed since Grenfell tragedy

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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Tax-Free Year for Electric Company Cars in 2020

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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Fire Safety in Schools and Colleges

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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Are YOUR Fire Safety signs putting lives at risk?

fire door sign

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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