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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...
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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...
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Are YOUR Fire Safety signs putting lives at risk?

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...
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The Benefits of Low Energy Lighting for Businesses

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...
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Fire Safety in Hotels: A Burning Issue

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...
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The Importance of Good Fire Training

Ensuring that your employees know how to act in the event of a fire and that they understand the precautions and procedures needed to prevent fires is vital for all businesses. Basic Fire Awareness Training Basic fire awareness training teaches your employees basic safety and survival protocols in the event...
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FireCare, Security & Electrical Support Local Scout Group Following Fire

Earlier this year, Darren, Debbie and the team here at FireCare were saddened to learn that a local Scout hut had been destroyed, leaving more than 100 young Scouts and Guides without a place to meet. The 19th Itchen North Scout Group in Thornhill, Southampton, was broken into and a...
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Fire Safety – Could trying to save a few £££ land you and your staff in prison?

Most business owners know that any organisation employing 5 or more people is obliged by law to complete a written Fire Risk Assessment on an annual basis. But what a lot of business owners don’t realise, is that if that Fire Risk Assessment has not been completed by a competent...
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The Importance of a Fire Risk Assessment

Did you know that forgoing a fire risk assessment completed by a competent individual could potentially prove to be the difference between life and death?  In the event of a fire, not having the right fire safety equipment installed in the right places on your premises can pose a big...
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We’re Now NICEIC Approved Contractors!

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...
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