Grenfell Tower – What will YOU change?

As the dust begins to settle following the heart-breaking tragedy at Grenfell Tower, there remain many questions to answer, and no doubt it will be months before we have all the answers we need to make the changes we must make as a country. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with all those directly affected by this catastrophe.

Aside, however, from all the political implications, social discussions and the big question of culpability, we should all take this as a wake-up call in our organisations in relation to fire safety.

Yes, it really could happen to our people. What are we doing to reduce that risk?


So, where do you start your review of your fire safety strategy? The only place to start is with your Fire Risk Assessment. Dig it out, (hopefully you’ve got one – it’s a legal requirement!) and put aside some time to read through it carefully.

Ask yourself:
1)    Are there any outstanding actions which you need to complete?
2)    Are you doing everything that your Fire Risk Assessment says you do?
3)    Have you made any assumptions which need revisiting?
4)    Have there been any changes in the building, your processes or your people which could impact your fire safety arrangements?
5)    Are you keeping up with your testing and maintenance programmes? Are you maintaining records?
6)    Are you up to date with staff training and fire drills?
7)    Have you a sufficiently robust paper trail to prove that you are meeting your legal obligations?
8)    Do you need the help of a professional to answer any of the above questions?


When you’re done, you’ll need to document your Review and draw up a new Action Plan to address any of the concerns that you have raised. It is highly likely that you will want to ask for further advice or support, so feel free to give us a call on 0330 7000 777 or drop us a line.

There’s nothing wrong with not knowing the answers; there is everything wrong with not asking for help!

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Posted on June 26, 2017

Important Battery Safety Announcement: Please use recommended batteries!

It has come to our notice that some D Cell alkaline batteries being used by customers as replacements in Howler Alarms are faulty and are causing damage and non-function due to leakage and corrosion.

We recommend the use of either GP Super or Duracell Industrial batteries in our Howler GoLink alarms to ensure the most efficient performance and longest battery life.
 

Posted on May 22, 2017

Flexibility at its best: the revolutionary mobile Howler FirePost!

With more options than you can shake a stick at, the Howler Fire Post range is sure to meet your particular site requirements, whether you need maneuverability, higher security, site alarms or simply a highly visible location for your fire extinguishers and site plan.  About the only thing it doesn't have is a coffee machine (well, you could if you wanted...!)

  • high quality, anti-scratch signage
  • large, easy to roll wheels
  • comfy grip handles
  • correct centre of gravity ensures stability
  • choice of extinguisher brackets, basket or locking cabinet
  • site plan holder with anti-scratch cover
  • choice of Howler site alarms - stand alone or linking to others on site
  • modular design enables the Fire Post to evolve with your changing needs
  • compact - fits through a standard doorway

Watch the FirePost in action and check out the range and full spec HERE. If you want us to talk you through it, or give advice, either call us on +44 (0)330 7000 777 or click HERE to visit our 'contact us' page. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you!

 

Posted on May 18, 2017

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