Wired or Wireless Fire Alarm: Which one Is better?

Wired or Wireless Fire Alarm: Which one Is better?

Wired or Wireless Fire Alarms: What to Choose?  Should you get a wired or a wireless fire alarm system installed? Both have pros and cons, so choosing the right one might be a bit of a challenge. To help you make an informed decision, the fire alarm experts, here at...
Who is responsible for completing a fire risk assessment?

Who is responsible for completing a fire risk assessment?

Who is responsible for completing a fire risk assessment? A fire risk assessment (FRA) is a legal requirement for any business that has more than 5 employees. Carrying out a fire risk assessment falls under the duties and responsibilities of the “responsible...
Fire Extinguisher Colours and Uses

Fire Extinguisher Colours and Uses

FIRE EXTINGUISHER COLOURS & WHAT FIRES THEY EXTINGUISH In the UK, there are five fire extinguisher colours: Red, Cream, Blue, Black and Yellow but what do those colour codes mean? Read along to find out!  Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005,...
Heat Detectors vs Smoke Detectors: Which One Do You Need?

Heat Detectors vs Smoke Detectors: Which One Do You Need?

If you’ve suddenly found yourself in charge of fire safety and all the different types of fire detection systems have you feeling confused, then you’d probably want to know if you need to have heat detectors or smoke detectors, or maybe both. So, let’s talk about both...
Everything You Need to Know About Manual Call Points (MCP)

Everything You Need to Know About Manual Call Points (MCP)

There’s always something new you can learn to improve your fire safety knowledge and today we’ll look at yet another key element of your fire detection system – the manual call points (MCP) used to activate your fire alarm. From what they actually do and where...
Everything you need to know about carbon monoxide detectors (CO)

Everything you need to know about carbon monoxide detectors (CO)

CO2 poisoning can be not only harmful but deadly, so having a carbon monoxide alarm installed could potentially save your life in case of a CO leak. Carbon monoxide detectors work the same way as a smoke detector or a heat detector, in the sense that it sounds an...
Fire alarm vs smoke detector: What’s the difference?

Fire alarm vs smoke detector: What’s the difference?

You’ll hear the words fire alarm and smoke detector used interchangeably but the reality is that the two are quite different. But why? you might think. After all, both of them make a noise if they detect fire, right? Well, not really. Read along to find out what’s the...
How to conduct a fire alarm test right

How to conduct a fire alarm test right

How to conduct a fire alarm test: Procedure, Info & Tips  Ah, those pesky weekly fire alarm tests at work, don’t we all know them to be a constant part of work- life? Let’s be honest – most people think of the fire alarm test as a nuisance and often...
Smoke Detectors: UK Comprehensive Guide

Smoke Detectors: UK Comprehensive Guide

Smoke Detectros: Types, Uses and Benefits Smoke detectors can be found in both residential and commercial buildings across the UK and they are essential to the fire safety of your property. Below we’ll discuss the different smoke detector types, how they work and...