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Staff Fire Safety Training – The Basics

Fire safety in the workplace is important. Make sure you protect your business with staff fire safety training. We’ve outlined the basics you need to know.

You need to provide staff fire safety training when:

  • They are first employed
  • Their risks change or increase (caused by changes such as their job role)
  • Working practice is changed
  • New systems, tools, product or substance is used
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Water, foam, powder, Co2 and Halon fire extinguishers

How to choose a type of fire extinguisher

What is a fire class?

A fire’s class tells you what fuel is being burnt.
• Class A: Ordinary combustibles (wood, paper, cloth, rubber, plastics)
• Class B: Flammable liquids (oil, petrol, gasoline, greases)
• Class C: Flammable gases (gas, propane, hydrogen)
• Class D: Combustible metals (magnesium, titanium, etc)
• Class E: Electrical fires
• Class F: Cooking fats, oils and electrical equipment

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Car on fire in a car park

Preventing Car & Vehicle Fires

Keep it secure

You won’t be surprised to hear that the majority of vehicle fires are intentionally set to cover up crimes, such as car theft.

For this reason, the best thing you can do is to keep your car secure.

Remember your driving theory test? Don’t forget what you learned:

1. Park your car on your drive, in a garage or in a well-lit area
2. Keep anything valuable locked in your boot, out of sight
3. Close all windows and the sun roof when you leave your car
4. Never forget to lock your car door, even at petrol stations
5. Invest in extra security devices, such as a steering lock

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Christmas Fire Safety in London!

Category : Fire Safety Blog

Christmas in London is a magical time! The decorated streets of Oxford Street, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and the huge tree in Trafalgar Square amongst many other attractions never fail to impress! However, in these festive times, it is important to remember to be aware, safe and not get complacent in regards to fire safety in your own home! Over the last few years fire-fighters in London have attended over 300 fires on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day lets make sure you are not one of them! We have compiled some of the safety tips that the London City Fire Brigade have announced that you should ensure you follow.

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