London Fire Risk Assessments would like to wish all their clients and suppliers a Fabulous Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

It’s the season to be jolly but lets take a few moments out to think of people that are less fortunate. 

There are so many people that may need our help – lonely neighbours, families looking after loved ones that are sick, our homeless.

Please help London Fire Risk Assessment in supporting one wonderful charity the Royal Trinity Hospice wpoynnm. They have released a single ‘Say It In The Living Years’ sang by the London Hospices Choir and featuring Paul Carrack to celebrate their 125th Birthday.

The challenge is to make this superb song No 1 in the charts.

The Royal Trinity Hospice touched our hearts many years ago whilst looking after a family member. All the Staff are angels and it’s the most beautiful caring place to end your day. There are so many Hospices that provide the same wonderful environment and are rarely acknowledged for their work – until we need them.

Help us help them achieve their goal and get to No. 1 – All funds are in aid of London Hospices – just visit iTunes or Amazon and search for London Hospices Choir.

Thank you

Getting ready for the festive season! Time to test those Christmas Tree lights!!!

It’s the season to be jolly ……….. time to get your home ready for the festivities.

Don’t take any risks, your family is too important to take chances, check the Christmas Tree lights before you put them up!!

How old are they? Do they have any signs of overheating? Are the wires showing any cracks or breaks? If so it’s time to replace them!

If you are a Property Management Company or a Residents Association and you want to decorate your Entrance Hall to your blocks of Flats – Check your Fire Risk Assessment for the premise as it may not allow extra Fire Loading on the means of escape. It you decide to go ahead check the lights – it may be cheaper in the long run to replace them!

Make sure the position of the Christmas Tree is not obstructing the means of escape and the Tree is not adjacent to any heaters.

For further Fire Safety advice contact London Fire Risk Assessments – we have a jolly bunch of Elves waiting for your call!!! 01689 890879

Please do remember the 5th of November ……… Firework Night!!! Find your organised Firework display and enjoy the fun!

London Fire Brigade has designed a map, listing free and ticketed events taking place across London until 6th Novemberclick here for more information.

Last year the London Fire Brigade attended 72 fires on the 5th November the lowest ever recorded – lets make it less in 2016!!

Fireworks and the law

  • Did you know It is an offence for anyone under the age of 18 to possess fireworks in public places and an offence for anyone, other than a firework professional, to possess professional display fireworks.
  • Did you know it is illegal to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am.

Firework safety code

  • Only buy fireworks marked with the British Standard Kitemark BS7114
  • Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box and always follow the instructions carefully when using them
  • Light them at arms length using a taper and stand well back
  • Never go back to them once they are lit. Even if a firework hasn’t gone off, it could still explode
  • Never throw fireworks and never put them in your pocket
  • Respect your neighbours – don’t let off fireworks late at night and remember there are laws to follow
  • Take care with sparklers – never give them to children under five. Even when they have gone out they are still hot so put sparklers in a bucket of water after use
  • Keep your pets indoors throughout the evening

London Fire Risk Assessments wish you all a safe, fun Firework Night!!

It’s Halloween ……. time for scary tricks and spooky fun!!!! Keep your children safe and replace the candles with LED batteries lights.

The scary ticks and spooky fun is about to begins –  children love the dressing up and the trick or treating!!

Lets make it a safe night, just take a little time out to make sure that the environment you are creating for the children is a safe one. Remember a lot of the dressing up costumes are long and flowing and have labels stating ‘Keep away from Fire’ so having a real candle burning in a pumpkin may not be such a good idea.

Children get excited and dash around to capture the moment – if you are having a bbq to add to the occasion remember to have a Fire blanket near by – its better to be safe than sorry!

London Fire Risk Assessments wish you all a Happy Halloween – Enjoy the night but put your children’s safety first!!

Fires in London Purpose Built Blocks of Flat caused by unattended Cooking and Candles!

London Fire Brigades Incident page is an interesting read when it comes to identifying the cause of Fires in Residential Purpose Built Blocks of Flats. A good number of Fires are caused by unattended Cooking and Candles, so much so that the Brigade has issued advice to the Public. Click here to view.

Once a Fire takes hold it can move very fast so suitable compartmentation between Flats and Flats and the Communal area is imperative. A good Fire Door to the Entrance to the Flat is a must too. To ensure your Block of Flats are up to Standard check your Fire Risk Assessment as it will outline any deficiencies and will list any Fire Safety Actions needed to put things right.

A Fire Safety Emergency Plan is part of the Fire Risk Assessment for the Block of Flats and should be displayed in the Communal area it is essential that Residents are aware of the Emergency Plan. If you are required to leave your Flat you must move quickly and knowing your Means of Escape will help you evacuate quickly and calmly.

Check with your Management Company if you haven’t seen your Fire Risk Assessment or Emergency Plan – alternatively London Fire Risk Assessments can carry our a full Fire Safety Inspection and Audit and compile a Risk Assessment for you. Contact us now for free Fire Safety advice or to book a Fire Safety Inspection 01689 890879