The hidden Fire Hazards of Aerosols: How to Stay Safe

Aerosol cans are ubiquitous in our daily lives, found in products ranging from hairspray to cleaning supplies. While these products are incredibly convenient, they come with hidden dangers, particularly the risk of fire. Understanding these risks and knowing how to mitigate them is essential for maintaining a safe environment at home or work. In this…

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Rapid Bracket by Ampac

Compatible with more ceiling types and a larger variety of detectors, the Rapid Bracket®‘s ultra-fast installation time reduces costs significantly and eliminates the need for unsightly access hatches while leaving a modern, aesthetically pleasing finish. Constructed from ultra high-heat resistant engineering polymers and ultra-lightweight anodized aluminium, the Rapid Bracket® weighs just 1.2kg in its tallest form.…

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Preparing for a Fire Officer visit

Here in Ireland we have 30 fire services managed at local authority level. The staff of these fire services operate 220 fire stations across the country and are made up of full-time professional fire fighters and retained part-time staff. Under the provisions of the Fire Services Acts 1981 and 2003, authorised inspectors from the fire…

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Expert Brief: Requirements of Irish Standard 291:2015 Portable Fire Extinguishers

Irish Standard 291 which governs the selection, commissioning, installation, inspection and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers was revised in 2015. We outline the key requirements here:   Competent Person Inspection Frequency At least every 12 months More frequently where the environment, risks or other factors dictate so.   User Inspection At least every month (recorded…

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Geofire Salamander Fire Door Closer and Holder

Salamander opens the door to fully compliant wire-free fire door safety Geofire’s Salamander range of radio controlled fire door safety products have all the benefits of hard-wired electromagnetic door retainers and closers, but as the range’s devices are wire-free, they are quick and easy to install, saving time, installation costs and disruption to a building’s…

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