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It’s what we do — why I work for Fireco

We’re a bit different at Fireco. Like any business, we want to be credible and we want to be trustworthy and professional, BUT, we also know that you can’t spend 40+ hours every week with the same people without being yourself and having fun.

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Fire industry groupthink

To test if a diamond is real, try it on a mirror and it will scratch. People believed this long after Zirconium paste was shown to be equally able to pass the infallible test. It astonishes me how susceptible we are to psychological bias.

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Fire doors — thugs of health and safety

Maybe in prehistoric times cavemen used fire to protect themselves from dinosaurs but instead sustained more burns than protection. Perhaps in the Bronze Age more people were injured digging up flint than injured by the arrows they made from it.

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Fire safety fines for students

Students are a high-risk group when it comes to fire. Did you know that 81% of students undertake activities that increase the risk of fire in their accommodation?

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Most confusing fire signs

Do you know where the fire exit is? Fire exit signs form an important part of your emergency escape plan. They should be clearly visible and provide the quickest route to exit the premises. They save lives in an emergency. But what if fire signs aren’t...

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Five unusual fire escapes

Every building should have emergency exit routes and fire exits, otherwise known as the ‘means of escape.’ Here are the 5 most unusual fire escapes.

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When is a fire alarm not a fire alarm?

There are ten million deaf and hearing impaired people in the UK. That’s a huge amount of people that struggle to recognise a fire alarm. One in six people whose needs, frankly, are left wanting. But why?

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Software thingy car scandal

The current frenzy about cars artfully dodging emissions regulations is synthesized.  Made up. People in the industry (I bet) have been rolling their eyes and saying that they have known it for decades.

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What is the real cost of fire?

In 2015 a London hotel owner received a massive fine of £230,000, plus a four month prison sentence for huge fire safety breaches, including missing fire doors, no fire risk assessment and fire doors tied open using string and an extinguisher used as a wedge.

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The most shocking false fire alarms uncovered!

The fire alarm goes off and you immediately leave the building to safety. The fire brigade arrives with two fire engines to investigate the emergency situation which turns out to be — a slice of burnt toast. Perhaps you have encountered this situation.

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Car smothered with sticky notes

If animals were types of communication, the gazelle might be the tweet, an SMS a sweet little humming bird, an HMRC letter a rhinoceros (thick skinned and charges a lot) and a posted paper letter the most ancient dinosaur anybody can think of. Faxes might...

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Fire safety — has your hotel got it covered?

Did you know that around 42% of hotels in England fail to meet satisfactory standards in their fire inspection? In June 2015, David Schofield, owner of the Park Hotel in Paignton was fined £9,274 and sentenced to six months imprisonment for severe fire safety breaches.

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Is your fire door safe or life threatening?

Fire doors protect lives. Regulations state they need to be kept closed. Wedging open fire doors is a risk which can result in devastating consequences. Here are some common examples that make a fire door useless.

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Five fire safety fails

Wedging open fire doors poses a huge risk in the event of a fire as it allows fire and smoke to spread rapidly throughout the building. To avoid a heavy fine or a fire at your residence, here are a few safety fails to which other premises have fallen victim!

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How fresh air creates happier classrooms

Did you know that children breathe more air than adults? That means they are more likely to be affected by any contaminants in the air. School pupils can feel tired and unwell if there isn’t enough fresh air coming into the classroom.

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What’s the secret to happier staff and guests?

A lack of fresh air increases air pollutants which can lead to headaches, fatigue and eye and throat irritation. Clearly, this is undesirable for guests and staff. Fresh air prevents pollutants and reduces the risk of guests and staff feeling groggy, hot and unwell.

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Are your students alert and happy or plain drowsy?

One of the major concerns on what impacts children’s performance in education is their school environment. Adequate indoor air quality depends on effective ventilation which provides cool, clean air and removes the build-up of pollutants.

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Are you allergic to your work?

In 2013/14, an estimated 1.2 million people in the UK suffered from an illness they believed was caused by work. You wake up in the morning, you feel well. You get to work and you sneeze and cough all day. Do you ever feel like your place of work is making you ill?

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Is your hotel fresh and airy or hot and stuffy?

In hotels, one of the most common complaints are rooms that are too hot with windows that can’t be opened, warm and stuffy communal areas especially when the weather is very hot outside. Is air conditioning enough to keep the air fresh and to keep your hotel comfortable?

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What does your care home feel like?

The average person consumes 2kg of food and water and breathes out approximately 1,200 litres of carbon dioxide every day. With that in mind — how does that then affect the air quality of where we spend a lot of our time and how important is ventilation?

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