Time to Change, Safelincs sign the pledge

Signing the “Time To Change” pledge is just one of the many steps that Safelincs have taken to make changes towards how people feel about mental health.

We have trained two Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) and have implemented a confidential system for staff to contact them and ask for support. We have also appointed a  Well-Being Team. This team of four staff are planning and implementing activities throughout the year that open up conversations about mental health.

Harry Dewick-Eisele, MD, and Stuart Baxter, Commercial Development Manager, signed the pledge to demonstrate that top management are taking the issue of mental health seriously. Harry Dewick-Eisele said ‘We want talking about mental health and any related issues to be as commonplace as talking about a cold or a broken leg’. All the management team at Safelincs are onboard with this initiative and we have an open door policy and staff can pop in to a manager’s office at any time to talk.

The “Time To Change”  website has lots of resources of which we have already used several, such as the Conversation Starter and handouts to get conversations going. We will be engaging staff in a number of activities over the year to ensure that talking about mental health becomes the norm at Safelincs.

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Angie Dewick-Eisele

H&S, HR & Marketing Manager

Angie has been our marketing manager since joining in 2002. She also has a keen interest in H&S issues.

Finally, fire and carbon monoxide protection for kitchens combined in just one alarm

The kitchen is one of the most dangerous rooms in a household, as cooking appliances are one of the most likely causes of accidental house fires. To detect a fire in a kitchen, heat alarms are usually installed. The kitchen, however, also contains a less well-known risk, carbon monoxide (or CO). Gas boilers are often located in the kitchen, alongside gas cookers and ovens, creating potential sources of carbon monoxide, this poisonous gas is a by-product of fossil fuels such as gas being burned. As this gas cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, a carbon monoxide alarm is the only way of detecting it, giving a loud warning sound if CO is detected.

Ei Electronics has now launched an excellent solution; a detector that deals with both risks in one unit. The Ei3028 combined heat and carbon monoxide detector can detects both of these potential dangers, warning occupants in the event of a fire or a CO leak in the kitchen.

Instead of having to install two separate alarms (a CO and a heat alarm), with the associated costs of an electrician and wiring, just one alarm needs to be installed. This gives a cost saving and also is more aesthetically pleasing as there is only one alarm on your ceiling.

This unique combined mains powered heat and CO alarm is fitted with a 10 year rechargeable lithium back-up battery, so will never require the replacement of batteries during its 10 year life. It features two different alarm sounds depending on which sensor has been triggered.

The Ei3028 alarm is part of a product family that covers all the risks in your house or flat. The range includes smoke, heat, carbon monoxide and combined smoke and heat detectors, all of which are compatible with previous models of Ei ranges. The SmartLINK module is also available which allows for hybrid interlinking (radio or hardwired) of up to 12 compatible devices.

Please visit our product pages for further information:

Or contact our friendly customer care team on freephone 0800 612 6537 or via support@safelincs.co.uk

Connor Storr

Connor Storr

Product Administrator

Connor is one of our product administrators. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to smoke alarms, and fire extinguisher products.

Safelincs is Expanding

Following the purchase of our 5.5 acre site in Alford last year significant refurbishment and expansion of existing office and warehouse space has taken place. One of our biggest renovation projects is just coming to an end. We needed to overhaul one of our 5 warehouses where the underside of the roof had been sprayed with asbestos. Starting at the end of April it took specialists until September to remove the asbestos layers by hand in hermetically sealed conditions to avoid any contamination of the environment. Once the all-clear was received by environmental inspectors, a new, energy-efficient roof was installed. The asbestos removal and the new roof were part funded with a LEADER grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, as Alford is covered by the Coastal Action Zone.

Once the rest of the warehouse renovation is completed by the end of December we will begin to assemble fire safety trolleys in the building. Shortly after, we will be starting to manufacture some of our fire safety products in the newly refurbished facility.

Safelincs has been growing at a rate of 30% year on year for the last 4 years. The increasing demand for our products has fuelled a recruitment spree and Safelincs has become one of the leading employers in the area.

If you would like to become part of our success story, please visit our job page or contact us on 0800 612 6537.

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Managing Director

MD and founder of Safelincs. Harry has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of all aspects of fire safety and related legislation.

Safelincs Sponsor Alford’s Under 10s Football Team

Safelincs are proud to announce that we are sponsoring Alford’s Under 10s football team through the forthcoming season. On Saturday the team were officially presented with their new, branded kit. The team have just finished their most successful season yet, winning 13 out of 18 games.

Angie Dewick-Eisele presents Ollie Willett with the new football kit

Angie Dewick-Eisele, Safelincs’ HR Manager, said “It was great to see the team play, they really showed talent for the game and great team spirit”. She went on to say “We are proud to be sponsoring the under 10s and we are really looking forward to following the team over the forthcoming season”.

Safelincs were approached by Ollie Willett, Team Manager, earlier in the year with a view to sponsoring the new kit. Ollie said “It is great to have a local company sponsor us. We are really grateful for the support and love our new kit”.

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Angie Dewick-Eisele

H&S, HR & Marketing Manager

Angie has been our marketing manager since joining in 2002. She also has a keen interest in H&S issues.

When to install FD30 and FD60 fire doors?

To answer this regularly asked question, one of Safelincs’ fire door assessors has created a short fire door help guide. It lists the main legal frameworks relating to fire doors and offers an easy-to-understand overview of applications for FD30 and FD60 fire doors.

We also have a library of help files in our fire door help section which offers further guidance:

Fire Door Help & Information

Fire Door Closers Overview

Types of Fire Door Retainers

Directory of Fire Door Installers

Nominal Fire Doors

Use of Existing Fire Door Frames

If you have very specific questions relating to fire doors, you can also discuss these on our fire safety forum where fire safety experts will answer your questions.

Safelincs also offers fire door assessments as well as the manufacture of standard and made-to-measure fire doors. We pride ourselves to be able to supply you with everything from information and advice to complete fire doors and all required fire door hardware.

If you would like to speak to our friendly fire door team, please ring 0800 612 4837

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Managing Director

MD and founder of Safelincs. Harry has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of all aspects of fire safety and related legislation.

Safelincs Sponsor National Boat CO Awareness Campaign

Spreading awareness about carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning among the boating community is important to protect boaters and to save lives. CO is a deadly gas created by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and wood and boaters are at risk where their fossil fuel appliances don’t burn properly or where CO fumes are blown back into boats. It is not possible to detect this deadly gas with human senses as it does not have any colour, taste or smell.

We are proud to to announce that Safelincs have teamed up with TBS Boats Ltd, one of the UK’s leading boat sellers, in support of their CO initiative and the national awareness campaign boatcosafe.uk.

‘Following a number of cases of CO poisoning on boats in recent years TBS Boats Ltd have decided to launch an initiative to fit a CO alarm to every boat we sell, new and used, free-of-charge, raising awareness with boat owners.’ said Dominic Smulders, Managing Director, TBS Boats Limited. He went on to sayWe are pleased to be supporting a national awareness campaign with boatcosafe.uk and have partnered with Safelincs, one of the UK’s largest fire safety retailers as one of the initiatives of this campaign.’

Safelincs have designed and printed awareness stickers that will be distributed to boat owners, highlighting the symptoms of CO poisoning, which can often be mistaken for a cold or flu as well as having a bespoke CO boat page on our website.

For more information visit www.safelincs.co.uk/bco

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Angie Dewick-Eisele

H&S, HR & Marketing Manager

Angie has been our marketing manager since joining in 2002. She also has a keen interest in H&S issues.

Agrippa Door Closer Provides Solution for Printing Company

Agrippa Free Swing Door CloserWhen East Coast Grafix, a printing company based in Lincolnshire, were replacing some of their fire doors they saw the ideal opportunity to look at how they could improve the movement of their staff within the building.

The main problem the company faced was passing through fire doors when carrying stock from one work area to another. The pull of the normal fire door closers made it difficult to move around the premises. Safelincs’ Agrippa Acoustic Free-Swing door closer gave East Coast Grafix the solution they were looking for. Chris Ashmore from East Coast Grafix said “This product is brilliant.” He went on to say “This is ideal for us as when carrying stacks of paper, the last thing you want is to have to open a spring loaded door and then it trying to close on you.” Staff at East Coast Grafix can now leave the door open at any angle, the fire door now feels and behaves like any other door.

The Agrippa not only gave Chris Ashmore a solution to his problem, it also ensures that he is meeting his legal obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Agrippa is a battery operated unit that can learn the specific sound of your fire alarm. When there is no alarm the door closer is dormant, causing no resistance to the user. On hearing your fire alarm the closer will activate, automatically closing the fire door, reducing the risk of a fire spreading and protecting the lives of the occupants and the premises. Agrippa Free-Swing door closers are CE Marked and approved to EN 1155 and EN 1154, they are also suitable for installations needing to comply with BS 7BS 7273-4.

For more information on the Agrippa Free-Swing door closer, or to talk to us about your specific requirements, call our knowledgeable team on 0800 612 6537 or email support@safelincs.co.uk

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Angie Dewick-Eisele

H&S, HR & Marketing Manager

Angie has been our marketing manager since joining in 2002. She also has a keen interest in H&S issues.

Consistent Emergency Lighting and General Lighting Design for Suspended Ceilings

Arrian Emergency LightSuspended ceilings offer sleek designs and cover unsightly facilities, however, they also make the placement of traditional emergency lighting difficult, especially when trying to maintain the clean flow of the ceiling. The very best solution is to have lighting panels and emergency lights in the same design and size, offering the same light output in normal operation.

Safelincs can offer Arrian, a new LED Suspended Ceiling Emergency Lighting Panel system. This product range consists of regular and emergency lighting panels that look identical and have the same 3800 lumen output in maintained non-emergency operation. This allows you to install matching lights in all of your suspended ceilings, using emergency fittings where necessary and regular light fittings elsewhere. The panels measure 595x595mm, fitting into standard suspended ceiling apertures.

The white, powder coated finish on the Arrian emergency light panels gives an attractive, neutral look that works well with any suspended ceiling. The emergency lights are available with a choice of either 270, 360 or 450 lumen output in emergency mode allowing you to choose the appropriate emergency light level to meet your specific needs.

These units are manufactured using high quality 4000K ‘cool white’ LEDs which have a lifecycle of over 36,000 hours, meaning these fittings offer an exceptional lifespan as well as being naturally energy efficient. They can also be installed as either a maintained or non-maintained fitting, providing further flexibility and value. There is even a version designed to work with slave lighting systems with a range of input voltages to meet your needs.

The quality of light emitted by the panels is also exceptional, with a CRI (Colour Rendering Index- the industry measurement for light quality) rating of 80+. This, together with the panel’s 3800 lumen output, ensures the light quality given out by these fittings is amongst the very best available.

With all of these benefits, plus the peace of mind given by Safelincs’ exclusive 5 year warranty, the LED Suspended Ceiling Emergency Lighting Panel system from Arrian has quickly become a popular choice for anyone looking for smart and economical lighting for modern offices.

For further information or to place an order visit our emergency lighting section, call us on 0800 612 6537 or get in touch via support@safelincs.co.uk.

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Managing Director

MD and founder of Safelincs. Harry has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of all aspects of fire safety and related legislation.

The New Dorgard SmartSound Fire Door Retainer

Dorgard SmartSound Fire Door RetainerSafelincs are pleased to announce the addition of the new Dorgard SmartSound from Fireco to our product range. Building on the success of the game-changing original Dorgard fire door retainer, the new Dorgard SmartSound offers all the benefits of the original, plus some new premium features.

The main upgrade included in the Dorgard SmartSound is the SmartSound system, which allows this version to differentiate between the sound of your fire alarm and other background noises. This makes the Dorgard SmartSound particularly suitable for premises with high levels of background noise, such as schools and nurseries.

However, this isn’t the only innovation to be found, the new generation also boasts a three year battery lifespan. This minimises maintenance of this important fire safety device, used to hold open fire doors legally. The plunger system has also been upgraded to include ‘anti-drag’ technology. This helps protect your floor from wear by automatically retracting the plunger if the door is pulled closed without your Dorgard having been released.

The original Dorgard is, of course, still available, however, if you are looking for a fire door retainer solution in a noisy environment, then the Dorgard SmartSound is the product for you.

Visit our pages if you’d like more details or to order your new Dorgard SmartSound, or alternatively contact one of our trained advisors on 0800 612 6537 or via support@safelincs.co.uk.

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Managing Director

MD and founder of Safelincs. Harry has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of all aspects of fire safety and related legislation.

Successful trade fair at London Build 2017 with Evacuation Chute

A huge number of visitors at the London Build 2017 show at the Olympia used the opportunity to test our Axel Thoms Escape Chute, a high-rise evacuation chute used for fire and emergency evacuations. It was great to see the support from Councils, architects, fire safety professionals and construction companies who took the time to find out more about the Axel Thoms Escape Chute, which can be used for buildings of up to 120m in height.

 

 

 

While not in use, the chute is invisible from the outside. It is stored in a box underneath the designated window. It can evacuate 15 people per minute and can be used without any waiting time between subsequent users. Inside the chute there is a helix spiral that controls the decent speed of users to a safe 2m per second and keeps users at a safe distance to each other. The chute can be used by adults, pregnant women, disabled people and children over 2 years, babies and toddlers can be carried by an adult during the safe descent.

The chute has been in production for 37 years. Thousands of the chutes have been installed worldwide and in the UK, with applications in housing, offices, government buildings, hotels, and as temporary evacuation cover on construction sites.

Each Axel Thoms Escape Chute installation is unique and to ensure that you are confident in how to use an escape chute before purchase, Safelincs offers free site surveys and can carry out test-installs with portable systems that can be installed quickly and without the use of fixings. On installation of your own Axel Thoms Escape Chute suitable anchor points underneath the inside of your window or on your roof top will be used.

If you would like to know more about the Axel Thoms Escape Chute or discuss your needs, please contact Safelincs on 0800 612 6537 and we will be happy to arrange a visit with you.

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Harry Dewick-Eisele

Managing Director

MD and founder of Safelincs. Harry has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of all aspects of fire safety and related legislation.