Order for UNICEF, Senegal

UNICEF, the United Nation’s advocate for children, is represented in 190 countries around the world. They carry out crucial work in eradicating child diseases such as Polio and are trying to stop female genital cutting in countries such as Senegal. Their international representations have of course to be protected against fire risk. This week we supplied a number of Modum fire escape ladders to UNICEF in Senegal to allow safe exit from buildings in an emergency.

Wherever our customers are, we will meet even your most difficult shipping requirements and product requests. We have a dedicated member of staff to organise your international shipments and dangerous goods allowing us to meet your requirements quickly.

Should you have any queries with regards to international shipments, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Which smoke alarm should you choose?

Once you have reached the decision to protect your home and it’s occupants from fire by purchasing smoke alarms the dilemma begins. Which alarm should you buy and where should you install it?

To help you overcome this dilemma we have produced a series of guides that will help to explain the different types of alarm and the most suitable place to install them. The guides have pictorial clarification as well as written and also an informative installation overview. We also have a guide for specific positioning information, such as how close alarms can be to the wall.

The development of these guides is the result of a customer comment on our customer questionnaire. We take all our customers and their comments seriously and strive to improve our services. We respond to our customer comments and let them know how we are going to improve our services as a result of their feedback.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us at support@safelincs.co.uk.

Survey Winner for March

Our customer survey winner for March was from Hertfordshire.

Customers are asked to fill out a customer survey questionnaire after purchasing from our website and each month a winner is selected at random. The lucky participant wins £25 worth of ‘Love2Shop’ vouchers.

‘Love2Shop’ is a highstreet gift voucher that is accepted by over 80 leading retailers with 20,000 stores nationwide. Shops include House of Fraser, WH Smith, HMV and New Look.

For your chance to win, simply place an order at www.safelincs.co.uk

Where were the alarms?

A customer of ours had recently moved house. The house had no existing smoke alarms installed, prompting the customer to order a series of interlinking smoke alarms to protect himself and his family. The alarms arrived and our customer decided to put the installation of the alarms off for a few days. After all, fires happen to other people, don’t they?

Over the Easter weekend he had family over and a box containing paper and other objects got placed on top of the electric hob. The hob was accidently turned on and the box smoldered and then ignited. The family were oblivious to the mounting smoke that was filling the kitchen and dining room as the box began to burn. It was only pure chance and luck that the fire was discovered before it began to spread.

This was a small fire but the smell from the smoke penetrated the walls and furniture and is still noticeable weeks after the event. Had our customer installed his smoke alarms when they arrived he would have been alerted to the smoke before it had filled two rooms.

This was a lucky escape; if you have not got working alarms installed in your house you may not be as lucky as he was. Please don’t leave it to chance, a fire can start in any of our homes at any time.

Couple saved by CO alarm

This week, another CO alarm, supplied by Safelincs Ltd on behalf of Kirklees Council, detected a carbon monoxide leak that resulted from a faulty gas fire appliance. The CO alarm began to sound, prompting the occupants to act and call out a service engineer who confirmed the CO in the air.

The gas fire was condemned as it was found to be producing the odourless poisonous gas, which could have rendered the occupants unconscious and potentially could have killed them.

A carbon monoxide leak can cause at first flu like symptoms, tiredness and a general feeling of being unwell. When undetected it can lead to unconsciousness and eventually death.

Benefits of LED Emergency Lighting

Bafe CertifiedSafelincs’ supplier of Emergency Lighting products has developed a full range of LED emergency lights to meet the future requirements for low energy, high efficiency and environmentally friendly emergency lights.

There are many advantages associated with LEDs, the main ones being reliability and longevity. A typical high-power LED will realise 10 years of maintenance free service when used for 12 hours every day, thus saving the maintenance costs of replacing 20 new filament lamps over the 10 year life span and the environmental cost of their disposal.

In addition, a 9W LED is now brighter than a 35W fluorescent and uses 75% less electricity, thus producing a cost saving in electricity consumption of up to £155.00 during its lifetime.

The small dimensions, low power consumption, higher luminous efficacy and low beam temperature of the LED allow many opportunities in design flexibility.

LEDs are the future for emergency lighting requirements. Start saving today and install LED emergency lights.

Clamp down on fire safety breaches

In 2009 London courts handed out fines of over £1m to companies, large and small, as well as to individuals due to breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.

These figures show that courts are taking any breaches of this order very seriously. In two cases people were even given jail sentences.

If you are responsible for fire safety in your company, make sure you take it as seriously as the courts, that way you won’t find yourself or your company punished with heavy fines to pay or jail sentences to serve.

For more information on this article go to  http://www.info4fire.com/news-content/full/london-pays-over-%C2%A31m-for-fire-safety-breaches

New French Safelincs Partner

From 1.6.2010 Safelincs in France will be represented by a new French distributor, Epsylone Sarl. Epsylone has over 5 years experience in fire safety products retail in France and  operates several fire safety websites. Epsylone will eventually retail most of Safelincs’ 1500+ different fire safety products through its own websites and retail channels as well as the Safelincs.fr website. The Safelincs.fr website is being re-designed to reflect the changed approach.