All businesses and organisations have to maintain fire safety logbooks to record their regular equipment tests and findings. Just to give one example, fire extinguishers have to be visually inspected on a monthly base, serviced yearly and refilled usually after five years (except, of course, the service free P50 fire extinguishers). Fire alarms have to be tested and serviced as well and the list of fire safety equipment requiring regular servicing just goes on and on. Most inspections will be on different dates, so keeping track of your compliance can be a real challenge. If your company is spread over multiple sites, the challenge becomes even more daunting. Multiple members of staff will be involved in the compliance checking and will have to report their data to a central office.
Safelincs has developed a FREE online multi-user fire safety logbook which not only allows the recording of maintenance across multiple sites but also manages a reminder system for all people involved. The system supports the Responsible Person in the central office with an insight into the overall fire safety recording status. The fire safety logbook will hold all the data for you, however, a backup copy can be printed out at any time. And best of all – this service is entirely free! To use this online fire safety logbook visit our website.
Just a month after it purchased a P50 service free fire extinguisher from Safelincs, Abbey Metal Recycling called it into action.
Late one afternoon at the end of April, a member of staff was cutting a sub-frame with a disc cutter. A spark ignited a pool of oil on the surface of water inside a gully pot which drains into an inceptor tank. Within seconds a small fire broke out, but it was quickly extinguished using the powder P50. There was no damage to the gully pot or drain gate and nobody was injured.
Abbey Metal Recycling is a family owned and operated metal recycler based in Cinderford in Gloucestershire. With over forty years’ experience in the metal recycling business, it has earned a strong reputation within the industry for its dependable service.
The company purchased the P50 as it is an appliance which, due to the nature of its manufacture, requires only an annual check by a member of its own staff rather than a costly yearly visit from an external extinguisher engineer. All the components in the P50’s construction are non-corroding and this, together with a ten year warranty, make it an attractive proposition for the environment in which it is utilised by a recycling company.
Furthermore, Abbey Metal Recycling benefited from Safelincs’ free replacement / repair policy for all fire safety items sold by Safelincs which are utilised or damaged in a fire situation. Abbey’s P50 was therefore immediately replaced free of charge.
After about a year delay, Cardiac Science has finally started delivering the new G5 defibrillator to replace, over time, the very successful G3 model. The Powerheart G3 had for a long time been the best selling of all our defibrillators.
The New G5
With an impressive 8 year warranty, Rescue Ready self-test technology and real-time CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) feedback for invaluable guidance, it’s understandable why the Powerheart G5 AED CPRD defibrillator is regarded as the next generation of defibrillation equipment.
Whether you are a healthcare professional or someone with minimal first aid training, responding to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can be a daunting experience. The Powerheart G5 offers ease of use as well as voice and text prompts, helping to guide and calm the rescuer throughout the defibrillation process.
Featuring an integrated sensor device, the G5 assesses the CPR performance given by the rescuer and provides real-time feedback to ensure the correct compression depth and rhythm is achieved. This innovative technology also extends to assessing the patient’s therapy needs, delivering a shock at the necessary energy level, and automatically detecting when paediatric pads are in use. This defibrillator coaches and works with you to give the victim the best chances of survival.
Defibrillators are life-saving devices and it is important that they remain in full working order at all times. To assist with this, the G5 has ‘Rescue Ready’ self check technology, performing regular tests on all main AED components including the battery, hardware, software and pads and provides visible green LED confirmation that the G5 has passed these tests.
Safelincs is committed to providing our customers with the best possible service and value for money. For further information on the Cardiac Science range, please contact our Customer Service Team on: 0800 612 6537
Emergency lighting is essential in most businesses, providing an immediate secondary source of light in the event of a power failure. When selecting emergency lighting you will, however, come across confusing terms such as maintained, non-maintained and switchable emergency lights. Our short video explains the differences in an easily understood way.
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To emphasise the advantages of the P50 service free extinguishers to end users, Safelincs created a short promotional video demonstrating the benefits and cost savings of the extinguisher.
The P50 extinguishers:
- Do not require external service engineers. A simple annual visual inspection by the end user is sufficient
- Do not require a refill after five years, as the firefighting chemicals are guaranteed for ten years
- Can even be refurbished after ten years to give another ten year life
These extinguisher also help to reduce your carbon footprint, save time and even space, as the superior ratings mean that less P50 units are required to cover a building when compared to traditional extinguishers.
With rising costs in care for the elderly and Government cut backs to services for those with medical and learning difficulties, many families are looking for solutions that will help promote independent living. Recognising the kitchen as the area most at risk of fire in the home, Finnish manufacturer, Innohome, has developed the Stove Guard intelligent self-learning heat sensor that actively PREVENTS an electric cooker fire from igniting.
Constantly monitoring the cooker top temperature and its rate of rise, the Innohome Stove Guard acts as soon as a hazardous situation is detected. As well as sounding an audible alarm, the Stove Guard heat sensor sends a wireless signal to a control unit, discreetly fitted behind the cooker, which cuts the cooker’s electricity supply off. This innovative technology not only acts before the formation of dangerous smoke levels but also stops a fire from igniting.
Unlike traditional heat alarms, the Innohome Stove Guard has many features and benefits to accommodate the user’s needs. To avoid false alarms, the heat sensor has an ability to learn the user’s cooking styles by reducing its sensitivity during normal cooking conditions. Its safety features include an intelligent timer, alarm removal detection as well as smoke, CO and gas alarm recognition, all of which trigger the control unit to switch off the cooker’s electricity supply.
Boasting an impressive 15 year sensor working life and 5 year warranty, the Innohome Stove Guard provides our customers with value for money as well as peace of mind. For more information on how the Innohome Stove Guard can benefit you and your loved ones, please visit our dedicated Innohome approved supplier website at www.safelincs.co.uk/innohome.