Disposable Face Shields

In pubs, receptions and public places staff frequently wear face masks covering nose and mouth to protect themselves and the public against the spread of airborne germs and viruses. This is usually sufficient to offer reasonable protection. However, what happens if a member of the public falls ill and the member of staff has to provide support or even first aid?

Disposable face shield protects against  airborne germs, bacteria, and viruses.
Disposable face shield protects against airborne germs, bacteria, and viruses

A face mask on its own is not sufficient protection if the ill person coughs or sneezes. Droplets could easily infect the first aider through their eyes or where the mask does not fully seal around the mouth and nose. In such cases a face shield is required. However, in places of work where there are multiple staff members it is impractical to store hard plastic face shields for such an emergency. The risk of cross-contamination is just too high and these hard plastic face shields need periodical sanitising to ensure they stay safe to use. Safelincs’ disposable face shields provide the ideal solution. They can be stored flat and can be rapidly deployed in an emergency. They offer a good field of vision, protect the entire face and do not slip even when kneeling down or moving rapidly.

After use they can simply be disposed of without having to clean them, preventing the risk of cross infection and spreading viruses such as COVID-19. They are supplied in packs of 20 and are very economic starting from £0.30 per shield. Please contact Safelincs if you have any questions or would like to trial these shields. Telephone 0800 612 6537 or email 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.

Safelincs Supplying New Nightingale Hospitals

Over the last few days and weeks we have supplied a number of the new Nightingale Hospitals with essential firefighting equipment and evacuation equipment, usually within very short delivery time frames. To enable a dedicated articulated lorry to collect equipment for the Nightingale Hospital in Cardiff we arranged a special collection and opened specifically for this over the Easter Bank Holiday. We also had to hit tight deadlines to get fire safety equipment to Portsmouth to meet a boat supplying the Nightingale Hospital in Jersey. We are very proud to be part of the nationwide effort to fight the virus and it goes without saying that we heavily discounted the products for the NHS, as we do not want to profiteer from this emergency.

As an essential business, Safelincs is carefully balancing the supply of life-protecting safety equipment with making sure that we protect the health of our staff and keep risks of contracting and spreading Covid-19 as low as possible. We have put a multitude of safety measure in place, such as daily temperature checks and single occupancy of offices as well as social distancing measures in our warehouse and the introduction of split shifts of staff who never come into contact with each other. Out of our 60 staff members, we only have 21 staff spread out over our large 78,000sqf offices and warehouses and 14 staff working from home. We have also implemented extra daily routines for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and door handles and meetings take place over Zoom.

It has been a humbling experience to see every staff member pull together, coping with the sometimes burdensome safety measures.

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.

Providing fire safety cover across a large office estate

Safelincs has been engaged by a leading global specialist recruitment group to annually service fire extinguishers across its estate of more than 100 UK offices. In addition, Safelincs will carry out checks on the emergency lights and fire alarm systems across all sites twice a year.

Any organisation welcoming clients to its premises must ensure that it has the most effective fire precautions in place.

The recruitment group was happy to engage Safelincs who make servicing fire extinguishers effortless and affordable with a clear pricing structure and no hidden costs. BAFE certified service technicians will carry out annual servicing in accordance with BS 5306 and provide all relevant documentation.

“Safelincs were very professional and provided very competitive costings,” commented a company representative. “They supplied us with good plan of how the service would be implemented, leaving us confident in the knowledge that our fire safety requirements were fully managed.”

If you would like Safelincs to service your fire safety equipment, please visit our website or ring our friendly servicing team on 0800 612 4827.

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 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.

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.

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.

Increasing global fire safety sales

As Britain looks to secure more global business beyond Europe, Safelincs is happy to report that it is growing its international trade. Safelincs has for years been actively selling across the world with about 5 to 10% of turnover generated overseas.  Safelincs operates internationally with websites and teams in France, Ireland, Germany and Italy. We also offer an international distribution service for global companies. For example, Safelincs recently distributed smoke/CO alarms to 50000 recipients on behalf of one the world’s largest holiday operators to Asia, Europe and Africa. The largest part of our exports is, however, generated by our team of international sales specialists based at our headquarters in Alford, UK. International customers receive a personalised service with all their legal and transport requirements taken care off. We offer Certificates of Origin, exclusivity statements, we support VAT refund for ex-works orders, accept LoC, can quote in GBP, USD or Euro and offer specialist dangerous goods handling and shipping for pressurised vessels (extinguishers, gas containers etc), ionisation smoke alarms and so on.

These international orders have accelerated since June 2016 due to the drop of the cost of Pound Sterling against USD and Euro, making Safelincs’ products very competitive. This is particularly benefiting UK-manufactured products. Here some examples of Safelincs’ export sales:

A leading fire safety and security services provider in Saudi Arabia recently bought UK-manufactured evacuation chairs. These evacuation products provide safe evacuation of mobility-impaired persons in case of emergencies.

A major supplier of electricity in the Maldives purchased UK-manufactured rotationally-moulded fire extinguisher cabinets. These rugged cabinets are robust, built to last and can hold two extinguishers up to 9 litre/kg size. Corrosion- and shatter-proof, they offer important features, including the ability to be wall, floor, post or vehicle mounted and can be provided with key lock as well as an battery-operated alarm.

A supplier of lighting fixtures and electrical equipment based in Qatar bought 50 panic bolt locks. These devices secure external fire exit doors against burglary without jeopardising a safe escape in an emergency.

If your company also wishes to benefit from Safelincs’ international supply, please fill in our contact form on our international page or email international@safelincs.co.uk to receive dedicated quotes and information from our team.

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.

Project Shout launch 2017

This week sees Project Shout, a national awareness campaign highlighting the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, launch its 2017 campaign.

Research carried out by Project Shout reveals that the suspected cases of CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning are ten times higher than previously thought. This means that a staggering 2500 cases of CO poisoning occur each year across England and Wales alone.

CO poisoning can have severe long term effects on health and causes around 50 deaths a year. Spreading awareness of the danger of this deadly gas is the ethos of Project Shout. Rob Lyon, campaign director for Project SHOUT, said: “These numbers are very concerning and highlight the fact that we need to do more to tackle the dangers of carbon monoxide and raise awareness of the symptoms.”

It is estimated that a staggering 40 million people are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. This deadly gas cannot be smelt, seen or tasted. The only way to protect yourself is by having a CO alarm in your home. An alarm should be installed in every room where a fuel burning appliances is fitted. Carbon monoxide is produced from the incomplete combustion of a fossil fuel such as coal, gas, oil and wood.

Safelincs proudly supports Project Shout and is offering up to 33% discount on selected CO alarms. Make sure you are protected today.

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.