Safelincs team up with Evie Toombes, para show jumper and ambassador for hidden disabilities

Safelincs are proud to be able to help support Evie Toombes with her quest to fund a medical horse box. Evie is an inspirational teenager with spina bifida and is a para show jumper from Skegness, Lincolnshire. She is also an ambassador for hidden disabilities and visits schools to talk to children about her hidden disability in the hope that she will give confidence to other children to speak about their problems.

Over the past few years Evie’s condition meant that she was unable to tolerate food and as a result lost a lot of weight and now needs to be fed through a tube into her stomach. Her condition also affects her legs, bladder and bowel.

Evie and Daisy the Horse aka 'High Offley Business Centre'
Evie with Daisy aka ‘High Offley Business Centre’

Ill health and numerous hospital visits started to make it very difficult for Evie to continue to compete, so two years ago Evie embarked on a plan to fund a medical unit horse box which would give her the ability to go to shows with all her medical equipment.

‘Thank you for your support towards the purchase of my medical horse box, the security of having a vehicle that is safe and well equipped enough to deal with the current medical needs I face (that has landed me in hospital at least once a month every month for 15 months) is truly incredible.’ said Evie Toombes.

Riding gives Evie freedom from her health issues and the bond with her horse and ponies gives her a boost when she is feeling unwell. Evie has won several trophies. We wish Evie every success in her future competitions.

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Marketing Manager

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

Safelincs goes Solar

Installation of solar panels on Safelincs warehouse roofing
New solar panels installed on some of the Safelincs warehouse roofing

Making Safelincs a greener business has been one of our main initiatives since moving to the new site in December 2017. After investing into energy saving projects, such as the complete roll-out of LED lighting replacing fluorescent and sodium lights, Safelincs have now also made a huge investment into the installation of 1000sqm of solar PV panels, equating to a staggering 146kw of renewable energy.

‘We are very proud to be able to supply the business with our own green electricity.’ said Harry Dewick-Eisele MD, ‘Reducing our carbon footprint is important to us as a company and this is just one of many initiatives we are implementing’.

The solar panels are expected to cover most of Safelincs’ energy needs and will pave the way for future expansion and developments.

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Marketing Manager

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

Carbon Monoxide Alarm Alerts Campers

Kidde CO alarm with digital display
Kidde CO alarm with digital display

Carbon monoxide is deadly and the only way to detect it is with a carbon monoxide detector. Caroline Toombes found this out on a recent camping trip when she hooked up the generator on her new horse box living accommodation for the first time. Caroline said ‘we were happily enjoying our evening using the generator as we didn’t have a hook-up. Our carbon monoxide detector went off. It turned out to be fumes from the generator and showed the highest levels’. She went on to say ‘the alarm was a life saver, what if we hadn’t had it’.

It is important to remember that when camping, carbon monoxide is a real threat. If you are sleeping in a tent, caravan, mobile home or horse box living quarters, you are at risk. Not only are internal gas appliances a risk, wind can also blow carbon monoxide fumes into your camping accommodation from outside cooking equipment such as camping stoves and BBQs.

Make sure that you have the correct CO detector for camping, as not all CO detectors are suitable. Ensure that your portable carbon monoxide detector is Kitemarked to BS EN50291-2 (camping / caravans / boats), that way you can have peace of mind whilst enjoying your free time and holidays.

 

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Marketing Manager

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

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.

Latest Posts by Harry Dewick-Eisele

Providing fire safety cover across a large office estate11th April 2019
Safelincs is Expanding30th November 2018
When to install FD30 and FD60 fire doors?5th April 2018

Agrippa holding the door open for Linkage Community Trust

Linkage Community Trust is a registered charity supporting people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The aim of the charity’s Care Service is to support and enable residents to live as independently as possible. For some residents moving around the home can be difficult as heavy fire doors pose a barrier to some disabled residents, restricting where they can go unaided, which in turn reduces their independence. ‘Some of our residents have physical limitations which makes opening the fire doors without assistance really difficult and in some cases, impossible’ said Sophie Tuplin from Linkage Community Trust . This can lead to reduced self-esteeem of residents who would otherwise be independently mobile. Linkage Community Trust needed to find a way to keep the fire doors open, whilst ensuring safety of residents in the event of a fire and also ensuring that they adhere to legislation. Safelincs have worked with Linkage Community Trust to overcome this problem, with Geofire Agrippa Acoustic Fire Door Holders being installed in some of their properties. Fitted to either the top or the bottom of the fire door Agrippa Acoustic Fire Door Holders will hold your fire door open; on sounding of the fire alarm the Agrippa will be activated, releasing the fire door and enabling it to close maintaining safety and preventing the spread of fire.

Matthew, from Linkage Community Trust, receiving some of the Geofire Agrippa Door Holders

Sophie Tuplin commented ‘The Agrippa Door Holders are great, they help us balance our responsibilities to keep people safe with our mission to enable individuals to become more confident and live more independently’. Installing the fire door holders has enabled residents to be able to move freely within the home, whilst ensuring that legal obligations, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, for fire safety of the residents and staff are met.

 

 

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Angie Dewick-Eisele

Angie Dewick-Eisele

Marketing Manager

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

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

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.

Latest Posts by Harry Dewick-Eisele

Providing fire safety cover across a large office estate11th April 2019
Safelincs is Expanding30th November 2018
When to install FD30 and FD60 fire doors?5th April 2018

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

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.

Latest Posts by Harry Dewick-Eisele

Providing fire safety cover across a large office estate11th April 2019
Safelincs is Expanding30th November 2018
When to install FD30 and FD60 fire doors?5th April 2018