Safelincs has established links with an established Australian Fire Safety company to create an internet presence in Australia. The move followed increased demand from Australian customers for our fire safety products, which could so far only be served from the UK. The new website is due to launch in early spring 2009 and will offer a broad selection of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and other fire safety equipment.
During summer 2007, Kent Trading Standards (KTS) had reported about a CO alarm, supplied by Proteam UK Ltd, which failed to respond even to high levels of CO gas. The CO alarm was marked as being tested to EN50291 standard and falsely kitemarked. The case went to the Sevenoaks Magistrates Court and three weeks ago a verdict was reached. KTS won its case and Proteam UK Ltd from Kippings Cross was charged with four cases under the General Product Safety Regulations and one for Kitemark infringement. It was fined £65,000 with costs of £5,030.
We see this as an important reminder that critical safety goods such as CO detectors whould only be bought from reliable sources and quality brands.
|In partnership with Sentry Safe UK, Safelincs are now running a limited special offer on the all new Sentry QE4531 Fire Safe with a unique USB facility.
The safe is designed for both home and office use. The USB facility allows users to connect their hard drive back up direct to their computer whilst still protecting their back up from fire, without the need to change back-up tapes every day.
The Sentry QE4531 offers 120 minutes protection against fire, overnight insurance rating of £1000 cash and £10 000 valuables and is ETL verified for water resistance in up to 8″ of water for up to 24 hours.
For more information, please visit the – Sentry Digital World Fire Safe section on our website
|Special Offer:WAS £380.72 Inc VAT Now:£312.21 inc VAT|
The nuclear fuel processing plant in Sellafield is placing an order for three large Thoms fire escape chutes with Safelincs. Following long consultations and a visit to the manufacturer in Germany, the company has decided that the Thoms Chutes are best suited in the harsh environment of the plant and that Thoms is able to carry out the installation in the radio-active environment professionally. Thoms has already installed chutes in German nuclear power stations.
Safelincs Ltd is the sole importer and distributor of the Thoms escape chute in the UK and Ireland.
Safelincs Italy recently installed a number of Thoms escape chutes for an Italian car manufacturer and for the Roman fire brigades
Safelincs Italy has just finalised the sale of a large number of Ei261D CO detectors to the Italian Air Force. This is the second time the Italian Army has bought this CO detector in large quantities during this year.
The EI261D is a mains-powered CO alarm with digital display manufactured by Irish EI EIectronics, the largest European manufacturer of CO detectors and smoke alarms.
Following the granting of the design rights earlier in the year, Safelincs has now moved to the pre-production tooling stage for the new Safelincs Cavity Fire Escape Ladder, which is designed to fit in the inner leaf of newbuild homes. The ladder and all its elements are completely hidden from view and can be deployed in less time than traditional portable fire escape ladders. The next step is to go through the necessary safety certification as required for the building industry. One building company has already agreed to install these ladders in a number of their homes for final field trials.
Safelincs is passing on the full VAT reduction to you. The company displays VAT inclusive prices and while the VAT reduction will create some rather strange looking end prices, the company felt that it was essential to avoid the temptation to ’round up’.
A CO detector supplied by Safelincs as part of the Kirklees Warmzone project last week detected CO gas the day after it was installed. The CO leak came from a faulty flue and could potentially have been fatal for the family. A reminder of how important it is to have a good CO alarm installed in every house!
Safelincs has been awarded the Sole Distributor Contract for Fireco products such as Dorgard and Deafgard for both Germany and Austria. The products have been met by strong interest in both countries. The well known TÜV Institute has certified the Dorgard and a European EN1155 certification has just been achieved.
A landlord has been sent to prison in the first custodial sentence to be given in London under the new fire safety regulations.
A London Landlord was sentenced to four months imprisonment and his company, was fined £21,000 following conviction for serious breaches of the regulatory reform order (RRO).
The prosecution followed a fatal fire at a flat in Tottenham on 16 September 2007. After being removed from the building by firefighters, a man was taken to hospital but died later from his injuries.
Councillor Brian Coleman AM FRSA, Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority which runs the London Fire Brigade said “This fire resulted in a man dying and highlights why landlords and businesses must take their responsibilities under the regulatory reform order seriously. The London Fire Brigade works hard to bring irresponsible companies and individuals to court, which can as this case has shown result in a custodial sentence.