New smoke alarm leaflet to explain maintenance of mains powered fire alarms

The government’s Fire Kills campaign has been looking at ways to spread knowledge and facts about how to test and maintain mains powered smoke alarms,  ensuring that individuals and families protect themselves at all times. A leaflet has now been developed containing vital information on testing alarms and their replacement.

The guide, entitled ‘Are your smoke alarms in good working order?’, has been sponsored by ourselves. We have worked closely with the team at Fire Kills to ensure that the general public have the best information possible with regards to smoke alarms.

The leaflet also shows ways of reducing the cost of replacing mains powered alarms after their 10 year lifespan. The easichange replacement alarm range enables the general public to change their mains powered smoke alarms in their home without the costly outlay for an electrician. The easichange kit has been designed for DIY installation and comes complete with tools and instructions for easy installation.

FireKills Advertisement Receives Award

Last year’s FireKills campaign has received a Yellow Pencil award by D&AD. The campaign was used to depict the effect of smoke and compared this to drowning.

FireKills is a governmental fire safety promotion campaign in which Safelincs Ltd is stakeholder. The short film created for last year’s campaign is very hard hitting and shows a couple asleep in a bed underwater. The voiceover of the film makes the comparison to toxic smoke by stating that you only need two or three breaths to be rendered unconscious.

Safelincs would like to congratulate all at FireKills on this prestigious award. View the short film

Safelincs reminder service a success

Bafe Certified On November the 7th 2009 Safelincs launched their new smoke alarm reminder service to alert customers when they needed to check their alarms. In only two months this service has had a huge response, with nearly 600 e-mail or SMS reminders in the system already.

This service is offered in partnership with the government’s FireKills campaign to promote fire safety in the home and focuses on householders testing their alarms on a regular basis.

To register with this free service, just visit www.safelincs.co.uk/reminders