New Passive Fire Protection Resource

passivePassive fire protection (PFP) is a broad term that covers a myriad of products and concepts. As part of our desire to provide the best service and resources to our customers, Safelincs has published a comprehensive help and advice section covering all aspects of PFP.
Broken down into a series of targeted guides, this help and advice resource builds on questions raised within our fire safety forum, where passive fire protection has always been a hot topic. Specific areas covered include building regulations, compartmentalisation, furniture labelling, intumescent materials and much more.
Passive fire protection is an essential part of fire safety and is intended to help delay the spread of fire throughout a building. The integration of PFP into the fabric of a building is a legal requirement in newly built or modified properties and all commercial or public buildings.
However, there are also steps homeowners can take to slow the spread of fire throughout their property. Our guide introduces products such as fire retardant sprays which can be used to treat items like bedding and curtains to increase their fire resistance.
If you have a specific or general question about passive fire protection, our new help section is sure to contain the answer. By building on the questions raised in our forum, we have been able to tailor the information provided to the needs of real people and respond to genuine questions that relate to PFP. This gives our new PFP help and advice section a level of relevance to everyday life that is seldom found in fire and safety guides.

Figures reinforce calls for more smoke alarms

Six out of ten people who died in fires in 2009 had no smoke alarm fitted in their home, according to figures released by London Fire Brigade. 26 people died in fires where there was no working smoke alarm. The statistics also show that over half of the people who were injured by fires in the home in 2009 didn’t have this simple life saving device either.

Smoke alarms cost as little as £5 yet it is estimated that over 300,000 homes in the capital still do not have one. In contrast, Mintel’s British lifestyle survey reveals that people are spending £36 million a day on personal care.

Particularly tragic are instances where deaths have occurred in residences where smoke alarms had been installed but where either the batteries had been removed to power other devices or they had been allowed to go flat.

Safelincs supports the national Fire Kills campaign to encourage people to regularly test the batteries of their smoke alarms. It also provides a free smoke alarm reminder service which will notify you if your smoke alarms will need testing or replacing.

Protecting animals from fire

There is always a dilemma when protecting animals, kept in outside sheds, from fire. The high pitched sound of smoke alarms installed in the sheds causes distress to the animals and can seriously affect the animal’s health. On the other hand you have to detect fires in the sheds as quickly as possible if you are going to evacuate the animals in time to save their lives.

We help animal lovers and farmers overcome this problem by offering an alarm system with sensors placed in the sheds that will radio-interlink to the alarms fitted in the house. The fire detectors have their sounders de-activated but will alert you at your house should a fire break out in the sheds.

For further advice, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff at Safelincs on 01507 462176

Sentry QE4531 Fire Safe with USB facility – Safelincs Special Offer!

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

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Special Offer:WAS £380.72 Inc VAT Now:£312.21 inc VAT