When Stanbridge Associates, a Lincoln-based firm of accountants, specialising in the medical profession, moved to newly renovated premises in the city they needed to be sure that the premises were fulfilling all fire safety regulations.
The building, a Victorian office conversion, was visited by a fire risk assessor from Safelincs who carried out the full fire risk assessment. Safelincs also surveyed the fire extinguisher arrangements, carried out a fire alarm system test and made recommendations for improvements to suit the way the building would be used.
To allow for better wheelchair access, ventilation and all-round convenience without jeopardising safety or breaking the law, fire door retainers were fitted. These allow fire doors to be kept open safely, while automatically closing them in the event of a fire.
The existing fire extinguishers were replaced with P50 service free extinguishers which will save Stanbridge Associates the annual cost of servicing since they have been designed so that a simple visual inspection once a year is all that is required. This can be easily carried out by one of Stanbridge’s employees and the Safelincs engineer trained staff in this simple process at the time of installation. P50 extinguishers also do not require a refill after five years and can be refurbished after ten years to last a further ten years.
Safelincs put in place the necessary fire safety signs and, as a final touch, handed over a free emergency lighting test key, which means that Stanbridge will be able to test the emergency lighting system themselves in future without needing to call out an external engineer.
“Safelincs provided us with a ‘one stop shop’ to enable us to meet all our fire safety requirements when we moved into our new offices,” said Catherine Cullen, Account Manager, Stanbridge Associates. “Their professional, friendly approach not only completed the work on time but also saved us money.”
Despite tough competition Safelincs has won East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s tender for fire extinguishers and fire safety signs. We are sure that our excellent prices and top of the range quality helped to convince the buying team to award Safelincs the contract for 2012 to 2016. This is the second time in a row that Safelincs has been awarded the fire safety supply for this council.
We are always happy to offer councils and public bodies our very best prices for fire safety products and fire safety services. Our customers also benefit from our outstanding and award winning customer service, our extremely high shipping precision and our expert technical team.
We have also introduced a number of cost saving fire safety products, which are particularly important for councils trying to find budget savings. Our P50 service free extinguishers, for example, offer savings of up to £350 per extinguisher over a ten year period.
It is essential to ensure that any employees and visitors on your premises can clearly see where the fire exits are located in the event of a fire. By installing fire escape route signs, you can assist with the safe evacuation of everyone on your premises, no matter where in the building they may be.
At Safelincs, we provide a wide range of fire safety signs, including fire exit signs, fire extinguisher signs and no smoking signs. These signs are essential in every commercial and industrial building.
– Fire exit signs can inform everyone on your premises exactly where the designated fire exits are located. We can supply your business with photo-luminescent escape route marking and fire door signs which highlight the precise route for exiting the building.
– Fire extinguisher signs are various types of fire extinguisher, which are suitable for tackling different kinds of fires. Fire extinguisher signs can be mounted alongside a fire extinguisher to indicate which type it is, and help you to tackle a fire more safely and efficiently.
– No smoking signs and designated smoking area signs can contribute to your fire safety strategy. Whilst they cannot assist with escape route planning, these signs can remind people of the law and prevent the likelihood of a fire starting due to a lit cigarette.
For more information on our selection of fire safety signs or to place an order, please visit the fire safety signs section of our website.
Working out what fire safety signs are required for different parts of a building can be very time consuming and at times confusing.
The fire safety signs guide, which can be found in our website’s fire safety advice section, gives a clear and interactive pictorial guide to these issues. The guide graphically shows the location of fire safety signs in ten different types of rooms, ranging from offices, stairways to factory floors and laboratories. Ordering of the relevant fire safety signs is also made easy. Just click on the sign shown in the graphics and place them in your shopping cart.