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

Test it, change it, replace it – it might save your life!

We are offering a new service, completely free of charge, that will remind households  to check that their smoke alarms are in working condition and will actually protect them in case of a fire.

This week the government’s Fire Kills campaign launched its new advertising series to promote fire safety in the home.  The focus of this year’s campaign is again on householders testing their alarms and replacing flat batteries. As stakeholders in the organisation, Safelincs are supporting this message with their new smoke alarm test reminder service.

Householders can register with the service and request notification by email or SMS when the next smoke alarm test is due.  You can decide the reminder frequency when registering with the service.  There are also options to request a reminder when the batterie needs replacing and the smoke alarm has come to the end of its useful life, which is usually after ten years.

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

For their online customers, Safelincs have created further additions to this service. When you have placed an order with us, Safelincs offer to remind you about the regular tests your new fire safety equipment might require, e.g. the testing of your smoke alarms, the yearly service of your fire extinguishers, the regular testing of newly purchased emergency lighting ad more.

To benefit from this additional service, just order your fire safety equipment on www.safelincs.co.uk.

Safelincs join forces with Fire Kills campaign

Safelincs are proud to announce that they have been invited to become a stakeholder in the Government’s Fire Kills campaign.

The most recent campaign delivered the message ‘Pull Your Finger Out’ to encourage people to check their smoke alarms more frequently.

To support this message in context with the relatively new online fire safety market, Safelincs will shortly be offering all their customers a free service to remind them when alarm batteries or smoke alarms are due for replacement. An additional weekly/monthly ‘have you checked your alarm’ reminder service will also be offered.

Safelincs offer a wide range of smoke alarms and a smoke alarm advice section is available.

May Customer Survey winner announced!

May’s customer survey winner was Mr Keith Spence of Frampton, Dorchester.
Every month Safelincs offers their customers the chance to win £25 worth of ‘Love2shop’ high street vouchers.
All he had to do was fill out a customer survey questionnaire and he was immediately entered into the prize draw.

Mr Keith Spence said: “I was absolutely delighted with the service. You were one of only a few suppliers that I found that had the items I wanted in stock and the goods arrived the next day. Overall, I was extremely happy and would highly recommend you.”

National GO Awards 2009 – Finalists Announced

Safelincs, the UK’s leading online fire safety provider, are celebrating after being shortlisted for the final of the ‘Best Small Business or Third Sector Service Provider’ at the GO Awards.

The competition has never been so healthy and 2009 saw a record number of submissions entered into the GO awards. This makes the achievement of a finalist place even more significant.

The National Government Opportunities (GO) Awards recognise excellence within the public procurement sector. Safelincs were nominated after they won a major council tender in Jan 2008 and provided an excellent service to Kirklees’ council residents. This was part of the ‘Warm Zone Project’ in which Safelincs provided Carbon Monoxide detectors to these residents.

Safelincs, wholeheartedly supported the ‘Warm Zone Project’, which was set up to cut carbon dioxide emissions by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy.

Kirklees council’s head of environmental unit, Phillip Webber said: “Throughout the scheme Safelincs has demonstrated excellent service delivery and have always shown enthusiasm and commitment in making sure that the monitors arrive safely and quickly to each customer.”

The finals will be held on 4 June 2009.

Family of three die in house fire, Doncaster

A family of three, died in a house fire in Doncaster on March 29 2009. It has not yet been ascertained if the house was fitted with working smoke alarms or how the fire started. This tragedy will be heart felt by many people, not only those who live in the district of the incident but also many people who have children and can relate to the tragic loss of life.

Correctly fitting smoke alarms and a fire escape ladder could save your life. Ensure that you and your family know what to do in the event of a fire and practice your escape plan.

Fire is one of those things that we all think will not happen to us, don’t be caught out.

Our condolences go to the family and relatives at this sad time.

Coronation Street highlights the importance of smoke alarms

The removal of batteries from smoke alarms, or failing to replace old ones is the cause of many deaths and injuries in home fires.

Some people remove batteries from smoke alarms because their alarm keeps beeping.  If this is the case check you have the right type of alarm positioned correctly.  See our helpsheet for more details.

Alarms save lives, but a smoke alarm with the batteries removed or with flat batteries will not protect you and your family. Regularly test your alarm and replace the batteries whenever the indicator sounds.  Never remove the batteries permanently.

Tonight’s Coronation Street (Monday, 30 March 2009) highlights the importance of smoke alarms.  In this episode the character Peter Barlow falls asleep with a lit cigerette and sets his flat on fire, where he lives with his son.  In this case, the smoke alarm has had the batteries removed and the pair are  subsequently overcome by smoke and fire and have to be rescued by neighbours, and leaves the character’s son fighting for his life.

Don’t let this happen to you and your family!

Free Fire Safety Logbook from Safelincs

Safelincs is aware that in the current economical times, the purchasing of fire alarm tests records, emergency lighting test logbooks etc, is not at the top of the list. That is why we have made a FREE downloadable log book.

The Logbook includes fire safety advice in fire prevention, fire escape, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting and general fire precautions.

Visit www.safelincs.co.uk/fire-safety-logbook to take advantage now!

Safelincs Ireland provide Irish Health Board with Optical Smoke Alarms

Safelincs Ireland have just completed a sale of a large number of Optical Smoke Alarms which are to be provided to the Irish Health Board. The Health Board have chosen an Optical Smoke alarm with a lithium battery so users do not need to change the battery on a yearly basis, like with standard alkaline batteries.

This is the second large sale in the last year that Safelincs Ireland have made with the Irish Health Board.