5 Business Types that Could Benefit from Automatic Fire Curtains

Here at K&D Systems, we try to offer advice and insight about fire safety in general, but also more specific insights about our various specialist fire safety products. Recently, we’ve been writing about our automatic fire curtains, explaining how they work and why fire curtains are necessary for some businesses. We’d like to follow on from these blogs by discussing five specific kinds of business (or premises) that could benefit from automatic fire curtains. We’ll discuss schools, restaurants, hospitals, care homes, and warehouses.

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Workplace Fire Safety: How Fire Curtains Work

Most people don’t have to think too much about fire safety and they don’t need to know very much about specialist fire safety equipment. However, if you’re managing a company, renting out a property, or if you’ve been appointed to the role of fire safety officer at your job, you will suddenly have to know quite a lot about fire safety. We recently wrote a blog post explaining why fire curtains are necessary for some businesses and many of our blog posts offer advice and information about fire safety and our range of fire curtains, smoke curtains, and fire shutters. In today’s blog we’d like to explain how fire curtains work. For more specific information about fire curtains, please get in touch or visit our automatic fire curtains page.

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Why are Automatic Fire Curtains Necessary for Some Businesses?

 

In the K&D Fire and Smoke Protection Systems blog, we like to discuss fire safety issues and to educate potential customers about the uses and advantages of our fire curtains, smoke curtains, and fire shutters. Last month, we published a blog that covered everything you could want to know about automatic fire curtains. With today’s blog, we’d like to expand on the discussion of automatic fire curtains, looking at why they’re necessary for some businesses, focusing on a few specific kinds of workplace, including offices, hospitals, warehouses, and factories.

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Everything You Could Want to Know About Automatic Fire Curtains

As we operate in the fire safety industry, it’s often K & D Systems’ job not only to provide our customers with high-quality fire curtains, smoke curtains, and fire shutters, but to also provide peace of mind to our customers. Just as with insurance, the best-case scenario is that our fire and smoke curtains aren’t ever used, so some people never get to see just how effective our installations are. This means that it’s important for us to explain exactly how our installations work, so that customers and potential customers can appreciate our product. We know fire curtains are a relatively niche product, but we also know how effective they can be at saving lives and assets. Here’s everything we think you might want to know about automatic fire curtains.

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Are Fire Safety Audits Compulsory?

If you’re reading this blog post, then you’d like to know whether fire safety audits are compulsory. The quick answer is yes, they are, and they may even occur with no notice whatsoever. But the long answer will explain the nature of fire-safety audits/inspections and why they are carried out. This blog post will be useful to managers, managing directors, and any other Responsible Persons as defined by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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When Should Fire Safety Training be Refreshed?

If your workplace takes fire safety seriously, then most of the staff will have received some kind of fire safety training, perhaps learning about the fire triangle, the different kinds of fire safety equipment, and fire safety plans. For all kinds of reasons, however, fire safety training can go out of date and staff in your workplace may be due a refresher course. This article will look at reasons why fire safety training must be refreshed, offering practical advice when appropriate.replicas de relojes

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Why is Fire Safety Important in a Care Home?

Following on from our previous two blog posts, which looked at fire safety in schools and fire safety in hospitals and the healthcare industry, we’d like to focus on the importance of fire safety in care homes. There are few residents of any dwelling as vulnerable as people who live in care homes. Healthcare equipment, loss of hearing, and mobility issues all complicate any fire safety plan in a care home. This guide is not a substitute for an official fire safety inspection, but it may help you understand and react to fire safety issues in the care industry.

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Why is Fire Safety Important in Schools?

Perhaps it goes without saying, but fire safety is especially important in schools, and there are many reasons for this. Not only do schools pack in hundreds of children and/or teenagers into a small space, but they also have chemistry labs, technology workshops, and huge foot traffic jams as pupils move from class to class. There are certain fire safety regulations that relate to schools, including the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and the Education (School Premises) Regulations 2012. This blog post isn’t an official guide to fire safety legislation in schools; it is an informal introduction to the increased fire risks in schools and it offers some helpful insight and advice.

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Why is Fire Safety Important in the Healthcare Industry?

Fire safety is important in any building or profession, but due to the vulnerable patients and the sheer number of people living and working in hospitals, fire safety is arguably more important in hospitals than it is in many other workplaces. This article will look at specific problems, risks, and possible solutions for fire safety in the healthcare industry.

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A Brief History of Fire Safety in the UK

 

Fire safety is such an integral part of our society that it’s easy to think that it has always been here. And while people have always had a healthy respect for the destructive powers of fire, there haven’t always been agreed safety standards and enough knowledge to keep everyone safe. That’s exactly what fire safety legislation is for: it is a set of rules set out by experts to ensure everyone stays safe. As we like to dispel the myths about fire safety here at K & D Systems, and to help all our customers and readers better understand fire safety, we’d like to give a brief overview of fire safety in the UK.

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7 reasons to trust K & D Systems

  1. We're amazing value for money: all our manufacturing takes place within our plant in Sunderland.
  2. We have a team there to respond to all quotes within 24 hours.
  3. Our installation team have over 30 years' fitting experience.
  4. All our smoke and fire curtains are independently tested either by Warrington or Chiltern Fire and are fully certified.
  5. We offer controlled decent and gravity fail safe systems.
  6. We are continually investing in research and development.
  7. We offer a 3 day turnaround time* on production.

*3 day turnaround time subject to certain restrictions; please ask us.