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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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  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 descent and gravity fail safe systems.
  6. We are continually investing in research and development.
  7. We offer a 3 day turnaround time* on production.

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