NEWS2022-03-17T12:41:27+00:00

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Our latest news provides you with a summary of news articles, we share fire safety and security tips and advice, helping your business to stay safe and secure.

Zero Charge for Telephone Fixes – Another Benefit of partnering with SS Systems

May 17th, 2022|

That's right, we support our customers with telephone fixes at no additional cost. Whats a Telephone Fix? Have you ever had an engineer come to site, just to press a reset button? Has this then cost you over £100 for this service? Well... Our team of multi-discipline trained engineers are able to assess and provide solutions over the phone. For all our fire and security maintenance customers we provide remote telephone fixes. This means you can pick up the phone without the worry of an invoice following. Through our experienced customer service team, we can pinpoint how to help and do so whilst you’re still on the phone. For example, if you are experiencing a fire alarm fault where the system requires a reset, we can help you identify over the phone exactly where the problem is and give you instructions on how to rectify it. Our internal service team will gain all the information from you and review with an engineer who knows your site and systems. The engineer will then call you to discuss further and talk you through step by [...]

Protecting And Maintaining Heritage Sites And Their Assets

May 12th, 2022|

Protecting And Maintaining Heritage Sites And Their Assets Looking after historical buildings and their assets has been part of our working portfolio over the last 25 years. Our qualified experienced engineers have carefully installed and maintained fire and security equipment on-site at some of the country’s finest properties. We work on a regular basis with the largest UK heritage trusts. We have a vast amount of experience in this challenging sector. Covering both Fire and Security Protection. We know all the Heritage sector challenges: Protecting the character Preserving historical aspects Installing equipment around the listed building regulations Securing content, artefacts, and assets in general Ensure the people within it are safe and secure The latter could be both residents or public footfall. This is because some of the stately homes that we manage asset protection and system maintenance for are privately owned. That said, we also love to partner with specialist architects, and historic building experts. Combining our different services and disciplines in a shared (historical) passion is a great thing to do. How we work We work with due diligence and carry [...]

Fire safety in Food Manufacturing

May 9th, 2022|

Fire safety In Food Manufacturing Food manufacturing has a poor reputation for fire losses sustained in factories. As food is being processed and packed, there are ample opportunities for fires to break out. To minimise your loss of property, stock, and life, basic safety measures must be maintained and managed. We hope this article helps you to do this. The original three fire factors Air, fuel and heat sources, are all required to produce food. Then, when you throw in another (combustible) ingredient, dust, into the mix, there is no wonder why the risk is increased. If you're the responsible person for fire safety in your food business, you need to pay attention to specific areas of fire safety. So, what are the most common causes of fire in Food Manufacturing The seven most common causes of Fire are: Faulty equipment. Faulty electrics such as loose wires or defective equipment can overheat and cause sparks. Lighting. Check yours are not too close to flammable materials. Unclean ducting. Dirty ducting in your extraction system increases your risk of fire. Cooking. Where there is oil [...]

Fire safety in secondary schools

May 5th, 2022|

Fire Safety In Secondary Schools All students and staff must be safe at school, specifically concerning fire safety. The FPA confirmed that 40 schools a month suffered fires in 2019. How does fire safety in schools work? Schools are legally required to have a fire safety plan, and it's called a Fire Safety Risk Assessment (FSRA). Like every school, every school’s FSRA will be different. That said, there are some commonalities illustrated below: Schools are required to have regular fire drills, ensuring everyone is familiar with the evacuation process. Fire Wardens need to be listed on the FRSA. All fire detection and alarm systems need to be maintained. Fire safety plans are required to be in place at all times. Which in turn reduces the likelihood of a fire. School Fire Risk Assessments It’s crucial that all schools keep on top of their fire assessments and keep their fire precautions current. They need to be reviewed regularly. Especially if any significant changes have occurred. Like a classroom change of use, or maybe an extension has recently been built etc. According to the analysis [...]

Same Excellent Fire And Security Services But With A New Exciting Website.

April 5th, 2022|

For a while now we have been working behind the scenes on a new website. Finally, our hard work has now paid off and it’s LIVE. You can view our new website here. As you will see when you land on our new website we go into more detail around our six main Fire and Security services, these being: Fire Risk Assessments, read more here Fire Alarm Systems, read more here Fire Safety Equipment, read more here Intruder Alarm Systems, read more here CCTV, read more here Access Control, read more here Our main six sectors that we specialise in We have also showcased our six key sectors, of which we have over 25 years of experience. Many of these sectors can be of a sensitive nature when either surveying, installing or maintaining fire and security systems. For instance, the NHS will have a high patient population or the Heritage sector will have certain installation restraints from a listed building perspective. None of which phase us with our years of expertise. The sectors we specialise in [...]

Restaurant Fire Safety

April 5th, 2022|

Restaurant Fire Safety The kitchen is the heart of every great restaurant. It is also a hectic and dangerous place. Hence our dedicated article is solely on restaurant fire safety. Fires can have a massive impact on a business’s continuity and reputation, causing extensive property damage. Not to mention they can result in severe injury or fatality. 70% of fires in commercial kitchens originate in faulty extract ventilation systems due to a build-up of fat and grease (Kent Fire & Rescue). This substance is highly flammable and, when left uncleaned, increases the threat of fire dramatically. The British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) found that fires involving restaurants and cafes represent 42% of all fires within the food and drink sector. Food and drink-related fires are statistically the third most likely to cause large fires in the UK (BAFE). So how can your restaurant ensure it will not become part of these statistics? The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005 states that your extract systems must be part of your fire risk assessment with action taken to reduce any possible fire risk [...]

Managing Healthcare Fire Safety

April 5th, 2022|

Managing Healthcare Fire Safety Why is fire safety important in the healthcare sector? Fire safety is an essential part of any healthcare facility. It can be a daunting task for anyone to understand the importance of fire safety in healthcare facilities. The importance is due to the number of potentially vulnerable people at risk on the premises. Whether a hospital, care home, or medical practice of any kind. With the likelihood of many patients struggling with mobility, evacuation procedures become more complex. Understanding what the common hazards might be in these environments becomes all the more important. So, what are the common Healthcare fire hazards. With the amount of electrical equipment required on-site at many healthcare facilities, the potential for fires breaking out through faulty or heavily overloaded sockets is high. Kitchen facilities, can be a constant threat – particularly in the care home environment. As round-the-clock care is provided for a large number of people and it’s in use at all times. Cooking fats, electrical ovens, hobs, toasters, open flames and more are all potential hazards. Surprisingly for a healthcare environment, cigarette [...]

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