Cannabis and the associated fire hazards

The risks associated with illicit cannabis farms are clear, with fire being the most obvious hazard – and it is a problem that shows no signs of abating. Those who own and manage property need to take appropriate steps to avoid becoming a victim of something that is a growing issue for both them and…
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Driven to distraction

On the UK’s roads, the Department of Transport figures show the impact of distractions with 3,174 casualties in 2020 attributed to distractions in the vehicle and 516 attributed to distractions using a mobile phone. Many things inside and outside the vehicle that can cause a driver’s attention to be diverted such as mobile phones, infotainment…
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Summer risk management: Arson

Arson accounted for 50.5% of all fires attended in 2017/18 by fire and rescue services in the whole of the United Kingdom according to the National Fire Chiefs. Arson a significant issue and one that needs to be considered as part of your overall fire prevention strategy. Any fire has the potential to spread at…
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The risk of summer fires

Is your business more vulnerable in the summer? From long dry spells, to weekend BBQs, carelessly discarded cigarette butts to glass-magnified sun rays on dry grassland – the summer months may bring situations which can lead to fire. You might have equipment which operates in direct sunlight. The elevated summer temperatures may mean the equipment…
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London basements at risk following flash flooding

Following the flash floods in London last year, it was reported that the London fire brigade said it had taken around 300 calls – mostly about flooded basements or roads. Furthermore, Loss adjusters since identified several claims worth in excess of £100,000 connected to properties with extensive basements. Obviously basements and lower ground floors are more…
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