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Arc Flash Hazard: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself

What is an Arc Flash Hazard? Arc flash (also known as flashover) is a very dangerous event that can happen in any electrical system. Temperatures at the source of an arc flash can reach 20,000°C. In this blog you will understand how an arc flash occurs, the impact an...
What is The Purpose of a Fire Door?

What is The Purpose of a Fire Door?

In the event of a fire, your building’s design and materials can make a big difference in whether your structure can be saved. Fire doors play a critical role in ensuring that the structures you build today, and the people inside them, are as safe as possible.

5 Steps of a Fire Safety Risk Assessment

5 Steps of a Fire Safety Risk Assessment

The 5 Steps of a Fire Safety Risk Assessment Identify the fire hazards. Identify the people at risk. Evaluate the risks and assess the controls in place. Record your findings and implement any necessary changes. Review the assessment regularly. 1. Identify The Fire...

What is a UK Fire Risk Assessment?

What is a UK Fire Risk Assessment?

A fire risk assessment is a process that identifies potential fire hazards in a building or facility. Consequently, this assessment helps to determine the level of risk associated with each hazard and identify every source of ignition. Following this, all hazards will...

Fire Extinguishers for Electrical Fires

Fire Extinguishers for Electrical Fires

2 Key Facts About Electrical Fires Did you know, fire extinguishers are not just for combustible material fires? In fact, electrical fires are extremely dangerous. Simple misuse or using the wrong extinguisher can cause uncontrollable flames. It is important to use an...

Simply Put, What is a Fire Extinguisher?

Simply Put, What is a Fire Extinguisher?

What is a Fire Extinguisher? The History We often see Google searches for what is a fire extinguisher? We are here to answer your question. Fire extinguishers were first patented over 300 years ago in England. In 1723, Ambrose Godfrey invented a revolutionary device....

Is It Okay To Wedge a Fire Door Open?

Is It Okay To Wedge a Fire Door Open?

3 Reasons to NOT Wedge Open Your Fire Door Firstly, without a doubt, we understand the benefits involved when considering whether to wedge open a fire door. Convenience. Closed doors are a pain. Create easy access. Ventilation and air flow. Fire doors are heavy. We've...

Fire Risk Assessment Template for Download

Fire Risk Assessment Template for Download

This fire risk assessment template has been provided to assist the 'responsible person'. On the condition that this is strictly for the preparation of a Fire Risk Assessment and not intended for commercial profit or gain. Due to this document being readily available,...

OHEAP Fire & Security Applies for NSI Gold

OHEAP Fire & Security Applies for NSI Gold

As part of our commitment to constantly evaluating and approving the quality of services we offer OHEAP Fire & Security has applied for NSI Gold certification for Electronic Security Systems. This NSI Gold certification would cover:   Intruder Alarms CCTV...

What Type of Safety Sign is used on a Fire Door

What Type of Safety Sign is used on a Fire Door

Fire Door Signage What type of safety sign is used as a fire door sign? What colour are fire exit signs? These are important questions that all business owners and property managers should know the answer to. A fire door is an essential piece of safety equipment in...

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