Our Top 5 Fire Safety Faux Pas!

Fire can have devastating effects on businesses, not only does it affect lives, it can also damage the reputation of a business. This is why fire protection systems are of up most importance and having ineffective or faulty ones can be just as dangerous as not having any at all! However, some businesses don’t always manage to get their fire safety right though.

Here is our list of 5 businesses who have tried and failed to be compliant with their fire safety.FullSizeRender (2)



What a load of rubbish – Employees and customers in these premises would be unable to use the fire doors in the event of an emergency due to large dustbins blocking the access route.









We are glad they don’t make them like the used to! The inventors from 1938 had an interesting method of catching pranksters – Demonstrated to the right is a new fire signal box that locks the hand of the alarm sender until released by a policeman or fireman with a key, thus deterring the sending of false alarms.






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An I.O.U fire alarm – Who would have taken a fire alarm anyway?










Which one would you follow? Fire exit signs should clearly show the exit route and final exits from the buildings. They are required when there is a change of direction, level, lifts and corridor intersections. They should not be creating more confusion!








Improvisation at its finest. 100% for effort, however, this fire extinguisher will not be useful in the event of a fire and will not save lives.








To make sure you don’t make a silly and ultimately costly mistake like these companies, make sure you have a free site survey to assess your businesses needs. Assured Fire & Security are experts in the installation and maintenance of fire protection equipment. Does your business need proper fire protection or fire fighting equipment installing or upgrading? Why not give us a call on 0845 402 3045 to arrange a free consultation.

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2 Responses to Our Top 5 Fire Safety Faux Pas!

  1. Tony Horlock August 30, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    I know we have a serious subject to deal with, but really good to see the lighter side of the industry too.

    I am General Secretary of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO) and work for Transport for London, so I appreciate these faux pas!

    The IFPO have a quarterly magazine which is sent out to our members, could I get permission to use these in it?

    Tony H

    • admin August 30, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

      Hi Tony,

      Yes we are very happy for you to do that as long as it is referenced correctly back to our company

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