Are Your Fire Doors Legally Compliant?

May 04, 2017

Fire doors are a legal requirement in commercial premises and in common areas of residential accommodation. Here we explain what a fire door is, what your options are when it comes to buying fire doors, and what your obligations are in respect of fire door testing and maintenance. (more…)

The Importance of Health & Safety Monitoring in Light of Tough New HSE Sentencing Guidelines

Apr 13, 2017

In light of recently introduced tough new sentencing guidelines for health and safety and food safety offences, businesses should be considering every means possible to help them avoid breaching the regulations. Aside from the obvious and of course highly important need for risk assessments and staff training, the installation of a system that will allow the monitoring of safety processes is a wise route to take. (more…)

Conservatory Security Tips: Securing Your Extra Living Space

Apr 06, 2017

If you are looking to add space to your property without the disruption of a full-on home extension project, you may be considering a conservatory. You may even already have one. Whether you’re at the planning stage or already enjoying a conservatory, the following advice on securing your additional living space should prove most beneficial. (more…)

Security for Bi-Fold Doors: Don’t Let Unwanted Outside Visitors In

Mar 10, 2017

If you are considering installing bi-fold doors, perhaps as part of a renovation project or to set off a new extension, you’ll probably be excited about how they promise to ‘bring the outside in’. However, what you don’t want to do is let unwanted outside visitors in! Bi-fold door security should be high on your list of priorities if this type of door is on your wish list. Here’s some advice for you. (more…)

Have I Chosen the Right Locks for my External Doors?

Mar 03, 2017

If as suggested in our post in December about making your doors the best form of defence you are intending to upgrade the locks on your external doors, perhaps because they are ageing and not functioning as they used to, or maybe because you want to enhance the security of your property in light of recent incidents in the neighbourhood, it’s not just going to be a case of selecting a new lock off the shelf because you think it looks robust or you’ve heard it ‘has a good name’.

Replacing or upgrading a lock is not as straightforward a process as some may believe, however armed with the right knowledge, and with advice from a professional locksmith, you should find yourself in a strong position to make the right choices. Here we raise a few important points to consider when making that all-important security purchase for your home. (more…)

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