In the UK, fires are causing numerous injuries and that counties every year, in addition to millions in damages to commercial and residential property.
Fires are often causing harm and fatalities because those responsible for buildings and venues are ignoring those rules, sometimes knowingly in order to save costs.
Typical examples for this would be landlords who knowingly rent out unsafe premises like fire exits, fire extinguishers and other essentials. Then there are those bar and club owners who disregard safety regulations by allowing more patrons in a club than allowed or having fire exits blocked off.
For home owners it is fortunately rather easy today to implement some measures that can often help to prevent fires before they can cause major damage.
Fire alarms and smoke detectors are affordable and widely available today. Many of those devices do not require any special skills in order to install and maintain them. In some cases, the simple steps of installing a smoke alarm on each floor of a home can add significantly to safety of a home.
The same can be said for making sure that fire extinguishers or fire blankets are available and easily accessible in case of an emergency. This is especially true for those areas in a home that are naturally a heightened risk for fires such as kitchens or garages. In many cases, a simple fire extinguisher could have helped to prevent a major blaze.
When you are planning to move into a new flat or home, you should always have fire safety in your mind.
You can get in touch with your local fire brigade if you have questions about fire safety.