Burning The Candle

There’s no denying that a relaxing bath with some scented candles, or a romantic candlelit dinner for two are some of the small luxuries we can still treat ourselves to during lockdown.  However, if you’re not careful, what starts out as a romantic night in can quickly turn into the fire brigade being called out… Read more »

Re-Opening Your Office Soon?

We’ve endured months of working from home, and while some offices re-opened during the summer and autumn months last year, many have stayed closed throughout the pandemic due to infection spread concerns.  Maybe you tried to re-open, but weren’t sure how you could achieve this safely, or you found that too many people, eager to… Read more »

Monitored Alarm Services Benefits

As a homeowner you might wonder why you should spend money on a monitored alarm service when you can just go for a standard alarm system without the extra layer of protection.  It’s a reasonable question, after all we don’t spend money on serious purchases without thinking about what we’re actually getting, and no-one likes… Read more »

Love Thy Neighbour – Listen Out

We’re firm believers in the importance of intruder alarms for domestic properties.  Most insurance companies will discount your premium if you provide proof of an alarm system that is regularly maintained.  The presence of an alarm box acts as a powerful deterrent against burglars, who will often move on to an insecure property instead of… Read more »

I’ve Been Burgled, Will They Come Back?

If you’ve been burgled will they come back?  Unfortunately, the answer is probably yes.  One in six burglary victims were targeted again following the first burglary, and over 2/3 of those repeat crimes were at the same property.  These figures, from a confused.com survey of people who had experienced a break in and contacted their… Read more »

I Have A Fire Officer – Who Else Needs To Know About Our Fire Safety?

Your fire safety obligations as a business owner need to be taken seriously.  Any business with more than 5 employees must keep a written record of their fire safety risk assessments, the steps they need to take, proof that fire safety equipment has been inspected and maintained regularly and an evacuation plan for the building… Read more »

Keeping Business Premises Safe In Lockdown

If your business has been forced to close during the national lockdowns you will naturally be concerned about security.  One of the biggest deterrents to burglaries is the presence of someone in the building, whether it’s a private home or a business, so with nobody on site you may be worried about the risk of… Read more »

It’s Another Kind Of Lockdown

The word “lockdown” is one we are all too familiar with, but there’s one form of lockdown that as a business owner, you need to be on top of.  Terrorism threats, of any kind, are a risk that business owners should be prepared to deal with, especially if you have a premises that is accessible… Read more »

Off-The-Shelf Or Bespoke?

Given the choice between a pair of shoes made specifically to the measurements of your feet, or a pair of cheap shoes from a market stall, we’d all prefer the bespoke option if cost wasn’t an issue. The fact is though, that cost does matter and it is one of the major factors in making… Read more »

Fire Risk Assessment Done, What Next?

Completing a fire risk assessment is a legal requirement for businesses, and they must be recorded if you have over five employees.  If your business has fewer than five employees, but is visited by members of the public (such as an independent shop) you should also record your fire risk assessments – it may even… Read more »