Today, technology helps us to avoid risk or unwanted consequences in all walks of life. This can be proactive – for example, a traffic light or an alarm clock – so as to prevent accidents or undesirable situations. Or it can be reactive – such as an airbag or a burglar alarm.
In the world currently, most technology comes under the second category – it reacts.… Read this post
Being able to prepare food for ourselves is something we all take for granted, but it’s worth remembering just how much it brings to our lives – learning, creativity, satisfaction, self-worth, social benefits and inclusion, and of course independence.
As it’s such a vital part of our day-to-day living, therefore, it’s important that we all know how to do it safely.… Read this post
Fire prevention in the kitchen is fundamental – because the kitchen is the riskiest area in the home. Around 60% of accidental home fires start in the kitchen, which isn’t really surprising, with cookers, microwaves, toasters and deep-fat fryers all potentially a source of danger. They kill or injure nearly 20 people every day in the UK, so it’s clearly important to prevent kitchen fires.… Read this post
Chip pan fires are the UK’s biggest cause of injuries from fire in the home. There are around 12,000 chip pan fires every year, in which around 50 people die, and some 4,600 are injured. In fact, Fire Services now encourage people to use oven chips or modern deep-fat fryers, due to the risk of chip pan fires when cooking on the hob.… Read this post
In March 2015, the European Commission’s European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation announced the new European Stove Guard Standard BS EN 50615. The BS EN 50615 standard was designed to help consumers identify effective cooking safety products. Airis falls under Category B of the standard: Prevention of Ignition. Airis fully meets the requirements of the standard 5.… Read this post
Sometimes, a safety device might react in a situation when it didn’t need to. On the one hand, this can be an issue because it essentially shows that the product is not behaving as it should. On the other, clearly, it’s better to be safe than sorry. But there are other ramifications to a false alarm.… Read this post
As a landlord, you have certain legal obligations when it comes to fire safety in your properties – which differ depending upon the type of property. You must carry out a fire risk assessment in all areas of the property to identify any fire hazards or risks – and anything that can be done to remove or reduce them.… Read this post