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Proactive or reactive safety?

January 2019

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

In this post: Advice, Airis, Fire safety

How to reduce risk when cooking

November 2018

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

In this post: Advice, Airis, Fire safety

Fire prevention – how to prevent kitchen fires

September 2018

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

In this post: Advice, Airis, Fire safety

How to prevent chip pan fires

June 2018

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

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What is BS EN 50615?

May 2018

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

A false alarm is still alarming. Here’s why

March 2018

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

In this post: Advice, Airis, Fire safety