Without question we are all facing a unique challenge as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic. We are closely monitoring the situation on a daily basis as we aim to protect the welfare of our team whilst best serving our loyal customer base.
Following the latest government advise we have closed our offices and warehouse from the public with all team members now working remotely. Over recent weeks we have worked really hard to maintain full service however the time has now come from us to play our full part in tackling this pandemic.
We have implemented several changes to our IT infrastructure to allow our team to operate from home. This will ensure we maintain our ability to respond to calls & emails during our usual working hours (Monday-Friday, 8.30AM-5PM).
We will be working closely with our manufacturers to drop-ship any outstanding and new orders directly to customers. Where this is not possible we will be contacting customers directly to make alternative arrangements.
For those who are self-isolating or social distancing both DHL & UK Mail are now offering an Accepted at Delivery Point as a delivery option. On arrival at the delivery address the driver will knock or ring the bell and will then step away to a safe distance. If you advise that you do not wish to sign on the scanner, the driver will ask for your name, record ‘Accepted at Delivery Point’ and then take a photo of the premises to confirm delivery has been completed successfully.
We currently have reasonably high stock levels of the most popular lines and we’re liaising closely with our key manufacturers to take into account the relevant lead-times. We are already aware of several lines having extended lead-times which we are trying to manage.
Finally we’d like to thank you all for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times, together we will beat this and prosper once again.
It is a legal requirement of a business owner or employer to ensure that sufficient signage is provided where there is a significant risk to health and safety. Safety signs regulations standardise safety signs throughout the EU so that wherever a particular safety sign is given, it portrays the same message. This is to ensure that workers moving from site to site will not be faced with different signs. A large proportion of the safety signs regulations relate to fire signs and in particular to Means of Escape, Fire Action Notices and Fire ID signage which all endorse the relevant parts of British Standard BS 5499. Other requirements for a building’s signage may also be laid out in its Fire Certificate or Fire Risk Assessment.
Discount Fire Supplies have recently added a range of service free fire extinguishers from Britannia. The P50 service free extinguishers are built using design technology pioneered by the motor racing, defence aircraft and aerospace industries. They can be maintained by staff members using a simple two-step programme and only require discharge testing and refilling after ten years.
SpeechPOD SD Evolution Voice Warning System is an innovative new product which plays an audible message when the built in PIR sensor detects a person approaching. SpeechPOD has a wide range of applications for a number of businesses helping them to comply with health and safety laws and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
With wireless technology becoming more advanced, more reliable and able to provide a viable solution for almost any fire alarm system, we put together a short survey to help us to identify any concerns that installers, distributors and end users may have.
As a thank you for taking the time to complete the survey everyone that has taken part has been entered into our prize draw to win one of 3 prizes. Additionally anyone who also followed us on Google+ has been entered into the draw a second time!
Since the introduction of conventional ﬁre alarms we have had a number of advancements within the ﬁre industry such as addressable and, more recently, wireless systems. Conventional systems offer basic alarm indication by displaying the event of a ﬁre as a zonal LED on the front of the panel which corresponds to the ﬁre’s location. Parameters of a maximum of 2,000 square metres per zone were set according to the British BS5839 standard so there was a limited area in which the ﬁre could be located.
The dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning are very well known and fortunately the number of people taking adequate precautions, including the installation of CO alarms, is rising. This being considered the vast majority of alarms are standalone, battery operated alarms with the warning being limited to their integrated sounder.
Four homes were recently evacuated when a fire broke out in a garden shed in Wrexham. This situation is more common than people might expect with sheds posing a number of fire safety risks, often containing highly flammable items such as gas cylinders, chemicals, oily rags and electrical items that, if not stored correctly, could cause a fire with devastating consequences.
Discount Fire Supplies
Unit 2 - SIC Industrial Park, 66 Morfa Road, Swansea, SA1 2EF
Discount Fire Supplies is a Limited Company Registered in Wales. Company Registration 7499137. VAT Registration Number 106 0586 39. * Free delivery is only valid for orders shipped to a United Kingdom Mainland address. ** Same day dispatch on all orders received before 2.30pm, if product is in stock.