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BBQ Safety Tips

Outdoor activities are great in the summer holidays, especially when our unpredictable British weather kindly provides some sunshine. School holidays and an upcoming bank holiday weekend also mean the barbecues are likely to come out. Whether at home in the garden or disposable barbecues elsewhere it’s time to brush up on a few BBQ safety …

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Fire Extinguishers – A Brief History (Part 2)

1866 – Francois Carlier Frenchman Francois Carlier, invented a different version of Manby’s fire extinguisher – the soda-acid extinguisher. Instead of using compressed air, his version of the extinguisher contained two containers underneath a tank of water. One container held tartaric acid and the other a sodium bicarbonate solution which when pierced would mix together …

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Fire Extinguishers – A Brief History (Part 1)

Fire extinguishers are an important part of modern day life and are a legal requirement in many types of properties. But how were they invented? 200BC – Ctesibius of Alexandria Ctesibius was a Greek inventor, physicist and mathematician who lived in Alexandria, Egypt. Although little is known about his life many discoveries and inventions have …

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Staying Put

The concept of Stay Put only really comes into effect when you’re in a high-rise building, like a block of flats or something similar to that. The reason the idea of stay put came about is because there tends to only really be one set of stairs and each room should be fireproof enough that …

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