Battery Fire Safety

Battery Fire Safety

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Latest Government Guidance on E-cycle and E-scooter Battery Risk for Premises

February 29, 2024

In February, the Department for Transport published new guidance relating to the e-cycle and e-scooter battery risk for premises in England, Scotland, and Wales. It contains key guidance and resources for premises owners on how to mitigate the risks of lithium-ion battery […]

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What You Need to Know About the Firechief® Lithium-ion Battery Fire Blankets

February 21, 2024

If you’ve seen our 2024 catalogue, you may have noticed an exciting new range of products – lithium-ion battery fire blankets. (If you haven’t, you can order or download your own copy here.) These new blankets are specially designed to fight the […]

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Why You Need Lithium-ion Battery Transport Measures in Haulage

February 12, 2024

A video captured by Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department shows the lithium-ion battery transport risks with the crew fighting a ferocious blaze in a lorry unit. Transporting lithium-ion batteries is essential for the modern world to function. Everything from mobile phones to laptops, drills, […]

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What You Need to Know About the Disposable Vape Ban

January 31, 2024

The government announced on Monday that a disposable vape ban would be coming into place to protect the health of children. Vapes and vaping have been a massive topic of conversation over the past few years as many highlight the variety of […]

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12 Causes of Fire in the Home

January 25, 2024

There are more causes of fire in the home than you would think. Most of us go about our daily life without ever thinking about fire safety. We know that we need to be careful with candles, and not leave lighters within […]

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More than two in five adults unaware of lithium-ion battery fire risk while charging

January 18, 2024

The insurer, Aviva, has urged people to consider the lithium-ion battery fire risk in their homes after seeing an increase in customer claims related to them. The findings at a glance In research commissioned by Aviva to further investigate public feeling and […]

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Got a new gadget? Our Lithium-ion Battery Fire Safety Tips

January 15, 2024

January is the month of learning to use any new gadgets we received at Christmas. Learning how to use new electricals can be great fun for the whole family – or just yourself! – but it’s essential that people learn how to […]

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1 in 10 with Children Under 18 Don’t See the Need for Fire Safety Equipment in the Home

January 11, 2024

Fire safety equipment in the home is a top priority for keeping families, homes, and properties safe from the risk of fire. However, a study by Kidde and reported by Express has found that one in ten adults with children under 18 […]

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Firechief Lithium-ion battery safety awareness training gains CPD certification

August 2, 2023

Firechief Lithium-ion battery safety awareness training gains CPD certification Firechief now has a CPD accredited training course – ‘An introduction to the burning issues surrounding Lithium-Ion Battery Fires’. The 45-minute CPD accredited introductory course provides the information needed to live and work […]

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How to mitigate the risk of a Lithium-Ion battery fire

December 5, 2022

How to mitigate the risk of a Lithium-Ion battery fire Insurance companies such as Zurich and Aviva have become much more aware of Lithium-Ion battery fire risks and report a significant uplift in related claims over the last 3 years. Preventative measures: […]

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How can the public be educated on the risks of Lithium-ion batteries? Lithium-ion batteries are ending up in household waste bins.

How can the public be educated on the risks of Lithium-Ion batteries?

November 28, 2022

How can the public be educated on the risks of Lithium-Ion batteries? There is a real and urgent need for local authorities and refuse organisations to run education campaigns to help the public understand that discarding batteries in their general waste is […]

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What are the fire risks associated with electric vehicles?

November 14, 2022

What are the fire risks associated with electric vehicles? The question of the safety of charging electric vehicles (EVs) in underground car parks proved to be of particular concern.  Some commercial property owners asked why their Fire Risk Assessments haven’t flagged this […]

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