Our client is a not for profit organisation with more than 40 years’ experience and 85,000 homes across England and is one of the UK’s leading social landlords. For them; Fire Safety Reassurance is paramount, especially to allay residents’ concerns following recent tragic events of 2017.
As the safety of the residents is the number one priority and as a duty of care; landlords will continue to make recommendations for Fire Safety, especially as the responsible person identifiable under the Regulatory Reform Order (2005), including the closing of fire doors, keeping escape routes clear, making sure electrical appliances are safe to use and smoke alarms are regularly tested to name but a few. They cannot however always legislate against human behaviour.
A landlord at one of the care homes located in the northeast contacted Astral Fire and Security, as their preferred supplier for fire related safety products and service, urgently requiring a solution for an ongoing challenge to protect a chain smoker who had previously caused more than one visit from the local Fire Brigade.
Astral recommended the fitting of the Automist Personal Protection System (PPS) by Plumis which is a simple, retrofit, sprinkler alternative for full room active fire protection. A system which can easily be installed by Astral’s fully trained installation engineers.
Fortunately, thanks to the foresight by the manager to the dangers associated to smoking related fires; it was this Automist Personal Protection System (PPS) that successfully extinguished a fire and potentially saved this man’s life when on one specific occasion this same resident fell asleep whilst holding a lit cigarette, subsequently setting fire to the clothes he was wearing. The PPS was triggered by a flame detector and once triggered, a small pump drives mains water through the unique nozzle unit, quickly filling the room volume with a dense fog and put the fire out.
If you would like more information on the award winning, affordable sprinkler alternative praised by James Dyson when he said: “This simple but clever device should become a permanent safety feature in the home. Smoke alarms are essential part of modern life but have remained fundamentally unchanged for forty years. Automist not only detects a fire but can put it out as well.” Then please get in touch with Astral Fire and Security Limited; we are happy to help.