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November 8, 2019

Council breached Home Standard over fire safety failure

According to a recent article published by Inside Housing, a council has been found in breach of the Regulator of Social Housing’s Home Standard, partly for failing to carry out urgent fire safety work on a 17-storey tower block. Runnymede Council was found to have caused a risk of “serious detriment” to its tenants because of a breach over fire and electrical safety, the regulator said. In a notice, published today, the regulator said that the council had failed to […]
October 30, 2019
gas safety

4 gas safety checks you need to do right now

According to a recent article in Good Housekeeping magazine, 1 in 5 households have unsafe gas appliances. Don’t get caught out… According to Gas Safe Register inspection figures, a worrying one in five homes have unsafe gas appliances. A survey by the company highlighted concerns for vulnerable people, revealing 92% of respondents who care for or check in on an elderly or disabled loved one can’t identify at least one crucial sign that a gas appliance is unsafe. It’s important […]
October 28, 2019

Do you have the right amount of smoke alarms in your home?

Have you ever wondered whether you have enough smoke alarms in your home? In this blog, the CAVIUS team have put together some handy advice to make sure your home is safe. When it comes to protecting you and your family from dangerous scenarios, there’s no such thing as being too cautious. Thankfully, smoke alarms are able to help alert your family in emergency situations, such as house fires. The National Fire Protection Association According to the National Fire Protection […]
October 25, 2019

How to protect your kitchen with a heat alarm

Heat Alarms are the perfect safety device for your kitchen, they will alert you when an increase in temperature occurs. Kitchens produce great amounts of steam and cooking smoke and ordinary smoke alarms are not able to cope with these confusing signals. A smoke alarm would quickly be set off when a kitchen is being used. At the same time fires regularly start in the kitchen, so rapid fire detection is important. Heat alarms work by detecting either rapidly rising […]