Are you Making a Murderer of yourself?

 

Did you know that if you own or run a building for example a hospital, office, hotel or even an airport, where there are emergency exits (the little green running men), then you must comply with Fire Safety legislation.

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Believe it or not, legislation requires that you carry out daily, weekly, monthly etc checks to make sure that in the case of a fire, your building will operate and evacuate your staff/customers as safely and efficiently as possible. If you are not carrying out these checks you may be “Making a murderer” of yourself because all is well until something goes wrong.

Having over 14 years experience in the fire service and since starting with Firecloud365, I’ve had some interesting meetings with potential clients around Europe.

The lack of knowledge about the legal responsibility of the building owner or operator is petrifying. If there was a fire, who would be responsible for property damage or even loss of life? If you don’t know, my point is proven.

Nobody wants to be that person in front of the news camera explaining why somebody couldn’t escape from the building and died because of smoke inhalation or the that victims were burnt alive.

 

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Are your fire registers not filled in, or filled in the day before the inspection? Are they paper based and so if there is a fire, what do you think is the first thing that will burn? Are your employees saying they carried out the checks but you have no way of proving it, tracking or improving the system?

We are not in the business of fire alarms, safety statements or extinguishers. We are in the peace of mind business. We can’t stop fire, but we can make sure your building operates in the way it’s supposed to in that event. We work closely with other fire safety providers.

Think of us as the difference between a bucket of water or a proper fire extinguisher. Both get the job done, but which would you want in the event of a fire?

Fire Safety Compliance isn’t another hassle, it’s law. It’s not a cost, it’s an investment. If you would like to find out more about how our software will help you be compliant, more efficient and effective about your fire safety, feel free to send me a message.

Let’s hope Netflix won’t be making a documentary about you….

 

Thanks for Reading and feel free to get in contact to discuss how FireClous365 Can help you

 

Derek

info@firecloud365.com

Think about every Fire Door, like there’s a Lion behind it ……KEEP IT SHUT

Building Managers PLEASE watch this video to understand the severity of not checking fire doors. Its recommend that we inspect our fire doors every six months, see below an extract from BS 9999:2008

TODAY is a good time to start this process, if your not doing it already . (And yes, this is all bedroom doors in hotels!!)


 

V.6.2 Fire doors

 All fire doors should be inspected every six months. In particular, it should be ensured that:

a) heat-activated seals and smoke seals are undamaged;

b) door leaves are not structurally damaged or excessively bowed or deformed;

c) gaps between the door leaf and the frame are not so small as to be likely to bind, or so large as to prevent effective fire and smoke-sealing;

d) hanging devices, securing devices, self-closing devices and automatic release mechanisms are operating correctly.

BS 9999:2008

If you would like help to ensure this is carried out on time and inline with legislation….give us a mail….info@firecloud365.com. 

 

Fire Safety Week – Ireland

What is National Fire Safety Week?

National Fire Safety Week is run jointly with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and is about enhancing fire safety, particularly in the home.

National Fire Safety Week

This year’s theme is “Together We Can S.T.O.P. Fire”. This year’s campaign is aimed at prompting older people directly and indirectly through their relatives and care givers to take protective fire safety action.
National Fire Safety Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on October 8, 1871. The former American President, Calvin Coolidge, proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week in 1925 in memory of those who perished in that Fire. Since then, in early October, it has been observed each year in countries around the world.

137 years on, the message regarding fire prevention and fire safety is as relevant today as it ever was.

Play your part during National Fire Safety Week. Check out the rest of the website and find out how you can help to prevent and detect fires in your home. It could save your life one day!

S – Smoke Alarms, Make sure you have at least one on every floor.

T – Test your smoke alarms weekly or ask someone to check it for you.

O – Obvious dangers, Look for fire risks like overloaded sockets, candles and unattended appliances.

P – Plan your escape route, Keep access routes clear and have your keys at the ready.

LETS STOP FIRE TOGETHER !!
Additional Information is available form the Fire Safety Week Website — Click Here

If your a business and want help with tracking your Fire Safety Checks Contact us today

Andriod App Now Available

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Guys,

After many months of Slog from our developers the Andriod Application is now available for download from the Google Play Store. Please feel free to download to your android device, Your Username and application from the Web Application will work on the Android App.

***Fear Not Apple IPhone Users we haven’t forgot about you and our IOS App should be a available soon **

Click Here

 

 

 

Thanks

Ryan

FireCloud365 Featured in the Sunday Business Post

In case you cant access the URL from the Sunday Business Post website here is an extract of the Article.

Link to Article

Many Thanks to Danielle Ryan fir writing


 

Startup Spotlight: FireCloud365

Kevin Boylan and Ryan Bradley, co-founders of FireCloud365

Company: FireCloud365

Status: pre-launch

Founders: Ryan Bradley and Kevin Boylan

Founded: June 2014

Support/Funding: Personal funding and a grant from the Donegal Local Enterprise Office

What it does: a cloud-based, paperless system for the management of fire-safety checks

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Firecloud365 is a Donegal-based early-stage startup which offers a cloud-based system for the management of statutory fire safety checks, vendor management and preventive maintenance.

The software, which is operated through a single pane of glass, allows the customer to schedule, record and report all fire checks within a building in keeping with the region’s fire safety legislation — which ultimately lets customers reduce risk and ensure compliance with regulations at all times.

“It’s a paperless system which allows you to build your fire safety calendar based on tasks — so you can look at the month ahead see when items are due for checking, when a person’s fire training ends or when a building insurance or fire certificate is due for renewal,” said Ryan Bradley, co-founder of Firecloud365.

“Ultimately the software is a tool for the business to use to ensure people are safe in the event of a fire. It’s for you as a building manager or responsible person knowing that if you have a fire at your premises, you know your doors are being checked, extinguishers checked and the fire panel is operational.”

Bradley, who has 15 years experience as an IT engineer, met his co-founder Kevin Boylan when they were working together at another company, where Boylan was a facilities manager.

“He [Boylan] just had a huge number of headaches around scheduling fire safety checks within the building — recording when the checks were done and by whom, managing which vendors were coming on-site and ensuring those vendors had sufficient insurance and contracts in place,” Bradley said.

Bradley and Boylan came up with a way to scrap the paper-based and labour intensive system, which has made the process more efficient and totally cloud-based.

One of the company’s earliest sceptics, a business Bradley and Boylan approached to offer their product to, shot the idea down almost immediately, citing the sufficiency of a paper-based system. When probed on how well their system was working however, the potential customer found some holes in his own argument.

While the paper-based system was in place, numerous checks on the building’s fire exit doors had not been completed for the couple of days prior. This kind of thing can be a major headache for businesses and checks are regularly forgotten.

“They had all the processes in place but nobody was doing any verification on it,” Bradley said. “With our system the responsible manager would have received an email straight away advising that a series of checks has been missed and they could then action this straight away”.

It was bad news for that business, but good news for Firecloud365, who ended up supplying their software to the company.

There are plenty of companies which offers facilities management systems, Bradley said, but Firecloud365 focuses specifically on aligning its software with statutory fire regulations.

“One of our real challenges isn’t these other systems on offer, it’s getting people away from a manual paper-based system. Everyone can use Microsoft Word to make up a check sheet or create a calendar entry for reminders — but is this what a business or school should be relying on to ensure their fire compliance? We don’t think so,” Bradley said.

The company is currently working with a number of businesses, hotels and Government agencies, including some that operate from multiple sites and want to be able to manage and monitor their fire compliance remotely.

Bradley and Boylan are now putting the final touches to their web and Android applications after a testing phase with its trial customers. They expect the product to be ready for the market within the next few months.

Firecloud365 has had initial startup costs of €20,000 and has been mostly self-funded so far, with a portion of the funding coming in the form of a grant from the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal.

Bradley said the company expects to have five full-time staff within the next year.

“We’d like to get a real foothold in the market in Ireland, both North and South, and then gradually roll the product out to other jurisdictions — our natural progression would be for the UK, North America and then Australia,” he said.