Fire safety: New book is a must-read for everyone

New fire safety book is a must-read.

WITH Government statistics showing that fire incidents rose by as much as 6% in the six months to October 2023 it has never been more important to protect yourself from the dangers of fire.

At Acorn Safety Services we offer support on all elements of fire safety – whether you need help with regular fire risk assessments, personal evacuation plans or even fire door inspections.

This week has also seen the launch of our new book, Fire Risk: The Dark Arts, the third part of our health and safety trilogy which is a must-have for health and safety officers or anyone involved in facilities management.

Here, we explain more about the book and the steps you can take to improve the safety of your workplace and those around you – today.

Fire Risk: The Dark Arts: Much more than just a guide

Written by health and safety experts and directors of Acorn Safety Services, Ian Stone and Neil Munro, Fire Risk: The Dark Arts is structured to address specific areas of fire safety, from the importance of risk assessments, identifying fire hazards, roles and responsibilities and how to apply it to real-life situations.

Forget the jargon – this book is friendly and easy to read whether you’re experienced in health and safety or just getting started.

Ian said: “Fire Risk: The Dark Arts is an essential tool in your fire safety toolkit. It is our hope that this book not only informs but also empowers you to take actionable steps towards ensuring fire safety in your environment, ultimately contributing to the wellbeing and security of communities and workplaces. Let’s embark on this journey to a safer future, one where the risk of fire is acknowledged, understood, and effectively managed.”

A health and safety trilogy for everyone

Fire Risk: The Dark Arts is the latest book to be published by Ian and Neil who have been writing health and safety guides since 2020.

Their first book, Fear and Loathing of Health and Safety was published in 2020 offering expert advice about how to cut through the red tape, avoid hazards and costly fines, while Legionella: The Dark Arts followed in 2023, quickly becoming an Amazon best seller and earning a number of five-star reviews from health and safety professionals across the UK.

Ian said: “The purpose of our latest book is to provide an in-depth exploration of fire risk assessments, an integral component of fire safety management. It serves as a crucial reference for business owners, safety professionals, risk assessors, and anyone responsible for fire safety within an organisation.

“Whether you are looking to refine existing fire safety practices or developing them from scratch, this book offers comprehensive insights into creating and maintaining effective fire safety protocols.”

Acorn Safety Services – fire safety made simple

For those looking for even more support with their health and safety headaches, help is at hand from the team at Acorn Safety Services.

With clients the length and breadth of the UK, Acorn Safety Services has established itself as the go-to consultancy, offering a complete health and safety antidote to ensure you stay compliant with the latest rules and regulations.

As well as specialising in legionella and fire safety risk assessments and additional services including advice on CDM and work on-site, Acorn Safety Services can take you from non-compliance to complete compliance in five simple steps, all with the support of a dedicated health and safety professional.

So if health and safety is taking up far too much of your precious time get in touch today to find out we can put you on the path to health and safety happiness – today.

For all your health and safety needs visit https://acornhealthandsafety.co.uk/ today or contact us at info@acornhealthandsafety.co.uk or on 01604 930380.


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