During July 2022, the UK experienced a rise in air temperature that broke all previous records. On Tuesday 20 July, temperatures reached an all-time high of 40C and there were several instances where fires broke out due to spontaneous combustion. This means that the fire has started simply due to the heat of the sun being focused on a specific area such that a fire has ignited.
The devastation caused by these fires was extensive with catastrophic damage caused as they spread really quickly to adjacent houses, businesses, agricultural and grasslands.
Experts believe that these heatwaves are the result of global warming and that the UK will continue to experience similar temperatures. With this in mind, we thought it prudent to provide a reminder about the importance of carrying out regular fire safety checks, staff training and risk assessments.
Whilst not an exhaustive list, the following examples may also help to protect your business from instances of spontaneous combustion.
Tecserv UK is renowned for being a highly successful fire protection, alarm and CCTV installation and maintenance company. If you would like advice on how to protect your people, processes or property from fire, theft or other damage please get in touch.
Colin joined Tecserv UK Ltd in 2010. He has been in the fire and security industry for 30 years + and in that time has held a number of senior positions. His experience helps to bring focus and growth to our sales and marketing strategy by being objective driven and KPI measured.