How Much Could Fire Sprinkler Water Damage Cost You?

While just about all U.S. hotels and other commercial buildings are required to have functional fire sprinklers, the vast majority of sprinkler activations don’t have anything to do with fire. Modern sprinklers have a glass vial that acts as a plug to block the flow of water, and this vial can be bumped (and broken)… Continue reading →

Why Do We Continue to Put Our Vulnerable Populations at Risk?

Recently, the National Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland was mandated to install fire sprinklers into their new facility. Originally, the design of the building excluded this necessary safety feature as the building was 10 cm below the required height for this life saving feature. The fact that the hospital, despite it’s slightly smaller size, was required to… Continue reading →

What Condominium Owners Should Know about Automatic Fire Sprinklers

With two high rise fires in London and Hawaii, there has been a lot of conversation about the importance of sprinkler systems in high rise buildings. 80 percent of the 2500 people killed in house fires annually in the United States would have survived had a sprinkler system been activated. These systems save lives, which is… Continue reading →

Are you still Experiencing Sprinkler Resistance?

The statistics are clear: automatic fire sprinkler systems save lives. In fact, 80 percent of the 2500 people killed in house fires annually in the United States would have survived had a sprinkler system been activated.  That is to say, 2000 lives may have been saved if a fire sprinkler system was in place. So why… Continue reading →

Are You Setting Your Moving and Storage Business up For Success?

Labour needs to be looked at as an investment in your operation. Hiring the right individuals and providing them with the right tools will ensure that your company runs both smoothly and efficiently. In 2015, Laborers, freight staff and material movers had one of the highest number of work place injury cases, with 4.5 cases for… Continue reading →

Are Canadian High Rises at Risk of Fire?

If you’re looking to live in Toronto, it is most likely that you will be moving into a high-rise building. High housing costs have brought condo living into the mainstream, with an anticipated 29 new building planned for 2017 alone. Currently there are approximately 260 high rise buildings in Toronto, and the new projects, just keep getting… Continue reading →

Can Safety Features Support an Ultra Luxury Experience?

The luxury hotel experience is about exceeding customer’s expectations. Every factor needs to be considered from the sheets on the bed to the foyer decor. This experience is exclusive, sophisticated and indulgent. Traditional safety features, from the flashing neon exit sign to the obtrusive sprinkler head, detract from this experience.  Hotel guests don’t want to be… Continue reading →

Damage Prevention 101: Protect your Sensitive Documents in All Circumstances

Record management is a vital part of almost every industry and ensuring sensitive files or documents are safe and secure should be of top priority. When records are lost or damaged, it can put your company at significant risk, including operational, financial, and perhaps most detrimental, risk to your company’s reputation. When companies are choosing… Continue reading →

Managing Risk: The Problem with Management Tunnel Vision

Whether you’re employed in the hospitality sector, corporate world, construction or government, risk prevention is most likely a part of your daily routine. If it isn’t, it should be. In any of these industries the one thing that each share is risk. At face value, managing risk can appear very simple. Effective risk prevention strategies are about… Continue reading →

Five Excuses That Don’t Hold Water When it Comes to Early Fire Sprinkler Installation

There are five common excuses for why construction sites don’t install sprinklers. It could be that they cost too much money, or the construction company has never had need of them before; they could be seen as a waste of time, there’s already a clear fire prevention plan in place, or they don’t want to… Continue reading →