Medical oxygen fires: how better safety can save lives

Firefighter tackling medical oxygen fires

There is a need for more training and education around the risk of medical oxygen fires, explains Richard Radford, Managing Director of medical gas control specialist BPR Medical. In 2018, an elderly man died following a blaze suspected to be caused by an oxygen cylinder explosion at a Stevenage residential care home. The resident, in […]

Titan by Jackloc Launch!

Titan by Jackloc window restrictor

Leading window restrictor company Jackloc, announce the launch of the strongest restrictor in the market, the Titan by Jackloc ® Queen’s Award-winning window restrictor manufacturer, Jackloc, announces the launch of the new Titan by Jackloc® folding restrictor for care homes and hospitals. The Titan by Jackloc®, is the strongest restrictor on the market, tested to withstand […]

What to look for in a window restrictor in a care home

Jackloc window restrictor in a care home

Since starting with Jackloc in January, I have been to a number care sites and acute mental patient hospitals, talking to directors and managers about window safety. The care market for Jackloc is a busy one, sites have 100+ windows and often many locations around the country. Personally, I feel it is essential for me […]

4 top tips for electrical appliance safety in your care home

Elderly couple in care home

Staff in the care sector need all sorts of electrical appliances to help them do their job, but these tools bring their own unique set of hazards. Here, Beckie Hatton from Home Appliance Care shares her tips for keeping the electricals in your care home running smoothly and safely.  Whether you’re making residents a cup of tea […]


PolyCoversDirect radiator cover

PolyCoversDirect is a UK based manufacturer of High Impact PVC radiator covers. Established in 2006 and now part of the Oadby Plastics Group of companies, PolyCoversDirect provide a range of cost effective, easy to install, low surface temperature radiator covers. Designed to be used in a variety of environments such as Care Homes, Hospital, Schools, […]

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