Safe for Longer

“Safe for Longer” is an incentive from Burton Safes to give you peace of mind in the unlikely event of problems with your safe. It gives UK customers (non-commercial) a 5 year warranty on a wide variety of safes, instead of the standard 2 years. “Safe for Longer” also provides FREE replacements on safes that are still within their warranty and have been compromised in a burglary or, in some cases, fire and is unable to be repaired.

When purchasing a Burton Safe, look out for the following stamps. This indicates that they are in the “Safe for Longer” incentive.

Safe for Longer Stamps

When you purchase your safe, make sure that you register it and if you want to claim you need to make sure that you have a crime reference number to provide so the deal can be honoured. All claims are subject to T’s & C’s. (ask us for more information if needed).

Green Stamp Free Replacement in the Event of Burglary – Home Series (within 5 years)
Black Stamp 5 Year Domestic Consumer Warranty
Blue Stamp Free Replacement in the Event of Burglary or Fire – Home Series (within 5 years)

If you would like to discuss this any further, please call us on 01724 281044.

The Many Ways to Use Wire Mesh Lockers

Wire Mesh Lockers have a large variety of models to choose from. This range goes from single door lockers to multi compartment lockers with 40 doors. They are made with welded mesh on a rod frame and are strong and robust, making them ideal for the workplace and in homes.

‘Wire’ they great for the workplace?

In large workplaces a lot of the workers will have a set uniform they need to wear, and wire mesh lockers provide a secure way to store clothing and personal belongings.

Due to their open nature they allow for clothing which has a strong smell to properly ventilate and will help stop the smell sticking around for longer than it needs to. This makes Wire Mesh Lockers great for industrial workplaces and factories to stop oil, gas or food smells from lingering. To make the storing of clothing easier, some sizes come with a hat shelf and coat hook or rail.

Large multi compartment Wire Mesh Lockers are great for industrial workplaces but can also be of benefit to other workplaces. Schools are a great example of this. In schools they would be ideal to allow students a safe place to store their school clothes and coats while having visibility of the locker contents. Sometimes visibility of contents can be a key feature for different workplaces and employers.

Wire Mesh Lockers are secure as they come with a hasp and staple locking configuration. All you need is a padlock to ensure your security.

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Use in the home

When it comes to storage in the home people like to get creative. Due to their build and sturdiness, Wire Mesh Lockers can provide that unique look in your home! You can use them for storing coats and jackets in the hallway or even storing shoes.

With industrial styles of décor being the latest trend, we are seeing a strong demand for this product to fit into that design scheme. Trendy, industrial style shop fit-outs is another area showing a growing interest in these lockers.

With Wire Mesh Lockers you can also use them as shelving in a room to store pictures, books and other bits and bobs.

If you would like to discuss our Wire Mesh Lockers any further do not hesitate to call us on 01724 281044 or chat to our friendly customer service team on Live Chat.

Discover the Quality of the asecos Fireproof Cabinet Range

Asecos cabinets are high quality hazardous material storage cabinets, for storing flammable liquids and gas bottles. They are made with fire resistant materials and some cabinets have up to 90 minutes of fire resistance.

Within our range of cabinets, we have the UB, Q and G models. The UB model is an under bench model, which fits under fume cupboards. The Q model are larger cabinets which allow for storage of flammable substances and can be purchased with a sump to contain any leaks. Finally, the G model is made for storing gas cylinders.

Our UB and Q ranges of products all meet the EN 14470-1 guidelines for storing flammable substances and the G range is designed with EN 14470-2 in mind, which is the guideline for storing flammable gases. Our Q-Classic products comply with NPFA code 30, NPFA 1 Fire code and OSHA.

Asecos cabinets have a range of approvals showing their quality. One of these is the document EK5/AK4 09-10, which is a test principle for the Geprüfte Sicherheit (GS mark) which is a certification mark for technical equipment that meets German and European requirements. In our range of cabinets, the following have been met by GS Testing – EN 11470-1, EN 14727, EK5/AK4 09-10, ProdSG. Some of our cabinets are also approved to FM Standard 6050 and UL 1275.

EN 14727 is a European Standard for laboratory furniture. EN 14727 tests for the strength and durability of the product and prevention of injury from normal usage. The asecos range of cabinets allow for 50,000 wear free opening and closing. As well as this, some products have an arrest system with automatic door closing, which will assist in the safe removal of stored items.

We have a wide range of products that vary in size, approvals and functionality. On most there is an opportunity to change the colour of your cabinet to fit in with your workplace and there are multiple variants within ranges too, so you can get the best cabinet for you!

See a few of them below. Call us on 01724 281044 if you would like to discuss them or others in our range any further.

NameApprovalsAvailable Sizes
asecos Q-Classic 90
Minute Fireproof

  • GS-Tested

  • EN 14470-1 (90 mins)

  • EN 14727

  • EK5/AK4 09-10

  • ProdSG

  • FM 6050

  • NFPA Code 30

  • NFPA 1 Fire Code

  • OSHA
  • H1953 x W1193 x D615mm

    H1953 x W893 x D615mm

    H1953 x W599 x D615mm
    asecos Q-Classic 30
    Minute Fireproof

  • GS-Tested

  • EN 14470-1 (30 mins)

  • EN 14727

  • EK5/AK4 09-10

  • ProdSG

  • FM 6050

  • NFPA Code 30

  • NFPA 1 Fire Code

  • OSHA
  • H1947 x W1164 x D620mm

    H1947 x W864 x D620mm

    H1947 x W564 x D620mm
    asecos G-Ultimate 90
    Minute Fireproof
    Gas Cylinder

  • EN 14470-2 (90 minutes)

  • GS-tested

  • EN14470-1

  • EN 14727

  • EK5/AK4 09-10

  • ProdSG
  • H2050 x W598 x D615mm

    H2050 x W898 x D615mm

    H2050 x W1198 x D615mm

    H2050 x W1398 x D615mm

    JCQ Exam Cabinets

    The JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) have regulations in place for secure storage of exam papers for GCSE, A Levels, Scottish Highers and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and universities. When it comes to storing exam papers, centres must make sure they follow all guidelines set by the JCQ.

    Exam papers must be stored securely in a room within a centre’s campus, there is a preference for this room to be on an upper floor with no windows or limited windows which must have bars fitted. Doors must also have a secure locking system with 2 to 4 people having access.

    The JCQ’s requirement is ‘a box within a box’, so in a centre’s secure room there needs to be space for storage such as a strong non-portable safe, non-portable security cabinet with multi-point locking system or metal cabinet with full length external locking bar, bolted to a wall or the floor. As with access to the secure room only 2-4 people can access the storage where exam papers are kept.

    Here at Safety Storage Centre we have multiple choices on offer for fire resistant document cabinets, most of which are perfect for any establishment needing to follow the JCQ guidelines. The cabinets we have available vary in size, fire rating and price. But whichever you purchase from the list below will be great at keeping your exam papers safe before and after the exams have taken place.

    See below how they compare. If you are interested in looking further into a model, click through to the website by clicking the link. Alternatively give one of our friendly sales team a call on 01724 281044 and they will help you find the cabinet that is best for you.





    Fire Ranger


    Why Physical Security Storage will Remain as Vital as Cyber Security

    We live in a digital age, which means that every move we make in both our professional lives and our personal lives is powered with technology. We want smart phones, smart TVs, smart houses and even smarter workplaces. We want automation and regeneration and we want to avoid stagnation, so we push forward with our upgrades and developments and innovation to get there. All of this pressure towards a smarter world has meant that we now live in a time where we are constantly on watch for being hacked into. Our businesses are on cyber lockdown and we buy into as much online and cyber security as we possibly can. The problem? All of our cyber efforts are making us forget about budgeting for physical security.

    The threats for your physical security are varied. Some are internally within your business and others come from external forces. Some are acts of nature and climate-related disasters, while others are man-made. As a company that imparts logic into every detail of their business, you should be protecting your physical assets. This can include things like laptop security cabinets in the office so that the vital hardware you’ve invested in can be as safe as possible. It can also mean ensuring that you have invested in fireproof filing cabinets. Many businesses still do use paperwork to keep their records, but it’s no good to you if it gets destroyed because of an act of nature.

    Fireproof Filing CabinetsLaptop Security Cabinets

    Mitigating Physical Threats

    Not every physical threat is easily mitigated. For example, you can provide every feasible physical security measure for your business, but if a fire starts up none of that will matter. You could also spend every pound you have and still be exposed to threats. However, as a business professional, you need to ensure that you are investing in physical security storage as well as cyber security. Here are some of the ways that you can add some control to your working environment:

    • Ensure that your site layout is secure with fencing and cameras. A low-profile design can help with this, including a lower visibility and fewer access points. Physically securing remote access points is also important, because hacking is still a real threat.
    • Your business access controls could be controlled with swipe cards and key fobs, with no other way in and out without these tools. You can put people onto a reception desk to issue visitor badges and ensure that all visitors sign into the premises upon entry and sign out on exit, which helps you to keep track of things.
    • Hiring physical security guards for your premises to detect threats and protect you from them. Secondary security equipment is always going to help your business, and motion detectors should be considered.
    • Employing as much elemental protection as possible – especially in areas at risk of flooding and fires.

    Start with identifying the vulnerabilities in your business and move forward from there. Once you know your physical security weaknesses, you can turn them into strengths.

    Three reasons you need a safe with deposit slot

    There are a wide range of safes available to purchase, but not each type will suit your requirements. With data safes, deposit safes, and fireproof safes to choose from, you need to assess your situation and work out which safe will do the job! If you work in retail or high-control environments, here are three reasons you need a safe with deposit slot.

    1) Security

    Deposit safes make use of a deposit slot, which allows you to deposit valuable items and money without ever opening the safe. This is great for security as employees can deposit goods into the safe, but at no point have the opportunity to withdraw from it. Only the key holder will have access to the contents, but it’s completely open for a deposit from anybody with access to the safe itself.

    Imagine a deposit safe in the retail industry. You have a high turnover of cash, and tills need emptying into a safe. Instead of exposing the ever-growing pile of money sitting inside the safe, employees simply feed the money through the deposit slot. It’s the most secure safe in this scenario.

    2) Convenience

    A safe with deposit slot provides the utmost convenience when you deposit more than you withdraw. All you have to do is approach the safe and make use of the deposit slot!

    If you didn’t have a safe with deposit slot, each employee who uses the safe would need a key providing – which comes with a whole host of risks. Keys can be lost, there may be untrustworthy people, and there’s an additional cost of getting keys cut. All-in-all, deposit safes are the best solution for retail, shops and other high-control environments.

    3) Versatility

    Whereas a home safe is, unsurprisingly, perfectly suited to your home – deposit safes are surprisingly versatile. While they’re ideal for retail scenarios, deposit safes can easily be used at home, in your business, and some can even be fitted in vehicles.

    Vehicle deposit safes are specialist models that are ideal for use in vans and lorries on delivery rounds. They use base plates to attach to the vehicle, ensuring the safe cannot be moved without a key. The safe can be removed from the base plate while still restricting access to the contents, meaning cash is always safe – even in transit.

    Hopefully now you understand the benefits of choosing a safe with deposit slot. We stock a bunch of secure deposit safes from the most trustworthy brands in the market! If you need any more information then give our friendly sales team a call on 01724 281044.

    Are you about to break the law on explosives storage?

    When the calendar clicked over to October 1st, you could unwittingly have broken the law – and you could still be doing it.

    That was the date on which new regulations came into force for storing explosives, replacing the Approved Code of Practice to the Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 2005.

    The new legislation is The Explosives Regulations 2014, and incorporates a number of changes. These are:

    • Merging registrations into the licensing system

    CabinetAllowing local authorities to issue licences of up to five years, aligning them with equivalent HSE/police-issued licences

    • Extending licensing to address storage of ammonium nitrate blasting intermediate (ANBI)

    • Exceptions for keeping desensitised explosives without a licence have been updated

    • Tables of separation distances have been restructured to better allow for sites with more than one store. The tables have also been revised to cover quantities of explosives greater than 2,000kg

    • A revised list of explosives that can be acquired or acquired and kept without an explosives certificate from the police.

    • The repeal of the Fireworks Act 1951, as its remaining provisions have been superseded by the Pyrotechnic (Safety) Regulations 2010

    More detailed guidance is in the documents L150 and L151 available from the Health and safety Executive. The former looks at safety provisions, the latter at security. It has been possible to download copies, but the HSE advises that those copies may have been subject to change before the new rules came into effect, and suggest it would be best to check.

    Those affected by the new regulations particularly include employers, private individuals and other people making explosives, storing larger quantities of them, or storing explosives that present higher hazards.

    Moving a safe ends with teenager’s death

    The tragic death of a teenage removal worker has highlighted just how important it is to have experts with the right equipment move very heavy objects like large safes.

    The 19-year-old was crushed by a safe he and colleagues were attempting to move. They were working together to maneuver the safe up a ramp into the removal van when the ramp slipped, allowing the safe to fall. The other workers were able to get out of the way, but the teenager was trapped beneath the falling safe, and although he was taken to hospital, he died there a short while later.

    SafeSome safes weigh more than 500kg, and are perfectly capable of causing severe crush injuries if they are not moved with care and the right equipment. They are best moved to their final location by specialists. Great care must be taken to get all the details right when planning the delivery of a safe even something as apparently inconsequential as two or three steps might change the way delivery is made. Other considerations are parking restrictions, restricted-weight bridges, gravel drives and limited turning circles too.

    Taking pains to do a job correctly is the way to make sure it is done safely, with each one requiring its own risk assessment. After all, we all want everyone to go home as fit and as healthy as when they arrived at work.

    Is it time you did a COSHH assessment?

    The law uses the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations to define how businesses must control substances that could be hazardous to the health of employees, their colleagues, of the wider community. The regulations, in their latest form, have been in place since 2002, so a quick refresher is sure to be helpful. It may reveal that the measures you have in place are out of date. Products change constantly, as manufacturers making improvements to existing products and introduce new ones.

    What substances are covered?
    These come in many forms, and include chemicals, products containing chemicals, fumes, dust, vapours, mists, gases, biological agents (germs) and nanotechnology. Specifically not covered, because they have their own regulations, are lead, asbestos and radioactive substances.

    I’m self-employed. Does this apply to me?
    Certainly. If you have employees, it all applies to you. If you don’t, but take hazardous substances onto other people’s premises, it all applies to you except for monitoring and health surveillance.

    Things to think about before doing a COSHH assessment
    What do we do that involves hazardous chemicals?
    What harm can these substances cause?
    How can we reduce the risk of harm?

    COSHH CabinetsAre we using the right chemicals in the right form?
    The range of available products is always evolving, so just because a product was the right one ten years ago doesn’t mean it’s still the best option. Manufacturers may have developed less toxic options, or more controllable forms. For example:
    Can we avoid using a hazardous substance?
    Does a water-based option exist?
    Could we brush it on, instead of spraying it?
    Could we vacuum things clean, capturing dust, rather than using a brush?
    Does the chemical come in a ‘safer’ form? (a solid rather than a liquid, for instance) Keep an eye on the trade press, or talk to others at trade fairs or exhibitions.

    Do I have to provide Personal Protective Equipment?
    Yes. Employers must provide it for all employees, and replace it when necessary. It must be worn when all other measures are inadequate to control exposure. Advice about what is suitable is available from suppliers, manufacturers or trade associations. You must also instruct employees about how it is to be worn to make sure it is fit for purpose. It’s best to make it as comfortable as possible to ensure employees are prepared to wear it.

    Are there exposure limits?
    About 500 substances, of the thousands in use in industry, are covered by very specific workplace exposure limits.

    What are COSHH Data sheets?
    These are information about the substances you use, and describe the hazards presented by the chemicals they refer to, as well as handling and storage recommendations. It’s important to note that a COSHH data sheet is not a risk assessment. The information on the sheet should be used as part of a risk assessment.

    Do I need to tell employees about these chemicals?
    Yes. All employees working with, or close to, chemicals covered by the regulations need to have the information. They have a right to know the hazards, exposure limits, result of monitoring, health surveillance, and what to do in an emergency. And if you change or add a chemical, they need to be told abut that too.

    Where can I find out more?
    The Health & Safety Executive is a superb source of information. Visit and