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The 24th January marked the start of the inaugural Electrical Fire Safety Week a new government initiative aimed at raising awareness of one of the biggest causes of accidental fires in the UK.

The official estimates according to Sir Ken Knight, the government’s chief fire and rescue adviser, suggest that faulty or misused electrical appliances caused over 20,000 fires across the UK in 2007 with accidental electrical fires in the home resulting in 40 deaths and nearly 4,000 casualties. Still mystifies me that in the digital age the best we can muster are 3 year old statistics.

The equivalent statistics for commercial business premises were not included at the launch press conference as the onus appears to be on educating home owners. Clearly a fire in the home can often be devastating and as reported in today’s news sometimes extremely tragic, but a fire in business premises can have equally dire consequences for owners and staff alike.

Premises can be rebuilt, offices refurbished and equipment replaced but a fire does not discriminate and proprietors should stop to think of the consequences of losing the nuts and bolts of the business aka – systems data, accounts records, customer records and order process ledgers that are now not stored in box files but on backup digital media tapes. This data is essential to continue trading and is difficult and in some cases impossible to replace.

For security purposes backup tapes are usually stored in a secure locked cupboard or cabinet on the premises but your bread and butter office storage cabinet will provide little protection if a fire breaks out when the heat generated heads towards four figures Celsius and above.

Question your reliance on data stored on digital media and the implications of a total loss – assuming the fire has also melted your Quad Core server into the bargain. If the answer gives you nightmares then take a look at our range of Digital Media Fireproof Storage Safes. These give you all the benefits of a high security safe for paper, valuables and the like but with added safeguards including fire and magnetic flux protection specifically designed to protect tape drives, CD’s, DVD’s and USB drives.

If you take the position “it will never happen to me” be aware that I recall one business that was lucky not to be burnt to the ground by a single, presumable blind mouse that inexplicably chewed through an electrical cable feeding the one piece of electrical equipment that was running 24/7 – the Server. Ironic when you think of it.

 

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