Fire warning after Covid

Businesses are being advised to have their fire alarm systems checked because many were untested last year due to the pandemic and lockdowns. Aaron Keith from Poole-headquartered fire and security company Sentinel said that some equipment will have gone out of date, meaning in the event of a fire insurers might not pay out.

Sentinel looks to boost workforce

A Dorset-headquartered fire and security business is looking for six new staff to join its swelling ranks as it continues to expand. Sentinel Fire and Security has grown rapidly in the last two years and has 11 staff based in Fancy Road, Poole.

Sentinel warns of failed emergency calls

Residents in assisted-living and warden-assisted accommodation are at risk because their emergency communications are increasingly likely to fail. Sentinel Fire and Security, which specialises in this technology, is warning that the new digital roll-out is leaving analogue systems dangerously exposed. The company, headquartered in Poole, Dorset, says a percentage of analogue emergency calls fail, and that figure will only rise. … Read More

Couple secure top prize

Lucky couple Robin and Chris Brickell showed great vision when they entered a competition at the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show – because they won a CCTV System. Wessex Fire and Security was offering the prize worth £1,500 at its popular stand where it was showing the public its products and services. All Robin and Chris did was leave their details … Read More

Wessex Fire & Security takes the initiative

Almost 100 delegates attended a seminar organised by Wessex Fire & Security to inform them of developments in the fire sector. Last year’s tragic events in London has focused the attention on the risks of fire and how they can be reduced.

Rise in fire extinguisher provision

Wessex Fire & Security now looks after 25,000 fire extinguishers at 1,500 sites following sharp growth this year. The company is ‘British Approvals for Fire Equipment’ (BAFE)-certified and is part of the Wessex Group, a family-owned business based in Shaftesbury in North Dorset. Industry expert Lee Knight, who runs the extinguisher part of the multi-faceted company, said there had been … Read More

Wessex Fire & Security appoint new MD

Wessex Fire & Security has appointed Jess Lutwyche as its new Managing Director. The company is part of the Dorset-based Wessex Group that Jess joined more than 10 years ago. Jess has held various roles within Wessex Fire and Security, most recently as a successful service manager. Wessex Fire & Security employs almost 100 staff including 55 engineers and works … Read More