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What is DSEAR?

DSEAR stands for the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. This is a set of regulations that are designed to ensure the safety of employees in environments where there might be dangerous substances or explosive atmospheres which could cause injury, illness, or death. DSEAR applies to all types of workplaces including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, Read more »

What is a DSEAR Risk Assessment?

If you’re a business owner who works with hazardous substances, DSEAR Risk Assessment is something that needs to be on your radar. DSEAR stands for Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002, which is the legislation that covers all of this. DSEAR was introduced to protect employees from exposure to dangerous substances. CONTACT US FOR Read more »

How to Become a Fire Engineer

Becoming a fire engineer is an exciting and fulfilling career choice. Fire engineers are responsible for ensuring that people and property stay safe from fires. The job involves designing equipment used to fight fires, inspecting older buildings and structures for potential hazards, making recommendations for fire safety systems and procedures, risk assessment, liaising with local Read more »

What Is Fire Engineering?

Fire safety engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the prevention and mitigation of fire hazards. It encompasses the study of fire dynamics, flammability of materials, and the design and installation of fire-safety systems. In this article, we are going to answer questions about fire safety engineering. CONTACT US FOR A FREE QUOTE Read more »

Fire Risk Assessment and Appraisal

As part of the Government’s effort to reform the building sector in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government commissioned the British Standards Institution (BSI) to draft a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) code of practice for assessors when examining external walls and cladding. The draft code of practice is named “PAS 9980: Fire Read more »

Fire Door Regulations

Between 2016 and 2017, the UK reported around 15,815 fires in non-residential properties. The damage caused was limited to a maximum of two floors in 9,000 of these fire occurrences. Damage to the entire building was sustained in just over 2,500 of these cases. The use of fire doors was one of the main reasons Read more »

Fire Alarm Categories

Not all businesses are alike, and fire alarm categories and grades are no different. Fire safety regulations in the UK mandate that any fire alarms you fit in your establishment be suitable for use. The British Standards are an excellent resource for those persons who install and design fire detection systems in housing associations, commercial Read more »

What is a Dry Riser?

During fire emergencies, easy access and speed can help save lives; and minimise property damage. Dry risers are specifically designed to help firefighters access pressurised water at easily accessible points closest to the fire. To find out more about dry risers, including what they are and how they work, read on below. What Is a Read more »

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Fire is the oxidation of elements in the exothermic chemical combustion, releasing light, heat and other reaction products depending on the components involved. Different fires require different fire extinguishers, as will be discussed below. By understanding the various types of fires, you will know which fire extinguisher to choose. The PASS System for Using Fire Read more »

What Is an Intumescent Strip?

In case of a fire outbreak, your first consideration should be ensuring the safe evacuation of the people inside the burning building. However, sometimes fires can spread quickly and hamper people’s evacuation. The spreading smoke can further complicate the rescue of people trapped in the burning building and hamper firefighting efforts. However, you can take Read more »