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Guide to Fire Doors (Regulation 10)

Fire safety is critical to building management, and fire doors are pivotal. These specially designed doors help to prevent the spread of fire and smoke, providing a safe evacuation route for occupants. This guide aims to shed light on the Fire Doors (Regulation 10) of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022. Whether you’re a building Read more »

Fire Risk Appraisal of External Walls (FRAEW)

Ensuring fire safety in buildings is a top priority for building owners, developers, and occupants. When it comes to safeguarding residential and multi-occupied buildings, one critical aspect that demands attention is the fire risk appraisal of external walls (FRAEW). External walls play a crucial role in containing and preventing the spread of fire, making it Read more »

The Importance of a Premises Information Box (PIB)

One tool stands out for its simplicity yet profound impact on fire safety – the Premises Information Box (PIB). This seemingly unassuming box plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of residents and the effectiveness of emergency response teams during a crisis. This article delves into the concept of a PIB, its components, its Read more »

Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

This guide will provide you with all the information you need to know about the requirements of the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, where they apply and how to meet them. What Are the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022? The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 (the Regulations) are designed to implement the recommendations of the Read more »

Fire Risk Assessment Prioritisation Tool (FRAPT)

The FRAPT was created to help Responsible Persons (RPs) update their fire risk assessments and ensure that any safety risks are addressed as soon as possible. The tool assigns a priority rating to buildings based on a series of questions about the structure, external walls, and flat entrance doors. A high priority rating from the Read more »

Fire Safety Act 2021: What You Need to Know

In April 2021, the Fire Safety Act 2021 received Royal Accent, setting in on the path to becoming law. This act clarifies the scope of the Fire Safety Order to make clear it applies to the structure, external walls (including cladding and balconies), and individual flat entrance doors between domestic premises and the common parts Read more »

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 »