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The Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005 (RRFSO), which has extended to domestic premises as well as communal areas within multiple occupation homes (HMOs) in Wales and England, charges a “responsible person” with everyone’s safety who is on the premises at all times, whether sleeping, visiting or working there. The responsible person(s) duties are specified Read more »

How to Make Fire Drills Simple, Effective and Efficient

Fire drills are an integral part of a workplace fire safety, be it an office, factory, school, hospital, restaurant, or retail outlet. Fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and fire safety signs are essential; they have an indirect and equal significance in fire protection for everyone within a building. As such, it is expected for your commercial Read more »

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Initially, about seventy pieces of fire safety legislation covered fire safety laws in the United Kingdom. The primary examples of these are 1961’s Fire Precautions Act as well as the Fire Precautions Regulations for the Workplace of 1997 and 1999. Authorities subsequently determined that a simplification of the relevant legislation was necessary, something that was Read more »

What is BAFE SP205 Life Safety Fire Risk Assessment?

If you are the responsible person, also known as a duty holder in Scotland, you are responsible for the effectiveness of your company’s fire risk assessment according to law, rather than the fire risk assessor. To ensure that you are using a competent fire risk assessment provider, you should use a British Approvals for Fire Read more »

Fire Risk Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Law on Fire Safety? Why Is a Fire Risk Assessment Required? How Long Will the the Assessment Take? What Is a Fire Risk Assessment? What Are the Key Points That the Assessment Covers? What Are the Benefits for My Business? Who Is Responsible for Making a Business Premises Compliant? What Do I Read more »

15 Most Disastrous Fires in UK History

In this article, we list the United Kingdom’s 15 most devastating fires by the death toll. 15. Booth’s Clothing Factory Fire The fire was caused by a smoker’s pipe left alight inside a raincoat pocket when work had just commenced. It destroyed the building and killed 49, most of them women and young girls. Many were Read more »

Fire Detection and Warning Systems Introduction – Educational Premises

Educational premises include: schools including Sunday schools and after-school clubs universities academies crèches adult education centres outdoor education centres music schools colleges When an alarm is given from a single point, it is unlikely to be heard throughout the building and an electrical fire-warning system will need to be put in place. This type of Read more »

Fire Signs & Notices Introduction – Large Places of Assembly

Large places of assembly (i.e. where more than 300 people could gather) include: sports stadia; arenas, cricket grounds, football stadiums, tennis courts exhibition and conference centres large nightclubs churches, cathedrals, mosques, temples, other places of worship common areas of shopping malls buildings that adjoin other complexes such as shopping centres museums, libraries, marquees, community centres and Read more »

Emergency Escape Lighting Introduction – Small and Medium Places of Assembly

Small (accommodating up to 60 people) and medium (accommodating up to 300 people) places of assembly include: public houses clubs village halls and community centres churches, mosques, and other religious centres marquees and tents restaurants, libraries and cafes The main purpose of emergency escape lighting is to illuminate paths and routes used for escape. On top Read more »

Fire Doors – An Introduction

For nearly all commercial buildings, as well as accommodation premises, fire doors are a legal requirement – this includes blocks of flats, sheltered housing, and houses where there are multiple occupants – even some houses which are owner-occupied and on the larger size. However, what are fire doors? Why are they such an important requirement? Read more »