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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 »

UK Fire and Rescue Services

Below, you will find a list of fire and rescue services in the United Kingdom with address, telephone number and website information. Remember, in an emergency always dial 999. South West Avon Avon Fire & Rescue Service Police & Fire Headquarters PO Box 37 Valley Road Portishead Bristol BS20 8JJ Tel: 01179 262061 Website: https://www.avonfire.gov.uk Cornwall Cornwall Read more »

Fire Triangle/Tetrahedron Information

What Is the Fire Tetrahedron? The Triangle of Combustion symbolised the concept of fire for a long time and represented heat, fuel, and oxygen. Further research into fire led to the conclusion that a fourth element was a necessary component of fire, which is a chemical chain reaction. The fire triangle was subsequently changed to Read more »

Types Of Fire Extinguishers – A Guide

When it comes to the types of fire extinguishers, there are five main types including wet chemical, CO2, dry powder, foam and water. In order to meet the current regulations, it is important for you to have the exact type of fire extinguisher that is needed for your premises. The need for different types of Read more »

What Is a Fire Safety Management and Emergency Plan?

A fire safety management plan outlines your arrangements for implementing, controlling, monitoring, and reviewing fire safety standards as well as ensuring that the standards are maintained. The plan provides a description of the arrangements for managing fire safety effectively to prevent the occurrence of fire, and if fire breaks out, to protect both property and Read more »