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Fire Safety in Care Homes

The potential of a fire outbreak is an inherent risk in any commercial or residential property. Given that fires can lead to massive loss of life, health complications, and property loss, the UK property has put in place stringent regulations designed to ensure safety for people living on all types of properties. Ensuring the safety Read more »

Fire Safety in Tower Blocks

Full compliance with fire regulations and passive fireproofing measures are at the forefront of fire safety in protecting tower blocks and high-rise buildings from being devastated by fire. In the aftermath of the 2017 Grenfell Tower tragedy that resulted in many casualties, fire regulations for tower blocks came under severe scrutiny. They were re-assessed to Read more »

Fire Marshal Responsibilities

Every property owner in the UK has a legal obligation to ensure that their property meets the fire safety regulations set out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This legislation outlines the precautionary steps that should be taken to ensure that the residents of a building stay safe in case of a fire Read more »

Fire Safety Signs

Fire safety signs are crucial since they help people know what action to take in a fire emergency. You might have probably been in one of these situations before and know how one may lose their wits. Fire safety signs are here to make things bearable or manageable during such times. When you hear the Read more »

Fire Alarm Regulations

Fire alarm regulations in the United Kingdom can seem confusing if you are not a trained, certified fire safety technician. All fire alarm and detection systems must be installed and maintained following the RRO (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005). Therefore, the installation and maintenance services must meet the relevant requirements. The fire alarm Read more »

What Is a Fire Cavity Barrier?

When it comes to fire outbreaks in buildings, things can get tricky and complicated, especially if the fire safety measures in place cannot combat the situation. A recent survey conducted on homes in the UK discovered that most buildings had not been constructed with sufficient and up-to-standard fire protection. A report from Atkin Chambers’ Grenfell Read more »

Fire Extinguisher Colours

All new fire extinguishers in the UK are painted with a rich red colour, which is referred to as Signal Red. The colour codes are on the label. Although it is quite possible to see fire extinguishers with a solid colour other than red (The old-style colour code), they are legally allowed but must be Read more »

What Is a ‘Stay Put’ Policy?

Fires are destructive. Life can be lost, and there can be a lot of damage. When people look into fire safety for their block of flats, they will want to know what it means to ‘Stay Put’. Here is our guide to the ‘Stay Put’ policy. What Is A ‘Stay Put’ Policy? A ‘Stay Put’ Read more »

Fire Extinguisher Regulations

Regulations that govern the use of fire extinguishers in the United Kingdom fall under the RRO or Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Virtually all commercial business premises, except for a few, fall under these regulations. As is the case with most laws that affect places of work, fire extinguisher regulations are not as straightforward Read more »

Fire Evacuation Strategies

In the event of a fire, everybody’s fast and safe evacuation on the premises should take precedence. Smoke and fire disseminate fast, and can see people get trapped in dangerous and inescapable areas if there’s no evacuation strategy in place. As a landlord, manager, business owner, employer, or homeowner, you should ensure that nobody on Read more »