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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 »

Emergency Lighting Regulations

Emergency lighting is a type of lighting used in emergencies when normal electrical illumination fails due to mains power supply failure either due to a power cut or a fire. An abrupt loss of power in buildings makes them unsafe for occupants and might even lead to panic. In the event of a power cut, Read more »

Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers

Wet chemical fire extinguishers are the only choice recommended for a cooking oil fire, making them essential for safety in a professional kitchen. Where Can Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers Be Used? A wet chemical fire extinguisher can be used in the following scenarios: Class F fires; cooking fires that include the use of cooking oils, Read more »

Water Fire Extinguishers

Water Fire Extinguishers are the original fire extinguisher and the choice that continues to be one of the most popular. Where Can Water Fire Extinguishers Be Used? A water fire extinguisher will only work in situations where the fire involves flammable solids. These are often known as Class A fires and include solids such as Read more »

Foam Fire Extinguishers

Foam fire extinguishers are among the most common extinguisher types and tend to be used for fires that involve flammable solids as well as flammable liquids. Where Can Foam Fire Extinguishers Be Used? Some of the specific uses for a foam fire extinguisher include: Class B fires; fires that involve flammable liquids such as petrol Read more »