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Fire Door Regulations

Between 2016 and 2017, the UK reported around 15,815 fires in non-residential properties. The damage caused was limited to a maximum of two floors in 9,000 of these fire occurrences. Damage to the entire building was sustained in just over 2,500 of these cases. The use of fire doors was one of the main reasons Read more »

Fire Alarm Categories

Not all businesses are alike, and fire alarm categories and grades are no different. Fire safety regulations in the UK mandate that any fire alarms you fit in your establishment be suitable for use. The British Standards are an excellent resource for those persons who install and design fire detection systems in housing associations, commercial Read more »

What is a Dry Riser?

During fire emergencies, easy access and speed can help save lives; and minimise property damage. Dry risers are specifically designed to help firefighters access pressurised water at easily accessible points closest to the fire. To find out more about dry risers, including what they are and how they work, read on below. What Is a Read more »

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Fire is the oxidation of elements in the exothermic chemical combustion, releasing light, heat and other reaction products depending on the components involved. Different fires require different fire extinguishers, as will be discussed below. By understanding the various types of fires, you will know which fire extinguisher to choose. The PASS System for Using Fire Read more »

What Is an Intumescent Strip?

In case of a fire outbreak, your first consideration should be ensuring the safe evacuation of the people inside the burning building. However, sometimes fires can spread quickly and hamper people’s evacuation. The spreading smoke can further complicate the rescue of people trapped in the burning building and hamper firefighting efforts. However, you can take Read more »

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 »