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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: 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 »

How Much Does a Fire Risk Assessment Cost?

There are a number of common factors which can impact on the cost of your fire risk assessment. The factors below will influence the price of the assessment as they determine how long the inspection will take and the potential risks involved. Number of buildings Size of the building or buildings The number of occupants Read more »

Types of Fire Risk Assessment for Purpose-built Flats

There are four different fire risk assessment types that can be carried out for a purpose-built block of flats. The differences come from the extent of the building that is undergoing the required inspection for fire risk. The fire risk assessment must be the correct one for the particular type of premises and the amount that Read more »

What is a PAS 79 Fire Risk Assessment?

PAS 79: 2012 was first published in 2005 before seeing revisions in 2007 and then again in 2012. It lays out a specific methodology used for conducting a fire risk assessment. PAS stands for Publicly Available Specification. It’s not originally a British Standard. However, the BSI, or British Standards Institution has both developed and published Read more »

Fire Safety Regulations and How they Affect You

The Fire Safety Order or Regulatory Reform order of 2005 is a piece of legislation which applies to non-domestic properties, as well as to the common parts in bigger domestic properties. The Fire Safety Order puts a lot of emphasis on preventing fire, and it is something that all business owners, as well as those Read more »