Fire Protection Guide for Historical Buildings

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UK fire safety law states that property must be ‘equipped with appropriate fire detectors and alarms’ but the legislation takes a broad approach and fails to give specific recommendations for heritage buildings. Here are our recommendations for how fire can be prevented and detected in historical buildings. Fire Detection and Alarms Although call points must…

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Carbon Monoxide – Would Your Building Detect The Silent Killer?

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According to The London Fire Brigade, many people are unaware of the risks posed by carbon monoxide (CO). Only around 15% of people have a CO alarm, compared to 90% of people who have a smoke alarm. What is carbon monoxide? CO is a dangerous and ‘silent killer’ due to it being an odourless and colourless…

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Fire Safety Risks in Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaways

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Running a successful café, restaurant, or takeaway means juggling the everyday demands that these commercial establishments bring. For any food-based outlet, fire safety and protection must be a top priority for the owner of the business. As any experienced restaurateur knows, fires in commercial kitchens are a common occurrence and can incur serious costs, to…

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How to S.T.O.P fire from happening in your home

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Fire safety in homes is an important but often forgotten about issue. Every year, more than 37,000 household fires break out in the UK and more than 250 people lose their lives to these fires. To help prevent fires, S.T.O.P is a great acronym to help everyone remember the fire safety basics for everyday life.…

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Tower Blocks Fire Safety – Preventing Fire & Protecting Residents

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Fire safety in tower blocks is extremely important as the effects of a fire engulfing multiple floors can be devastating. When the conditions are right and poor quality building materials have been used, that don’t meet building standards, fire can rapidly spread and completely destroy an entire building. This can result in many casualties –…

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7 Important Checks – Fire Safety in Care Homes

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Fire safety is crucial in care homes where vulnerable occupants live. The emergency evacuation procedure of a care home needs to be carefully planned for occupants who are less mobile and unable to evacuate the building without assistance. At night in an emergency, this can be particularly difficult because often there are less carers working…

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What You Need to Know About Residential and Commercial Fire Alarm Systems

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The Fire and Rescue Service are called out to over 600,000 fires which cause over 800 deaths and over 17,000 injuries a year. Installing and maintaining smoke detectors in your property could give you extra time to escape a fire safely. To do this, it is important to understand the differences in fire detector and…

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Three must-haves for Fire Safety in Retail Stores

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In the UK between April 2012 – March 2013, there were 22,500 fires recorded on commercial properties. If you are an owner of a retail outlet, your daily jobs list is likely to keep you and your staff busy. However, it is ultimately the owner’s job to make sure that the correct fire safety equipment…

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4 things to remember when purchasing a fire alarm

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It can be a daunting task buying any new technical system or piece of equipment. When purchasing a brand new fire alarm, there are 4 things to remember before you go ahead and make the purchase: 1. What has your fire risk assessment recommended? – Your fire risk assessment will include details how your existing alarm(s) performed,…

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