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A guide to carrying out fire risk assessments in flats

A fire risk assessment is important for creating a safe environment in flats and apartment buildings, especially high-rise buildings and tower blocks. They are central in developing and maintaining...

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A guide to assessing fire safety risks in care homes

While fire safety is important in any building, commercial or residential, it is of paramount importance in care homes due to the vulnerability of residents. Fires in care homes not only put both...

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What is fire engineering?

In the aftermath of Grenfell Tower, the importance of fire safety engineering gained further public prominence. After decades of regulatory non-compliance, many building owners and commercial...

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What is a fire strategy plan and how do I create one?

As a commercial building manager or owner, it is integral that you prioritise regulatory compliance and safety. Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations stipulates the need for a detailed plan that...

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Understanding fire stopping regulations in buildings

The term ‘passive fire protection’ refers to structural measures which allow occupants to safely evacuate a building, whilst also minimising damage by allowing emergency service responders to get...

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Fire door regulations in commercial and residential buildings

Building owners have always been required to have the right fire protection systems in place to safeguard tenants and occupants. However, in light of reports post-Grenfell, additional scrutiny has...

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Passive Fire Protection

An introductory guide to cavity barriers

In the event of a fire, cavity barriers are crucial to reducing the spread of flames and smoke. Therefore, they play an integral role in a passive fire protection project. Through this article,...

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Intumescent strips for fire doors: What you need to know

Out of all the measures in place to protect a building from fire, fire doors are among the most visible and frequently used. However, many people do not know the full extent of their role within a...

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Everything you need to know about fire compartmentation

Effective compartmentation is integral to any passive fire protection strategy. It should be incorporated into a construction project as early as possible to help ensure buildings remain structurally...

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Maintaining industry standards for fire suppression systems

Fire suppression systems are a fundamental element in addressing fire risk to buildings and their occupants. Working alongside fire prevention and protection methods, fire suppression systems respond...

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