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A guide to fire risk assessments for construction sites

Anyone involved in a construction project must comply with legal requirements for fire safety, including clients, designers, architects, and site teams. Between January 2015 and March 2019, there...

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How to carry out a fire risk assessment in a school

In the UK, schools are twice as likely to have a fire emergency than other non-domestic buildings. This is particularly concerning given how vulnerable some of the people within schools are, such as...

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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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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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What is a fire suppression system and how does it work?

A fire suppression system is an integral part of any fire protection infrastructure. ‘Fire suppression’ is a collective term for any engineering group of units that are designed to put out a...

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Who is responsible for enforcing fire safety legislation?

Over the last few years, fire safety legislation has been developed and refined so that all roles and responsibilities are assigned to the right people. Landlords and building owners must comply with...

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What are the phases of a fire safety inspection? 

Fire safety inspections are a fundamental part of ongoing building regulations. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 dictates that a fire risk assessment is carried out at least once a year...

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