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Fire safety regulations for social housing

Post-Grenfell inquiries wrapped up in July 2022, with the final reports being expected in 2023. The results are already impacting fire safety in high-rise buildings, but solid regulatory changes are...

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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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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

Fire stopping is a vital component of most successful passive fire protection strategies. By helping to contain the spread of flames and smoke, investing time and resources into fire stopping can...

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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 post-Grenfell reports, additional scrutiny and...

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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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