Category: Fire Safety

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Posted on 13 May 2024

FREE DOWNLOADS – Check out our free resources available for download

Download fire logbooks, signs, and notices for occupants and residents of your buildings on our website today using our new Resources page. We're proud to continue supporting our clients and colleagues by providing a new way for you to download the templates you need to meet your fire safety requirements. Now, just browse our site and get the templates you've been looking for simply at the click of a button....

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Posted on 6 September 2023

What are the Regulations and Rules for Fire Safety Signage?

Knowing what fire safety signs to install in your building isn't quite as straightforward as you think. So how do you get it right? There are various fire safety signage regulations, which vary from building to building, and it depends on the layout, means of escape and the type of fire precautions and policies you have in your building. The easiest way to identify fire safety signage requirements in your...

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Posted on 19 June 2023

A Fire Safety Guide for Landlords

As a landlord, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your tenants and the protection of your premises. A fire in your property can cause devastating damage within minutes and result in costly and time-consuming repairs. Furthermore, it can also pose significant, and potentially fatal risks to your tenants. According to Firemark, the fire risk for people who are living in a rental or shared accommodation is seven...

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Posted on 26 January 2023

New: Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 – Are you affected?

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 came into force on 23rd January 2023 for all multi-occupied residential buildings (with two or more sets of domestic premises). The regulations are intended to improve fire safety in these buildings and to reduce the risk of fire and injury to occupants. Are you affected? The new regulations affect most residential buildings in England, introducing new legal requirements which can be enforced if not complied with....

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Posted on 12 October 2022

New British Standard – BS 8644-1: Digital management of fire safety information

BSI launch BS 8644-1:2022 - Digital management of fire safety information – Design, construction, handover, asset management and emergency response BS 8644-1:2022 will help to ensure that all fire safety data is captured and stored accurately, consistently and in a timely manner. Digital technologies are increasingly being used to capture, store and share information about fire safety in buildings. In many cases, this is to improve the quality, accuracy and consistency of...

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Posted on 2 February 2021

£30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund announced

Funding targeted for residents living in high-rise structures can now access financial support to make their buildings safer. The Waking Watch Relief Fund is available across England with £22 million targeted at cities with most high-rise buildings that currently have unsafe cladding including Sheffield, Greater Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Greater London, Bristol and Newcastle. Aimed at protecting leaseholders from the high costs of Waking Watches by providing financial support for...

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Posted on 2 December 2020

Fire safety inspections imminent for buildings across South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have announced their new project to inspect all high-rise residential buildings across South Yorkshire, over 18 metres or with six or more storeys, by the end of next year. This comes as part of a Government-driven ‘Building Risk Review’. The program involves commissioning research to develop an evidence base on fire safety risk in buildings, in order to assist building owners in the prioritisation of...

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Posted on 20 August 2020

The Case for Stay-Put Policies

Recently in our Instagram Stories we talked about ‘Stay-Put Policies’ for apartment blocks and asked whether you thought they were safe. The overriding response was the majority think Stay-Put is unsafe. But is that correct?  Stay-put policies are designed to be safer than a normal simultaneous evacuation policy. However, more and more landlords are opting to go for simultaneous (one out, all out) in light of the events at...

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Posted on 8 July 2020

What Fire Procedures and Plans do I need for my Building?

It’s easy to get confused between the different types of plans, procedures, assessments and documents you need for your building to keep occupants safe. Fire Evacuation Plans, Fire Strategy Plans, Fire Alarm Zone Plans, Emergency Procedures – what’s the difference and do I need them all? If you are responsible for a workplace or a building, you are responsible for adopting the right procedures and behaviours when it comes to...

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Posted on 24 October 2018

Frustration over government’s response to Grenfell Tower

The construction industry has seen myriad improvements to fire safety since the Grenfell Tower fire, but there is frustration that the government has responded too slowly, a new study reveals. Since the fire in June 2017, which killed 71 people, construction industry professionals have seen substantive changes in products used for cladding, insulation and fire doors, as well as greater demands for more fire testing of products. A survey of...

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