Residents of Waltham Forest Council homes were said to have been ‘misled’ by the council over the fire resistance of their flats’ fire doors.
The recent HMG announcement that a £30m fund has been set up to provide support for waking watch costs for buildings with external cladding issues and no AFD provision seems on the face of it to be great news, however scratch at this a little and you can see that whilst it is welcome it…
The final phase of collaborative research study investigating fire fatalities in domestic dwellings in Scotland, involved a comprehensive qualitative & quantitative review of Fire Investigation reports.
Three years after the Grenfell fire, many buildings with dangerous cladding still have 24-hour fire safety patrols – introduced originally as a temporary measure.
The number of low and medium rise residential buildings with serious fire and life safety deficiencies is high but as they are not high rise they have slipped off the radar in most cases.
As part of the program of works to obtain certification under the BAFE SP207 scheme I have successfully taken and passed the FIA internal exam on BS 8629 and will now be pushing on towards certification under SP207 for sites with simultaneous evacuation requirements in January 2021.
You’ll need to ensure you have reviewed your fire risk assessment & life safety arrangements to ensure that staff & customers are adequately protected.
Industry advisors analysed more than 4,782 large loss claims to gauge what can be learned about major fires
The “Know Your Building” campaign, is helping building owners and managers achieve stronger business resilience when it comes to the threat of fire.
Though often overlooked, fire doors play an essential role in fire safety of every building and should be a significant part of any fire risk assessment especially in sites with a sleep-in provision. While fire doors resist fire and toxic fumes to prevent their passage from room to room, they do a dual job of…
A Sheffield landlord has been fined £50,000 for a catalogue of breaches of fire safety standards, including the absence of a certificate for the emergency lighting.