After multiple and repeated breaches of the Fire Safety Order, a landlord and responsible person for an office block in Bedford have been fined £40,000.
The use of the correct type of distribution boards under amendment 1 of the changes to BS 7671 and the forthcoming publication of amendment 2 for high rise residential buildings and, the use or not of AFDD within the distribution board is urgently needed, confusion either causes mistakes or allows unscrupulous contractors to swerve the…
A flat fire on Wellington Way in Bow is believed to have been accidental and caused by the failure of a lithium-ion battery for an e-bike that had been on charge.
The head of Avon Fire Authority has branded e-scooters a “fire risk” following a warehouse blaze involving hundreds of Voi vehicles. Read the full article on the BristolLive website >
Following my attendance and presentation on BS 8629 to the IFSM at Milton Keynes Football Stadium, I was presented with the plaque by chairman Bob Doherty.
More than 120 firefighters spent about three hours tackling the blaze at the New Providence Wharf estate tower blocks.
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 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.