On 10th January, the government put forward a new plan to help protect leaseholders from the costs of cladding improvements, with a view to holding wealthy building developers responsible for the shortcomings and lack of safety measures in medium-rise buildings. Secretary of State for Levelling Up Michael Gove has insisted that these new measures will restore common sense to the building industry, with much greater use of risk-mitigating fire safety measures such as fire alarms and sprinklers.Read More
With COVID restrictions easing and more people heading back to work, now is the right time for you to get a professional fire risk assessment completed. After such a long period of closure and staff working from home, it is likely that your latest fire risk assessment has expired, meaning that you could be subject to heavy fines, and are risking the safety of your colleagues.Read More
New legislation within the Fire Safety Act 2021 means that property managers and housing associations are now more responsible than ever before to conduct fire risk assessments to ensure the safety of their residents.Read More
The importance of thorough fire risk assessment procedure was highlighted recently in Southampton when an unclear report left residents at risk. Fire safety in multi-occupancy buildings is a task which should be undertaken by an individual with competence and experience, such as our expert assessors at FireCare. The importance of thorough fire risk assessment procedure was highlighted recently in Southampton when an unclear report left residents at risk. Fire safety in multi-occupancy buildings is a task which should be undertaken by an individual with competence and experience, such as our expert assessors at FireCare. Failure to properly record and mitigate the risk of fire in a fire risk assessment could lead to severe damage, loss of property and in the worst case scenario, loss of lives.
Earlier this year, an inspection uncovered that Cranleigh House in Westwood Road, Southampton, was littered with fire safety defects that had not been addressed in a fire risk assessment.
The FIA, Fire Industry Association, have given new guidance for fire alarm detector applications and documentation of the selection. “Fire detectors are selected depending on the nature of the protected area and the risks associated with it. Often, this involves utilising different fire detector technologies in order to meet the diverse needs of both fire detection and…Read More
Industry News Content courtesy of FIA.uk.com. It is an unfortunate but common problem that businesses can be completely obliterated by a single fire. Of those that are hit, around 80% of those businesses fold within as little as 18 months, according to statistics provided by insurance companies. The worst affected (after a little anecdotal Google…Read More
Industry News Content courtesy of BAFE.org.uk. A revised version of BAFE SP203-1, which covers the design, installation, commissioning & maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems, has been published. Scheme No. SP203-1 This scheme recognises the importance of providing compliant fire detection and alarm systems and therefore assist in minimising false alarms. Search for…Read More