FIRE - 17.09.2020
Consulting on changes to fire legislation
What’s in the pipeline? The Home Office is consulting on proposals to amend the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) to enable it to strengthen the regulation of fire safety matters in high-rise buildings and beyond. It appears that the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) is intending to charge those found to be in breach of the legislation for its enforcement services. There’s also a proposal to bring in competency requirements for fire risk assessors and to give the FRS viewpoint more prominence when new builds and alterations are proposed. ...
FIRE - 11.06.2020
Fire statistics: a good news story
The latest statistics for fire incidents in England have been released by the Home Office. It appears that the many years of hard work are starting to pay off. What do the numbers reveal?
FIRE SAFETY - 11.06.2020
Choosing a fire alarm system
You’re considering replacing your old fire alarm system and your fire engineer has advised (at significant expense) that it should have a fire control panel. Is this compulsory and what are the factors to consider?
FIRE SAFETY - 03.06.2020
Hotel group pays £250,000 for fire breaches
The firm which runs the Campanile Hotel group has been ordered to pay a fine of £220,000 and costs of over £30,000 after one of its properties was found to be operating without a working fire alarm. What circumstances led to the charges?
CORONAVIRUS - FIRE SAFETY - 07.05.2020
Protecting vacant premises from arson
A free guide to managing the risk of unauthorised occupation has been made available by the UK’s national fire safety organisation, the Fire Protection Association (FPA). Is it worth a look?
FIRE SAFETY - 27.04.2020
The Fire Safety Bill
A new bill going through Parliament should improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales which are divided into flats. What changes will it introduce and what action might you need to take?