Fire Safety Tag

Conclusive evidence shows multi-sensor detectors are better at false alarm rejection Research pioneered by the Fire Industry Association and its members has lead to some momentous discoveries in the field of fire detection and alarm: more sophisticated multi-sensor detectors really are more effective at reducing false alarms than the ‘standard’ smoke alarms. The research, conducted on behalf of the FIA by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and...

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Fire Safety Engineering

What you need to do The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) sets out the law on construction site general fire safety. The FSO requires that a ‘responsible person’ must carry out, and keep up to date, a risk assessment and implement appropriate measures to minimise the risk to life and property from fire. The responsible person will usually be the main or principal contractor in control of...

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Grenfell Tower Fire Engineering Risk Assessment

Grenfell Tower fire: safety rules failing, says review, calls made by Dame Judith Hackitt   A ‘culture change’ in attitudes 'instead of doing things cheaply' is needed to building safety to prevent further tragedies such as that at Grenfell Tower, according to Dame Judith Hackitt, who is responsible for leading the review into regulations and fire safety.   Dame Judith Hackitt told BBC Radio 4's Today programme people had...

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Fire Safety Doors

Are fire doors are essential for passive fire protection?   Fire doors are essential passive fire protection. Buildings use two main complementary types of fire protection system, passive and active. Passive fire protection refers to elements of the building structure such as doors, floors and walls. So, why are fire doors so important to the system as a whole?   What does passive fire protection mean in the event...

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You are responsible for fire safety in business all workplaces and commercial premises, all premises the public have access to and the common areas of multi-occupied residential buildings, if you’re:   an employer the owner the landlord an occupier anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager or managing agent   If so, you’re known as the ‘responsible person’ and as the...

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