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Fire doors for commercial use: what you need to know

If health and safety is at the top of the priority pyramid for building managers at commercial sites across the UK, then fire safety is right at the very tip. Responsible organisations have a duty of care to put in place safety measures related to fire, and one of the ways they can do this…

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How to identify a fire door

How to identify a fire door Knowing how to identify and check internal fire doors might just save your life. Fortunately, a fire door is relatively easy to identify thanks to certain tell tale signs. In the event of a fire, knowing that you can count on a minimum of 30 minutes of fire resistance…

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Can fire doors have glass in them?

Can fire doors have glass in them? Fire rated doors are a must in all business and commercial spaces. They provide additional safety and security for employees, clients and the building itself. Despite the huge safety features they offer, many fire rated doors are not aesthetically pleasing; heavy glazed fire doors obstruct natural light and…

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Fire Stopping & Compartmentation

Fire Stopping & Compartmentation Compartmentation & Fire stopping is a fire protection system made of various components used to seal openings and joints in fire-resistance rated wall and/or floor assemblies to prevent the spread of fire & if there is a stay put policy, the area you are in is safe and can protect you….

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Fire Door Inspections & Bespoke Software

Fire Door Inspections & Bespoke Software Thorough Fire Door Inspections Fire Door Inspection simply means that we check all your fire doors on-site to ensure they are safe, compliant and effective against protecting occupants against smoke and flame in the event of a fire. We undertake a total of 34 industry-specific fire door inspection checks…

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Fire Stopping & Third Party Certification

Fire Stopping & Third Party Certification Compartmentation & Fire stopping is a fire protection system made of various components used to seal openings and joints in fire-resistance rated wall and/or floor assemblies to prevent the spread of fire & if there is a stay put policy, the area you are in is safe and can…

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DETECTOR STUDY REVEALS FALSE ALARMS REDUCTION

DETECTOR STUDY REVEALS FALSE ALARMS REDUCTION RESEARCH BY the Fire Industry Association (FIA) found that ‘more sophisticated’ multisensor detectors are ‘more effective’ at reducing false alarms than ‘standard’ detectors. The FIA stated that the research has ‘led to some momentous discoveries in the field of fire detection and alarm’, and that the ‘conclusive evidence’ will…

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SKEGNESS HOSPITALS RECEIVE FIRE SAFETY UPGRADES

A ‘MAJOR programme’ of fire protection works totalling £3.7m has been expanded, covering three hospitals. Skegness Standard reported on the fire protection works at County Hospital in Louth, John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough and Skegness Hospital, which began last year and are expected to conclude in the summer. The works were expanded to ‘include extra…

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GOVERNMENT SURVEY ON USABILITY OF BUILDING REGULATIONS GUIDANCE

GOVERNMENT SURVEY ON USABILITY OF BUILDING REGULATIONS GUIDANCE A SURVEY released by the government will look at the usability of guidance on building regulations, and in particular approved documents. NBS Research is carrying out the survey for the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government. It will examine how guidance – especially approved documents –…

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SBD Changes Fire Door Requirements

SBD CHANGES FIRE DOOR REQUIREMENTS SECURED BY Design (SBD) has updated its requirements for fire doors, so that they have ‘third party certification for both security and fire performance’. The national police crime prevention initiative and ‘staunch campaigner for improved security in buildings’ stated in a press release that after the Grenfell Tower fire, the…

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