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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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The Importance of Fire Doors

The Importance of Fire Doors Maintenance of Fire Doors Fire doors are engineered products that provide life and property saving functions in the event of fire. It is important that they are regularly inspected and maintained to permit them to perform at their best on the one and only occasion when they are called upon…

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Fire Door Inspection & Maintenance

Fire Door Inspection Fire Door Inspection forms an integral part of passive fire protection within the buildings construction and without the appropriate specifications, a regular expert fire door inspection & quality maintenance procedures, fire doors are significantly less likely to be effective in providing protection for your building and the safety of those contained within,…

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The importance of fire doors in rental homes

The importance of fire doors in rental homes Landlords are required under the ‘2005 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (FSO)’ to ensure that their tenants and properties are safe. They are described as the “responsible person” and, if they fail to take action and fulfil their duties, they can be criminally prosecuted. A fire risk…

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Fire door maintenance and inspections

Fire door maintenance and inspections According to health and safety standards in the UK – specifically BS 9999 – fire doors should be inspected at least every six months, in line with the code of practice for fire safety within buildings & The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO).

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Features of commercial fire doors

Features of commercial fire doors Some commercial fire doors have automatic closing systems which use a time delay door release mechanism, which can be triggered in the case of an emergency. Smoke detectors and smoke seals are other typical features which you can find, and you can expect fire doors to have passed through a…

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