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Fire safety in schools – what the regulations say

Fire safety in schools – what the regulations say Wherever there are groups of vulnerable people in a building, fire doors are of prime importance providing both a means of escape and a way to delay the spread of smoke and fire from one area of the building to another. There are fire safety regulations…

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How safe are your fire doors – ways to demonstrate performance

How safe are your fire doors – ways to demonstrate performance It seems straightforward to most people what fire doors are for, and what they do. Their main function is to divide and compartmentalise a building in order to contain and slow down the spread of danger in the event of a fire breaking out….

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Top 5 Workplace Fire Safety FAQs

Top 5 Workplace Fire Safety FAQs Fire safety is always a major concern for people at their places of work – there is a natural assumption that these matters are catered for, so it is important that those responsible for this safety are aware of the necessary requirements. Here are the most frequently asked queries…

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Top fire safety tips for a retail business

Top fire safety tips for a retail business It is an alarming fact that more that up to 80% of businesses involved in a major incident either never manage to reopen, or subsequently fail altogether within three years. Aside from the corporate responsibility, to keep all staff and customers safe upon one’s premises, this is…

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Top Hotel Fire Safety Tips

Top Hotel Fire Safety Tips You are enjoying your break in your luxurious hotel – what’s the last thing you want to hear when you’re relaxing in your room? That’s right – the fire alarm! However, in the event of that happening, you want to know that every precaution has been taken for you to…

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The Importance of Regular Fire Door Inspections – Commercial & Public Buildings

The Importance of Regular Fire Door Inspections – Commercial & Public Buildings 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…

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WHO NEEDS FIRE DOORS?

WHO NEEDS FIRE DOORS? Doors are constructed of many different materials and methods these days and so will burn at different rates. Therefore they will provide different levels of protection against the spread of fire but what the consumer needs when purchasing fire safety products is reliable consistency. Something that can give the purchaser peace…

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What prevents a fire from spreading through a building?

What prevents a fire from spreading through a building?Fires can take hold quickly in any industrial or commercial building, so it’s important to put measures in place to control or slow their spread. Fitting fire doors throughout any building is the most significant measure to help reduce and control the damage caused by fires. And,…

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Grenfell Tower – Fire door manufacturers told to address failings

Grenfell Tower – Fire door manufacturers told to address failings Suppliers of fire doors have been told to make changes after products from five brands failed safety tests following the Grenfell Tower fire. An investigation was launched after it was found that a fire door from Grenfell Tower could only hold back fire for half…

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What’s an intumescent strip and how does it prevent fire spreading?

What’s an intumescent strip and how does it prevent fire spreading? When a fire starts, the biggest danger to human life, apart from the flames, is smoke inhalation, which can damage the lungs, cause unconsciousness, and even kill if inhaled in large enough quantities. While fire doors are excellent at keeping back flames, they wouldn’t…

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