• Who Is Responsible For Enforcing Fire Safety Regulation On a Construction Site
    11th September 2019

    Fire safety compliance can often seem intimidating. Knowing which regulations need to be met, and who is responsible for meeting them, can feel needlessly opaque. But fire safety compliance is an essential part of managing a building site. However, knowing which legislation to comply with can be unclear so this guide intends to clarify which…

  • Do I Need A Fire Risk Assessment & An Asbestos Survey_
    30th August 2019

    To ensure that your property is compliant, you will have to undertake a fire risk assessment and assess the potential risks associated from the exposure to asbestos containing materials. Each requirement falls under separate pieces of legislation, but are equally as important so as to safeguard those occupying your premises and to make sure that…

  • What is a Fire Compartmentation Survey and why is it important
    29th August 2019

    You may have been advised that you need a Fire Compartmentation Survey, so what is it and why is it important? This article will briefly explain this.

  • Is it a legal requirement to have a Fire Risk Assessment
    27th August 2019

    The answer to the question is almost certainly yes for all commercial premises and shared areas of domestic premises, such as blocks of flats. The relevant legislation in England and Wales is The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Reform Order 2005 (similar legislation exists for both Scotland and Northern Ireland).  Under the Order, anyone who has control…

  • 6th September 2017

    On the 27th June, The Care Quality Commission (CQC) wrote to all Registered Care Homes encouraging them to review their fire safety arrangements and ensure that they discharge their fire safety responsibilities, as imposed under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Within their letter the CQC suggested that Care Homes should pay particular attention…

  • 23rd May 2017

    It is essential to ensure that staff are suitably trained on the procedures to be followed in the event of a fire.  The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the owners or persons in control of non-domestic premises must manage fire safety and in doing so need to provide staff with adequate fire…

  • 11th April 2017

    Within Residential Care Homes adequate precautions need to be in place to ensure that residents who smoke do so without putting themselves or others at risk from fire. There have been a number of recent fire incidents within the Care Sector which have been attributed to residents who smoke. If Care Homes have in place…

  • 6th February 2017

    In the event of a fire, Care Home residents are unlikely to be able to make their own way to a place of relative safety due to physical or neurological impairment. PEEPs (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans) are intended to identify the evacuation equipment required and the level of staff assistance necessary to evacuate a resident,…

  • 12th January 2017

    Carrying out Fire Risk Assessments within Schools, Colleges and Universities can be difficult and complex, as many educational establishments incorporate facilities such as science blocks, food technology rooms, practical based learning (i.e. workshops) etc, all of which create a higher risk environment where there is a greater exposure to fire hazards. Outlined below are some…

  • 15th December 2016

    Fire risk assessments in Hotels need to consider much more than the availability and protection of suitable fire escape routes; these should be relatively straight forward to assess. Arguably, the most important issue to consider when carrying out a fire risk assessment is the evacuation of the guests, especially those who are sleeping. There should…