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…
8th December 2016
Fire evacuation in residential care homes is often difficult and complex as most of the residents will be unable to self-evacuate due to restricted mobility and/or medical conditions. There is a huge reliance on Care Home Staff to move residents to a place of relative safety. The more residents involved, the longer the process takes….
18th July 2016
The evacuation of Care Homes in case of fire is often difficult, as a high proportion of the residents are usually either physically or neurologically impaired (or both). Whilst progressive evacuation is the preferred fire evacuation strategy for most Care Homes (moving residents to relatively safe fire compartments within the Home rather than immediately evacuating…