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The importance of Fire Stopping

Fire Stopping is the technique of sealing any gaps and openings that are caused by services and/or utilities passing through (wires, pipes etc), in order to prevent fire and smoke from spreading through to other rooms within a building – this is also known as compartmentalisation. Problem areas to consider would be: Pipes Trunking Cables…

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How to safely use a Fire Extinguisher or Fire Blanket

You should never try to tackle a large fire yourself, however a small fire can be tackled with a fire extinguisher or fire blanket. But – you should only do so if you know how to use them! If you’re ever unsure if you should try to put out a small fire yourself – don’t!…

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What is ‘Pink Foam’ and does it count as passive fire protection?

In construction, Pink foam or polyurethane (PU) foam fillers are often called ‘fire foam’. They are a commonly used fillers which many believe is providing fire protection, but that could be costly and potentially a deathly dangerous mistake. These products are often tinted pink, to distinguish from other non-fire rated foams. It is vital that…

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Are you a landlord at risk of fire safety fines?

It seems that barely a week goes by without another rogue landlord hitting the headlines for putting lives at risk failing to adhere to fire safety regulations. With some fines topping £100,000 those corner-cutting decisions to skip over vital health and safety measures to protect tenants from fire risks are getting more and more risky….

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Temporary staff still require Fire Safety training

With Christmas approaching a great many industries have a short-term need for more staff, and the temp market takes off as people recruit for these short-term, part-time placements. It’s vital to remember – for the safety of your employees, your customers and for your own protection – that even short-term members of staff, however many…

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Fire door safety week proves a success

It’s been fantastic to see so many people backing the fire door safety week campaign this year – over 350 organisations supported the campaign, meaning that there were a phenomenal 2,726 toolkit downloads. Raising awareness of the importance of properly installing, maintaining and using fire safety doors is a vital, lifesaving issue, and it’s great…

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Poorly maintained Fire Doors could leave you with a hefty fine…

On 30th August, a Birmingham landlord was hit with a fine of almost £40,000 for being found guilty of breaching House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) management regulations. Birmingham Council Officers said that the rental property was the ‘worst they had seen in the last 10 years’ following the visit to the property, where they found…

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Fire Door Safety Week

September 24th – 30th sees the return of Fire Door Safety Week – an event which is designed to raise awareness of correct fire door selection, fitting and security – protecting you and your property from harm. We are asking you to pledge your support to this campaign, through sharing the important messages and the vital…

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Could you be responsible for Fire Safety?

If you’re an employer, landlord or anyone that has any degree of control over premises, then it is possible that you could be the ‘responsible person’. Being the responsible person, means that you have a legal duty to ensure that the correct fire safety equipment and procedures are in place and maintained efficiently to prevent…

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