Tag Archives: Fire Safety Strategy

The Science of Fire: Understanding Combustion to Improve Fireproofing Strategies

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At the heart of fire safety and fireproofing lies a fundamental understanding of the science of fire itself. Fire is not just a hazard but a complex chemical reaction known as combustion. By delving into the chemistry and physics of how fires start, spread, and can be controlled, we can develop more effective fireproofing strategies […]

Fire Safety Considerations for Solar-Powered Homes

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As solar-powered homes become more prevalent, they bring distinct fire safety challenges. These include potential electrical and heating hazards from the solar panels themselves, the risk associated with the storage and management of solar energy, particularly in battery systems, and the need for specialized firefighting techniques due to the electrical nature of solar panels. Additionally, […]

Fire Safety in Heritage Buildings: Preserving History


Implementing fire safety in heritage buildings is a delicate task. These structures are not only architectural marvels but also repositories of history. Their preservation demands a nuanced approach to fire safety, one that respects their integrity while safeguarding against fire hazards.   Understanding the Unique Nature of Heritage Buildings: Construction and Materials: Many heritage buildings […]

Fire Extinguisher 101

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Fire extinguishers are a crucial element of fire safety in any environment, serving as the first line of defence in the event of a fire. Understanding the significance of fire extinguishers and the various types available is essential for maintaining a safe environment. In commercial buildings, their presence is not only important but mandated by […]

The Indispensable Role of Emergency and Contingency Plans in Fire Safety

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In the realm of fire safety, preparation and planning are paramount. The UK government provides robust guidelines on crafting effective emergency and contingency plans, ensuring that businesses can swiftly and safely respond when fire emergencies arise. These plans not only safeguard lives but also streamline the response to limit potential damage. This article delves into […]

Understanding Roles and Fire Safety Responsibilities

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Fire safety encompasses a broad spectrum of considerations, yet the question remains: who holds the responsibility for ensuring fire safety? You may have heard the term ‘responsible person’ or even ‘duty holder’, but what do these terms even mean? The terms “responsible person” and “duty holder” are often used interchangeably when talking about fire safety. […]

Sussex incident raises concerns around hotel fire safety

Hotel Fire Safety

A recent fire at the Midhurst HHoteotel in Sussex has raised concerns around fire safety in hotels. This has prompted hotel owners and managers to review their fire safety policies and procedures. The incident, which occurred in March 2023, involved a fire that broke out in a guest room and quickly spread. This 400-year-old hotel […]

The importance of increased fire safety measures in retail over the festive season

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Health and safety, and in particular, fire safety, is important for retailers all year round. However, the festive season brings with it increased risks and unique challenges that retailers should be aware of as they head into the busy Christmas period. Increased fire risks associated with the festive season Additional stock levels In anticipation of […]