Dame Judith Hackitt suggests that businesses should be more transparent for accountability purposes. This bought about the introduction of the Golden Thread of information. Read our blog to find out more about what it is and how can it help keep your business compliant.
With the evolution of regulations and requirements for fire safety in social housing, it may seem like there is a lot to keep on top of and checking all buildings efficiently can be more challenging. This raises the question: what can we do to keep on top of the ever-changing demands of a compliant and fire safe building?
For those of us that know our RRFSO’s from our BS7273-4’s, there's no question that fire doors save lives and that the weight associated with operating a fire door is a necessary evil, a symptom of those innocuous-looking closers that ensure doors can shut safely. But when we think about who uses those doors on a daily basis, are we expecting too much from industry outsiders?
With the recent fire that broke out at Notre-Dame in Paris, there has been a lot of discussion about how best to deal with fires in historic or listed buildings. This blog covers some of the ways fire can be dealt with in these types of buildings.
Older people are often more vulnerable when it comes to accidents and emergencies which places huge importance on fire safety in care homes. Fire doors are essential for fire safety, but in the daily lives of care home residents, they can be problematic.
It takes seconds for a fire to spread through a hole the size of a pen nib. Compartmentation is a way to keep a fire contained in one place, preventing fire and smoke from spreading quickly and taking over the building.
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