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?
Category: Smoke and fire
Did you know that closing your fire door at night could be the difference between life and death?
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.
Fire doors help to prevent the spread of smoke and fire throughout a building, potentially saving lives. So, why do students wedge them open?
After the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, fire safety is an issue on everyone’s minds. Questions are being asked about inadequate safety measures. How do we stop this from happening again?
Fire doors save lives. They’re designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke for a specified amount of time.
Every workplace is different with its own unique fire safety needs. It’s important that all premises have an ongoing fire risk assessment document to identify any dangers and keep people safe. Read our SIMPLE tips here.
Fire and smoke are a deadly duo. However, smoke has more tricks up its sleeve. Most fire deaths are not caused by burns from flames, but by inhaling smoke. Smoke leads to disorientation and clouds your vision.
Evacuating a care home has its own unique challenges. Elderly residents could be bedbound, suffering from dementia, hard of hearing, or unable to move without assistance. Added to this is the distress that a loud fire alarm can cause to vulnerable residents.
The recent fire at a Tottenham warehouse brings to the forefront the specific challenges with fire safety in warehouses and industrial sites.
In 1666, the Great Fire of London scorched 400 of the city’s streets. There were 13,200 houses and 87 churches all blazing in flames, leaving London in ashes. Here are some of the reasons why the Great Fire of London was one of the biggest fires the world has ever seen.