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FIRE SAFETY

Public venue had eight locked exits

A stock car venue has been fined for breaching health and safety standards which put its visitors at risk, including leaving fire exits locked. How else did it fall foul of enforcing officers? More...

REGULAR FIRE SAFETY CHECK record

Record your fire checks

You’re under a legal requirement to complete regular checks on fire alarms, extinguishers etc. Use our new document to keep a record of what you’ve done and when. How is it set out? More...

FIRE SAFETY

External fire escape collapsed

In an unusual case, a company was prosecuted for the failure of a metal escape staircase. Why did the accident happen and what should have been done to prevent it? More...

FIRE SAFETY

Updated British Standard - fire alarms

There have been some important changes to BS 5839-1, which is one of the primary sources of information on fire alarm installation and maintenance. What’s different and does it affect you? More...

FIRE SAFETY - ALARMS

Do we need to call the Fire & Rescue Service?

FIRE ALARMS

Too many false alarms

Because of the large number of false alarms, some Fire & Rescue Services are reviewing their responses. What’s likely to happen and how should you prepare for any changes? More...

FIRE ARRANGEMENTS

Residents evacuate staff!

When the fire alarms sounded at the Park Hotel in Leicester, it was the guests who organised the evacuation, not the staff! How did the Fire & Rescue Service react when its officers realised what had happened? More...

FIRE SAFETY - ALARM

Q&A - who should test the fire alarm?

NEWS - FIRE SAFETY

Fire your dodgy alarm

Having a faulty fire alarm might alert the authorities to the fact that you haven’t addressed fire risks properly. What’s to learn from two recent cases? More...

NEWS - FIRE SAFETY

Alarmed at the response

Last updated: 03.06.2020

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