Category: Fire Safety


June 2022 | 4 min read

Nebosh H&S Diploma for H&S Professionals – Join our success

The Nebosh Diploma is the flagship of NEBOSH when launched in 1988, was the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals. The National Diploma is recognised and reliable and over 13200 learners have achieved the qualification since its introduction. We launched the new Diploma in September 2021. This is […]

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April 2022 | 2 min read

Fire Safety Bill Making Progress

Members of the Lords begin further examination of the Building Safety Bill in report stage, on Tuesday 29 March 2022, so the Bill is making steady but slow progress since it was proposed in 2021. The Building Safety Bill aims to reform the safety system for residential properties by appointing a Building Safety Regulator, giving […]

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June 2021 | 2 min read

Fire Doors In The Workplace – What To Look Out For

In this month’s Take 5 for Health and Safety, Jackie discussed the important topic of fire doors. Let’s take a look at the essential takeaway points. While fire doors don’t prevent or stop a fire, they are there to minimise the spread and damage, and protect people from the heat and smoke. There are some […]

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May 2021 | 4 min read

Take Five Minutes For Fire Doors

As more and more of us are now going back to the workplace, it’s time to start making sure that general H&S issues are up to scratch—as so much of our attention has been focusing on the COVID situation in the last 12 months. Fire protection measures are those building into your building which do […]

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May 2021 | 5 min read

BS 9999 Fire Safety Management

Determination of the most appropriate level is based upon the fire risk profile of the premises in question. BS 9997:2017 Fire Risk Management Systems. Requirements with Guidance for Use applies the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” model to implement, maintain and improve fire safety management. In summary, this is as follows: Plan: establish the objectives and processes necessary to […]

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May 2021 | 4 min read

Fire Safety Management Systems

Failures in fire safety management are often cited as a contributory factor in serious and fatal fires in the UK. There are both legal and practical drivers for introducing a formal fire safety management system. BS 9997 is a certifiable fire safety management system standard. It sets out the requirements for fire safety management implementation, […]

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May 2021 | 2 min read

The Importance of The Humble Fire Door

A fire door is a complex structure that consists of various elements that must be designed, installed and maintained to ensure the fire resistance performance requirements are achieved when required to do so. Apart from maintaining compartmentation, the other main function of fire doors is to allow access and pedestrian traffic flow. The very use […]

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March 2021 | 4 min read

Fire Emergency Procedure

  Fire safety legislation requires the establishment of procedures for serious and imminent danger and the provision and maintenance of suitable means of escape. To implement these procedures, the responsible person or duty holder must appoint a sufficient number of competent persons to assist in the evacuation of occupiers. Employers must ensure occupiers are aware […]

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