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Fire Safety in Residential Buildings

General principles The design of residential buildings for fire safety relies upon an understanding of the sources of fire, materials and systems likely to be involved in fire, and the likely spread of fire. Fire in apartment block Lancefield Quay Glasgow All fire...

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Childcare Fire Safety

Fire is potentially the most damaging and disruptive event that any business has to face. Over 75% of businesses that experience a serious fire go out of business, either directly as a result of the fire, or within 3 years of opening Early Years Managers Effective...

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Total Fire Safety

Total Fire Safety There is a risk of fire in every building that is designed, and it is accepted that complete safety from fire is an impossible goal. The fire risks inherent in different building types are normally highlighted only when a particularly serious fire...

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Hotel slammed as dangerous

Hotel slammed as dangerous A judge slammed a hotel as dangerous and described the owner of the hotel as having made a ‘dereliction of duty’ for failing to ensure that an operational fire detection system was installed at the premises. In September 2014 the fire and...

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Hotel fire costs company £142,000

The hotel was left a burnt out shell Almost four years after a hotel was burned to the ground the parent company has been fined for breaching fire precautions. The company has been ordered to pay £80,000 for breaches of fire safety legislation and was ordered to pay...

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A false sense of security!

Risking it all Despite the importance placed upon a fire risk assessment being the key element for the protection of a building, the fact is that many businesses and organisations continue to place themselves at risk by failing to understand the seriousness of not...

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