Competent building design saves lives
Southwark Council were recently fined £570,000 having been found guilty of multiple fire safety offences following a fatal fire in Lakanal House in 2009. Three women and three children were killed in the fire.
Southwark Crown Court was informed of multiple failings within the building. The suspended ceilings within the building had not been effectively maintained and were incapable of effectively stopping the spread of a fire. The source of the fire was a faulty television set.
Fatal incidents such as this remind us that ensuring standards of passive fire resisting construction are as effective as active measures should be key components in any risk assessment in construction.
Related Training Courses;
Moreton in Marsh
24 July 2017
Passive fire protection is the principle utilised within the fabric of a premises to ensure that the fundamental requirements of the building regulations for the provision of compartmentation, structual stability and safe means of escape and safety of fire fighters are met. This 2 day module can be followed by a series of pracically focused modules.
Moreton in Marsh
20 April 2017, 06 July 2017
Developed with the property sector fire group NSHFSG for those individuals who have responsibility for fire risk management in residential properties. This course supports the development of skills, knowledge and understanding of fire safety practice in the residential properties sector.
Moreton in Marsh, London W2
3 May 2017, 19 July 2017
Certain residential premises and houses in multiple-occupation (HMO) present a higher risk of fire and a higher risk of injury to the occupants particularly if the premises are poorly designed, managed or maintained. There are various requirements and duties placed on those who occupy, manage and regulate these premises and guidance has been published to assist in reducing the risk.