Ensuring an effective fire safety design for your buildings

16 December 2016

Ensuring that the standards of passive fire resisting construction are as effective as active protection measures should be equally key components of any risk assessment in construction.

In October 2016 the Royal Clarence Hotel, a venue of great significance throughout English history since 1769, was devastated by fire that doesn't appear to have originated within its own structure, but rather fire spreading from a neighbouring building.
 
Fire also gutted Clandon Park House in 2015 after a lack of fire protection to the fuse cupboard ceiling and its historic design allowed the fire to spread, the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service report said.
 
clarence hotel fire
 
These incidents act to remind us that ensuring the standards of passive fire resisting construction are as effective as active protection measures installed should be equally key components of any risk assessment in construction.
 
The FPA can help with constructional fire safety design with a three-day training course, Fire Safety Design of Buildings, which considers both passive and active fire protection systems, the interface between fire protection and security as well as the importance of building design in ensuring business continuity.
 
 
Don't end up in the news for the wrong reasons, visit our website, email training@thefpa.co.uk or call us on 01608 812 500 for effective, competent training on how to ensure and inspect the fire safety designs of your buildings.

 

Ensuring an effective fire safety design for your buildings