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How to control a lithium-ion battery fire?

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22 February 2024

This advice and guidance article covers what causes lithium battery fires and how lithium-ion battery fires are successfully controlled.

Are solar panels a fire hazard?

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22 February 2024

This advice and guidance article covers solar panels as a fire hazard, covering what solar panels are, how they work, how they can catch fire, and what causes them to catch fire.

Should smoke and heat detection be replaced once the device has been in use for ten years?

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06 February 2024

A selection of articles are produced exclusively for FPA members and focus on frequently asked technical questions for members to refer to.

Is it now necessary to replace the entrance (front) door and frame of each flat in a building between 11 and 18 metres high with a certified FD30S set?

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06 February 2024

A selection of articles are produced exclusively for FPA members and focus on frequently asked technical questions for members to refer to.

Could you provide a definitive answer on the future of foam fire extinguishers?

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06 February 2024

A selection of articles are produced exclusively for FPA members and focus on frequently asked technical questions for members to refer to.

How often should a fire risk assessment be reviewed?

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08 December 2023

A fire risk assessment is the legally required process that identifies the building/premises’ potential risk of fire and makes recommendations on how these risks can be reduced or mitigated in order to ensure that people using the building are safe from the effects of fire.

Does affixing a panel to a face of a fire door change the fire rating of it?

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05 December 2023

A selection of articles are produced exclusively for FPA members and focus on frequently asked technical questions for members to refer to.

Can a carbon monoxide alarm be installed within a kitchen/living room/diner along with a heat alarm in the kitchen and smoke alarm in the hallway of a single storey flat?

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05 December 2023

A selection of articles are produced exclusively for FPA members and focus on frequently asked technical questions for members to refer to.

Do all the bedroom doors in a residential property (care home for those with learning difficulties etc) need to be fire doors that open directly onto the corridors?

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05 December 2023

A selection of articles are produced exclusively for FPA members and focus on frequently asked technical questions for members to refer to.

Does RAAC concrete have any fire resistance?

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05 December 2023

A selection of articles are produced exclusively for FPA members and focus on frequently asked technical questions for members to refer to.

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