Fire Safety Advice and Guidance

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Can I replace a fire sprinkler head?


13 July 2021

Fire sprinkler systems provide peace of mind, knowing your building is protected 24 hours a day. When a fire ignites, the heat rises and activates one sprinkler head at a time to wet the flames below while minimising water damage.

How closed head water mist systems work


13 July 2021

A closed head (bulb) water mist system is a fixed fire protection system that uses fine water droplets to control, suppress or extinguish a fire. The system consists of automatic nozzles attached to a hydraulically calculated piping system containing water and connected to a water supply.

Sprinkler System Service & Maintenance: Guidance, Records & Checklists


21 June 2021

Working with industry experts, the FPA has published a concise guide for sprinkler owners and specialist sprinkler maintenance contractors to inspect, test and maintain sprinkler systems to meet the required standards.

Four Essential Stages to a Better Sprinkler System


11 June 2021

In support of the NFCC’s National Sprinkler Week 2021, we held a free CPD approved webinar aimed at helping those with sprinkler systems to make sure they are operating successfully.

Who is responsible for using a fire extinguisher


07 June 2021

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is the responsibility of the company to ensure their employees receive adequate training and development. This includes fire protection, fire detection and effective use of fire safety equipment, to be delivered to the appropriate person.

How to test fire alarms


19 May 2021

A fire alarm should be tested weekly according to the British Standard BS 5839-6: 2019 fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. It is a simple procedure but necessary to check it is operating properly for optimum fire safety.

Sprinkler System Maintenance & Testing Guidance


10 May 2021

Sprinklers are known to be an extremely effective way of controlling the spread of fire, but of course, like all systems they must be maintained.

5 top tips for world health and safety at work day


28 April 2021

In support of World Health and Safety at Work Day, we’re sharing our top 5 tips to help you manage the fire safety aspect of your organisation’s health and safety.

Fire Competency - a guide for safety officers


14 April 2021

Read our top 3 steps for addressing fire competency.

What is a fire strategy document?


17 February 2021

A fire strategy is a complex document specifically tailored to a building, reviewing all aspects of the building’s fire safety features including construction, compartmentation strategy, means of escape and other fire safety features/measures - including management arrangements in place to ensure it is fit for use for the end user of the premises or intended purpose group.

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