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How to disable a fire sprinkler head

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28 October 2020

Fire sprinkler heads are installed to discharge water in the event of a fire. Irresponsible or unplanned isolation of a sprinkler head may render the fire sprinkler system inoperable or reduce the effectiveness of the system in the event of a fire and put buildings and lives at risk.

How long is fire warden training valid?

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28 October 2020

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), in articles 13, 15 and 18, requires the responsible person to appoint one or more competent persons to assist them in undertaking preventative and protective measures.

How to winterise your fire sprinkler system

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28 October 2020

It is important to ensure your sprinkler system is correctly set up and ready for service over the winter months. Sprinkler systems are designed to operate quickly and discharge water in the event of a fire, and it is vital that the system is not subjected to freezing temperatures.

Do fire doors need to be self closing?

Published

28 October 2020

Read our advice and guidance on fire doors.

Need to know guide - understanding FRS automatic fire alarm policy

Published

29 October 2020

Download our one-page guide for all you need to know to understand the fire and rescue service automatic fire alarm policy.

Need to know guide - FRS response and business resilience

Published

29 October 2020

Download our need to know guide for recommendations for businesses in locations where FRS response may not support resilience ambitions.

What is cladding?

Published

30 October 2020

The term cladding, in its most common usage, refers to the outer skin(s) applied to a high rise building to increase thermal energy efficiency, and/or to improve aesthetics while not adversely affecting weather resistance. The cladding element is non load bearing, which means it is not structurally integral to the building itself.

Who issues a fire safety notice?

Published

30 October 2020

Fire safety notices are generally issued by fire safety officers from your local fire and rescue authority, if it is deemed that the standard of fire safety measures are inadequate. There are additional circumstances where inspectors from different agencies have different enforcement powers to deal with fire matters, such as during construction work.

What fire extinguisher to use?

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30 October 2020

When choosing the right fire extinguisher, it is important to know that no single type of fire extinguisher can be used on all types of fires. Your fire risk assessment should identify which types of fires are most likely to occur in your building/premises, making this a good place to start.

Evacuation strategies

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01 November 2020

Read Mike Floyd's article from Fire & Risk Management Journal as he details the different types of evacuation strategies for varying building types.

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