fire risk assessments


COVID-related considerations when updating fire risk assessments

As employees return to work, it is important COVID-related considerations are taken into account when updating fire risk assessments. Read More

Revised fire risk assessment standard published

UK national standards body BSI has published a revised version of a fire risk assessment standard that aims to reduce fire risk and improve safety. Read More

‘COVID-19 controls increasing fire risks at work’, warns safety expert

Controls to limit the risks of COVID-19 transmission are having an impact on the management of workplace fire risks, according to a firefighter and safety trainer. Read More

How COVID-19 may be affecting fire safety procedures for SMEs

Dakota Murphey explores some of the ways that COVID-19 has affected fire safety procedures at smaller businesses, and what they need to consider upon reassessment. Read More

Petition launched as research finds risk of fire at schools double that of other buildings

According to new research from insurer, Zurich Municipal, schools in England are “nearly twice as likely” to suffer from a fire as other types of commercial buildings. Read More

Back in the game: How the return of spectators to sport may affect security and fire professionals

How the return of spectators to sporting venues may impact on the roles of the security and fire safety professionals working in the grounds. Read More

Government proposes fire door checks every quarter

The upcoming fire safety bill is set to stipulate that fire doors in all blocks of flats will need to be checked every three months. Read More

More fire risk assessors could be prosecuted in a post-Grenfell world, leading lawyer warns

Fire safety professionals could be held accountable for fire safety breaches in the same way as building owners, according to an expert in fire safety law. Read More

BAFE tailors Fire Risk Assessment Scheme to sole traders

BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, has revised the Scheme Document for its Fire Risk Assessment […] Read More

Why we need a unified, tiered, national register of fire risk assessors

Competency is the word on everyone’s lips – right across the fire industry, from installers to fire risk assessors. I […] Read More

A fire safety question for housing providers: Do you really know your buildings?

Prescribing an ‘as built’ fire strategy to plug knowledge gaps, Ben Freeman of Independent fire Inspections Ltd (a FIREX exhibitor) and Simon Ince of Ascent Fire Safety expand on the collaboration work they’ve done with a local authority housing provider. Read More

Why we’re launching an apprenticeship standard for fire risk assessors

Bob Docherty, chairman of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, explains why an apprenticeship standard is so necessary and what it means for the industry. Read More

The Fire Safety Order: Is it fit for purpose?

We sought professionals working in fire safety for their viewpoint on the effectiveness of the Fire Safety Order compared to the previous system - where fire certificates were issued by the fire service under the Fire Precautions Act 1971. Read More

Fire safety guides from FIREX International

A collection of helpful guides to fire doors, fire alarms and detection, risk assessments and more. Read More

London Fire Brigade: “Every day we see unsuitable fire risk assessments”

Andy Jack, London Fire Brigade, spoke to a packed audience at FIREX 2017 about the inadequate fire risk assessments he sees "every day of the week". Read More

Hotel Fire Safety Case Study: Are the Hotel and Local FRS Doing Enough?

Alan Cox recently contacted a hotel with concerns about its fire safety measures. This is what he found with a response from the hotel and Fire and Rescue Service. Read More



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