fire risk assessments


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

8 Tips on Choosing a Competent Fire Risk Assessor

Some simple steps to make sure you are meeting your legal obligations and keeping your staff or residents safe, courtesy of Nick Coombe FIFireE, FSR Management Support Audit & Performance at the London Fire Brigade. Read More

“A Lack of Consultation Appears to be the Main Failing” – Your Views on Residents’ Fire-Risk Assessment Complaints at Cheriton Wood House

Last week we sought your views on resident complaints at semi-sheltered accommodation in Kent over the imposition of fire-safety rules that reduced their storage space. Here are the responses. Read More

Fire-Risk Assessments: Should Landlords Take the Practical Needs of Vulnerable Residents into Account?

Residents living in semi-sheltered accommodation in Kent have objected to rules imposed on the recommendations of a fire-risk assessment. Find out what those rules are and let us know whether you agree with the residents. Read More

Fire Risk Assessment guide: What is it and how do you get one?

Courtesy of Assured Fire and Security here’s the lowdown on who needs a fire-risk assessment, what it entails and how to appoint a competent assessor. Read More



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