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Landlord Fire Legislation Changes for 2017

Heath & Safety Legislation
  • 15 Jun
  • Phil Sawtell
The UK government launched an independent review of building and fire safety regulations after the result of the fatal Grenfell Tower blaze. The review will now investigate the current building and fire safety regulations, particularly focusing on those that apply to high-rise residential buildings. “This follows the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, which raised serious questions about the fire safety Read More

Do I need a Fire Risk Assessment?

Fire Safety Legislation, Heath & Safety Legislation
  • 06 Oct
All non residential properties and businesses require a risk assessment, if you employ 5 or more staff or you run a place of assembly (this includes village halls) then you need to have a written fire risk assessment. Your insurance company may also require you to supply a written risk assessment. Who’s responsible for fire Read More

Are e-cigarettes a fire hazard?

Fire Training
  • 16 Jan
Emergency services received eight call-outs to fires related to e-cigarettes in 2012, according to data from 43 of the 49 fire authorities. That number rose to over 40 in 2013, and there were more than 60 in 2014.   In one incident, a charging battery pack appeared to be faulty, causing a fire in a Read More