What is the difference between fire protection and fire prevention?

Fire alarm

Understanding the difference between fire protection and fire prevention is essential for ensuring the safety of both people and property in any residential, commercial, or industrial setting. Both aspects are essential for a comprehensive fire safety strategy and while both terms may seem similar at first, they represent two different approaches to managing the risk…

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Practical Fire Safety in Construction

Two men in high vis vests on a building site.

Our last blog, Fire Safety in Construction, made the case that fire safety is an important consideration for construction, demolition and building refurbishment projects and it discussed why these sites are particularly susceptible to fires and the reasons why. In this blog, we review the important practical fire safety and emergency procedures and systems that…

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Fire Safety in Construction

Construction Site and Fire Safety

Fire Safety in Construction It is not uncommon for fires to start on construction and demolition sites or buildings that are being refurbished, the Home Office’s statistics revealed that there were 365 construction site fires in England between 2018/19 despite strict legal requirements and regulations for fire safety being in place. Fire safety in construction…

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12 Days of Christmas Fire Safety

Open fire with Christmas decorations around it.

Introduction Perhaps unsurprisingly, we see a huge amount of Christmas fires in the UK. The food and festivities, drunken uncles and the cheery atmosphere seem to be the perfect kindling for a fire. So in the spirit of raising fire awareness, here are our 12 days of Christmas Fire Safety. We hope that these tips…

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Fire Safety Doors

Image of a fire door keep shut sign.

Fire Safety Doors It is a requirement under the Regulatory Report (Fire Safety Order) 2005, that fire doors are regularly inspected, tested and maintained as determined by the building’s fire risk assessment. But did you know that fire safety door breaches are one of the most common fines implemented under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety)…

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How Many Fire Marshals/Wardens do I Need?

Corridoor with fire sign

How many fire marshals/wardens do I need in my workplace? It is a legal and safety requirement for all workplaces to appoint trained fire marshals/wardens to keep your employees and customers safe. Allocated to these people are important duties, which include understanding the fire risks and managing an evacuation if a fire happens. They also play an…

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How to Use a Fire Extinguisher: The PASS Method

Fire Warden Training

Introduction When it comes to fire safety, the general recommendation is to escape from a fire, rather than try to tackle it. Instead, in most cases, you should leave the firefighting to fire service professionals. For those of us who have taken fire training, however, we may recognise the advantage of extinguishing a blaze before…

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What are the Different Classes of Fire?

what are the different classes of fire?

Introduction Any fire can present a serious threat to human life, whether started by firewood, candle or propane. To make matters worse, there are many different types of fire, with each requiring different knowledge and actions to tackle it. In this article, we’ll explore what the 6 classes of fire are and how, if needed,…

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Fire Safety in Care Homes: A Guide

Introduction Whether you work in a home for people with disabilities, the elderly, those who need hospice care or anyone else for that matter, fire safety in care homes is a vital and often quite intimidating issue. Due to their size and the needs of the people who live in them, fire safety regulations for…

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Fire Safety in the Workplace: A Guide

fire safety in the workplace

Introduction Following the requirements for fire safety in the workplace can be confusing and intimidating. In the UK, all non-domestic premises are broadly covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. In this document we summarise some of the common causes of workplace fires as well as the consequences, then go on to outline…

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