Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

Evacuating a building in the event of a fire can be tricky and confusing at the best of times. When evacuating people with reduced mobility or mental capacity the evacuation process is even more challenging. This is where a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan comes in. Widely utilised in environments like hospitals and care homes, PEEPs should also be applied in[…]

Fire Safety Series – How many Fire Marshals do you need?

Fire Safety Series – How many Fire Marshals do you need? How many Fire Marshals do you need? This is a question that we’re regularly asked. In this article we highlight the things you need to consider during the decision making process. Sadly there isn’t a clearly defined answer to this question. There isn’t a “marshal per number of employees”[…]

Fire Safety Series – The Fire Safety Risk Assessment

Fire Safety Series – The Fire Safety Risk Assessment In this article we aim to clarify exactly what a Fire Safety Risk Assessment is and how to undertake one for your business. We’ve included a number of links to freely available resources for you to download that will help guide you through undertaking a FSRA for your own premises. So[…]

Welsh Government to reform fire safety in high-rise buildings

Fire safety in high-rise residential buildings remains in the news. On the 21st May 2019, the Welsh Housing and Local Government Minister, Julie James, will consider new legislation to replace the current Fire Safety Order and a new building control process. This is part of the Welsh government’s response to the Building Safety Expert Group’s Road Map, released in March[…]

Evacuation Chairs – What you need to know.

In this blog post I’m going to talk about evacuation chairs. There are lots of makes and models of evacuation chair on the market. You have probably already seen some in publicly accessible buildings such as hospitals, hotels, sports grounds and arenas; I’ve even seen one in my local Costa Coffee shop. In which case you might be wondering what an evacuation chair does, who it’s for and how you use it? So let’s start with the basics.