Compartmentation in Residential Buildings
Passive fire protection regulations can be traced back as far as the 17th century, but there is still work to do to ensure modern standards are correctly implemented.
Protecting the Emergency Services
What is passive fire protection? As its name suggests, passive fire protection (PFP) is a form of fire safety provision that remains dormant, or inert, during normal conditions but becomes
Lakanal House: The Verdict
On 3 July 2009, six people died in a fire at a council-owned tower block in south London. The inquest into their deaths found opportunities to prevent the tragedy were
Do My Fire Doors Need Inspecting?
Fire doors play an essential role in providing passive fire safety protection. Fire doors are an important safety feature of any building in which people work or visit, as they offer resistance.
Simplifying the Fire Safety Act
So, – what are your responsibilities? At Southwark crown court, Judge Jeffrey Pegden ordered Southwark council to pay a £270,000 fine plus £300,000 costs. London fire brigade (LFB) brought the.
Your Money or a Life?
Correctly specifying and installing fire resisting systems and fire protection construction products (also known as passive fire protection products) is fundamental to fire safety in buildings.
Fire Doors Save Lives and Property
Buildings are compartmentalised to delay the spread of fire from one area to another. These compartments are usually linked by fire doors to allow the flow of traffic
Play it Safe: Fire Safety in Tall Buildings
Tall buildings present fire safety issues that don’t affect other structures. For instance, high structures are beyond the reach of ladders preventing exterior rescues from ladders and the suppression of fires.
Compartmentation - Ceilings and Walls
It’s something you hope will never happen: a fire roaring through your building...
Workplace Fires: More Common Than You Think?
Checkmate Fire are committed to helping companies and public sector bodies protect their staff, customers and the general public by reducing the risk of a devastating fire at their premises.
Fire Doors: Your Guide to Safety
Fire doors are required in almost every building built in the UK. English and Welsh Building Regulations are divided into parts with corresponding Approved Documents with guidance as to how to achieve the requirements of each part.
A Fire Door Survey is Just Checking a Fire Door, Right?
Our industry has prodded the slowly waking giant, and it is clear that businesses, facilities managers, building managers and the amazing people who work across fire safety are making inroads into resolving fire door issues. But I’m going to put this out there; inspecting a door does not improve life safety in a building, providing maintenance to ongoing defects does.
Why do my Buildings Need Firestopping?
It’s a question we have answered before, but one we think is always worthy of reiterating. What makes firestopping SO important to a building’s safety strategy? Read on to find out more...