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November 2017

Grenfell Tower Fire Could Lead to Charges Being Laid

By |November 16th, 2017|

This past summer saw the horrific Grenfell Tower fire that left over 80 dead and many more homeless. It is the deadliest fire in Britain in over one hundred years. A fire that originated in a fridge freezer on the 4th floor, quickly spread and engulfed the building. While there was no recall on […]

Fire Safety Week is Just the Beginning

By |November 16th, 2017|

This year, the week of September 11th to the 17th was the NFCC’s UK Business Safety Week. It is a great campaign to help businesses understand fire safety and their obligations to assess risk. It only lasts a week but there is hope that the knowledge gained from the UK Business Safety Week will […]

Electric Blankets Can Cause Fires

By |November 16th, 2017|

Imagine tucking your young child into bed only to be brought back in by your child screaming. It happened to the parents of a young girl and it turned out that an electric blanket had caught fire. The seven-year-old had been tucked into bed with an electric blanket between her and her duvet. Her […]

August 2017

Lightning Possible Cause of Fire at The Old Cement Works

By |August 18th, 2017|

We take many precautions to deter the start of a fire but we cannot predict the weather. Lightning might be the cause of a fire at The Old Cement Works, as some people at the scene have suggested. There are numerous businesses at The Old Cement Works but it was only Quayside Antiques that […]

Kitchen Fires and How to Deal with Them

By |August 18th, 2017|

Did you know that almost two thirds of all domestic fires happen in the kitchen? Makes sense given all of the sources of heat, as well as the materials used such as oils and fat. Every year, over seven thousand people are injured in the UK due to kitchen fires. That figure doesn’t take […]

July 2017

High-rise Blocks Make Fire Fighting Difficult

By |July 21st, 2017|

The Grenfell Tower fire was not a typical high-rise fire. The cladding on the building has been found to have acted as an accelerant. Cladding is a material that is put on top of a building’s structure to provide a degree of thermal insulation and weather resistance, and to improve the appearance. The flawed […]

Choosing a Good Fire Risk Assessor

By |July 21st, 2017|

Whether you conduct fire risk assessments yourself or decide to hire a risk assessor, if you are the responsible person of a premise than you are, at all times, responsible for meeting the requirements of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. A daunting task and one which you should not take lightly, especially […]

Fire Risks Known at Least a Year Before Fatal Fire

By |July 21st, 2017|

Fire and safety problems had been an ongoing struggle for residents of Grenfell Tower. The Grenfell Action Group (formed in 2010 to uphold the rights of the residents of Lancaster West Estate) informed the management and some government agencies about the hazards at Grenfell Tower and posted blogs on their website warning that “only […]

June 2017

A guide to PAT certificates and inspections

By |June 1st, 2017|

Exploding tea towels spark fires

By |June 1st, 2017|

In what has become easily one of the strangest fire-related stories in recent history, pub owners across the UK are being placed on high alert after a series of fire outbreaks caused by exploding tea towels. Yes, you read that correctly. A series of studies undertaken over the past two years have determined that […]