Different Types of Fire Extinguishers & Their Uses

types of fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are so commonplace throughout public spaces and buildings, most of us barely notice them anymore. However, in an emergency situation, one being in its correct place could make all the difference. There are five main different types of fire extinguishers. Each one is used to tackle a different type of fire – so, […]

From Firefighter to Fire Risk Assessor: All in the Name of Safety

Here’s a piece written by our resident Managing Fire Risk Assessor, Matt Digby – you can find the original article here. Fire safety; fire protection; fire prevention. Whatever you call or refer to it as, it’s the industry I’m lucky enough to call “home”. My background is varied but, fundamentally, my journey began working as […]

What Makes a Fire Safety Expert?

Fire Safety Expert

ex·pert definition noun: “a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.” It’s a funny word, “expert”. At what point do you become one, or at the very least able to call yourself one? Does it simply come down to a perception from others? Or is there a […]

Fire Compartmentation in Action: How It Works

fire compartmentation

Just last week, while out working on a client’s site in Newham, we witnessed a fire break out in a block of flats nearby. It’s always scary to see, of that there’s no doubt. But, we’d be lying if we said that seeing some of the services we offer as a business come into play […]

A Fast Guide to Fire Safety Signs

fire safety sign

This country’s fire safety legislation doesn’t just apply to equipment and escape routes. It designates that, as the landlord or property owner of a workplace or multi-residential premises, you need to also ensure that people can actually find those things, amongst other safety-focused directives, via compliant fire safety signs. BS 5499 covers all aspects of […]

A Guide to New Fire Safety Bill 2019-2021

Fire Safety Bill 2019-2021

The Grenfell Tower incident of 2017 was undoubtedly one of the biggest tragedies we’ve seen in this country, and particularly harrowing for those working in the fire safety industry. It’s easy to look back and ask what could have been done differently, what should have been done better, and speculate on how many lives could […]

The Importance of Fire Door Inspections

fire door inspections

Fire doors are put in place to do a job: delay the spread of fire and smoke. They come in various categories which offer protection of 30, 60, 90 minutes and beyond. But, much like getting a new car, maintaining them is key to their effectiveness – which is why having your fire doors inspected […]

Fire Safety in Empty Buildings: All You Need to Know

Fire Safety in Empty Buildings

Do you own, or have you recently come into possession of, an empty, neglected or unoccupied building or property? Think because there’s nobody inside or using it, you have no obligations when it comes to fire safety? Think again. Here in the UK, the same rules apply to both empty and occupied buildings when it […]

How to Reduce False Fire Alarms

reduce false fire alarms

According to gov.uk, fire rescue services in England attended no less than 231,510 false fire alarms in the year up to June 2020. Think about that for a minute. The year previous to this was 229,961 (so that’s a 6% increase), and five years ago 215,857. Not only is the number going up – it’s […]

Excel’s Guide to Fire Safety in Student Accommodation

fire safety in student accommodation

Ah, students. Their lifestyle might be the envy of some but, the truth is, that alone poses some interesting challenges for landlords of the places they live. The same fire safety measures apply whether we’re talking about halls of residence or a private home which has been let out to university-goers; have you considered the […]

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