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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Often Should I Conduct Smoke and Fire Alarm Inspections?

fire alarm inspections

The early detection of a fire is a critical part of protecting those within a building from the danger it poses. As a result, conducting regular fire alarm inspections is something which should be a priority for landlords and business owners. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to become complacent and feel safe in the knowledge […]

Bonfire Night Safety Tips – Have Fun & Stay Safe

bonfire night safety

Ah, the longstanding British tradition of bonfire night; love or hate it, it happens every year. With that being said, it’s not always a night that ends well for many – in fact, NHS Digital revealed that almost 2,000 people ended up in A&E due to firework-related injuries in 2018-2019 – scarier yet, the vast […]

The Ins & Outs of Fire Door Surveys

fire door survey

So, you’re a landlord or property owner and you need your fire doors retested for certification. Even involving 3rd party UKAS accredited experts like us, fire door surveys aren’t what many would call a quick fix, with their many moving parts – no pun intended. Fire door surveys actually involve taking a detailed look at […]

How Fire Spreads – And What We Can Do to Stop It

how fire spreads

In our last blog, we talked about how smoke spreads and ways in which we can slow it down. But, as the adage goes, there’s no smoke without fire – so this week, we thought we’d cover exactly that: how fire spreads. Like smoke, fire is a chemical process which we can watch happening. There […]