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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 […]

How Smoke Spreads – and How to Slow it Down

how smoke spreads

Crazy fact: up to 80% of fire-related deaths come about as a direct result of smoke inhalation. That number is way too high. Here at Excel Fire, we are constantly trying to understand and educate ourselves more about how smoke spreads, and what protocols we can put in place to help stop it doing so. […]

3 Things to Include in your Fire Safety Plan

fire safety plan

When it comes to fire safety, as a landlord, business owner or property manager of any description, legislation is the name of the game. Having a fail-safe fire safety plan in place is the first step in understanding fire risks, moreover how to mitigate and deal with them; putting down on paper what your employees […]

UKAS 3rd Party Accredited – What Does It Really Mean?

UKAS 3rd party accredited

Well, it’s been as busy a week as ever here at Excel Fire; like many others, we’re feeling the initial strain of adapting to the various protocols which come with being back at work in the wake of Covid-19. With that said, it’s amazing to be doing what we love once more – providing exceptional […]

Fire Prevention – Why We Do What We Do

fire prevention

Today’s post comes written with a heavy heart; this week, the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service – where our lead Fire Risk Assessor, Matthew Digby, began his career as a firefighter back in 2015 – attended a flat fire in Woodland Grove, Epping, which sadly led to the death of a resident. Domestic fires […]