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How Smoke Spreads – and How to Slow it Down

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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

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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

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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 […]

Fire Safety In The Office: Tips For Returning To Work

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It’s been a long few months but, thankfully, many of us are being given the green light to get back to work. Which, for some, means returning to the office after a significant hiatus. As an employer, fire safety in the office is your responsibility, so use this time whilst staff aren’t around to take […]

Conducting Fire Risk Assessments, Safely

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At Excel Fire, we work in the business of safety – so sifting through the government’s latest advice for transitioning into the ‘new normal’ is second nature to us. Needless to say, we’re extremely excited and more than keen to get back out there conducting fire risk assessments, overseeing certified fire door installations and consulting […]

The Difference A Fire Partitioning System Can Make

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There are so many complex, moving parts when it comes to preventing a fire. But, as a landlord, something which you may not appreciate is how quickly things can escalate once a fire has broken out – and the difference something as simple as a fire partitioning system can make. So, what are they? To […]

Your Fire Safety Partner – Keeping Busy During Covid-19

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As one of London’s dedicated fire risk assessment agencies, the last few months have been difficult for us. Needless to say, fire safety is what we’re passionate about, and adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the way we work hugely; not being able to get out and about conducting fire surveys on behalf of […]