Category Archives for "Fire safety"

How to Reduce False Fire Alarms

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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 […]

Type 4 Fire Risk Assessments: Who, What & Why?

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Fire risk assessments (FRAs) come in all shapes and sizes – much like the fires they’re built to protect your property and its inhabitants from! As a fire risk assessment business in London, our job is twofold. The first and obvious thing we do is to offer expert advice and guidance with regards to what […]

Workplace Fire Safety: Housekeeping Tips

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So, what’s the latest? Are you back in the office yet or, like many of us with the advent of tier 4 here in London, getting comfy working from home once again? Regardless of where your workplace is and what tier it currently falls into, as an employer with fire responsibilities or the landlord of […]

High-Rise Fire Safety: 3 Tips for Landlords

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Being the landlord of a high-rise building poses different challenges and more to think about when it comes to fire safety. A fire is unpredictable at the best of times; adding to that a longer escape route and myriad ways for it to spread plus potentially longer detection times means that high-rise fire safety carries […]

Which Fire Detection System Should You Be Using?

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As fire risk assessors, it’s our responsibility to understand the hazards of the buildings we inspect. Further to this and certainly one of the most important aspects of fire fighting is about understanding which fire detection system is going to be the most useful and effective when it comes to protecting your properties and its […]

3 Questions to Ask Your Fire Safety Company

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If you’re looking to hire a fire safety company for any manner of inspections, repairs, upgrades or otherwise, it’s crucial to work with the right one. Have a read of the three key questions we’d advise you to ask to determine exactly that. Do you conduct fire surveys, assessments or both? There’s a big difference […]

Fire Safety for Landlords – What Do You Need to Know?

fire safety for landlords

As the person in charge or responsible for the safety of one or more residents, it’s sometimes difficult to know where your responsibility ends and your tenant’s begins. Fire legislation is constantly changing here in the UK, leaving many people unsure as to whether their properties are still compliant; enter Excel Fire, bringing you some […]

Fire Door or Fire Exit – What’s the Difference?

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In last week’s blog we made a brief mention of a question we get asked regularly: fire door or fire exit, what’s the difference? It seems like a simple question, however the technical terms do often get mixed up given that they’re both commonly referred to as ‘fire doors’. It can become confusing, especially as […]