Independent Fire Safety Training & Risk Assessment

January 18, 2013

Fire Safety Checks for the Vulnerable

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 12:00 am

A new fire safety check has been initiated in North Somerset after a multiple sclerosis sufferer died when his bed caught fire.

With the help of the Social Services, Avon Fire and Rescue Service are planning to identify disabled people who live at home and may be at significant risk in the event of a fire. It is also planned that social housing residents will receive fire safety checks as part of the social housing premises inspection program.

Disabled people identified as a risk will have their details added to the fire service records so that if a fire is reported at their home, fire fighting crews will automatically be alerted to a bedridden patient at that address. While the fire service is on their way to a vulnerable persons property, they will also be given information as to the best way to access the property and the presence of oxygen cylinders.

Fire authority member and North Somerset Councillor Tim Marter said ‘Both of these activities are unique to our district. This is pioneering action and I think the community fire safety activities are fundamental in the potential saving of lives’.

May 27, 2009

Fire Safety Warning Issued to Landlords

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 1:04 pm

Landlords have been informed that they could face jail if they do not ensure their premises meet fire safety standards.

Cleveland Fire Brigade have issued these warnings and are requesting that letting agents, landlords and property owners contact them to ensure their fire safety procedures currently in place are adequate.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) came into force in October 2006. This stipulates that fire safety in almost all business, commercial and non domestic premises is the responsibility of the employer or owner of the building and a fire safety risk assessment should be undertaken.

Barry Waller, head of fire engineering at Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: "We want to ensure the safety of everyone in our community and can offer help and advice to those who own properties which they rent out. We have already been contacting landlords, property owners and letting agents in the local area which we will continue to do."

May 26, 2009

Fire Safety Warning Issued to Restaurants

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 10:27 am

A fire caused by serious breaches in fire safety regulations has resulted in a £17,000 fine and a warning issued to the owners.

In 2007 a fire broke out at Sollys Restaurant in Golders Green and fire crew members indentified nine breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order as well as staff members attempting to tackle the fire themselves, stopping to collect personal belongings or simplyrunning around in confusion.

The fire destroyed the roof of the restaurant and required six fire engines and 30 fire fighters to control. During this time various hazards were discovered by the firefighters including a locked emergency exit, an absence of smoke and fire detection devices and obstructed escape routes.

The assistant commissioner for fire safety regulation said the lack of a clear fire plan could put peoples lifes at risk. All premises owners and operators must make themselves aware of the regulations, to undertake a fire safety risk assessment, act upon its findings and put in place an emergency plan.

The fire was found to be caused by the inadequate cleaning of the kitchen extract ventilation system.

April 30, 2009

Doncaster Shopping Centre Guilty of Fire Safety Breaches

Filed under: Fire Safety,News — Adrian @ 11:13 am

The managing agents of the Doncaster Frenchgate shopping centre have been found guilty of five counts of fire safety breaches, and have been ordered to pay over £25,000 in [...] Continue Reading…

April 20, 2009

Fire Safety and Football – a Winning Combination

Filed under: Fire Safety,News — Adrian @ 10:24 am

Youngsters in Sunderland were recently honoured for their fire safety knowledge after successfully completing an innovative course which combined fire safety awareness and football training.
The hot shots programme is [...] Continue Reading…

March 27, 2009

Fire Safety Checks Save Lives

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 12:45 pm

An independent report published today has said that more lives have been saved and fires prevented thanks to firefighters carrying out Home Fire Safety Checks.
During the Home Fire Safety [...] Continue Reading…

March 24, 2009

Fire Safety Lessons Taught to Children

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 1:00 pm

Primary school pupils received important lessons in fire safety recently in a format specifically designed to be fun yet serious.
A team of firefighters from the Manningtree Fire and Rescue [...] Continue Reading…

February 26, 2009

Fire Safety to be Studied by Landlords

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 4:40 pm

Yorkshire region landlords are to receive a special briefing on fire safety in tenanted property. The half day seminar is part of a national campaign by the Residential Landlords [...] Continue Reading…

February 20, 2009

Landlord fined for Fire Safety Failings

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 4:38 pm

A landlord was recently fined £6,000 for failing to fit appropriate fire safety devices in a residential block of flats in Radford.
Following a blaze in the ground floor flat [...] Continue Reading…

February 2, 2009

Children rescued from house fire.

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 1:45 pm

A woman and two young children have been rescued by firefighters from a burning house in Gateshead.

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were called to Milton Square, [...] Continue Reading…

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