Articles on Fire Safety Provisions

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Reducing Fire Risks : Protecting People

Fire Extinguishers

Learning to recognise and react to different fire classes is an essential requirement of fire safety training and specifically fire extinguisher training.

Beautiful stylish fire flames

What are the legal obligations of building or business owners regarding fire extinguishers?.

How many fire extinguishers do I need?

The siting of fire extinguishers should be in conspicuous positions and available for immediate use at all times… where they will be readily seen…

Fire extinguishers sited on a stand

Advice and guidance on the types of fire extinguisher which are available with each one having specific fire class that they are suitable for use on…

Different types of fire extinguisher

Chrome fire extinguishers are incredibly popular, particularly in environments where style and aesthetics are important. However, they are also a constant cause …

Chrome Water Fire Extinguisher

Fire Alarms

The main fire alarm systems types are conventional, addressable, and wireless. A fire alarm system has a number of devices working together to detect and …

Types of Fire Alarm

… lists the British Standards Relating to Fire Alarms 2019 and provides links to purchase or download them from the British Standards Institute shop …

BS 5839 1 2017

There are two main categories of fire alarm systems; protection of life and property and are a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) …

Categories of fire alarm

There are four primary types of detector heads that detect the presence of a fire. Understanding the difference between these heat and smoke detectors …

Fire Detector Heads

Fire alarms in the home (that’s smoke and heat detectors to most of us!) provides an early warning – and time to escape – that really does save lives.

Testing your smoke alarm in the home

Emergency Lighting

The aim of this short guide is to give you a practical understanding of emergency lighting and its many variants. Emergency Lighting is a legal requirement …

Emergency Lighting including directional sign

Fire Doors

A fire door is a critical safety feature of any building in which people work or visit, as they act as a barrier to the spread of fire, heat, and smoke …

Fire Door Regulations

Fire Safety Signs

This guide to types of fire safety signs makes clear why they are an essential element of fire protection that provides users with important information …

Fire Safety Signs

Please note that this article provides basic easy-to-understand guidance of fire safety provisions and the key fire safety information required to comply with legislation. Our articles are reviewed regularly. However, any changes made to standards or legislation following the review date will not have been considered. We aim to assist you to understand the fire-related terms within your Fire Risk Assessment.  It does not provide detailed technical guidance on all fire safety provisions, and you might require further advice or need to consult the full standards and legislation.

Fire Risk Consultancy Services have the knowledge and experience to assist your business to comply with all legal requirements surrounding fire safety including legislation. Be sure to read our accompanying guides: Fire Alarm System Types, Fire Extinguishers, Emergency Lighting, Fire Doors, Fire Safety Signs, also published on this site. 

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