Lockdown Fires Increase

Interesting article about a 46% increase in fires seem during the lockdown period. All the focus has been on the virus and as always in life there are consequences if you neglect other important issues. We have also seen a decade or so of cheaper building and construction mate...

House Fire Richmond

This house fire in Richmond, London was started in the ceiling of the bathroom and spread to the loft space. London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called when a neighbour could smell burning. Although this is a private dwelling not forming part of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety) O...

Chelsea Flats Fire

Firefighters from London Fire Brigade (LFB) recently attended a car park fire at a block of flats in Chelsea. The fire started in an electrical intake room in the car park area. It goes to show that fires can start in all parts of a building and that a fire risk assessment nee...

Putting the Fire Safety links together

This is an interesting article because it again emphasises the link between planning permission, architectural design, building control and fire safety. Since Grenfell we have started to see the fallout between these various stages of development and how at times safety is com...

Derby Restaurant Owner Spared Jail

This restaurant owner in Derby has been spared jail following a fire that put occupants at risk but it’s not where you want to be as a business or premises owner. Having a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment in place and showing due diligence in carrying out any...

Wisbech Fire

Firefighters have been fighting a large outbuilding fire in Wisbech and advised residents to keep all doors and windows closed in the surrounding area. This is because of the risk of asbestos within the fire and the damage to the environment and local occupants. Its always imp...

New Fire Safety Bill

London Fire Brigade (LFB) are advising Housing Providers to be ready for the introduction of the New Fire Safety Bill when it becomes law after the current parliamentary process. They must be prepared and ready to pay particular attention to fire doors and the external walls o...

Commercial Fire Derbyshire

Firefighters have been a battling a large commercial fire in Derbyshire. Fire crews have had to evacuate local residents and staff from adjacent properties to ensure their safety. Making sure you have an up to date fire risk assessment is crucial to make sure you have identifi...

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