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May 20, 2022
Your Pocket Guide to Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings
Your Pocket Guide to Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings

There is a lot to think about when it comes to compliance with the British Standard Code of Practice BS5839-1:2017. This pocket guide “Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings” provides simple guidance for the provision of a fire detection and alarm system in accordance with the recommendations detailed within BS 5839-1:2017.

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May 12, 2022
How often I should replace my Fire Extinguishers?
How often I should replace my Fire Extinguishers?

BS5306 recommends that Fire Extinguishers are tested by discharge every 5 years and refilled or replaced (water, foam, and powder) and CO2 should be replaced every 10 years.

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May 6, 2022
The 4 Best Void Fire Detection Solutions
The 4 Best Void Fire Detection Solutions

Inaccessible areas are often oddly shaped, confined spaces with little or no access possible. This means that access for maintenance may be severely restricted making regular upkeep difficult.

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April 20, 2022
Fire Safety Regulations in Care Homes
Fire Safety Regulations in Care Homes

The legal framework for Fire & Safety regulations in care premises is based on two laws, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 & The Care Home Regulations Act (2001).

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April 12, 2022
8 Fire Prevention Tips for Construction Sites
8 Fire Prevention Tips for Construction Sites

A fire on a construction site can lead to severe or even fatalities injuries destruction of machinery and untimely delay in project completion.

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April 6, 2022
How to use a Fire Extinguisher
How to use a Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguishers should always be used by people who have been trained. Having the right type of Fire Extinguishers is critical to protecting lives and assets.

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March 30, 2022
How many Fire Extinguishers do I need for my premises?
How many Fire Extinguishers do I need for my premises?

The number of Fire Extinguishers you require depends on many factors which can be identified in your Fire Safety Risk Assessment.

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March 25, 2022
The HSE Fire Safety Construction Guide - HSG168
The HSE Fire Safety Construction Guide - HSG168

Health & Safety guidance for clients, designers and anyone who is managing and carrying out construction work involving significant fire risks.

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March 22, 2022
How do you choose the correct Fire Extinguisher for your premises?
How do you choose the correct Fire Extinguisher for your premises?

Under the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 the Responsible person has a general duty to take general fire precautions.

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March 18, 2022
How does a Temporary Wireless Fire Alarm System work?
How does a Temporary Wireless Fire Alarm System work?

Construction sites are so different in structure from domestic or other commercial environments since the risks are also more severe in certain areas.

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March 14, 2022
How do you reduce False Alarms in Schools?
How do you reduce False Alarms in Schools?

False alarms cause significant inconvenience and disruption to students, staff, and visitors however there are some solutions that you should consider.

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March 14, 2022
What do different Fire Alarm categories mean?
What do different Fire Alarm categories mean?

Fire Alarm System categories specify the level of protection that a system provides according to the recommendations of the BS5839:1-2017 British Standards.

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March 14, 2022
 Looking for a cheap Fire Alarm System Installation?
Looking for a cheap Fire Alarm System Installation?

Fixfire® is now able to offer leasing options (subject to status) which give you the opportunity to spread the cost of your fire alarm installation.

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March 7, 2022
How often should I test my Fire Alarm System?
How often should I test my Fire Alarm System?

BS 5839-1:2017 states that all fire alarm systems in commercial premises need to be tested weekly to ensure that there has not been any major failure.

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March 7, 2022
I’ve got mains interlinked detectors, should I have a proper system?
I’ve got mains interlinked detectors, should I have a proper system?

Building Regulations state that all dwellings should be provided with an alarm system to at least Grade D1/D2, Category LD3 –the installation of mains powered alarms...

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March 7, 2022
What type of Fire Alarm do I need?
What type of Fire Alarm do I need?

There are three main Fire Alarm System types that could be differentiated by their set-up and wiring: a Conventional, an Addressable and a Wireless Radio Fire Alarm.

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February 23, 2022
How often should a Fire Alarm System be serviced?
How often should a Fire Alarm System be serviced?

BS 5839 and the UK government recommend that a fire alarm system should be inspected by a ‘competent person’ at least every 6 months.

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February 23, 2022
How often should Fire Alarms be tested?
How often should Fire Alarms be tested?

It is a legal requirement that “the responsible person” must ensure that the premises are equipped with appropriate fire detectors and alarms.

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February 23, 2022
How often do Fire Extinguishers need to be looked at/inspected/tested?
How often do Fire Extinguishers need to be looked at/inspected/tested?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the premises must be equipped with appropriate fire-fighting equipment.

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February 15, 2022
 Do I need Smoke Detectors?
Do I need Smoke Detectors?

Current UK fire alarm regulations state that all business premises must have an “appropriate fire detection system” in place. This means that if there is an event of a fire, the system should detect a fire outbreak and alert everyone in the building of the imminent danger.

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February 15, 2022
Do I need a Fire Alarm System?
Do I need a Fire Alarm System?

Current UK fire alarm regulations state that all business premises must have an “appropriate fire detection system” in place.

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February 15, 2022
Fire safety on construction sites
Fire safety on construction sites

Fire warning systems must ensure that people on the construction site are alerted to make their escape before a fire spreads.

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December 24, 2021
The Ultimate Guide for Fire Safety in Student Accommodation
The Ultimate Guide for Fire Safety in Student Accommodation

Student accommodation providers are responsible for complying with fire safety legislation and giving advice to their tenants on fire safety arrangements and procedures.

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December 24, 2021
How often should Fire Safety Risk Assessment be reviewed?
How often should Fire Safety Risk Assessment be reviewed?

The Fire Safety Risk Assessment must be reviewed regularly. We recommend you should review your Fire Safety Risk Assessment at least every 12 months.

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December 24, 2021
How often should Fire Safety training be carried out?
How often should Fire Safety training be carried out?

Fire Safety Training should be repeated as often as necessary (recommended to be annually) and should take place during working hours.

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December 24, 2021
Do employees require Fire Safety Warden Training?
Do employees require Fire Safety Warden Training?

In order to fulfil your obligations under current Fire Safety Law, it is essential that you have a documented regime of Fire Safety tests and checks.

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October 29, 2021
Can I do Fire Risk Assessments myself?
Can I do Fire Risk Assessments myself?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) requires that a Fire Safety Risk Assessment be carried out by the “Responsible Person”.

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October 29, 2021
Do I have to have a Fire Risk Assessment?
Do I have to have a Fire Risk Assessment?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) requires that a Fire Risk Assessment is conducted initially and reviewed on an on-going basis.

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June 25, 2021
Why it is important to recall lifts in the event of fire?
Why it is important to recall lifts in the event of fire?

These British Standards cover the significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to lifts and recommend that lifts which are not required to operate...

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June 25, 2021
Is your Fire Alarm Zone Chart Compliant to BS5839:1?
Is your Fire Alarm Zone Chart Compliant to BS5839:1?

Following the recommendations of BS5839 Part 1 2017 (Fire Alarm British Standard), it is a mandatory requirement to have an up to date, clear and accurate ...

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