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October 11, 2021
What does the future hold for Fire Safety in high-rise buildings?
What does the future hold for Fire Safety in high-rise buildings?

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, the public enquiry and the Hackitt independent review, it is clear that significant changes will be required in the construction industry in the future.

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October 10, 2021
How do you go about designing an Evacuation Alarm System to comply to BS8629?
How do you go about designing an Evacuation Alarm System to comply to BS8629?

The first stage in the design is to determine the number of flats. How similar or different each flat is with respect to the others, will quantify the likely number of alarm devices that are required to meet the sound pressure levels in each flat.

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October 8, 2021
What Makes an Evacuation Alert System Different to a Standard Fire Alarm?
What Makes an Evacuation Alert System Different to a Standard Fire Alarm?

The evacuation alert system is not a fire detection system. It is an alert system that is activated by secure manual control, available only to the FRS.

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October 7, 2021
What is the stay put policy still used after Grenfell?
What is the stay put policy still used after Grenfell?

Purpose-built blocks of flats are designed to ensure that fire does not readily spread from one flat to another, thus allowing ‘stay put’ in the event of fire.  

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October 6, 2021
What is the BS 8629:2019 guidance for Evacuation Systems?
What is the BS 8629:2019 guidance for Evacuation Systems?

BS 8629 is a “Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats”.

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