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Fire Safety in blocks of flats – First-aid firefighting equipment – Part 19

Posted: 28/01/2015 17:44

It would be unusual to find fire-fighting equipment, such as a fire extinguisher or hose reel as part of the fire safety strategy in the common area of a block of flats. To some people it might seem that any additional protection from fire was a worthwhile addition, or that their inclusion might support fire safety provision when undertaking a fire risk assessment.

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Fire Safety in blocks of flats - Automatic Fire detection and alarm systems – Part 18

Posted: 23/01/2015 15:08

This week's blog will look at those areas which more rarely affect the common areas of blocks of flats - automatic fire detection systems and alarms. It is, in fact, rare to find an alarm system in the common area of a block of flats, but it is still the case in some circumstances.

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Fire Safety in blocks of flats – Emergency Lighting and Refuse – Part 17

Posted: 15/01/2015 13:19

Last week's blog was looking at the requirements for fire safety signage in blocks of flats and this week, we move onto looking at emergency lighting and refuse arrangements.

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Fire Safety in blocks of flats – Fire safety signs – Pt 16

Posted: 06/01/2015 12:58

This week's blog will look at the necessity for fire safety signage within blocks of flats. Most commonly, people think that fire safety signage for escape routes are obligatory, but actually, in the case of many blocks of flats, this is not the case.

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Fire Safety in blocks of flats - Fire Resisting Doors II – Pt 15

Posted: 18/12/2014 11:58

Last week's blog introduced the subject of fire-resisting doors in blocks of flats and outlined what standards should be adhered to in both new and older blocks. This week, we're looking more closely at those doors in terms of the self-closing mechanism.

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