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London General

London General Transport was formerly the state owned operating arm of London Transport. It is now part of the Go-Ahead group and operates over 600 buses from 5 main depots. ...

Large Bank

Our client is one of the largest financial services providers in the UK with over 2000 branches and more than 50,000 employees. To meet their legal obligations across the group, our client decided to contract out Fire Marshal training on a national...

Primark Warehouse Fire Destroys Stock

£50m of stock burnt in Primark Inferno Primark’s sensational success could be dented by the loss of half its winter stock in a warehouse blaze. An estimated £50m of clothes went up in flames, raising the prospect that its 120 shops...

Chemicals and Flammable Substances

Evacuations Follow Chemical Blaze A chemical fire at a factory in Newport resulted in approximately 100 people evacuating their homes overnight. This also resulted in a 400m exclusion zone being set up and roads cordoned off around the International...

FIRE NEWS

James Bond film set destroyed by huge fire A massive blaze wrecked the set of the new James Bond movie Casino Royale yesterday. Flames swept through the huge 007 hangar at Pinewood Studios and a pall of thick black smoke belched out from the roof. The...

Combat the Threat of Arson

Employers must reduce the risk of fire from all causes. Arson is the main cause of fire in the UK and there are a range of actions that can be taken to combat this threat. Responsibility issues 1. In any business the owner or manager or a named...

The Importance of Fire Resisting Doors

Fire resisting and smoke-resisting doors are vital aspects of every premises in which individuals work or visit. They provide resistance to the fire spread. The main reason for fire doors is that it saves lives and property when there is a fire. Moreover,...

Hazard Spotting in the Workplace

1(a) Sources of ignition Virtually every workplace contains potential sources of ignition, although if they do not involve naked flames they may not be perceived as such. Some hazards, such as ovens and soldering irons, may be obvious and present a continual...

Fire Drill Guidance

Your emergency plan needs to be tested and you can do this by running a fire drill. Ideally, this should be carried out every 6 months, particularly if you have new staff joining. Staff require training on the emergency procedures and the fire drill...

Fire Safety Training for New Staff

First day information and instructions concerning health and safety in the workplace, and in particular including fire safety, should be given on the first morning of work for every new member of staff (or at an appropriate time for shift workers). The...

Duties of the Fire Marshal

The main duties of the fire marshal depend on your fire risk assessment but generally include; identify fire hazards at their workplace Note and report hazards to the appropriate person take the correct action in the event of a fire ensure...

Regulatory Reform Order Summary

Applies all workplaces and other non-domestic premises. New - One simple fire safety regime. Existing fire legislation deleted / amended. Risk assessment - based. Protection for persons inside building and anyone affected by a fire. Prevent...

The Regulatory Reform Order 2005

To access the 'The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005' please click here ...

House Fire Trend Continues Downwards

The latest government figures published in June 2013 shows the encouraging downwards movement of fires and fatalities in homes across the UK. The Fire Statistics Monitor England for April 2012 – March 2013 confirmed that domestic fire deaths were...

Christmas Fire Safety Tips

Make sure all Christmas tree lights have the British Standards logo Do not leave your cooker unattended. Most fires start in the kitchen Elderly relatives and your neighbours are at particular risk so please check them this Xmas Prepare an escape...

Aldershot House Fire Caused by Cat

Fire thought to have been started when a cat knocked over a candle in a bedroom of the Aldershot home . A family was lucky to escape after a deadly fire tore through their home in Aldershot on Tuesday night. Three fire crews went to a property at...

The Business Case for Fire Extinguisher Training

Changes in legislation have brought about a greater awareness of the need for the provision of effective 'first aid' firefighting measures - in particular, the use of on-site fire extinguishers. Following the introduction of the Fire and Rescue...

Dishwasher Fire Injures Family

A family treated at hospital after a dishwasher last week. A fire which started in a dishwasher at a house in North Wales in the middle of the night left a mother and her children needing hospital treatment. North Wales Fire Brigade were called to...

Norbert Dentressangle

Norbert Dentressangle is an international logistics and warehousing company. It employs over 15,000 staff across 195 sites in the UK. It has recently been taken over by XPO Logistics making it a top 10 global supply chain provider. ...

Warehouse Fire Safety

Many people in the UK work in the warehouse and distribution sector. Warehouses vary widely in size, layout and function. Some are older traditional buildings which may have been added to over time. Increasingly, distribution centres and modern, high...

Sheffield High School

Sheffield High School is one of the 24 schools and two academies administered by the Girls’ Day School Trust. The Trust was formed in 1872 by a Christian group, but the schools are now non-denominational and girls are admitted irrespective of background...

School Fire Safety

Each year more than 1300 schools in the UK suffer large fires and the average cost of school fires exceeds £60 million per annum. Most school fires are very small but are still potentially serious. It is estimated that 56% of school fires are non-accidental....

Harvey Nichols

Since its first door opened in 1831, Harvey Nichols now have seven major stores in the UK and Ireland, as well as eight stores overseas. ...

Retail Fire Safety

Millions of people in the UK work in retail buildings. Shops vary widely in size, layout and function. Many are small stand alone, single storey units whilst some are multi storey buildings or department stores. Building age varies widely with some old...

Swanton

Founded in 2006 with many services having existed for many years Swanton is a national provider with services in England, Wales and Scotland. They provide a range of different support solutions including registered care homes, care homes with nursing...

Residential Care Fire Safety

The UK Care Home sector employs over 1 million people in over 45,000 establishments. Hotel building types vary enormously as does ownership method and layout. ...

Capita / Knowledgepool

Capita is the number one provider of outsourcing solutions to the local government sector. Working in close partnership, Capita’ s Local Government Services and Capita’ s Software Services provide a wide range of flexible solutions tailored...

British Gas

British Gas is part of the Centrica Group of companies - As well as supplying energy, their UK energy services business also offers a comprehensive range of services including boiler installation, servicing of electrical systems, appliances, plumbing...

Office Fire Safety

Millions of people in the UK work in office buildings. Offices vary widely in size, layout and function. Many are small single occupancy, single storey units whilst some are multi storey tower blocks of vast campus like buildings featuring multiple occupants....

Danubius Hotel

The Danubius Hotel is a Central London hotel with a difference. Close to three iconic London landmarks, Lord’s Cricket Ground, the renowned Wellington Hospital and Regent’s park, this Four Star hotel offers a real home from home to leisure...

Hotel Fire Safety

The UK Hotel sector employs over 1 million people in over 45,000 establishments. Hotel building types vary enormously as does ownership method and layout. ...

NHS North West London Hospitals

Northwick Park Hospital is a hospital in Greater London, England. It is located in the northwest corner of the London Borough of Brent, near the boundary with the London Borough of Harrow. Founded in 1970, the hospital has 463 beds and occupies a large...

Hospital Fire Safety

In December 2011, More than 50 people were evacuated from Winchester’s Royal Hampshire County Hospital after a large fire broke out. But it’s not only the fabric of the building that can catch fire, in March 2012 a patient undergoing surgery...

Food Production Fire Safety

The food and drink manufacturing industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK with a turnover of over £95 billion. It accounts for one fifth of all manufacturing and employs over 400,000 staff. ...

LuK UK

LuK UK Ltd is a global manufacturer of engine components and systems. They are based in Sheffield employing over 300 staff for over 70 years. ...

Factory Fire Safety

Many people in the UK work in factory buildings. Factories vary widely in size, layout and function. Some are older traditional buildings which may have been added to over time. Increasingly, production facilities are housed in modern, high spec purpose...

Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall is a major construction and regeneration group in the UK employing over 5,700 people working on everything from small fit-outs to infrastructure projects and large commercial and industrial buildings. Their £120 million Smithfield...

Construction Fire Safety

Construction is one of the largest sectors of the UK economy. It contributes almost £90 billion to the UK economy (or 6.7%) in value added, comprises over 280,000 businesses covering some 2.93 million jobs, which is equivalent to about 10% of total...

SkanSka

Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction companies, employing around 57,000 people globally and over 5,000 people in the UK. ...

Civil Engineering Fire Safety

The UK Civil Engineering market is worth around £45 billion per annum. Huge companies include AMEC, Balfour Beatty, Skanska and Kier between them employ over 1 million people. ...

Caffyns

Caffyn’s is one of the longest established car dealership groups in the UK, opening its first garage over 100 years ago. It has dealerships across Sussex and Kent serving thousands of customers every year. ...

Car Dealership Fire Safety

The number of new cars registered in the UK is growing relentlessly and in March 2015 it stood at 492,000 for that month alone. Franchised dealers such as Lookers, Pendragon and Inchcape account for the largest part of the market and between them, they...

Bank Fire Safety

There are over 400,000 staff working for banks in Britain including such huge employers as Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds. With assets of over £5 trillion and huge property portfolios, it is inevitable that our financial institutions take fire safety...

Avoiding Fridge Freezer Fires

Instances of fridge freezers causing fires in people's homes and workplaces are prolific. So much so that fridge freezers are the most common white goods item to be involved in a fire. ...

Computershare

Computershare is the world's largest global share registry employing over 10,000 staff in 17 countries. They manage more than 100 million accounts for over 14,000 corporations ...

Baxters

The Baxters Food Group have been producing some of the UK's finest soups, preserves, condiments,chutneys and other high quality foods since 1868. Baxters are based in the town of Fochabers ...

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