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Arson is the largest cause of fire

Arson is the largest cause of fire in commercial premises. Don't Lose Your Livelihood to Arson.  In the first half of 2009, the ABI reported that insurers paid out £639 million for damage caused by fire, and arson counts for half of all fire in commercial premises. It is estimated that 20 schools per week are affected […]

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Fire in BT Data Centre

Fire Causes BT Data Center Outage Fire in a network room of a telco building in Belfast, UK, caused a BT data center outage Wednesday morning, affecting numerous customers, including government agencies. The fire was reported at 6 am local time, and firefighters extinguished it quickly, but turned off power to the entire data center […]

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Arson Destroys 200 Year Old Building

Arson Destroys 200-Year-Old Building. The roof of the 200-year-old church was completely destroyed in the fire(Hampshire Fire and Rescue service) A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a 200-year-old Grade II listed church caught on fire in Hampshire. A 17-year-old boy was arrested following the fire at the All Saints Church in […]

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Bar Managers Jailed

Hulme Shisha Bar Managers Jailed in Fire Safety Prosecution. Bosses of a Manchester shisha bar which posed such a risk to the public it had to be demolished have been sent down for their ‘blatant disregard for fire safety’. In one of the ‘most complex fire safety prosecutions in the UK’, six defendants from The […]

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Responsible Person

Are you the "Responsible Person"? The Reform Order for Fire is the legislation and guidance for managing fire safety in the workplace, and requires a responsible person to to charge of managing fire safety. Ensuring that the Fire Risk Assessment is carried out and regularly reviewed falls to the 'responsible person', meaning that they must have the expertise […]

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Magdalen College Fire

Arson has not been ruled out at the Magdalen College Fire. FIREFIGHTERS will remain at Magdalen College School overnight and into Thursday to deal with any flare-ups that might happen after last night's fire, the fire service said. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service group manager Dave Bray said one engine and a hydraulic platform would stay […]

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New Consultant

Fire Safety Specialists are proud to introduce our new consultant. Martin Gray joins the team after working for Lincolnshire Fire And Rescue for 30 years. With experience in both operational fire fighting and enforcement, Martin has a wealth of knowledge in Petroleum, Fire Investigation, Fire Risk Assessments and general Fire Safety. Hailing from Broadholme, Martin […]

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Fined £8,000

A LETTING company firm Erdington that failed to maintain fire escapes and safety equipment at properties in the town and neighbouring Sutton Coldfield has been fined £8,000. Ultrabarn plc of Chester Road failed to apply for House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences for three properties in Church Road and Chester Road in Erdington and Rectory […]

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fined £160,000

London Fire Brigade - Landlady hit with £160,000 fire safety fine after fatal house blaze A landlady has been fined [highlight color=""]£160,000[/highlight] and ordered to pay [highlight color=""]£40,000[/highlight] prosecution costs for breaking fire safety laws following a fatal fire in one of the Hounslow properties she rented out. Surinder Rana was found guilty of four […]

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Fire Safety Responsibilities

All employers have fire safety responsibilities but many are unaware of what is require.  The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 specifies what an employer is required to have in place, and several guides are available. What Must an Employer Do Under the Reform Order? Employers must : • carry out a fire-risk assessment identifying any possible dangers and risks; […]

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