Heather Hall shares 30 years of practical, sales, marketing, project managing and Fire Safety Co-ordination experience with her clients. Heather has helped people achieve their Fire Safety obligations identified in their Risk Assessments by using a common sense approach to Fire Safety.
London Fire Brigade Issues A Reminder To All Properties After A Flat Caught Fire By Smoking. Many Residential Care Homes and Nursing Homes have residents that Smoke and an Individual Smoking Risk Assessment should be carried out.
London Fire Risk Assessments offer this as part of their overall Fire Safety Risk Assessment for such environments. Here are some useful tips on how to carry out an Individual Smoking Risk Assessment: A competent person, with resident/family involvement, taking into consideration the resident’s mental and physical capacity for smoking unaided, should carry out the assessment. It should consider risk to other residents and staff, and identify physical precautions, as well as management arrangements such as supervision.
Things to consider: Identify the hazards that the act of smoking introduceEvaluate the riskImplement control measures. Get Help to Manage Fire Safety Actions. A Co-ordinator will come into you Company – become familiar with your Premise, discuss the Significant Findings identified on your Fire Safety Management Plan and then take over the responsibility of completing your Fire Safety Actions.
We will work closely with Preferred Contractors making sure that the identified works are quoted for correctly and completed to the standard required. We offer a friendly but professional service with communication being at the forefront. The Client will be involved in the sign off of completed works to ensure customer satisfaction. You may want to use our Co-ordinating service but you think cost may be an issue – its not a problem – we can tailor our service to work within your budget restraints. Full time, part time or by the hour – we will work with you until the job is done!! Property Management companies especially benefit from our Co-ordinating service as managing a large portfolio of properties can be a challenge. A Fire At London Bridge Station Highlights The Importance Of A Good Fire Suppression System. In January an escalator caught Fire at London Bridge Underground Station.
Smoke was reported coming from under the escalator thankfully the station’s sprinkler system operated and quickly contained the Fire evading a much larger even and potentially saved lives. Residential, Hotels and Hostels – LFRA. Fire Suppression System Helps Save Lives In A Fire Case At London Bridge Station. Avoid Tragic Fire Cases By Availing Fire Protection Safety Services From LFRA. London Fire Risk Assessments Suggests Removal of Aerosols With Flammable Components From Area by Heather Hall. Articles by Heather Hall Heather Hall has led the Coordinating team at LFRA Some Residents have a negative approach about the removal of aerosols they think that the possibility of an exploding aerosol is highly exaggerated and would never happen - but just see what has happened in a Shore ditch Flat!
London Fire Brigade reported on their incident page that a Deodorant can heated by a candle causes Shoreditch flat explosion! Firefighters are warning about the dangers of leaving a deodorant can next to a candle as one exploded in a Shoreditch flat caused damage to an internal wall. The small compressed can was left too close to an unattended candle in the bedroom of a first floor Commercial Street flat. Shore ditch Watch Manager said: "The deodorant can might look small but left next to a naked flame it can be deadly.” "The blast from the compressed can, that holds gas four times its size, badly damaged the internal wall. About Heather Hall Heather Hall has led the Coordinating team at LFRA. Highly inflammable objects near fire can be causes of deadly fire cases. London Fire Risk Assessments: Fire Safety Inspections and Audits for London Care Homes – Don’t wait until a Fire happens to act!
A recent Fire in a London Care Home damaged part of the first floor and part of the roof - perhaps now is the time to remind Responsible Persons to check that the Fire Risk Assessment for their Building is up to date.
The first stage of the Fire Risk Assessment process is the Fire Safety Inspection/Audit. This should be carried out by a suitably qualified person and one of the best places to find such a person/ company is by visiting the Institution of Fire Engineers website. Fire Safety Management Plans with LFRA. Have you received a London Fire Brigade Notice of Deficiencies, an Enforcement. Have you ever received a formal London Fire Brigade ‘Notice’ on your Premise and not really understood what you were required to do?
Well the good news is that the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) is currently drafting new guidance to provide more clarity for the ‘Responsible Person’ as to what is wrong and what is required to put it right. The suggested form of drafting under each alleged breach and remedy should be dealt with under the headings; Outcome; Action and Reason. Outcome: A short explanation will be required so that the ‘Responsible Person’ will understand what will be achieved by carrying out the remedy.
Action: A more detailed outline of compliance will be present giving the ‘Responsible Person’ more direction as to how to put things right and comply with the regulation. Reason: An outline as to why the works are necessary and the positive affect it will have on the ‘Responsible Persons’ premise and business. Managing Director, Mr Lewis TIFireE commented : Next Generation Professional Network. LFRA helps you to understand your Notice of Deficiencies sent by London Fire Brigade. Fire Safety & Suppression System Inspections and Audits.
London Fire Risk Assessments was one of the first to be represented on the Institution of Fire Engineers list of Fire Safety Consultants, having already been one of the first Companies to be registered on their list of Auditors and Assessors.
The Director of London Fire Risk Assessments, built on his knowledge and experience as a Watch Manager A, Fire Safety, London Fire Brigade Inspecting Officer, to gain accreditation with the Institution of Fire Engineers as a Life Safety, Fire Risk Assessment Auditor. He is only the second person in London and the South-East to have done so, and one of the first to qualify as both an Auditor and subsequently an Assessor.
If you have employed a third party, Competent Person in the past we are best placed to audit their output and tell you if it was money well spent. If either they or you have collated and compiled your Fire Risk Assessment, we can tell you if it would be deemed to be suitable and sufficient. Fat and grease in extraction system cause a fire accident in a restaurant. A fire broke out in the kitchen and gutted the restaurant’s ducting – the extraction system – from the ground floor to the first floor of the three-floored building.
Five members of staff were inside in the restaurant when the fire occurred and evacuated. The building, which is also home to a gym, nightclub and a children’s soft play area, was also evacuated. London Fire Risk Assessments: Christmas Festivities 2016 – London Pubs, Clubs and Restaurants now is the time to make sure all your Staff knows the premise Fire Safety Emergency Plan!! It’s the time to celebrate and enjoy the festivities and to make sure that everyone has a fun packed time - all Responsible Persons need to double check their Fire Safety!
If you are having candles, check that they are positioned safely away from any combustible materials such as curtains or cushions. They will be easily knocked over when people are dancing and having fun – it may be best to replace them with LED lights. Double check the occupancy numbers for your premise and make sure that you don’t squeeze more people in than you are licensed for! Fire Emergency Plan in London. Actions on discovering a FireThe Means and the Method of giving WarningCalling the Fire BrigadeIf appropriate, Evacuation of the Premise, including alerting those at risk and aiding those at particular riskAny necessary Power and, or Process isolationPlace of Assembly and “Roll Call”Liaison with the Emergency Services; The Emergency Plan will also identify the available Emergency routes and any Fire fighting equipment and any and all required additional information, including, where appropriate, an End of Day Procedure.
A copy of the Fire Emergency Plan should be displayed conspicuously in the Premise and copies should be kept on the Premise and be available to all Relevant Persons and should form the basis of Instruction and, or Training. The Form and Format of our documentation has been assessed with regards to all relevant Guidance including PAS 79: Revised.2012. Helping ‘Responsible Persons’ and Premise owners understand some basic Fire. Premise owners and appointed ‘Responsible Persons’ of premises have a serious responsibility to unsure that their premise is capable of keeping people safe from Fire.
If you are new to the post it may be a daunting thought. The most important check is to ensure you have a Fire Safety Risk Assessment and that it is up to date. If it’s not do something about it! Does your property meet the standards of Fire risk assessment? If the ‘Responsible Person’ is issued a ‘Notice of Deficiency’ 9 times out of 10 part of the Notice will identify that the Fire Safety Risk Assessment is not ‘Suitable and Sufficient’. So how can you be sure that the Company you appoint to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment on your premise will provide you with what you need. There are many Companies offering Fire Protection Safety Services in London and part of their offer will normally be a Fire Risk Assessment.
If you use an internet search engine you will be confronted with hundreds of Fire Protection Services in London all promising a first class service. So how can you filter through and get a qualified, competent, fully insured Fire Risk Assessment Company. Fire Safety & Suppression System Inspections and Audits. London Fire Risk Assessments was one of the first to be represented on the Institution of Fire Engineers list of Fire Safety Consultants, having already been one of the first Companies to be registered on their list of Auditors and Assessors. The Director of London Fire Risk Assessments, built on his knowledge and experience as a Watch Manager A, Fire Safety, London Fire Brigade Inspecting Officer, to gain accreditation with the Institution of Fire Engineers as a Life Safety, Fire Risk Assessment Auditor.
He is only the second person in London and the South-East to have done so, and one of the first to qualify as both an Auditor and subsequently an Assessor. If you have employed a third party, Competent Person in the past we are best placed to audit their output and tell you if it was money well spent. If either they or you have collated and compiled your Fire Risk Assessment, we can tell you if it would be deemed to be suitable and sufficient.
Fire Emergency Plan in London. In October 2016 the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was introduced – The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 turned Fire Safety on its head and made the ‘Responsible Person’ for the premise take ownership of Fire Safety. The premise could be a shop, office, a block of flats or care home it didn’t matter - the responsibility for keeping people safe from Fire – transferred to the appointed ‘Responsible Person’. London Fire Risk Assessments was set up in response to the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. London Pub damaged by Fire! – Has your Pub got a Fire Risk Assessment! London Fire Brigade reported on their incident page that Six fire engines and 35 Firefighters and Officers were called to a Fire at a pub on Muswell Hill.
Part of the ground floor and part of the first floor of the building was damaged by Fire. All of the ducting to the second floor of the building was gutted by the blaze. To read more click here. Have you done a fire risk assessment done for your property? More - London Business’s – Did you know you can get a Fire, Health & Safety Risk Assessment Package? London Fire Risk Assessments ‘Dual’ Package – One solution Two reports! If you employ more than 5 Staff or your premise is a ‘place of work’ for either Contractors or Self employed persons or even if you are a residential block of flats you will require a Fire Risk Assessment and you may also require a Health & Safety Risk Assessment to protect persons attending the premise. London Fire Risk Assessments Fire, Health & Safety Risk Assessment ‘Dual’ package provides a cost effective solution that saves both money and time on site – One in-depth Inspection/audit is carried out and Two detailed Risk Assessments are delivered.
5 Processing Steps for Fire Risk Assessments. A London Purpose Built Block of Flats Has a Fast Moving Fire Involving Solar Panels! Know how to react when there is a fire case. Firefighters rescued four men and two women from the three storey block. Crews used ladders to rescue two of the men and two of the women from first and second floor windows while two other men in the property were rescued from the ground floor of the building. One man who had left the property before emergency services arrived was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service where sadly he later died. Fire Emergency Plan in London. Sprinkler systems suppressing Fires and potentially saving lives!!! Basement Kitchen Fire in Soho London – Don’t let things hot up in your Kitchen!! Fire Safety Liaison - LFRA. We are both trained and experienced in the methodology and modes of operation of Statutory Authorities and fully conversant with the terminology. We can liaise on your behalf with Professional Persons and Organisations including:
Fire Safety Consultancy - LFRA. We have brought our knowledge and experience to all aspects of Fire Safety for projects ranging from Loft extensions in Individual, Private Dwellings to changes in the Internal layouts of existing Flats, through changes in use of Buildings from Industrial to Residential and from Commercial to Educational. We have carried out Consultations in regards to reducing unnecessary and onerous Fire Safety provisions in Purpose Built Blocks of Flats to increasing allowable occupancies in Premises ranging from Mission Halls and Meeting Rooms and from Pubs to Clubs.
Fire Safety Consultancy- Understand and Adhere to The Laws. Smoke Alarm helps residents escape fire in flats in London. Fire Risk Assessment with Health & Safety. Our Fire, Health & Safety package is unique and provides a cost effective solution that saves both money and time on site – we carry out One in-depth Inspection/audit and delivers Two detailed Risk Assessments. What’s included in our ‘dual’ package: London Leaseholder Fined £8,000 for Breaking Fire Safety Laws.
9 Flat Fires in the first 10 days of May! BBQ Balcony Warning After Greenwich Flat Fire! Chip Shop Fire in London the importance of a Fire Risk Assessment. 16 Fire Cases Registered Within 9 days of April in London. Illegal HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) Fined for Fire Safety Failings. London Fire Risk Assessments Risk Assessor Raising Funds for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. High Rise Fire - Lewisham Homes Fined £40,000 For Breaking Fire Safety Laws!
Gas Cylinders Contribute to Scrap Yard Blaze. 5 Processing Steps for Fire Risk Assessments. London Fire Risk Assessments: London Fire Brigade Issue Unattended Cooking Warning’ After Woodford Green Flat Fire. Fire Safety Risk Assessment London. Best Way to Source Fire Safety Protection Equipment for Your Premise. Are You Providing Adequate Fire Safety Training For Your Staff? Oxford Street Shop Fire-What Caused the Disaster. Fire Emergency Plan in London. Does Your London Care Home have a Fire Emergency Plan? London Fire Risk Assessments – What Just One Customer Has to Say. 5 Processing Steps for Fire Risk Assessments. Buyers Ask: Does Your Flat Have a Fire Risk Assessment Done. Free Alarms for Private Landlords. Fire Safety & Suppression System Inspections and Audits. LFRA Approached An Enquiry on How to Create an Open Plan Aspect to a Ground Floor Flat. Fires caused by smoking materials result in more Deaths.
Fire Safety Engineering and Regulation 38. Not having a Fire Safety Risk Assessment for your Building could jeopardise your insurance policy! Fire Safety Consultancy - LFRA. In The Line Of Fire. Managing the Fire Safety in Your Building. London Fire Protection Service.