Tag Archives | Fire Safety

FIA Qualifications: Time for change

As the nights draw in and the year comes to a close, we tend to forget about the next working year. Well, that’s not the case when it comes to the new FIA qualifications in fire detection and alarms. It’s time to turn a new leaf! Four new FIA qualifications courses are being introduced into […]

Continue Reading 0

Retail Giant ‘Amazon’ in Serious Warehouse Blaze

In the lead up to the busy festive season, an Amazon distribution warehouse in Staffordshire caught fire. A dozen firefighters tackled the major blaze at around 12.15pm on 4 November this year. The recent fire may result in Christmas delivery delays. The fire has been reported as deliberate. Exactly 12 months ago, Amazon’s warehouse was the target of […]

Continue Reading 0

Care Quality Commission Advises Care Homes, Hospices and independent Hospitals to Review Fire Risk Assessment

In wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Sir David Behan, wrote to all hospices, care homes and independent hospitals governed by the Care Quality Commission requesting them to review their fire risk assessments. It is your legal responsibility under both the Health and Social Care Act 2008 […]

Continue Reading 0

FIA Announces Update to the BS 5839-1:2017

The FIA has announced that the BS 5839-1:2013 has now been replaced and the new and improved BS 5839-1:2017 has taken its place. The BS 5839 provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in and around non-domestic premises. The revised version takes into account the changes […]

Continue Reading 0