Following The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 consultation, the Government has outlined key changes social landlords will have to follow.
Andy Greenhorn, FireAngel’s Specification Manager for Scotland & Ireland, advises how contractors can support clients in achieving efficient and cost-effective compliance with the updated Scottish...
In February 2019, Scotland made changes to fire and CO safety standards affecting all homes in Scotland. Our team of experts have worked with many...
Following the BSI’s 2019 update of the domestic fire detection and alarm system standard, specifically Part 6 of BS 5839, Ian Ballinger, Certification Manager for...
Across the UK there are different Fire Building Regulations which draw from different documents and require varying levels of protection. All of the regulations cover...
Scotland has long since led the way with carbon monoxide and fire safety legislation in the UK. For example, Building Regulations in England and Wales currently stipulate...
Ensuring tenants safety is one of the most pressing issues for registered providers. England’s social landlords accommodate around 17% of all households in the UK,...
Fire and Rescue Services across England have attended more than 162,000 fire incidents since 2015, a five per cent increase on the previous year*. With fire...
As a private landlord, there are a multiplicity of guides and legislations that you need to consider in order to provide an adequate level of fire...
The year 2008 marked the highest UK fire losses of all time, rising over the previous year by 16% to a record £1.3bn costs. Fire...
Did you know that people who live in rented or shared accommodation are seven times more likely to have a fire? That’s why it’s vital...
Taking a closer look at the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 and what they represent.
Smoke and heat alarms are the first line of defence in protecting tenants from dwelling fires. It is therefore paramount that neither residents or housing...
In the following interview Ceri Flavell, Watch Manager in the Protection (Fire Safety) Department of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, speaks to FireAngel about the Fire...
Smoke alarm ownership has risen from just 8% of the UK population in 1988, to approximately 92% in 2014/15 – a key influence in the...
Carbon Monoxide poisoning Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a toxic gas that is odourless and colourless, meaning that is almost impossible to identify without a proper...
Whether you are a registered social housing provider, or are involved in the specification, procurement or general maintenance of social housing, there are a variety...
As revealed in a study by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) in 2014, almost half of those responsible for managing fire safety in multi-occupancy buildings (HMOs)...
Fires present a major problem in the UK, with an average ‘174 fires in buildings every day’ (FDIS, 2016). Whilst private homeowners are personally responsible for...