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How Perceptions of Fire Safety Have Changed in 1 Year

It has often been said that there was a ‘before Grenfell’ and ‘after Grenfell’. Perceptions of fire safety suggest this is true. In just one year, something considered a low priority for many building owners has shot to the top of the list. The Grenfell Inquiry has this week heard testimonies that support this. Robert [...]

Fire Risks in Commercial Buildings

Additional fire safety measures are required in commercial buildings. This is particularly the case if the building houses potentially dangerous equipment, such as welding or soldering tools. The presence of cylinders also requires careful assessment. If you are not sure what level of fire safety your building needs, talk to Nationwide Water Solutions Limited. The [...]

Why You Need To Improve Fire Safety This Winter

The fire service is one of the most underrated public services in the UK. It is less likely to speak out when it is hit by spending cuts, yet this winter it will be deployed in the NHS. That’s right, fire crews will be drafted in to take patients home from hospital. Worcestershire Acute Hospital [...]

Businesses Destroyed by Fire in Nottingham

Four businesses have been destroyed by fire after a blaze in a disused cattle market. The major fire forced the evacuation of hundreds of animals stored in a pet shop. Around 100 firefighters attended the scene on Sunday evening. Low water pressure hampered their efforts. Fire safety experts say the event highlights the need for [...]

Sprinkler Tanks and Fire Safety in Restaurants and Pubs

Now, here’s some food for thought for restaurants… What fire safety measures have you got in place for your restaurant or pub? Because they are linked to kitchens, restaurant owners have to consider risks to the public as well as their premises. Kitchen fires pose a constant danger and having robust measures in place can [...]

How A Sprinkler Tank Protects Agricultural Buildings

The rural idyll is not always what it seems. Remote buildings are often not connected to mains services. They can be miles away from the nearest water source, leaving them particularly vulnerable if a fire breaks out. Agricultural buildings, which may house machinery, animal feed or livestock, are subject to building regulations. This is where [...]

No Government Cash for Sprinklers in Leeds

The Government has turned down a request for cash for sprinklers in Leeds' tower blocks. Leeds council had asked for cash to improve fire safety in 116 high-rise buildings. The authority is currently spending £10 million on sprinklers in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. The firm ‘no’ was reported to councillors this [...]

Sprinkler Tank Maintenance by Fire Safety Experts

Having a sprinkler tank is a savvy investment. But this important piece of fire safety equipment needs to be looked after by sprinkler tank maintenance experts. It is vital that a sprinkler tank is independently inspected at least once a year.   A thorough check every 12 months will ensure that your sprinkler tank is [...]

Why Open-Sided Car Parks Need Sprinklers

A major fire in Liverpool at the end of last year could prompt fresh calls for new fire safety assessments in open-sided car parks. It is understood that pressure groups will demand sprinklers in all ‘at risk’ parking areas. The fire in Merseyside spread to multiple cars, causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of [...]

Corrosion and Your Sprinkler Tank

Have you invested in a sprinkler system and sprinkler tank? Did you know, it is important to stay on top of maintenance? A good sprinkler tank should last for many years. With annual independent inspections, any minor remedial work can be undertaken to extend the life of a tank. However, corrosion should never be ignored. [...]