Fire safety: where responsibility lies

Have you ever noticed a building’s fire suppression system? Probably not. They are there to do a job, and often only seen when they are needed. But that doesn’t make them any less important than the other systems in place.…

Life-safety legislation in HMOs – putting guidance into practice

There is a growing debate around fire safety within Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). Richard Wharram, Regional Sales Manager at Hochiki Europe, discusses the different legislation that covers this type of building, and outlines how standards and guidance can be…

Regulatory requirements for public access and multi-use buildings

The UK Government’s fire regulations were put through a massive reform back in the early 2000s when attention was drawn to the outdated nature of policies that were in place. More efficient fire safety procedures were needed, particularly for public…

The law of unintended consequences

It’s a well-established phenomenon that legislation, technical advances and major decisions are often found to produce negative, unforeseen consequences. The best examples are often found in decisions taken without studying all the facts. For example, during China’s Cultural Revolution, the…

Ensuring intrinsic fire safety in explosive environments

Product support team leader at Hochiki Europe, Simon Massey, explains what installers should take into account when recommending fire safety equipment for explosive atmospheres to ensure businesses comply with legislation and uphold the safety of workers. Hazardous areas are an…

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