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Major Fire Brigade Cuts - are your Fire Assessments & Strategies up-to-date?

Deep cuts within the London Fire Authority could reduce the safety and security of Londoners by increasing delays when a fire occurs. The fire stations proposed for closure are in Camden, Tower Hamlets, Lambeth, Islington, Lewisham, Hackney, Kensington & Chelsea, Lewisham, Southwark, Westminster and Greenwich

  • Cuts to London fire brigade for £65m savings
  • Deep cuts within the London Fire Authority could reduce the safety and security of Londoners by increasing delays when a fire occurs
  • Fire stations proposed for closure are in Camden, Tower Hamlets, Lambeth, Islington, Lewisham, Hackney, Kensington & Chelsea, Lewisham, Southwark, Westminster and Greenwich

The argument for these changes is that building construction techniques and fire resistance has advanced which prevents fire spread so less is now needed. 

If these changes are implemented it is imperative that your organisation maintains your properties to the standards required including the management of your fire strategy to ensure if a fire did occur it would not spread further than the room of origin. 

Fire strategies need to be reassessed to protect assets, tenants safety as well as the safety of the fire fighters who attempt to control the fire. 

Examples of what do you need to do to ensure passive and active fire protection measures are maintained:

  • Fire risk assessment reviews
  • Fire strategy review
  • Regular fire evacuation tests 
  • Check your management system is capable of managing all fire risks to prove due diligence under Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

If you would like help or more information in implementing these measures please contact Charles Damarell, Commercial Director T: 020 7397 1450 or E: enquiries@arkworkplacerisk.co.uk


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