To complete its Refuse Chute Safe System, Chute Fire Certification UK now offers hopper doorsets, providing a one-stop refuse chute solution for owners of multiple occupancy buildings. The five new models of hopper doorsets easily passed the required 2.5 hours fire test and are now certified to BS476: Part 22: 1987. Existing customers of Chute … Continued
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HOTEL FIRE SAFETY: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR STAFF & GUESTS
Recent incidents have heightened awareness that, although regulatory systems are in place to minimise the risk of tragedy, the onus is on hotel operators to ensure they have the right safety measures and procedures established.
Jigsaw Homes (part of the Jigsaw Group) is one of the largest housing association groups within England, providing more than 34,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands. Chute Fire Certification UK has inspected, serviced and repaired refuse chutes in several of Jigsaw Homes’ tower blocks, and are now focussing on the hopper door … Continued
When Avene Furness-Monks, Director of Chute Fire Certification UK arrived at the site of the 100th chute she has refurbished this year, she was disappointed and angered to see yet another serious fire risk to the people that lived and worked in the building. The manual shut-off plate had been rigged with metal wires and … Continued
The government’s response to The Hackitt review has shown that ‘in too many cases people who should be accountable for fire safety have failed in their duties’. And this was a key theme in the lecture by Chris Auger from BAFE at Fire Safety North yesterday, who asked the question ‘Is your Contractor compliant?’ This … Continued
We have just been informed by a customer that a competitor has recently inspected their laundry chute without authorisation; implying that they were a Chute Fire Certification UK employee. We have taken the decision to make all of our customers aware of this, because unfortunately this is an industry where such practices are not unusual. … Continued