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Fire safety for residential and housing.

Ensuring optimal fire safety within people's homes is crucial for the wellbeing of tenants, neighbours, and the property itself. ISE Fire is dedicated to providing top-notch fire safety solutions in all sorts of homes. Our comprehensive services are designed to meet the unique fire safety needs of houses, flats, student housing, assisted living, and shelters throughout Northants and the Greater Midlands.

What hazards affect the commercial & office sector?

There are a number of unique hazards present in tenements which present several fire hazards. Some typical causes of fire in this sector may include:

  • Cooking-related fires
  • Heating equipment issues
  • Cigarettes and open flames
  • Overloaded power strips
  • Blocked fire exits
  • Faulty smoke detectors
  • Improper chimney and fireplace maintenance
  • Outdated fire suppression systems
  • Barbecues near combustible materials
  • Cluttered living spaces
  • Arson and vandalism
  • Lack of resident awareness

Fortunately, ISE Fire is well positioned and experienced to identify these risks; create appropriate service plans; or to draft suitable fire training plans.

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Residential zone in Milton Keynes.

What are the legal requirements for retail and office spaces?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the primary legislation governing fire safety in domestic and rental accommodation. The order places a duty on the responsible person (usually the owner or employer) to carry out a fire risk assessment, implement appropriate fire safety measures, and provide adequate training to staff and students.

There is a varied field of supporting literature which has helped create the standards for fire safety expected in sleeping accommodations, such as "Guidance on fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing" produced by Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services and aimed at pre-existing housing. Additionally there is "Fire safety in purpose-built flats" by the Local Government Group for guiding tenements typically held by landlords. For non-domestic settings (i.e. worker housing or other sleeping/dining places) we can refer to Fire Safety Risk Assessment: Sleeping Accommodation.

In general, the basic principles of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 holds:

  • Means of Escape: Buildings must have clearly marked escape routes, unobstructed fire exits, and emergency lighting systems to help occupants evacuate the building safely in the event of a fire.
     
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems: Buildings must have appropriate fire detection and alarm systems in place, including smoke detectors, heat detectors, and manual call points. The systems must be regularly maintained and tested to ensure they are in working order.
  • Fire Suppression Systems: Depending on the size and layout of the building, it may be required to install fire suppression systems, such as sprinklers or mist systems.
     
  • Fire Safety Signage: Clear and visible fire safety signs must be displayed throughout the building, including exit signs, fire extinguisher signs, and fire assembly point signs.
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Services we provide to residential properties

Fire Risk Assessment

Highly qualified and experienced fire risk assessors will assess fire safety, prevention and protection strategies on your business premises.

Fire Extinguishers

Professional installation, supply, and servicing of fire extinguishers for a wide-range of businesses up to BAFE standards.

Fire Alarms

Professional installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems, including smoke/heat detectors and programmable/addressable fire alarm systems.

Fire Safety Training

Expert fire safety training for the prevention and detection of fires. Includes fire extinguisher training and fire awareness training.

Residential coverage: ISE Fire operational locations

We regularly visit areas around the Midlands and have a distribution of ISE Fire locations throughout the region. This makes us the ideal choice for routine servicing, training, and other specific local needs.

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We have used ISE Fire Products & Services for Fire Warden Training for the past 3 years and will continue to do so. They provide an efficient, friendly service, tailored to our needs. I would recommend ISE Fire for training along with fire extinguisher/alarm servicing.

Kathryn Smith - Registered Home Manager - Cheaney Court Nursing Home

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