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Fire safety for residential and housing.

Ensuring optimal fire safety within people's homes is paramount for the wellbeing of tenants and neighbors. ISE Fire offers top-notch solutions tailored for houses, flats, and other residential settings throughout Northants and Greater Midlands. From home fire extinguishers to fire alarms and residential risk assessments for flats and other residential buildings, we prioritise proactive prevention measures.

What fire hazards affect the residential 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  • Outdated fire suppression systems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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Fire safety requirements for residential buildings.

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: Residential buildings (including houses, flats, shelters and any other residential spaces) 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: All residential 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 residential 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 residential 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

Fire risk assessments for flats, houses, shelters and other residential buildings carried out by our highly qualified fire risk assessors.

Fire Extinguishers

Professional installation, supply, and servicing of home fire extinguishers for houses (including new builds), flats, shelters and other residential buildings.

Fire Alarms

Professional installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems, including smoke/heat detectors, for homes. Offering expertise in house/flat 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.

Northants, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and beyond!

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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