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Introduction
How to make the best use of this book
The reasons for adequate fire safety measures in non-domestic premises
The concept of adequate fire safety and our expectations of it
The objectives of fire safety provisions
A potted history of significant life-loss fires in the UK
Queen Victoria Street, London – 1902
Eastwood Mills, Keighley, West Yorkshire – 1956
Henderson & Sons Department Store, Liverpool – 1960
The Top Storey Club, Bolton – 1961
The Rose and Crown Inn, Saffron Walden, Essex – 1969
The effectiveness of fire safety law in the prevention of life loss
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, SI 1541
Key terminology within the Order
Articles
Fire Risk Assessment
‘Suitable and sufficient’
The dynamics of fire
Fire hazard and fire risk
Fire and smoke spread
The Fire Risk Assessment initial survey
Conclusion: ‘suitable and sufficient’
‘Significant findings’
Identifying fire hazards
Identifying ignition/heat sources
Identifying sources of fuel
Identifying additional sources of oxygen
Identifying people at risk
Evaluating the levels of fire risk existing
General fire precautions and fire safety provisions
Measures to reduce the risk of fire spread on the premises
Measures in relation to the means for firefighting on the premises
Measures relating to fire detection and fire warning
Measures in relation to means of escape – key elements and strategies
Measures to ensure that means of escape can be safely and effectively used
Fire safety training and instruction
AFD/AFA systems
Key principles
Appropriate categories of AFD/AFA relative to risk
Summary of AFD/AFA systems
Firefighting measures
Practical pointers on training, safe operation, testing and maintenance
Categories of fire
Types of fire extinguisher
Fixed firefighting installations
Means of escape
Means of escape (MOE): a clarification of basic principles
Achieving a reasonably practicable means of escape
Travel distances
Fire exits – numbers and dimensions
Additional pointers on means of escape
Fire separation and compartmentation
Floors
Walls
Doors
Further guidance on fire resistance
Staff training and instruction
Key points
Prompt card for staff – an example
Enforcement of the Fire Safety Order 2005
Understanding what the legislation requires
Enforcement
Offences and appeals
Miscellaneous enforcement matters
Liaison with the fire and rescue service
Operational familiarisation visits
Liaising with the emergency response fire service Crew Manager
Fire safety law enforcement – a fire and rescue service perspective
The fire service’s role in non-domestic fire safety enforcement
Monitoring for self-compliance
Data and intelligence
Who will carry out enforcement inspections?
What standards will the fire authority expect?
What advice can the fire authority provide?
Summary
Appendices
Technical information
Fire doors
Fire-resisting glazing
Fire-resisting construction
Fire-resisting floors/ceilings
Roof voids and basements
Door self-closers and retention devices
Emergency and escape lighting
Fire signage and notices
Rising mains
Fire appliances: access and hard standing
Advice on firefighter safety in selected businesses
The definition of competence
Seeking specialist advice
Effective management of fire safety
A chain of management
Fire prevention
Common causes of fire
Records and record-keeping of fire safety matters
Motives for arson fires
Protection against arson
Plans and line drawings
Fire Risk Assessment flow chart
The Fire Risk Assessment report
Definitions and illustrations – means of escape
Door arrangements to a protected lobby
Direct distance and travel distance in a department store
Inner room situations
Protection of basement escape routes
Fire safety advisor’s terms and letters of agreement
Action at the conceptual stage
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