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Fire Regulations for Offices / Office Fire Safety in the UK – a simple guide for 2019

Having the right fire safety measures in place in your office is vital for the safety of the team and the office building itself. All office buildings in the UK are legally required to comply with UK fire regulations, so it’s important to understand Fire Regulations for Offices if you are responsible for your office’s […]

Fire Extinguisher Colours – we explain each fire extinguisher colour in our simple guide.

  There are 5 fire extinguisher colours: Red, Cream, Blue, Black, and Yellow.  Each colour represents a different type of extinguisher, used on different types of fires. The fire extinguisher colours changed in 1997 to meet British and European Standard BS EN3. All modern fire extinguishers have a red (or chrome) body, with the identifying […]

What is a Fire Risk Assessment and do you need one?

All business premises and every block of flats must have a Fire Risk Assessment by law, yet not everyone understands this important fire safety measure. We are often asked the question ‘what is a Fire Risk Assessment?’.  The fact is, your Fire Risk Assessment should be the cornerstone of your fire safety plans for your […]

Fire Safety in Tower Blocks – what you need to know

Adequate fire safety in tower blocks and purpose-built flats is vital, to protect the lives and homes of residents. As seen with the awful fire which raged through Grenfell Tower in North Kensington in London recently, fires in tower blocks can be devastating, even resulting in loss of life. To help residents, managing agents and […]

Fire Safety in Care Homes – a simple guide

  Fire safety in care homes is critically important.  Read our guide to find out the 5 things you must do if you are responsible for fire safety in a care home. Sadly, fire safety can be matter of life and death where there are vulnerable occupants concerned – such as the residents of care homes. This was brought […]

PAT testing explained – everything you ever wanted to know about PAT testing (and a little bit more)

‘What is a PAT test?’ is a question we get asked all the time.  So we’ve created a guide which answers your PAT testing questions in a simple and straightforward way.   When we get asked ‘what is a PAT test?’ we always take the time to understand exactly what our customer really wants to know […]

Case Study: Earls Court HMO – wireless fire alarm installation

When a private developer who’d been let down at the last minute got in touch and asked if we could install a wireless fire alarm system in double-quick time, we were happy to help.  The local authority was due to visit to sign off the work within a couple of weeks, so time was of the essence. The […]

Case study: The Park Federation Academy Trust – end to end fire protection

The Park Federation Academy Trust runs 6 highly regarded academies in the Slough and West London areas, educating and caring for 4,000 children. We were delighted to win the contract to provide the full range of fire protection services for the Trust early in 2016, covering fire extinguishers, fire alarm servicing and installation and sprinkler […]

Case Study: London Executive Office – fire extinguishers

London Executive Offices provide luxury serviced offices across London in highly sought-after locations including Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Mayfair. Surrey Fire & Safety Ltd has been installing and servicing extinguishers for LEO since 2012, fitting out new offices as they are opened according to UK fire safety regulations, and carrying out annual servicing across the company’s property […]

Case Study: Viridian Housing Association – fire extinguishers

Viridian is a registered charity and social housing enterprise which houses over 30,000 people in London and neighbouring counties. Surrey Fire & Safety Ltd started working with Viridian in 2012 and since then has supplied and serviced fire extinguishers for 3 NHS key worker sites in Surrey and Hampshire – Kingston, Chertsey and Basingstoke, numbering hundreds of […]

Case Study: The Grove primary school – fire alarm installation

We were happy to help out a main contractor working on a large school in Frimley when they gave us a call looking for someone who could install a large-scale fire alarm system at the last minute. With just 6 working days to go until the start of term, we were able to pull together a round-the-clock […]

Case study: WH Brakspear & Sons – Fire Risk Assessments

WH Brakspear & Sons is one of the nation’s best loved pub chains with over 130 pubs stretching from the Cotswolds to Brighton. We were first asked to carry out fire risk assessments for all of the tenanted pubs in 2008 and have continued working with Brakspear ever since to conduct new assessments as new […]

Case Study: Quentrall Services Ltd – the full suite of fire protection services

Quentrall provides management services for a wide range of clients and buildings across the UK spanning the public, residential, commercial and private sectors. Surrey Fire & Safety Ltd. have been providing the full suite of fire protection products to Quentrall’s London and South-East region since 2012, including fire extinguishers, fire alarm maintenance, fire alarm call-outs, sprinklers, […]

Fire exit signs and other fire safety signs – a simple guide to UK regulations in 2019

All business premises need at least 2 or 3 fire safety signs, however working out which ones you need and where you should put them can be confusing. Below we provide a simple guide. If you are responsible for any type of commercial premises, you may already know that you need fire safety signs.  Fire […]

Fire Marshal duties are key to keeping your premises, employees and customers safe.

Fire Marshal duties are one of the most important contributions to fire safety in your business, but are you clear what they are?  Our simple guide below explains all. It might surprise you to learn that a Fire Marshal’s main duty is to prevent fires. Sure, they have an important role to play in evacuating […]

How many fire marshals do I need? Follow our simple guide.

‘How many fire marshals do I need?’ is a question we often get asked by our business customers. In fact, the answer depends on the nature and size of your organisation. That’s why we’ve pulled together this simple guide to help you work out how many marshals you need in the workplace. Firstly, decide if you are a low […]

Fire Damage

Not all fires are expansive burning infernos that we see on dramatic news bulletins. However they all have the potential to spread at a rapid speed and quickly get out of control. For this reason, it can be difficult to contain a fire once a flame has been ignited and the damage it can cause […]

Do I need a fire alarm?

Do I need a fire alarm? we hear you cry! It’s a fact of life that most businesses do. Do I need a fire alarm is one of the most common questions we get asked. In a competitive world, protecting your business with fire alarms will never rank top of the ‘to do’ list. It’s […]

Reducing the Risk of Fire

Fire is a hazard that could affect any one of us and due to the rate at which it spreads its effects are often devastating. Fire needs a source of ignition, fuel and oxygen to continue burning. With oxygen being in the air we breathe, it is important that we have an awareness of keeping […]

Evacuations not Injury

Every month Fire and Rescue teams up and down the country deal with a wide range of incidents. Some fires are started accidently, others on purpose, some affect homes, others commercial or public buildings, but all have the potential to cause considerable harm. As a couple of examples, the London Fire and Rescue service was […]

Fire Safety in Public Buildings

We can make decisions about the fire safety equipment we install in our homes and we can ensure that our workplace is compliant, but fire safety affects every aspect of our lives. We assume that when we are in a public building, that the person responsible has abided by the regulations. Since the Regulatory Reform […]

The Importance of Fire Safety

Fire has many properties which make it beneficial to life. The ability to manage fire has been credited as one of the key points in the success of humans as a species. When we think of uses for fire, our first thoughts are for cooking and heating, but it has also played an important role […]

Reducing the Risk of Fire Damage

Once a spark has ignited, fire can spread rapidly through a building. The fire produces intense and dry heat which means flammable items within the building can easily catch alight and provide further fuel for the flames to spread. In addition to the heat and flames, fires give off smoke which can cause a lot […]

BlackRock – fire safety training

Peter Woodman, our trainer, has been delivering fire safety training for BlackRock, the multi-trillion dollar investment company, to its City of London office for several years. The global financial giant was so impressed with Peter’s work that, when it opened a brand new Scottish office, it asked him to make a special trip to Edinburgh and […]

Case Study: – fire extinguisher installation.

The world’s largest online retailer asked us to make sure its brand new office in Holborn, central London, met fire safety requirements before it moved 1600 staff into the 210,000 square foot glass and steel building located opposite London’s Smithfield Market. We had previously certified Amazon’s offices in London’s Barbican and in Slough, which housed […]

Helmets, honours, and a dog named Vinnie – meet Peter Woodman, Surrey Fire’s expert trainer.

We’re lucky at Surrey Fire and Safety Ltd. to have a team of passionate, dedicated professionals, and perhaps none more so than Peter Woodman, our trainer. Before joining Surrey Fire, Peter had a long and distinguished career of over 30 years in the London Fire Brigade, rising to the rank of Watch Commander, and has […]

Playing with fire – freight, factories and food are most flammable industries.

Have you ever wondered how likely your business is to have a fire?  Surely the probability can’t be that high, right?  Well, statistics for the latest year count 75,000 commercial incidents, meaning that, on average, you have a 2% chance of suffering a fire in your business premises. However, that risk increases significantly for some […]