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FRACS Fire Risk Assessments in London

FRACS Fire Risk Assessments in London

When Excel Fire began, we knew it would be with a view to being the best. Which is why we take so much pride in all of those acronyms you see on our website – particularly FRACS.  We carry out a large number of FRACS fire risk assessments in London – but what does that […]

Beyond Face Value: How We Prevent Fires in Homes

prevent fires in homes

Our team was called out a couple of weeks ago, to conduct a fire risk assessment in Epping, Essex. We soon learned that it was not your run-of-the-mill assessment, nor was it one we’d be soon to forget. Our is usually the aim to prevent fires in homes before they happen. This time, it was […]

3 Reasons to Consider a Career in Fire Safety

Career in Fire Safety

When Nathan Storey joined us back in March, it was with a ton of ambition but a pretty open mind. A career in fire safety is such a rich and diverse place, with so many paths to explore. Where would we end up? Well, fast forward just a few short months, we’re looking at an […]

Which Type of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?

Type of Fire Extinguisher

After some brilliant feedback on last week’s blog (which discussed each type of fire extinguisher and how it works – check it out here), we thought we’d go more in depth. After all, what’s the use in knowing how each piece of equipment works but not which one you need? Read on for some quick […]

UK Fire Statistics You’ll Want to Read

UK Fire Statistics

Fires: a terrifying thought. For most of us, fortunately, they’re nothing more than a news item or bad dream. But, the sad truth is, they happen more often than you might think. UK fire statistics can be shocking to say the least. Fire rescue services attend more than half a million incidents per year While […]

Different Types of Fire Extinguishers & Their Uses

types of fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are so commonplace throughout public spaces and buildings, most of us barely notice them anymore. However, in an emergency situation, one being in its correct place could make all the difference. There are five main different types of fire extinguishers. Each one is used to tackle a different type of fire – so, […]

From Firefighter to Fire Risk Assessor: All in the Name of Safety

Here’s a piece written by our resident Managing Fire Risk Assessor, Matt Digby – you can find the original article here. Fire safety; fire protection; fire prevention. Whatever you call or refer to it as, it’s the industry I’m lucky enough to call “home”. My background is varied but, fundamentally, my journey began working as […]

What Makes a Fire Safety Expert?

Fire Safety Expert

ex·pert definition noun: “a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.” It’s a funny word, “expert”. At what point do you become one, or at the very least able to call yourself one? Does it simply come down to a perception from others? Or is there a […]

Fire Compartmentation in Action: How It Works

fire compartmentation

Just last week, while out working on a client’s site in Newham, we witnessed a fire break out in a block of flats nearby. It’s always scary to see, of that there’s no doubt. But, we’d be lying if we said that seeing some of the services we offer as a business come into play […]

A Fast Guide to Fire Safety Signs

fire safety sign

This country’s fire safety legislation doesn’t just apply to equipment and escape routes. It designates that, as the landlord or property owner of a workplace or multi-residential premises, you need to also ensure that people can actually find those things, amongst other safety-focused directives, via compliant fire safety signs. BS 5499 covers all aspects of […]

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