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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Importance of Fire Door Inspections

fire door inspections

Fire doors are put in place to do a job: delay the spread of fire and smoke. They come in various categories which offer protection of 30, 60, 90 minutes and beyond. But, much like getting a new car, maintaining them is key to their effectiveness – which is why having your fire doors inspected […]

Fire Safety in Empty Buildings: All You Need to Know

Fire Safety in Empty Buildings

Do you own, or have you recently come into possession of, an empty, neglected or unoccupied building or property? Think because there’s nobody inside or using it, you have no obligations when it comes to fire safety? Think again. Here in the UK, the same rules apply to both empty and occupied buildings when it […]

Excel’s Guide to Fire Safety in Student Accommodation

fire safety in student accommodation

Ah, students. Their lifestyle might be the envy of some but, the truth is, that alone poses some interesting challenges for landlords of the places they live. The same fire safety measures apply whether we’re talking about halls of residence or a private home which has been let out to university-goers; have you considered the […]

How Often Should I Conduct Smoke and Fire Alarm Inspections?

fire alarm inspections

The early detection of a fire is a critical part of protecting those within a building from the danger it poses. As a result, conducting regular fire alarm inspections is something which should be a priority for landlords and business owners. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to become complacent and feel safe in the knowledge […]

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