Category Archives for "Fire safety"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Guide to New Fire Safety Bill 2019-2021

Fire Safety Bill 2019-2021

The Grenfell Tower incident of 2017 was undoubtedly one of the biggest tragedies we’ve seen in this country, and particularly harrowing for those working in the fire safety industry. It’s easy to look back and ask what could have been done differently, what should have been done better, and speculate on how many lives could […]

How to Reduce False Fire Alarms

reduce false fire alarms

According to, fire rescue services in England attended no less than 231,510 false fire alarms in the year up to June 2020. Think about that for a minute. The year previous to this was 229,961 (so that’s a 6% increase), and five years ago 215,857. Not only is the number going up – it’s […]

Type 4 Fire Risk Assessments: Who, What & Why?

type 4 fire risk assessment

Fire risk assessments (FRAs) come in all shapes and sizes – much like the fires they’re built to protect your property and its inhabitants from! As a fire risk assessment business in London, our job is twofold. The first and obvious thing we do is to offer expert advice and guidance with regards to what […]

Workplace Fire Safety: Housekeeping Tips

workplace fire safety

So, what’s the latest? Are you back in the office yet or, like many of us with the advent of tier 4 here in London, getting comfy working from home once again? Regardless of where your workplace is and what tier it currently falls into, as an employer with fire responsibilities or the landlord of […]

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