Ensuring fire safety measures are in place before opening up for business


Our company was asked to carry out a fire risk assessment at a new facility owned by a technology company in London. The organisation that has been established for 6 years and decided to expand to enable it to produce a new range of high end technology instruments.

Our fire risk assessment found that there was no fire alarm, no emergency lighting to BS 5277, no fire exits or fire exit signs, no in date fire extinguishers in place, no staff action notices, no staff fire training etc.

Before starting work in a premises an organisation must ensure that fire safety measures are in place to protect staff and visitors in the building. We have provided advice that will help the company on a temporary basis and provide long term solutions to ensure fire safety at all times.

For more information on fire risk assessments London or fire marshal training in London, open fire marshal courses London or fire extinguisher courses contact our team now on 0207 419 5001

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Out of hour procedures – fire marshal training London article


City Fire Training recently carried out a series of fire safety services in London for an LLP based in the City.

Following the retirement of a member of staff, two persons were allocated the role of Chief Fire Marshal and Deputy Chief Fire Marshal. They had no previous experience and asked our company to provide fire marshal training for their London  staff, a fire risk assessment and a fire emergency plan that required updating.

During both the fire training and fire risk assessment process, it was clear that there were no procedures for those that worked early or late in the offices. This was our solution.

A baton system was to be used as an out of hours procedure. The baton located in the centre of each floor would identify what areas had been searched in the event of an incident out of hours. All staff who regularly started work before normal operating hours and those that often stayed late are to be given additional fire training by in-house staff detailing the baton system. We also recommended that the person discovering the fire should call the fire service or nominate another person to do so if they are involved in tackling the fire with a fire extinguisher.

For more details of fire marshal courses London, fire risk assessments in London and fire emergency plans call 0207 419 5001 now!

Houses of Parliament has no effective fire compartmentation


The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) has few fire safety measures. A recent internal report revealed a lack of effective compartmentation throughout the building.

“The condition of the building impedes modern fire safety approaches and it has proved impossible so far to implement effective fire compartmentation,” ………

………. “Because of the fate of the old Palace of Westminster the new Palace was designed…with fire proofing in mind…On the other hand a great deal of combustible material was used for interior decoration and the building was designed with ‘a comprehensive network of pathways’ in the form of ventilation shafts and inter-floor voids, unintentionally creating ideal conditions for fire and smoke to spread through the building.”

Although a sprinkler system had been previously suggested, says the report,previous advice in 2008 concluded that it was “virtually impossible to install without first resolving the already grossly overcrowded corridors”.New solutions and remedies are now being sought to increase fire safety in the buildings.

There have been no major fires recently, but there has been at least forty small fires reported from 2008 – 2012. The report also says there has been evidence of smoke travel through architectural voids in the building.

Documents published on the Parliament titled “Parliamentary Fire Safety Arrangements” states that the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) is legally bound to comply with Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and that enforcement duties are carried out by the Crown Premises Inspection Group (CPIG). The document reports:

“CPIG last inspected the Parliamentary estate in September 2011, recognising that attention had already been paid to increasing coverage of automatic fire detection and voice alarm systems, and compartmentation, and accessibility of fire safety training, but also identifying a number of improvements that could be made in these areas. These improvements form part of the Parliamentary fire safety improvement works programme.”

The website document says that there are approx 200-300 false automatic fire alarms per annum across the whole site, which is a reduction of 54% since 2005/6.

Compartmentation can be a major issue in old and listed buildings and therefore alternative protective and preventative fire safety  measures coupled with robust fire procedures and fire training of all staff and residents. Determining such measures should be carried out by professional fire safety consultants. For details of such services such as fire risk assessments London, fire marshal training London, fire training courses London contact London Fire Risk Assessment Consultants, City Fire Training or Fire Training London now.

Combining fire risk assessments and fire training


Another City Fire Training client has chosen us to provide dual fire risk assessment and fire training services.

The client has moved from an old city office to a newly refurbished office in central London. We were asked to carry out a PAS 79 fire risk assessment and carry out general staff fire training to inform workers of issues that we found in the building. The premises manager of the multi-tenanted building has produced a fire emergency plan of the building and with our help our client will produce their own bespoke version and implement fire marshal sweep systems on their floor.

For detail of fire marshal courses London, fire training courses in London and fire risk assessments London click these links.

Fire Training London reports busiest August trading since formimg.


Fire Training London, part of the City Fire Training Ltd group has reported its busiest August trading since forming in early August 2009.

Despite the Olympics and mayoral and government warnings of possible travel disruption, there was a 100% increase if fire training enquiries and fire training events. September is also looking to be the busiest since trading began.

Fire marshal courses London and fire extinguisher courses London are the most popular courses, but CFT also reports an increase in fire risk assessments London.

Fire Training London website – new links update


The new Fire Training London website has been launched and here is an update for all their great new courses page:

Fire marshal courses London

Fire extinguisher courses London

Fire safety for managers

Residential Care Home Fire Training

Fire Safety and the Provision of Emergency Facilities for Disabled Persons

Fire Training Club

Fire risk assessments London and other services

Fire Training London homepage

Fire Training London – a great new website


A new website Fire Training London has been launched. The group now offers an improved range of fire training courses London including fire marshal courses London, fire extinguisher courses London, fire safety for managers, Residential Care Home Fire Training and Fire Safety and the provision of emergency facilities for disabled persons.

The site is also the launch pad for the new Fire Training Club initiative – an exciting new way for businesses and organisations in and around London to have almost unlimited fire training for their staff. Each organisation will be able to access 24 fire training courses throughout the year for one low annual fee. The courses include fire marshal courses London, fire safety for managers, fire extinguisher courses and evacuation chair training.

In addition to the training offered London Fire Training offer the usual fire risk assessments London, fire safety consultancy and competent person support.