What Is A Dry Riser?

dry riser inlet from Brookside Fire Service supplied and installed in birmingham and west midlands

A dry riser is vital to a building’s fire safety system. It is a vertical pipe that is installed in buildings to provide a means of delivering water to upper levels in the event of a fire. So, what are Dry risers? Dry risers are typically found in multi-storey buildings such as office blocks, hospitals,…

Read More

Importance of Fire Alarm Systems

importance of fire alarm systems at Brookside Fire Service

Fire Alarm Systems are essential to have in all properties to help protect against imminent fires. As a fire can occur when you’re least expecting it, investing in appropriate fire detection systems can alarm you if there is a fire and can ultimately save lives. Therefore, the importance of fire alarms systems is that they…

Read More

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance: Everything You Need to Know

Fire extinguishers available from Brookside Fire Service

What’s the law on fire extinguisher maintenance? The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order stipulates that where fire extinguishers are required and provided, they must be suitably maintained by a competent person (someone with the appropriate training, tools and experience) at least once a year. Many Insurers now insist on portable firefighting equipment being serviced by…

Read More

Property Company told to pay 460k following fatal retirement home blaze

Property Company told to pay 460k following fatal retirement home blaze.

One of the biggest fines ever handed out 12 April 2017 A property company responsible for managing a retirement home has been ordered to pay a massive fine of £360,000 plus a further £100,000 in costs following a fire which led to the death of an elderly resident. The fine represents one of the largest…

Read More

Fire Extinguisher Commissioning

CO2, Water, Foam, Wet and Dry Fire Extinguishers provided

When a fire extinguisher is purchased from a web site it will probably be delivered by courier in a van and it is therefore not possible to ‘commission’ it before it is sent out as it could be damaged, discharged or have lost pressure en-route. British Standard 5306-3 recommends that extinguishers be commissioned on-site by…

Read More