Chiltern International Fire (CIF) has updated its free Technical
Information Sheet Historic buildings and fire safety, now available
on the company’s website.
Protecting heritage buildings from fire is one of Chiltern International Fire’s specialist areas of activity, explained Senior Consultant Peter Barker, ‘In the case of a historic building, the loss of any authentic fabric in a fire is irretrievable. It is vital therefore to minimise the likelihood of fire, by early elimination of major risks, or careful management and control over risks that cannot be eliminated.’ The life safety of occupants, visitors and staff, he added, ‘must not be forgotten and indeed should take precedence when considering fire risk’.
The essential components of a fire risk assessment and fire safety plan for an historic building can be broken down into four steps: preparation, prevention, protection and management. TI-1110 Historic buildings and fire safety gives guidance on each stage, with an overview of the issues to address.
To obtain a free copy please email below.
E-mail Chiltern International Fire