Preliminary advice from the fire service for industrial buildings
Did you know that the new planning permission guidelines require preliminary advice from the fire service for class B and class C industrial buildings? The fire service has up to 45 days to respond, which could mean a delay of 45 days to your project.
FESG can advise you on the fire class of your project by carrying out a fire load calculation. For many industrial projects, we are able to establish that your building is a fire class A building, in which case preliminary advice from the fire service is not necessary.
Determining your fire strategy in the early phases also helps to avoid the need for retrospective modifications or delays to your project. If fire safety aspects are only taken into account when the design has been finalised, or after implementation, modifications such as additional compartmentalisation or sprinkler systems will always end up costing more than if they had been incorporated into the earlier design. FESG has a wealth of experience in industrial projects, from simple production halls to complex renovations and processes, and would be delighted to provide advice that is tailored to your project.
FESG attends the Nordic Fire & Safety Days 2017Read more
FESG provides explanation on London fire
The dramatic fire in London cost 79 people their lives. It has also raised serious questions about fire certification for external cladding, the type of insulation and possible legal violations. Radio 1 asked FESG to explain the topic. Listen to the fragment from 'De Wereld Vandaag' (listen to the live fragment from 23/6 between 02:41:00 and 02:48:00). What do we know? The fire is reported to have started in a faulty refrigerator in an apartment on the fourth floor. The fire is then believed to have spread vertically at high speed via the external cladding. Three things helped to promote vertical spread of the fire: The first layer of cladding comprised a PE core surrounded by aluminium plating. The insulation comprised PIR plates. The 50 mm cavity did not have any firestops, and acted as a chimney. Could the fire have been prevented?…Read more
Prenne 15/06/2017 Flanders Expo
We will be attending Prenne at the Flanders Expo on 15 June 2017. Prenne is the meeting place of prevention consultants for training, experience sharing and networking. We would be delighted to work with you to devise a creative solution for the fire safety of your buildings, car parks, tunnels and industrial installations. We will also assist you in interpreting complex legislation and work towards practical solutions with a performance-oriented approach. We ensure maximum architectural freedom and security by offering advice from early in the design phase and following your project right through to implementation of the work. Won't make it this time? Then come and see us at the following Prenne in September and listen to the lecture by Xavier Deckers: ""Fire prevention on the shop floor: practical solutions for non-compliant…Read more