David Murden, representative of Promat UK, specialists of passive fire protection and high performance insulation boards, has delivered a useful and informative CPD presentation this week at Stancold HQ in Avonmouth, Bristol.
The main objective was to provide Stancold Project Managers and estimators with an improved understanding of passive fire protection solutions, associated issues and current Fire Regulations, so that we continue offering the complete fire stopping package to the highest standards to our customers.
Latest UK Fire Statistics released by the Department of Communities and Local Government state the following:
- Fire & Rescue Services in Great Britain attended 505,600 incidents in 2013-14
- 212,500 actual fires
- 322 deaths
- 9,748 non-fatal injuries
- Majority of deaths caused by smoke, gas and toxic inhalation
Property loss caused by fire in 2014 was approximately £607m (15% of yearly building insurance claims).
42% fatalities occurred outside the room where the fire started. Many lives could have been saved if fire had been contained with passive fire protection.
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