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Seminar for fire safety in sleeping accommodation

Published on 14 December 2009

FIA is a non-profit association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry
The aims of this seminar are to alert all sleeping accommodation premises owners

The seminar aims to create awareness on the benefits of incorporating fire safety management protection measures.

Fires in commercial sleeping accommodation premises, especially those catering for the elderly, infirm or those people not familiar with the building present their own serious hazards. In particular evacuation of the building at night with limited staff may prove difficult especially for people that are short term residents.

There have been a number of serious fires in hotels, guest houses and houses of multiple occupation in many parts of the world resulting in multiple deaths. Even the UK with its strict fire regulations has not been immune. Yet there are simple cost effective ways to protect residents, staff and the business.

In 2007 there were approximately 1800 and 1200 fires in the UK in hotels (including boarding houses and hostels) and caravans respectively. Apart from the human tragedy that results from death and injuries, there are significant losses in respect of property damage. Major fires often result in businesses closing for good, as they never recover. Even where a home is not destroyed there can be significant commercial pressures on the owners and operators resulting from the need the need to provide alternative accommodation.

Fires in sleeping accommodation: A problem and an answer

About the seminar

In 2007 there were approximately 1800 and 1200 fires in the UK in hotels and caravans respectively

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The aims of this seminar are to alert all sleeping accommodation premises owners (no matter what size of business), building designers and consultants about the importance and benefits of incorporating fire safety management protection measures and help them provide a safe, worry-free environment for occupants and staff alike.

Sleeping accommodation - modern fire protection measures for:

  • Hotels - large and small
  • Guest Houses
  • Houses of Multiple Occupation
  • Holiday Flats
  • Caravan Parks

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