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2020 in Fire Safety: How the Pandemic Impacted Fire Around the World

2020 in Fire Safety: How the Pandemic Impacted Fire Around the World

2020 was a big year for Coopers Fire. We relocated our headquarters to a purpose built, state-of-the-art new facility in…
Coopers Fire Christmas 2020 Shutdown

Coopers Fire Christmas 2020 Shutdown

Coopers Fire shutdown details for the 2020 festive period.
What Makes a Building Impressive?

What Makes a Building Impressive?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – but in architecture, there are countless examples of buildings that are universally…
Using Concertina Fire Curtains in Complex Interior Designs

Using Concertina Fire Curtains in Complex Interior Designs

Open-plan spaces remain hugely popular in architecture. Giant leaps of engineering achievement have made incorporating large open spaces in modern…
Horizontal Fire Curtains: Uses and Application

Horizontal Fire Curtains: Uses and Application

Modern commercial structures benefit from the latest architectural, construction and fire safety innovations – giving designers almost limitless possibilities for…
Back in Business: Maintaining Fire Safety After Lockdown

Back in Business: Maintaining Fire Safety After Lockdown

While there’s still a lot up in the air at the moment, some offices have returned to business. But was…
ASFP publish Black Book Guidance on Active Fire Curtains

ASFP publish Black Book Guidance on Active Fire Curtains

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published its new Black Book: Active Fire Curtains: Compartmentation and Protected Routes,…
Getting Closer to Fire: How Does a Fire Proximity Suit Work?

Getting Closer to Fire: How Does a Fire Proximity Suit Work?

Most of us would love to gather around a campfire on a cool evening to toast marshmallows, but spend too…
Fire Statistics: When do Most Fires Happen?

Fire Statistics: When do Most Fires Happen?

Predicting when a fire will happen is a difficult and complex task. Emerging artificial intelligence and machine learning tools could…
The Science of Fire: How it Can Improve Fire Safety

The Science of Fire: How it Can Improve Fire Safety

There’s evidence of all early civilisations making strides to control and understand nature. In the beginning, science and magic were…
Megatall Buildings: How to Escape a Fire when You’re a Mile High

Megatall Buildings: How to Escape a Fire when You’re a Mile High

In 2009, the exterior structure of the Burj Khalifa was completed. It became the tallest building in the world and…
Fires on Mars? How to Uphold Fire Safety Off-Planet

Fires on Mars? How to Uphold Fire Safety Off-Planet

In May 2020, as the world grappled with life in lockdown and a deadly virus, things couldn’t have looked more…
Every business needs this fire safety equipment

Every business needs this fire safety equipment

The global coronavirus pandemic threw the world into lockdown. Only now are businesses, schools and places of worship beginning to…
Online CPD Seminars with Coopers Fire

Online CPD Seminars with Coopers Fire

Coopers Fire are now hosting their CPD seminars online through Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
The worst hotel fire in history: What did we learn?

The worst hotel fire in history: What did we learn?

Hotel fires are among the most poignant disasters. Maybe it’s the intimate link between hotels and travel, our connection with…
Ignis House; A new home for Coopers Fire

Ignis House; A new home for Coopers Fire

Coopers Fire have moved into their new purpose-built headquarters in Waterlooville, Hampshire.
Buildings of the Future – the Key to Human Survival?

Buildings of the Future – the Key to Human Survival?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few months, it’s that the world can change at a moment’s…
COVID-19 – Complying with UK Government Guidance

COVID-19 – Complying with UK Government Guidance

Coopers Fire are compliant to the UK Government guidance to ensure our workplace is a safe environment.
Singapore’s History With Fire – And A Future Set to Tackle it

Singapore’s History With Fire – And A Future Set to Tackle it

On 21 November 1972, a blaze tore through Robinson’s department store at Raffles Place. It started at around 10am, when…
How Are Fire Curtains Made?

How Are Fire Curtains Made?

We’re proud that all of our fire curtains are built by us at our manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom. But how…
Coopers Fire resume manufacturing

Coopers Fire resume manufacturing

Coopers Fire have continued to closely monitor developments of the Coronavirus pandemic as well as UK Government announcements and as…
Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Coopers Fire Business Statement

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Coopers Fire Business Statement

Coopers Fire are committed to the welfare of all our employees and the wider communities in which we operate.
A History of Commercial Fires

A History of Commercial Fires

Commercial fires have a long history – from London’s Tooley Street warehouse fire in 1861 right up to Belfast’s Primark…
Coopers Fire Moving Dates

Coopers Fire Moving Dates

Coopers Fire will be moving offices from Friday 13th March to Tuesday 17th March 2020.
Is it possible to build a fire proof building?

Is it possible to build a fire proof building?

There’s never been a better time to build. Materials, construction techniques and fire safety have reached a pinnacle unthought of…
Is there a relationship between poverty and fire?

Is there a relationship between poverty and fire?

Around the world – in Manila, Rio de Janeiro, New Delhi, Cape Town – there are slums.  These “informal towns” are…
Coopers Fire Exhibition Calendar for 2020

Coopers Fire Exhibition Calendar for 2020

Coopers Fire will be attending and presenting at several different events in the UK throughout 2020. Check out this year's…
2019 in review: Year of heritage building fires and forest blazes

2019 in review: Year of heritage building fires and forest blazes

2019 was a busy year for fire. It struck notable world heritage buildings, like the blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris and al-Aqsa…
What can be salvaged after a fire?

What can be salvaged after a fire?

Preservation of life is the fundamental goal of fire protection. In the immediate aftermath of a building fire, making sure…
Digital fire escape signage

Digital fire escape signage

Escape signage is a vital part of fire safety. It provides immediately recognisable cues to people in a state of panic…
Coopers Fire are exhibiting at Intersec Dubai 2020

Coopers Fire are exhibiting at Intersec Dubai 2020

From the 19th to the 21st January 2020, Coopers Fire will be exhibiting in the UK Pavilion at Intersec Dubai 2020.
2020: Architectural and design trends for a new decade

2020: Architectural and design trends for a new decade

Cities and suburbs continue to grow, the climate continues to change and human beings continue to multiply. The next decade…
What’s the hottest temperature possible?

What’s the hottest temperature possible?

The colour of fire and its temperature are directly linked; red flames are cooler, blue flames are hotter. Acetylene and pure oxygen…
Find Coopers Fire at London Build 2019!

Find Coopers Fire at London Build 2019!

Coopers Fire are exhibiting at London Build 2019 on stand T40 from Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th November 2019. Based in…
The future of firefighting

The future of firefighting

The world’s becoming warmer and drier. Water is becoming scarce. Forest fires are becoming more frequent and rampant. The future…
Fire safety in modern shopping malls

Fire safety in modern shopping malls

The rise of the shopping mall is no accident – but the idea of a high street over multiple floors, under…
Could artificial intelligence fight fire before it starts?

Could artificial intelligence fight fire before it starts?

Social media bots, machine learning and virtual assistants. This technology drives industry and our day to day lives, and gets…
Coopers Fire are moving!

Coopers Fire are moving!

Coopers Fire are excited to announce they are moving to a new headquarters in April 2020. The new, purpose-built headquarters…
The Amazon Fires

The Amazon Fires

Rainforest fires are not irregular; they happen all the time, usually following the seasons or under controlled and sanctioned land…
How to stop a fire without a fire extinguisher

How to stop a fire without a fire extinguisher

While fire extinguishers are a common sight in offices, restaurants, factories and workplaces everywhere, they’re far less likely to be…
Are new build homes safe?

Are new build homes safe?

Modern homes are popping up everywhere, as housing attempts to meet demand. New builds are typically built with timber frames,…
Coopers Fire sponsor Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Coopers Fire sponsor Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Coopers Fire are proud to sponsor Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to complete a trek to above Everest Base Camp…
Apartment living: Fire safety

Apartment living: Fire safety

High rise living comes with risks – and it has clear advantages, too. It’s cheaper to buy a flat or…
In the know: Architects and fire safety

In the know: Architects and fire safety

Although it often feels as though buildings spring up overnight, there are strict building requirements and regulations that need to…
The importance of fire safety in historic buildings

The importance of fire safety in historic buildings

Historic buildings carry with them the weight of the past – and for better or worse, they’re ingrained in our…
5 tips for a safer home

5 tips for a safer home

Home is everyone’s most important place in the world – but sadly, fire destroys thousands of homes every year, and…
Could this non-toxic solution make wood fire resistant?

Could this non-toxic solution make wood fire resistant?

Wood is an excellent construction material. It’s been used for millennia to build everything from houses and boats, to weapons…
Coopers Fire launch new ResQ-Window at Firex International 2019

Coopers Fire launch new ResQ-Window at Firex International 2019

The new ResQ-WindowTM  from Coopers Fire will be on display at Firex International 2019. Firex is at the Excel Centre, London on 18th to…
Fire safety at work: Minimising hazards

Fire safety at work: Minimising hazards

Safety at work isn’t always a guarantee. Some jobs, like firefighting or deep-sea diving, are more dangerous than others. For…
In the event of a fire: Creating an escape plan

In the event of a fire: Creating an escape plan

Every household should have an escape plan in place, just in case. Although we all hope we will never have…
Coopers Fire exhibitions calendar for 2019

Coopers Fire exhibitions calendar for 2019

Coopers Fire will be present at a variety of different UK exhibitions and conferences throughout 2019. This will give you…
High rise buildings and preventing fires

High rise buildings and preventing fires

It seems that the world grows a little bit taller with every building we create – especially in places like Dubai,…
Stay safe: Furniture and fire safety

Stay safe: Furniture and fire safety

Every year, thousands of tonnes of perfectly recyclable sofas are thrown away for not having a fire safety label intact…
Coopers Fire to hold a 2019 Distributor Conference in Dubai

Coopers Fire to hold a 2019 Distributor Conference in Dubai

Coopers Fire will be holding a distributor conference in Dubai from Tuesday 30th April to Wednesday 1st May, 2019 The…
The challenge of building a robotic fire fighter

The challenge of building a robotic fire fighter

The 21st century has so far been a golden age for robotics. Drones, fledgling artificial intelligence, machines capable of four-legged…
Coopers Fire gains further UL certification

Coopers Fire gains further UL certification

Coopers Fire have gained further product certification to UL standards for the FireMaster Egress. UL is a global leader in testing,…
How do fires start?

How do fires start?

Fire needs fuel, oxygen and heat, in the right combination, to occur naturally. If just one of those elements is…
The world on fire

The world on fire

In 2017, fires tore through the USA, Canada and Europe. In the summer of 2018, some of the deadliest wildfires…
Coopers Fire Exhibiting at Intersec Dubai 2019

Coopers Fire Exhibiting at Intersec Dubai 2019

Coopers Fire are exhibiting in the UK Pavilion at Intersec Dubai 2019 - 20th to 22nd January 2019.
What’s new in fire safety technology?

What’s new in fire safety technology?

2018 was a year of wildfires, commercial building fires and even the tragic loss of a national museum. Fire protection…
Fire damage: What can a building survive?

Fire damage: What can a building survive?

Buildings are pretty tough. Most can stand for centuries with the proper care. Fire can be the end of even…
Stay safe: House fires rise in December

Stay safe: House fires rise in December

House fires during the Christmas period are particularly devastating – and sadly more likely to occur, thanks to additional lighting,…
Architecture trends 2019

Architecture trends 2019

What’s the next big thing in architecture? 2018 focused on eco-friendly designs and customisable homes – but trends are emerging…
The new and revolutionary FireMaster® Cleanroom fire curtain

The new and revolutionary FireMaster® Cleanroom fire curtain

Coopers Fire are pleased to launch an innovative and revolutionary fire curtain solution for cleanroom facilities. The new FireMaster Cleanroom…
Underground cities – future or folly?

Underground cities – future or folly?

In 1500 BC, an ancient civilisation developed an incredibly complex underground city – complete with escape routes and proper ventilation…
Coopers Fire listed with UL certification

Coopers Fire listed with UL certification

Coopers Fire have a range of products that are Tested to UL standards. UL is a global leader in testing,…
Coopers Fire at the ISPE Annual Pharmaceutical Conference

Coopers Fire at the ISPE Annual Pharmaceutical Conference

Coopers Fire are exhibiting at the ISPE (International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering) Annual Conference on Thursday 22nd November 2018.
Amazing things you never knew about fire

Amazing things you never knew about fire

When you’ve devoted your existence to fire safety, you learn a thing or two about the phenomenon you’re trying to…
Staying ahead of industrial fires

Staying ahead of industrial fires

Since the introduction of ‘The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005’, fire safety today is at a much better standard…
Coopers Fire at Tough Mudder 2018

Coopers Fire at Tough Mudder 2018

Coopers Fire took the Tough Mudder Challenge on Saturday 29th September to raise money for the Children's Burns Trust. We…
Get to know your fire extinguisher

Get to know your fire extinguisher

Everyone is familiar with what a fire extinguisher looks like – they should be everywhere you go. However, being confident…
Why can’t we make fireproof buildings?

Why can’t we make fireproof buildings?

Specialist materials, insulation and compartmentation are all used to make buildings safer – but why can’t buildings be made completely…
What to do when fire breaks out in a large building

What to do when fire breaks out in a large building

There are few thoughts more terrifying than being trapped in a burning building – especially a large structure like a…
Coopers Fire are exhibiting at London Build Exhibition 2018

Coopers Fire are exhibiting at London Build Exhibition 2018

Coopers Fire are exhibiting at London Build Exhibition 2018 at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London.
How zone pressurisation works with fire curtains

How zone pressurisation works with fire curtains

When there’s an intricately designed zone pressurisation system in place, how will fire and smoke curtains affect the flow and…
How the proscenium has changed

How the proscenium has changed

For non-theatre types, you’ll probably know the concept better as the fourth wall – a part of theatre that has remained in…
Bringing the grand staircase back

Bringing the grand staircase back

The grand staircase plays an important role in the first impression of a building. The bigger the staircase, the more…
New managing director at Coopers Fire – David Cerquella

New managing director at Coopers Fire – David Cerquella

David Cerquella joins Coopers Fire as new Managing Director.
Unusual fire escapes

Unusual fire escapes

It’s amazing to think that fire escapes haven’t always been an important part of architecture and design – but prior…
Fires in films – what would really happen?

Fires in films – what would really happen?

The movies – they don’t have to be accurate to be fun! Even fire safety experts like to watch films,…
A global construction boom

A global construction boom

The world grows upwards every day, as new buildings rise from the ground. We’re always looking for more space to…
Lift safety in the event of a fire

Lift safety in the event of a fire

You’ve probably seen signs in buildings telling you not to use lifts during a fire – but why? Couldn’t you…
Has space exploration saved our lives?

Has space exploration saved our lives?

There are a lot of people who wonder why humankind has poured so much of its effort into exploring space.…
The new Qatar – Construction capital of the world

The new Qatar – Construction capital of the world

Qatar was once reliant on pearls. Before the 1940s, Qatar was excruciatingly poor – until oil was discovered. The country was…
Revolutionary fire safety

Revolutionary fire safety

It’s strange to think that the modern household smoke detector was invented accidentally. That little stroke of serendipity has gone on…
Making a masterpiece: Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Making a masterpiece: Louvre, Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of the most impressive and awe-inspiring structures ever built. It has achieved this without…
The speed of fire

The speed of fire

Fire spreads at an almost unbelievable rate. Recently, forest fires around the world have highlighted how devastating and fast-spreading fire can be.…
The science behind the fire curtain

The science behind the fire curtain

Fire curtains have revolutionised building design – making complex structures safer and offering new levels of fire protection for all…
Compartmentation for fire protection

Compartmentation for fire protection

Compartmentation for fire protection is a fundamental part of modern architecture and construction. Passive fire protection saves lives, property and…
Workplace annual fire risk assessments

Workplace annual fire risk assessments

Workplace fire safety is a critical aspect of business operations that every employer has to conform to. The alternative to…
Fire safety at Christmas: Home and office

Fire safety at Christmas: Home and office

House fires started by Christmas trees are thankfully quite rare – and thanks to better education and information, prevention and…
Dubai’s architecture: Land of skyscrapers

Dubai’s architecture: Land of skyscrapers

Dubai is the largest, most populated city in the UAE and the crowning jewel in the Persian Gulf. It was…
Industrial fire curtain manufacturer: Leading UK fire safety

Industrial fire curtain manufacturer: Leading UK fire safety

Coopers Fire has been the leading industrial fire curtains manufacturer since 1983. We’ve used our decades of experience to develop new…
Premium fire and smoke curtains: Fire protection for landmarks

Premium fire and smoke curtains: Fire protection for landmarks

Historical landmarks are always a point of pride for their host city and host country. Think about the most striking,…
Using datasheets to install industrial fire curtains

Using datasheets to install industrial fire curtains

Before any machine, component or device is installed in a project, it has to pass a great deal of scrutiny.…
Fire safety training with CPD courses

Fire safety training with CPD courses

Continued Professional Development (CPD) is all about growth and building on expertise. Development doesn’t always have to be formal; personal…
Protected means of escape for modern building design

Protected means of escape for modern building design

Modern building design has taken giant leaps since the days of the first architects. Today, the challenges facing our growing…
Fire curtains for openings in walls

Fire curtains for openings in walls

When it comes to fire safety, is it important to consider both methods for the prevention and for the control…
Putting a stop to fire and smoke damage with bespoke design

Putting a stop to fire and smoke damage with bespoke design

Most fires are avoidable and can be safely mitigated with appropriate preventative measures. While there are plenty of reasons to…
What are fire rated curtains and why are they so important?

What are fire rated curtains and why are they so important?

In the event of a fire, you may not consider a curtain to be an effective method of protection against…
Drop down fire curtains and modern architecture; a perfect match

Drop down fire curtains and modern architecture; a perfect match

Automatically deployable fire curtains or drop-down fire curtains can solve a number of different safety problems relating to the spread…
Fire Curtains recognised in latest edition of BS 9999:2017

Fire Curtains recognised in latest edition of BS 9999:2017

Fire curtains recognised in latest edition of BS 9999:2017 referring to BS 8524.
Fire curtains vs. fire shutters. Which one’s for me?

Fire curtains vs. fire shutters. Which one’s for me?

It cannot be denied that fire safety in all types of buildings is of paramount importance for any project –…
Fire and smoke curtains for airports

Fire and smoke curtains for airports

Why Airports are at Risk of Fire Spreading As well as committing to the fire safety regulations that are required…
How to stop the spread of a fire with compartmentation

How to stop the spread of a fire with compartmentation

When investigating how to protect your home or business from the threat of fire, you may have come across the…
The best way to utilise fire protective barriers

The best way to utilise fire protective barriers

During the construction of a building, it is a legal requirement to have a reliable fire safety procedure in place,…
Dubai: A brief history of the city’s struggle with fire safety

Dubai: A brief history of the city’s struggle with fire safety

Recently, the construction industry has experienced rising growth throughout the world, particularly in the Middle East with demand increasing from…
Qatar World Cup: Coopers Fire’s Top Tips for Fire Safety

Qatar World Cup: Coopers Fire’s Top Tips for Fire Safety

Over the next five years, the landscape of Qatar is expected to change dramatically, due to their successful bid to…
Fire Curtains in Dubai: A Coopers Fire Case Study

Fire Curtains in Dubai: A Coopers Fire Case Study

As an area experiencing an increase in economic prosperity, over the past few years, Dubai – among other cities in…
Qatar World Cup 2022: With 5 years till kick off, the need to design in fire safety is more apparent than ever

Qatar World Cup 2022: With 5 years till kick off, the need to design in fire safety is more apparent than ever

Following Qatar’s successful bid to host FIFA’s 2022 World Cup, Qatari economy has boomed. This success has visually translated into…
Aldgate Tower: A Fire Curtain Case Study

Aldgate Tower: A Fire Curtain Case Study

Fire Curtains Go Sky High Over the past few decades, there have been countless outbreaks of fire, especially with high-rise…
Fire Curtains for Schools – Coopers Fire Recommends

Fire Curtains for Schools – Coopers Fire Recommends

Why Fire Curtains are Essential For Schools In many schools, open-plan spaces are central to their functioning. For example, sports…
Why fire curtains for hotels are the perfect solution

Why fire curtains for hotels are the perfect solution

What are Fire Curtains and How do They Work? Fire curtains provide both commercial and domestic owners unrivaled levels protection…
Compartmentation is key for fire safety

Compartmentation is key for fire safety

What is Compartmentation? Compartmentation involves the division of a larger space into smaller spaces. In the event of a fire,…
Benefits of having fire curtains in schools

Benefits of having fire curtains in schools

Why Install Fire Curtains in Schools? Fire curtains and smoke curtains are, as their names suggest, curtains that prevent the damage and threat…
Fire curtains in schools: Keeping empty schools safe all year round

Fire curtains in schools: Keeping empty schools safe all year round

Many schools every weekend (and holiday period) find themselves being left empty. Unfortunately, an empty school – if not left…
Airport fire curtains are changing the way airports are built

Airport fire curtains are changing the way airports are built

In the past several decades, unfortunately, there have been several airport fire tragedies. These sadly could have been prevented or…
Coopers Fire new SmokeStop Concertina Smoke Curtain

Coopers Fire new SmokeStop Concertina Smoke Curtain

Coopers Fire launch new smoke curtain - The SmokeStop Concertina
What is a fire strategy and why you need one

What is a fire strategy and why you need one

What is a Fire Strategy? Necessary in complex builds and commercially functioning buildings, a fire strategy is simply a general plan that…
Fire resistant curtains protect lift lobby areas

Fire resistant curtains protect lift lobby areas

Fire Resistant Curtains: An Overview Fire resistant curtains afford unrivaled protection from the devastating effects of fire and smoke. They…
Should you install fire resistant curtains at home?

Should you install fire resistant curtains at home?

Fire safety in the home, whilst being of the utmost importance, is something that, unfortunately, not all households uphold. The…
Smoke curtains installed abroad

Smoke curtains installed abroad

At Coopers Fire, we are wholly committed to advancing fire fabric technology in both commercial fire and smoke curtains. Our commitment has led…
Smoke curtains: How do they work?

Smoke curtains: How do they work?

Today, ensuring your property, business, staff and inhabitants are fully protected in the event of a fire is mandatory. One way to…
Fire curtain servicing assures a lifetime of safety

Fire curtain servicing assures a lifetime of safety

Fire and smoke curtains play a vital life safety role, so it is essential that they are well maintained. Smoke and fire curtain servicing is…
Smoke and fire curtains finally making open space safe

Smoke and fire curtains finally making open space safe

What are Fire Curtains? Fire curtains and smoke curtains are, as their names suggest, curtains that prevent the damage and threat from heat…
Fire curtains: Durable, reliable and effective

Fire curtains: Durable, reliable and effective

Why do you need Fire Curtains? These days, whenever and wherever a new building is built – commercial or domestic…
Commercial fire curtains overseas

Commercial fire curtains overseas

At Coopers Fire, we are wholly committed to advancing fire fabric technology in both smoke and commercial fire curtains overseas. This commitment has led our engineers…
Fire Curtains for Boundary Protection and Tall Buildings

Fire Curtains for Boundary Protection and Tall Buildings

Coopers Fire explains how fire curtain barrier systems may be used to provide boundary protection to both new and existing…
Smoke curtain compartmentation: The SmokeStop

Smoke curtain compartmentation: The SmokeStop

What Are Smoke Curtains? As the name suggests, a smoke curtain stops and controls the spread of smoke in a building. They…
Fire safety in the workplace: Service & Maintenance

Fire safety in the workplace: Service & Maintenance

Fire safety equipment, such as fire extinguishers, fire alarms and even fire curtains, on the whole, do not have an indefinite lifespan.…
Fire safety drill: An effective how to guide

Fire safety drill: An effective how to guide

A fire safety drill is a legal requirement in any workplace, public or commercial building. Under the Fire Safety Order of 2005 it became…
Fire safety in the home

Fire safety in the home

Last year alone, over 200 people died in domestic fires. Clearly, fire safety in the home is of the utmost importance and…
FireMaster Concertina fire curtain: The ultimate solution

FireMaster Concertina fire curtain: The ultimate solution

For architects today, with a marked rising popularity in large modern spaces, being able to ensure fire safety without having…
Fire curtain servicing: The rules and regulations

Fire curtain servicing: The rules and regulations

Smoke and fire curtains, being used in place of traditional non-load bearing walls or sprinkler systems, offer great flexibility to…
Fire curtains a fire protective fabrics

Fire curtains a fire protective fabrics

Innovations in building materials have led to major changes in the way buildings are constructed and how they operate. Developments…
Fire hazards in the office

Fire hazards in the office

There are many potential fire hazards present in all offices, no matter how clean or well maintained they are. Understanding…
Fire protection: Prevention is better than the cure

Fire protection: Prevention is better than the cure

Fires can have a devastating effect on all buildings, especially when they are able to spread quickly and easily. By…
Fire curtains: The safest and most discreet solution

Fire curtains: The safest and most discreet solution

Fire Curtains: discreet, safe and durable If you are refurbishing an existing building or designing for new build, ensuring that…
Fire risk self assessment or external agency?

Fire risk self assessment or external agency?

In the United Kingdom, fire safety legislation covers all commercial premises and places of work. It also applies to buildings to which…
A quick guide to fire-fighting equipment for businesses

A quick guide to fire-fighting equipment for businesses

All businesses of a certain size in the UK are required, by law, to complete a fire risk assessment. These assessments…
Assessing the best assembly-point location

Assessing the best assembly-point location

When a fire breaks out in the workplace, it can be a terrifying experience, and there may only be minutes…
Top five workplace fire safety tips

Top five workplace fire safety tips

It’s vital that business owners and managers have a good knowledge of how they can improve fire safety levels. It may…
Keeping your business safe at Christmas

Keeping your business safe at Christmas

The run-up to Christmas can be an extremely busy period for many businesses: There’s the rush to get everything finished…
The essentials of fire safety training

The essentials of fire safety training

If you operate a business within the UK, you are required by law to have fire safety training in place for all…
Important considerations when purchasing fire curtains

Important considerations when purchasing fire curtains

First and foremost, your home is legally required to comply with stringent fire regulations, designed to help protect you and…
Fire fatalities in the UK decreasing

Fire fatalities in the UK decreasing

A recent report has revealed that the number of fatalities caused by fire in the United Kingdom is currently at…
Fire safety in licensed premises

Fire safety in licensed premises

A recent incident in a Yorkshire public house has acted as a sober reminder for owners of all licensed premises…
Fire Door Safety Week 2015

Fire Door Safety Week 2015

September has been a busy month for promoters of fire safety. Hot on the heels of the CFOA UK Business…
CFOA UK Business Safety Week 2015

CFOA UK Business Safety Week 2015

The Chief Fire Officers’ Association will run its annual UK Business Safety Week from September 7th, 2015. With the goal…
Coopers Fire, the first fire curtain manufacturer to be fully BS 8524 Parts 1 & 2 compliant

Coopers Fire, the first fire curtain manufacturer to be fully BS 8524 Parts 1 & 2 compliant

Coopers Fire are pleased to announce we have achieved full compliance for the British Standard BS 8524 Parts 1 &…
The role of the workplace fire warden

The role of the workplace fire warden

Every workplace of a certain size should have at least one member of staff nominated to carry out the duties…
Coopers Fire Smoke and Fire Curtain Latest Installations 2000-2015

Coopers Fire Smoke and Fire Curtain Latest Installations 2000-2015

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS CENTURY, COOPERS FIRE HAVE INSTALLED FIRE CURTAINS AND SMOKE BARRIERS IN A NUMBER OF PRESTIGIOUS…
Fire-door maintenance and the law

Fire-door maintenance and the law

At any one time in the UK, there are potentially thousands of fire doors which have been left open. As…
A quick guide to managing escape routes

A quick guide to managing escape routes

As soon as a fire has been detected and alarms have been sounded, all of the occupants of a building…
Minimising false alarms

Minimising false alarms

The commonly held belief that many false alarms are caused by malfunctioning fire protection systems is simply not true. Rather,…
The control of flammable substances in the workplace

The control of flammable substances in the workplace

Under British law, all businesses are required to complete workplace fire risk assessments on a regular basis. Based on the findings of…
New fire safety measures for 2015

New fire safety measures for 2015

In a move that has been welcomed by those within the fire protection industry, the UK government has recently revealed…
Promoting business continuity with fire sprinkler week

Promoting business continuity with fire sprinkler week

Promoted by the Chief Fire Officers Association, the annual Fire Sprinkler Week took place between the 16th and 22nd of March…
Fire and smoke curtain requirements

Fire and smoke curtain requirements

When specifying fire curtains there are a number of factors that need to be considered which will normally be affected by…
Domestic fire curtains

Domestic fire curtains

Fire curtain barriers have been protecting major commercial and public buildings for many years now. Indeed, many of the nation’s…
A quick guide to passive fire protection

A quick guide to passive fire protection

As many of the elements which make up the area of passive fire protection are already built into the structure of…
How to carry out a simple fire-risk assessment

How to carry out a simple fire-risk assessment

Ensuring your business premises are adequately protected from the risk of fire is not just a point of law. It…
The fire safety order and your business

The fire safety order and your business

It goes without saying that a fire is detrimental to any business. Not only does it have the potential to…
Fire safety in the nation’s historic buildings

Fire safety in the nation’s historic buildings

They are among the most treasured properties in the United Kingdom; buildings which are a part of the nation’s very…