Fire door compliance

Fire outbreaks are adverse events that create tangible human and financial loss.  There are currents efforts being made to improve protective and preventive measures. One of those efforts is the installation of fire doors in our buildings. There are several guidelines put in...

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Government issues new fire safety recommendations after Grenfell report finds building regulations “not fit for purpose”

The Government has written to council leaders, building inspectors and fire chiefs to highlight new recommendations for building safety, following a damning report on current building regulations and compliance in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy that killed 71 in June last...

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What is an emergency plan?

What is an emergency plan?   An emergency plan is a formal, predetermined procedure that is carried out in the event of an emergency, such as a fire or on hearing an alarm.  This procedure denotes a scheme of manoeuvres which is designed to get everybody out of th...

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Marylebone Fire Safety Services

Whale Fire provide the Howard De Walden Estate with their fire safety services carrying out fire risk assessments to over 200 properties in and around the Marylebone area.  This area is very busy and vibrant with many retail shops and restaurants located along the popula...

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Landlords investigate fire door safety after tests show Grenfell doors held up half as long as expected

Doors designed to last 30 minutes were destroyed in 15, say Met Police, breaking fire door regulations. The tests were undertaken as part of the criminal investigation into the West London blaze which killed 71 last June. Current regulations state all fire doors must be able to...

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Types 1, 2, 3 and 4 fire risk assessments

At Whale Fire, we specialise in carrying out fire risk assessments to the common parts of purpose built and converted blocks of flats.  We can carry out type 2, type 3 and type 4 fire risk assessments should you require a more intrusive survey rather than the standard type 1...

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List of Services

Here is an updated list of the full services we provide including an introduction to the installation and maintenance of sprinklers:  Installation and maintenance of fire extinguishers Installation and maintenance of fire doors including full fire door surveys ...

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Arson Prevention

If you are the responsible person in your building for fire safety, it is good practice to consider ways you can reduce the chances of an arson attack occurring. Here are some top tips: You should report accumulated or abandoned refuse to your local council. Don’t let it b...

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