The Price of PFI? – Debt, Fire Unsafe Hospitals and Collapsing Schools

by Joel Benjamin | Jul 5, 2016 | NHS, Schools | 0 comments

The Price of PFI on BBC File on 4 features exclusive research by members of The People vs PFI exposing systemic failures in building and fire safety standards in public schools and hospitals constructed via Private Finance Initiative (PFI).fire-sprinkler

Schools in Edinburgh and Merseyside and hospitals in Manchester and Peterborough built without key structural elements and fire safety compartments, placing staff, students, patients, and fire ...

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Ruthin School ‘leading way’ in fire sprinkler safety

A school residential block is thought to be the first in north Wales to install sprinklers after new fire legislation came into effect.

Wales became the first country in the world to make it mandatory that all new buildings – such as homes, flats and care homes – be fitted out.mist-spary

Ruthin School’s 40-bedroom block for boarding pupils has a system installed.

North Wales Fire and Rescue’s Stuart Millington ...

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Southwark Specialised Housing scheme: Sprinkler Save

Sprinkler save : residential

Southwark Specialised Housing scheme: Thursday 1st September 2016

At about 1515 on Thursday 1st September 2016 a fire occurred on the cooker in the flat of an 82 year fire-sprinklerold resident at the residential specialised housing scheme in Canterbury Place, London.  London Fire Brigade also report that there were some issues with hoarding.

The block had been fitted with automatic fire sprinklers to BS9251 as part of a scheme ...

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Ipswich Office Block Car Park: August 2016

Ipswich Office Block: August 2016

At 2019 on 29th August 2016 Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service received an AFA signal to a 6 storey office fire-sprinklerblock towards the centre of the town. On arrival at the premises operational crews were faced with smoke issuing from the car park at ground floor level and upon investigation it was identified that an amount of cardboard and rubbish had been placed within the car ...

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Chippenham semi-conductor manufacturer

At around 2215 on Saturday 3rd September a fire broke out in a ground floor test area of a semi conductor manufacturer in Langley Park, Chippenham,

The electrical fire  activated one pendant sprinkler head on the wet pipe system within the two storey factory and the fire was reported to be ‘out on arrival’.

Details of this incident were confused by the fact that a large fire service attendance and ...

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Fire Sprinkler System Accreditation and Certification

To make sure a sprinkler installation will work it must be properly designed and installed.FIRAS

There are two main independently accredited organisations which undertake the certification of sprinkler installers.

Xova Warrington under their FIRAS brand,

LPCB/BRE Certification Ltd

Undertakes third party verification of:

  • Industrial and commercial sprinkler systems installers
  • Residential and domestic sprinkler systems installers
  • Both organisations permit their listed companies to issue certificates of conformity to the owners of sprinklered buildings.

These certificates are ...

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Cecil Jones Academy: Fire breaks out at Southend School

Firefighters had to use water from a nearby swimming pool to bring a blaze at a school in Essex under control.

Twelve fire crews were sent to Cecil Jones Academy in Southend after the blaze broke out at 16:30 BST.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had spread from the roof of the two-storey building to afire classroom below.

Divisional officer Neil Fenwick said crews were initially hampered by a ...

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Fire Sprinkler Service Engineers

Due to recent expansion and the award of New National Contract FDS are looking to recruit additional servicing engineers with a can do attitude based in the North West and Midland areas.

The main responsibilities will be the following:

  • To carry out routine servicing, testing, inspection, repairs and installation of fire protection and associated equipment and products to relevant standards. (FM, NFPA, BS EN 12845, BS5306)
  • To complete all appropriate documentation and records in a timely fashion to the required standards.
  • To support the ...
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Fire Defence Servicing are looking for an in house fabricator to manufacture pre-fabricated pipework for fire sprinkler systems.  You will be required to carry out the following

  • Detailed ‘Take-Off’ of materials/Pipework / Bracket requirements for shop prefabrication.
  • Production of fabrication sheets
  • Prefabrication in carbon and stainless steel pipework and fittings from 15mm to 600mm.
  • Welding to BS2971 Class II standards
  • Cutting to length and screwing 15mm to 150mm tube BSP or NPT threads to appropriate British or US Standards. Roll-grooving 25mm to 600mm tube in ...
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Fire Sprinkler Installation Engineers (UK Wide)

Fire Sprinkler Installation Engineers (UK Wide)

Fire Defence Servicing Ltd (FDS) is a leading designer/installer of Sprinkler Systems to a wide range of businesses throughout the UK and occasionally abroad.

Due to expansion and internal development FDS are currently looking for additional Fire Sprinkler Installation engineers Throughout the UK (Bristol, Exeter, Gloucester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Reading etc)

The role is to carry out new installation, extensions and remedial works on all types of sprinkler systems to include Wet/Alternate/Dry and Preaction. Ideally you ...

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