In recent years in Great Britain there have been approximately 40 fires per week in hospitals and healthcare premises and unbelievably 20 per year are arson attacks, reports the Fire Industry Association’s ceo Graham Ellicott
With people of limited or no mobility, multi-sited buildings, and life-saving surgeries taking place around the clock, an environment like a hospital can pose many challenges for fire safety. The Fire Industry Association covers the main points to consider for effective fire safety provision in healthcare settings
The subject of risk management in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and the like is probably beyond the competence of the average fire risk assessor, says the Association for Specialist Fire Protection
The healthcare environment is so wide and diverse that it can justifiably claim to be one of the most challenging sectors for fire safety, says John Davidson, senior inspector, National Security Inspectorate
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