FIREFIGHTERS have fought a major fire that brought Albert Square, Manchester, to a standstill this afternoon.
Crews were called to the city centre at around midday after reports of flames and smoke coming from the roof of a building which housed a number of restaurants.
They spent hours extinguishing the blaze and searching the building, to make sure the scene was safe and eventually started scaling the incident down at around 3.45pm.
Congleton High School – ” The Fire Risk Assessments of the school buildings were undertaken by Total Fire Management Ltd on time and the format was excellent. The service we received was excellent and the findings clearly explained in plain English. I would recommend Mark (both of them) if anyone asked if I new a reliable fire safety consultant”. – Mike Warren Deputy Head Teacher.
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing – “Great Fire Assessments, very easy to read and follow, the fire service say they are some of the best they have seen and are very happy with what we have done”. “Everyone was very positive about the training (fire risk assessment training for surveyors) and got a lot out of the course”.
Mark has undertaken some valuable training courses on many of our construction sites highlighting some significant issues that has brought about some significant changes in the fire safety thinking of our site managers” – Peter Elworthy – Senior health and safety manager.” – Seddons
Sources of Ignition
You can identify the potential ignition sources in your premises by looking for possible sources of heat which could get hot enough to ignite material found in your premises. These sources could include:
• smokers’ material, e.g. cigarettes, matches and lighters – more information.
• naked flames, e.g. candles or gas or liquid-fuelled open-flame equipment – more information.
• electrical, gas or oil-fired heaters (fixed or portable) – more information.
• hot processes, e.g. welding by contractors or shrink wrapping – more information.
• cooking equipment – more information.
• faulty or misused electrical equipment – more information.
• lighting equipment, e.g. halogen lamps or display lighting too close to stored products – more information.
• hot surfaces and obstruction of equipment ventilation, e.g. office equipment – more information.
• arson – more information.
Indications of ‘near-misses’, such as scorch marks on furniture or fittings, discoloured or charred electrical plugs and sockets, cigarette burns etc., can help you identify hazards which you may not otherwise notice.