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London Fire Brigade and BRE have published new guidance for assessing and identifying vulnerable people

The vulnerable and elderly are at greater risk from fire in the home, especially if living on their own.  And it may take more than a smoke alarm to avert a tragedy.

In response, London Fire Brigade and BRE have published new guidance for assessing and identifying ‘priority’ people whose level of fire risk warrants additional measures such as a PPS (Personal Protection System). PPS are an automatic fire suppression device, designed to protect against specific fire risks in a domestic environment. It automatically activates over a bed or chair that is the seat of a fire, safeguarding the occupant who may be unable to escape without assistance due to physical or mental incapacity.  

Drawing on  the industry's latest findings, the guidance includes tools for identifying likely candidates for a PPS.  They include a flowchart to guide risk assessment and actions, a checklist for spotting those with a risk profile for PPS, as well as appropriate fire protection measures.  

Read the guidance here

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