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NAADUK recommend gaining LPS 2084 – the new LPCB ductwork standard

Overclean Ltd.’s Chairman, Peter Reid, was presented with Overclean’s LPS 2084 certificate by Debbie Smith, Managing Director of BRE Global at the recent open day celebrating BRE Trust’s 20th anniversary. Peter Reid said “Overclean, are delighted to have LPCB approval which for the first time gives clients the independent monitoring of the duct maintenance industry. … Continue reading “NAADUK recommend gaining LPS 2084 – the new LPCB ductwork standard”

1981 – Stardust disco

In the early hours of St Valentine’s Day in 1981, around 840 people were at a disco at the Stardust nightclub in Dublin when a fire was spotted in one of the seating areas. The fire quickly spread into the main area of the club causing the lights to fail as people began desperately looking … Continue reading “1981 – Stardust disco”

1996 – Channel Tunnel

On 18th November 1996 a train carrying heavy goods vehicles and their drivers through the Channel Tunnel from France to England, caught fire. No-one was killed, but seven people were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. A locomotive and 10 HGVs were destroyed, major damage was done to about a kilometre of tunnel infrastructure, and … Continue reading “1996 – Channel Tunnel”

2004 – Rose Park care home

During the night of 31 January 2004, a fire broke out in the Rose Park care home and fourteen elderly people died. A number of investigations and reviews were immediately initiated. A detailed examination of the cause of the fire was carried out at the Health and Safety Laboratory and BRE was separately commissioned by … Continue reading “2004 – Rose Park care home”

2004 – Bethnal Green Road

On the morning of 20th July 2004 a fire broke out within the basement of a small shop, which was tackled by fire fighters for over an hour. Due to the fire’s sudden development, the fourth fire crew to tackle the fire in the basement were trapped and two fire-fighters tragically lost their lives. The … Continue reading “2004 – Bethnal Green Road”

2007 – Penhallow Hotel

On the night of 18 August 2007, Cornwall County Fire Brigade (CCFB) was called to the hotel after smoke was seen in the building. The first crew arrived at 12.26am when they found the building engulfed in flames. Within one hour, all four floors collapsed. Over 80 guests and members of staff managed to escape, … Continue reading “2007 – Penhallow Hotel”

2007 – Cutty Sark

On the morning of the 21st May 2007 the Cutty Sark, which had been closed and partly dismantled for conservation work, caught fire and burned for several hours before the London Fire Brigade could bring the fire under control. Peter Mansi (now of FI UK) was the manager of the London Fire Brigade team of … Continue reading “2007 – Cutty Sark”