What is the true cost when a business is forced to close due to fire?

By Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance At a time of rising production costs, high energy bills and dwindling cash reserves, many businesses are facing an uphill battle when it comes to staying afloat in such challenging economic…

Fire destroys North Wales warehouse

By Iain Cox, Chair of Business Sprinkler Alliance Firefighters were called to a huge fire at a large manufacturing facility near Mold in Flintshire. The devastating blaze tore through the XPS foam factory at an industrial estate close to the…

Sprinkler activation saves leisure facility
By Iain Cox, Chair of Business Sprinkler Alliance A multi-occupancy entertainment complex in West Yorkshire was protected by an automatic sprinkler system which suppressed a fire, preventing any further damage and allowing the business to be operational a few days…
The rise of the Gigafactory: protecting the buildings of tomorrow
By Iain Cox, Chair of Business Sprinkler Alliance First coined by Elon Musk to describe his first electric car battery production plant, the term ‘gigafactory’ has become generic for any large-scale facility that produces lithium batteries for cars on massive…
BSA makes a stand for sustainability at CABE 2022
The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) is delighted to announce its attendance at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022, where it will be supporting sustainability. Attracting expert panels interacting with a wide range of construction…
Manufacturer gets green light for rebuild following destructive fire – or does it?
By Iain Cox, Chair of Business Sprinkler Alliance An unsprinklered manufacturing facility in Kidderminster destroyed by a major fire in 2021 will now be rebuilt, or so the newspapers report. One could think that this is a positive sign of…
Sprinklers help stop fire spread at food distribution warehouse
By Iain Cox, Chair of Business Sprinkler Alliance When an external fire broke out in the early hours at a food distribution warehouse in Milton Keynes an automatic sprinkler system activated and helped to stop it spreading into the building,…
Fire at Suffolk industrial estate impacts businesses
A fire that broke out in an industrial unit in Suffolk in late June spread to other businesses on the estate, causing severe damage, loss of earnings and ongoing disruption. The buildings were either completely or partially destroyed, with none…
Fire and the haunting impact of past decisions
By Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance Recent years have highlighted the impact of design decisions on fire safety during the construction of buildings and the ensuing need for remediation. It brings home the implications of design decisions…
Make do and mend: building a case for resilience and against demolition
By Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance With the built environment accounting for 38% of total energy-related global CO2 emissions, the decarbonisation of construction must be accelerated if we are to achieve our sustainability goals. It’s an interesting…

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