keeping fire zone drawings up to date
In this article I would like to stress the importance of fire zone drawings, a prime example is Grenfell tower. In the early hours of June 14, 2017, a devastating fire ripped through Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey residential building in West London. The inferno resulted in the deaths of 72 people and left many more homeless.
The cause of the fire was determined to be a faulty refrigerator, which sparked a blaze that quickly spread up the building’s exterior cladding.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, investigations revealed that the cladding used on the building’s exterior was not fire-resistant and that the building did not have an adequate sprinkler system.
What are Fire Zone Drawings?
Fire zone drawings are plans that show the location of fire-related equipment and systems, such as fire exits, sprinklers, and fire extinguishers.
They are an important tool for firefighters, as they provide a clear overview of a building’s fire safety features.
Fire zone drawings must be accurate and up-to-date, as they play a vital role in ensuring the safety of occupants and firefighters during a fire so I really cant strees enough the importance of fire zone drawings.
VMR Draughting Services are proud to be a part of the ongoing task of keeping fire zone drawings in London up to date.