The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Sprinklers Give Recycling Centre A Second Chance

22 March 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

A sprinkler system helped prevent further widespread damage at an industrial recycling warehouse fire on Scrubs Lane in Kensal Green on Friday March 17.

An industrial shredder containing construction waste was completely gutted by the blaze. Around 15 workers left the building before the Fire Brigade arrived. All were uninjured.

Watch Manager Dan Green, who was at the scene said: “The sprinkler system undoubtedly helped contain the fire from spreading further. Firefighters also worked extremely hard to create a water relay from a nearby canal which meant we were able to limit damage and bring this under control quicker.”

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: “As well as being potentially life saving devices, sprinklers help with business continuity by minimising disruption and allowing businesses to get back to normal as soon as possible.”

Picture: A sprinkler for illustration purposes only

Article written by Robin Snow | Published 22 March 2017

Share



Related Articles

Saharan Dust Moves Across UK

A storm carrying Saharan dust is causing hazy skies and layers of orange-coloured dust across southern England.   What is Saharan Dust?   Saharan...

 Read Full Article
Storm Eunice – Met Office Announces Red Weather Warning

A rare red weather warning for parts of the southwest has been issued by the Met Office, as significant gusts in excess of 90mph are expected. Latest warnings are...

 Read Full Article
Omicron Variant – What are the Facts?

It remains unclear how much of a threat the new Omicron COVID-19 variant poses, so what are the definitive facts? On 26 November 2021, the World Health Organisation...

 Read Full Article
What is Plan B and What Does it Mean For Workplaces?

Detailed in the UK Governments Autumn and Winter Plan, option B could see the re-introduction of masks and other restrictions. What does this mean for the newly...

 Read Full Article
What Does the PM's COVID-19 Winter Plan Mean for Employers?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently laid out his COVID-19 winter response plan to the public, but how will it impact existing working policies? The winter...

 Read Full Article
'Fuel Crisis' Leads to Spike in EV Interest - How Can Businesses Prepare?

In light of fuel supply issues throughout the UK, more drivers than ever are considering electric vehicles. Car sales website carwow recorded that searches for EVs on...

 Read Full Article
71 Per Cent of Facilities Managers Sceptical of Digital Transformation 

Research suggests that more than two-thirds of FM leaders are resistant to digital progress in the workplace. The Connected Enterprise report, produced by Sigma...

 Read Full Article
Security Trends Report Predicts Industry’s Role in COVID Risk Management

STANLEY Security’s annual report reveals a key trend for the security industry will be mitigating health and safety risks, a direct response to the COVID-19...

 Read Full Article
HSE COVID-Secure Spot Checks Continue Throughout UK

As Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire move into tier three of lockdown, the Health and Safety Executive will continue to operate safety inspections to check for...

 Read Full Article
COVID-19 Contingency Planning Guide For Facilities Managers – Part Three

It’s been several months since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by WHO, and the FM industry continues to meet the various challenges it presents. Previous...

 Read Full Article