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Holidaymakers Evacuated After Fire Near Thorpe Park

Holidaymakers have been evacuated from a site in Cleethorpes following a suspected arson attack on an expanse of open land. The large blaze has engulfed land near holiday parks and other popular attractions. Packed for the summer holiday, the area is now being cleared while a huge operation gets under way to stop the fire from spreading.

Fire safety experts say property owners with buildings close to open land should consider the risks of a wildfire or arson attack when carrying out risk assessments. A spokesperson for Nationwide Water Solutions said: “Hopefully this fire near Thorpe Park can be quickly contained. After weeks of very hot weather, the land will be very dry. The risk of the fire spreading is very real and that is why the emergency services aren’t taking any chances.”

 

Helping people to be safely evacuated

 

The spokesperson said, because wild, accidental and deliberate fires can occur at any time of the day or night, those close to large open areas should consider the merits of installing automatic sprinklers. The spokesman said: “Sprinklers get to work straightaway, so if a fire was to spread to a property it would be quickly detected. Having a sprinkler tank guarantees water is available to contain the fire and give people more time to be safely evacuated.

“While the fire in Cleethopres is reported to be being treated as ‘deliberate’, many fires in the open are started by accident. People having barbecues or dropping a cigarette end may not realise that the heat can spark a devastating fire. Because this type of blaze is not uncommon, we would urge all property owners to consider the risks and invest in appropriate fire safety equipment.”

 

The sprinkler tank people

Nationwide Water Solutions supplies and installs a wide range of sprinklers tanks. It also repairs and maintains existing tanks and offers an independent fire tank inspection service.

To find out more about the benefits of on-site water storage for automatic sprinklers, visit Nationwide Water Solutions.

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Industrial Fire Safety In The Spotlight

Industrial fire safety was in the spotlight again earlier this month. Firefighters were praised for dealing with a potentially difficult fire in an industrial building in Gloucester. Four people were taken to hospital as a result of the blaze. Two fire appliances were sent to the scene one Wednesday night.

Emergency services were told a blaze had broken out in an industrial building at Hempstead at 8.29pm. Nationwide Water Solutions Limited, the UK’s leading supplier of sprinkler tanks and services, said it was heartening to note that the fire had been quickly contained. All four men taken to hospital were suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.

 

Concerns over industrial fire safety

A spokesman said: “In this case, the fire was quickly put out and damage was minimalised. Unfortunately, that is not always the case with fires in industrial buildings. Many lack modern firefighting equipment and others have systems that are out of date or not properly maintained.

“We would urge any business with industrial premises to contact us. We offer completely free site surveys to those thinking of investing in automatic sprinklers and a sprinkler tank for on-site water storage. For those who already have a sprinkler tank, we offer a full range of services – from independent ROV inspections to repairs. We also carry out routine maintenance work.”

The cause of the fire in Gloucester is still being investigated. It is thought it was contained to an extraction unit.

 

Talk to the sprinkler tank specialists

Sprinkler tank specialists for more than a decade, Nationwide Water Solutions has installed life-saving water storage tanks in industrial premises operated by household name. It works with businesses from a wide range of sector to deliver water storage solutions designed to protect material assets as well as people.

For further information visit Nationwide Water Solutions.

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96% of Council Tower Blocks in London Don’t Have Sprinklers

Over the past year, you may have noticed us recording sprinkler projects in high-rise tower blocks. As a sprinkler tank specialist, we like to stay up to date with projects. Up and down the country, it seems, landlords are doing their bit to improve fire safety following the Grenfell tragedy. So you may be surprised to learn that just 4 per cent of council-owned tower blocks in London have the life-saving equipment.

According to research, undertaken by Labour and shared with the BBC, only 32 of the capital city’s 837 council-owned buildings above 30 metres have sprinklers. Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones is now calling on the government to set up a “fire safety fund” to help councils. You may recall reading stories on this blog where government cash towards sprinkler schemes was refused.

 

Necessary steps ‘taken’ for tower blocks

While Housing Minister Kit Malthouse claims the government has done what is required when it comes to fire safety in high rise buildings, many don’t agree – including councils. Some have pledged to spend in excess of £10m to ensure their tower block tenants get the protection they need.

A coroner recommended councils should consider retrofit sprinklers in existing high-rise residential buildings back in 2009 – before the fire at Grenfell Tower. The government is likely to be reminded of that when the fund is mooted.

 

Sprinklers and a sprinkler tank for robust fire safety

Nationwide Water Solutions, the UK’s foremost sprinkler tank expert, says it is surprised so many tower blocks in London are still without sprinkler systems. A spokesman said: “We are here, ready to assist councils when they consider the importance of water storage for sprinklers. For any council considering retro-fitting sprinkler systems, we offer completely free site surveys.”

If you represent a council keen to invest in fire safety, contact Nationwide Water Solutions. Find out more by visiting the company’s website.

 

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Fire Risks in Commercial Buildings

Additional fire safety measures are required in commercial buildings. This is particularly the case if the building houses potentially dangerous equipment, such as welding or soldering tools. The presence of cylinders also requires careful assessment. If you are not sure what level of fire safety your building needs, talk to Nationwide Water Solutions Limited.

The company is the UK’s leading independent sprinkler tank expert. As well as supplying and installing sprinkler tanks for use in conjunction with automatic sprinkler systems, it provides free site surveys. You can benefit from a survey and detailed report. Simply contact Nationwide Water Solutions to book an appointment.

 

Risks in commercial buildings

At the weekend, around 100 homes had to be evacuated when a fire broke out in a commercial garage. The blaze, in Derby, meant local residents had to seek shelter in an emergency refuge centre. Firefighters took steps to move people away from the area because commercial cylinders were present. Roads around the site were kept closed as a precaution the following day.

The fire was so severe that the structural integrity of the garage is now being examined. A joint police and fire investigation into the cause is under way. The fire occurred in a built-up area comprising a mix of commercial and residential buildings.

 

Commercial buildings in built-up areas

A spokesman for Nationwide Water Solutions said: “Any commercial building in a built-up area should be fully assessed to ensure it has the correct fire safety measures in place. We don’t know the cause of the major fire in Derby. However, it was so severe that police officers had to knock on people’s doors and tell them to leave their homes.

“Nobody wants to see a fire on this scale. Having the correct equipment for your particular building type is crucial.”

Nationwide Water Solutions installs and maintains sprinkler tanks in a wide range of buildings. It provides robust water storage facilities in hospitals, schools, prisons, office blocks, residential buildings and commercial and industrial premises.

For further information visit the company’s website.

 

 

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4 Reasons to Learn More About Investing in a Sprinkler Tank

Is fire safety on your mind? Have you considered the benefits of investing in a sprinkler tank? We are Nationwide Water Solutions. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about this highly beneficial water storage solution. Fire safety is paramount if you own a high-rise building, care home, public building, warehouse or industrial premises.

The information in this blog post will give you an idea of the reasons our customers are investing in a sprinkler tank.

 

1. Water stored specifically to fight a fire

A sprinkler tank ensures you have enough water to service a sprinkler system around the clock. This is especially important if you own a large building. You will have water on standby to fight a fire the moment the worst happens. Getting water to the point of a fire quickly is crucial to stop it from spreading and to reduce damage.

 

2. Complements an automatic sprinkler system

Sprinkler tanks work with automatic sprinkler systems. They ensure water can be delivered to sprinkler heads immediately. Many of our customers invest in a sprinkler tank when they are having sprinklers installed. Others turn to us when their existing sprinkler tank needs replacing or repairing. We also carry out independent sprinkler tank inspections.

 

3. Life preservation and loss prevention

An automatic sprinkler system and sprinkler tank gives people more time to evacuate a burning building. A sprinkler tank is an excellent addition to any loss prevention strategy. This is specially important if you want to reduce the costs associated with a building fire.

 

4. Peace of mind

Knowing that you have water ready to fight a fire offers building owners peace of mind.

 

Investing in a sprinkler tank

Want to find out more about the benefits of investing in a sprinkler system? Contact Nationwide Water Solutions. We are the UK’s leading independent supplier of sprinkler tanks. For more information, visit our website.

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Poole Tower Blocks to Get Sprinklers

Tower blocks managed by a housing partnership in Poole are to be fitted with sprinklers. Borough councillors unanimously approved plans for the project. Work is expected to cost around £630,000. A total of six tower blocks will benefit from the fire safety improvements.

Poole Housing Partnership, which manages six tower blocks on behalf of the council, carried out fire safety reviews following the Grenfell tragedy. Work to install the sprinklers will be carried out over five years. Two blocks at Sterte Court will be the first have sprinklers. The remaining four Old Town towers will get sprinklers when they are refurbishment some time over the next five years.

 

U-Turn Following Grenfell

Sprinklers were first considered in Poole four years ago. At the time, it was felt they were not necessary. Following Grenfell the fire service recommended the decision be ‘revisited’. Sprinklers will now be installed in individual apartments and communal areas in the tower blocks.

Up and down the country, local authorities are having to make the same decision.

 

Sprinkler Tank Company Ready to Help

Nationwide Water Solutions Limited is the UK’s leading independent supplier and installer of sprinkler tank equipment. A sprinkler tank ensures water is stored on the premises for the sole purpose of fighting a fire.

A spokesman said: “We understand the concern over fire safety in high-risk buildings following the devastating blaze at Grenfell Tower. We are here to offer free advice to local authorities, housing associations and others. We also offer free site visits. A sprinkler tank supplied by us is designed to fit its environment. We also maintain sprinkler tanks and repair existing ones.”

Want to know more? For further information, visit our website. Alternatively contact us by telephone on 0345 5052540 or email info@watertankrefurbishment.com.

Nationwide Water Solutions Limited also conducts annual sprinkler tank inspections using underwater equipment.

 

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Why Water Restrictions Highlight the Benefits of Sprinkler Tanks

It has been the weather of dreams. With unbroken sunshine and record-breaking temperatures, this summer is a hot topic. But, as the earth bakes, lack of rainfall is causing problems. Sprinkler tanks can offer peace of mind during exceptionally dry weather. United Utilities has today announced a hosepipe ban. It will affect parts of the North West and come into force in the first week of August.

The temporary ban will impact millions of people. Its aim is to safeguard essential water supplies. While the ban will ensure water is available to fight a fire, a sprinkler tank has distinct advantages.

 

Heatwave fires and sprinkler tanks

During prolonged spells of hot weather, fires are more likely to occur. They can include wildfires that spread to homes or businesses. Other dangers are caused by heat or direct sunlight being applied to a combustible item. Having a sprinkler tank connected to automatic sprinklers in your building will ensure you have water on standby 24/7.

As well as offering peace of mind, sprinkler tanks are efficient. They get to work as soon as a fire is detected. In hot weather, this is essential. It will give a building’s occupants more time to evacuate a building. Sprinkler tanks also supress flames, stopping a fire from spreading.

 

Water restrictions and sprinkler tanks

Your sprinkler tank is not affected by water restrictions. The water is already in the tank, waiting to be used in an emergency. Reservoir levels in the North East are currently so low that United Utilities has been shifting water up north from Wales.

In Ireland a hosepipe ban was introduce over a month ago. If your area has restrictions imposed, you must follow guidelines or face a heavy fine. Water restrictions highlight the benefits of already having water stored for an emergency.

Want to know more about sprinkler tanks? Visit Nationwide Water Solutions Limited. It is the UK’s leading independent sprinkler tank supplier and installer.

 

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What If Your Building Doesn’t Have A Sprinkler Tank?

Fire safety is moving forward in the UK. More building owners are investing in automatic sprinklers. Many of those newly-installed systems benefit from a sprinkler tank. If you live in a high-rise building, you are likely to have round-the-clock fire safety measures in place. If you don’t, you should ask why.

Are you among those to have a sprinkler system connected to a sprinkler tank? If you are, you’re fortunate. That is because water is stored 24/7 – just to flight a fire. It is separate from your drinking water.

 

What is your sprinkler tank doing for you?

Consider a sprinkler tank as you would a firefighter. The only difference is that a sprinkler tank is on-site all day, all night and 365 days of the year. It is ready to deliver water to sprinkler heads the second a sensor detects a fire. It is likely to be delivering water to the point of a blaze before you even realise there is a fire.

How do you benefit? Sprinkler tanks:

  • Help prevent fires from spreading
  • They give you more time to evacuate a building
  • Reduce damage
  • Save lives

If your building does not have a sprinkler tank, water is not being stored solely to fight a fire.

 

Building owners, invest in fire safety

Boost your fire safety equipment with a sprinkler tank. Connected to an automatic sprinkler system it will aid your loss prevention strategy. It will make your building safer to live or work in. A fire tank will also give people more time to evacuate your building if the unthinkable happens.

If the tragedy at Grenfell Tower is making you think again about fire safety equipment, talk to Nationwide Water Solutions Limited. It supplies, installs and maintains sprinkler tanks across the UK. Its service is helping to make residential, commercial and public buildings safer.

Want to know more? For further information, visit Nationwide Water Solutions Limited.

 

 

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3 Good Reasons to Invest in a Sprinkler Tank

If fire safety is preying on your mind, here’s three good reasons to invest in a sprinkler tank. Of course, they aren’t the only reasons why a sprinkler tank makes sense. The biggest reason of all is that they help to save lives.

We recommend this blog post to anyone who is concerned about fire safety. Whether you own a tower block, commercial building or apartments, it will be a useful aid to planning your fire safety programme. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

1. Water on standby to fight a fire

A sprinkler tank ensures water is stored specifically to fight a fire. It is ready, around the clock, to supply water to automatic sprinkler heads. Consider a sprinkler tank as your own on-site firefighter. Water, delivered promptly to the source of a fire, can supress the flames and stop a blaze from spreading. Invest in a sprinkler tank here.

 

2. Loss prevention on steroids

If you own a building that stores expensive goods or a large amount of stock, think loss prevention. A sprinkler tank can reduce the amount of fire damage, keeping your insurer happy. A sprinkler tank will also limit the amount of damage to a building. Commercial premises can be back in operation in a matter of hours after a minor fire. Invest in a sprinkler tank here.

 

3. Peace of mind

A sprinkler tank offers building owners peace of mind. If you are a social landlord, own a high-rise building or run a care home, a sprinkler tank makes good economic sense. As well as giving yourself peace of mind, you will demonstrate that you take fire safety seriously. Invest in a sprinkler tank here.

 

Buy a sprinkler tank

Want to buy a sprinkler tank? Contact Nationwide Water Solutions Limited. It provides free site visits and no obligation quotes. It installs, maintains and inspects sprinkler tanks.

To find out more, visit Nationwide Water Solutions.

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Sprinkler Tank FAQ: useful information for the UK

Welcome to our sprinkler tank FAQ. We are Nationwide Water Solutions Limited and we are sprinkler tank experts. In fact, we live and breathe fire safety. That can sometimes mean we use industry-speak. If you are looking for a no-fuss guide to sprinkler tank information in the UK, our FAQ section below will help.

We use plan language to offer you answers to the most common sprinkler tank questions. You will find this useful if you are considering investing in fire safety. We also recommend Sprinkler Tank FAQ for the UK if you already have a sprinkler tank but have questions about maintenance.

 

Sprinkler Tank FAQ

Can a sprinkler tank store water exclusively for an automatic sprinkler system?

Yes.

 

Does a sprinkler tank need to meet regulations?

Yes. Our website will tell you more. If you can’t see what you are looking for, contact us.

 

Can a sprinkler tank be designed to fit a space?

Yes. In fact, most sprinkler tanks are fabricated to meet specifications guided by their location.

 

Can I choose what type of material a sprinkler tank is made from?

Yes. Sprinkler tanks can be made from a variety of materials, including galvanised steel and concrete. However, the type you choose could be dictate the the size and location of the sprinkler tank.

Find out more here.

 

Do you install sprinkler tanks across the UK?

Yes, we do.

 

Do you offer free site inspections?

Of course.

 

Can you re-line a sprinkler tank?

Yes. If an inspection report deems a sprinkler tank suitable for repair, we can fix it.

For more information click here.

 

Should I have my sprinkler tank inspected by an independent person?

Yes. We recommend external inspections are carried out annually

For more information click here.

 

How can I contact you?

Click here.

 

We hope this no-fuss sprinkler tank FAQ has answered some of your questions. Because not all questions are straightforward, you may want to ask us something else. Please feel free to contact us using the link above.

For the latest information on the sprinkler tank, its uses and design, visit our blog.