As the size and capacity of distribution warehouses increases, fire risks become more pronounced. In addition to the devastating potential loss of life, Telgian Engineering & Consulting’s Tracey Bellamy, PE, CFPS, CWBSP recently explored the economic loss and interruption of business continuity in the most recent issue of Fire Middle East magazine.
With over 30 years of experience in the fire protection industry, Bellamy is active within the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). He also represents Telgian on a number of NFPA technical committees including NFPA 11, 13, 15, 16, 25, 30, 30B, 101 and 5000. Bellamy is a certified instructor with NFPA and teaches nationally and internationally on a variety of fire protection topics.
“Recent devastating fires in the Ocado warehouse in Hampshire in the UK, the Amazon support warehouse in California and the ammonium nitrate explosion in the warehouse in Beirut all serve as examples of the potential impact of such events,” explains Bellamy. “As a result, it is imperative that steps be taken to understand and mitigate that risk. Improvements to fire safety within a warehouse facility can be improved through five distinct steps.”
In the article, he details fire prevention procedures, fire protection system design, management of change, and preplanning for manual firefighting efforts, as well as system inspection, testing and maintenance.
To read the improving warehouse fire safety article in its entirety, please visit Fire Middle East magazine.
About Telgian Engineering & Consulting, LLC
Telgian Engineering & Consulting (TEC) is a full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consulting firm specializing in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects. TEC provides professional services related to the protection of people, property, information, and organizational mission against preventable losses including strategic/enterprise risk management, environmental health and safety, fire protection engineering, operations continuity consulting, systems commissioning, emergency management, smoke control engineering and design, and construction administration services.
Since 1985, TEC has worked with clients including architects, engineers, owners, developers, risk and facility management firms, construction teams and government agencies across a variety of industry sectors. These include government, healthcare, commercial, education, hospitality, industrial, and transportation across the United States and abroad.
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