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Daily archives: Monday, July 17, 2006

RR475 – The development of a ‘female’ form manikin as part of a test facility to assess the fire protection afforded by personal protective equipment

Monday, July 17, 2006

The concept of using heat sensing manikins to assess the protection against “flashover” fires provided by clothing has become increasingly recognised over the last ten years. In 2001 the UK Fire Service became concerned that because manikin test facilities only used a “male” form manikin, it was not possible to either assess clothing for female […]

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Commission endorses publication of the initial report of the independent board’s investigation into the explosion and fires at the Buncefield oil storage depot

Monday, July 17, 2006

The HSC and the Board of the Environment Agency today have received and endorsed publication of the initial report by the independent Major Incident Investigation Board appointed to supervise the investigation of the explosion and fires at the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot, Hemel Hempstead, on 11 December 2005. Read the press release

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