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02 February 2018

THERMAL IMAGING cameras such as the FLIR K55 and K65 are proving invaluable tools for firefighters but there is one feature in particular that makes these models stand out from the crowd.

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19 December 2017

IF YOU’RE responsible for the health and safety of everyone in a multi-storey building, what should be top of your priorities? Evac+Chair, lists its ‘high five’ – the major considerations as it sees them.

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19 December 2017

IN A recent revision to the BS5839-1:2017 the British Standard Institute has recommended that all manual call points should be fitted with a protective cover, which is moved to gain access to the frangible elements.”

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23 May 2017

A KEY element of any health and safety policy is to ensure that anyone with mobility issues can be safely evacuated from upper floors of buildings when lifts are out of action during an emergency.

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02 January 2019

Elspeth Grant take a look at the progress of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, and highlights the importance of an effective evacuation plan in high-rise buildings.

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19 October 2018

The controversial 'stay put' policy has been in the headlines since the Grenfell tragedy and the public and the industry have been asking many questions, which Andy Green highlighted in his webinar – To stay put or not.

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11 May 2018

C-TEC's MD Andrew Foster places Stay Put policies under the spotlight and explains the key things that need to be in place to ensure the practice works as planned.

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12 March 2018

All organisations need to be prepared for any emergency situation and evacuating a multi-storey building requires a lot of preparation warns Gerard Wallace.

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11 September 2017

Fire Sector Federation president Brian Robinson provides an overview of what the organisation has recommended be included in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

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11 August 2017

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, Stewart Kidd shares his view that sprinklers should be installed as standard in all new buildings and retrofitted in unsafe premises.

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03 August 2017

In the wake of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, Alan Oliver analyses the merits of implementing a stay-put policy when evacuating tall buildings

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25 May 2017

The design and construction of a building often require a fine balancing act between aesthetics, function, performance and cost, explains Mark Harris.

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18 May 2017

John Robb explores the impact of a disaster on financial stability, legal culpability, operational resilience and reputation.

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15 February 2017

Fire Safety Event Content Director Mark Sennett introduces the show, which boasts an unparalleled line-up of free educational content and an exhibition containing major fire safety manufacturers and associations

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09 February 2017

When it comes to evacuating multi-storey buildings that are open to the public, duty-holders need to be prepared for all eventualities to ensure everyone, including the mobility-impaired, gets out safely, explains Mark Roberts

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