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Fire Safety Matters Podcast – Episode 26
03 May 2022
THE TWENTY sixth episode of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast is now live to view and available to download or stream for free. In this episode, Mark Sennett (CEO at Western Business Media) chats with Ken Bullock (business development manager for emergency evacuation systems at Advanced) about BS 8629.
It’s now common practice to install automatic fire alarm systems in high-rise residential buildings in order to reduce ‘Waking Watch’ costs while unsafe cladding is removed and remedial work completed.
In a recent Fire Safety Matters webinar, Ken Bullock explain how ‘over-engineering’ temporary systems will allow conversion to an evacuation alert system once a risk assessor has confirmed that the ‘Stay Put’ policy can be reinstated. He also offered an overview of BS 8629 recommendations, which bring fire safety peace of mind for high-rise residents.
Also on the webinar, Steve Dilloway from Veritas Fire Support Services reviews the BS 8629 Code of Practice from a fire risk assessor’s perspective. He focused on common design errors, Best Practice in systems provision for the hearing impaired, premises information boxes and fire doors.
In addition, Episode 26 of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast includes a round-up (and analysis) of several major industry news stories concentrating on the Building Safety Bill, UK Fire and Rescue Services donating equipment for their Ukrainian counterparts and the inaugural Fire & Security Matters Awards.
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