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Hybrid Wireless

25th April 2024 at 10:30am

This course is dedicated to Apollo wireless devices, a specialised method of fire detection, often used in applications which demand a fast fire detection solution. This CPD explains how the system works and outlines the features and benefits. It also describes how to perform radio surveys, and frequency and channel selection for multiple interfaces.

On the agenda:

  • Why Wireless Detection?
  • Applications & benefits
  • An understanding and appreciation of Pan-European wireless standard BS EN54-25
  • The importance of wireless surveys
  • Case studies & examples

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Sponsored by Apollo

Enforcement in Specialised Housing

10th May 2024 at 10:00am

Fire safety in specialised housing and supported living situations is complex area, especially in terms of your legal obligations.

The UK's leading fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer will deliver a seminar on the Enforcement of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) and its application to housing providers, care providers and tenants.

Warren will examine various scenarios involving specialised housing and supported living, outlining who may be responsible or culpable for Fire Safety under the FSO.

This seminar will appeal to Fire Risk Assessors involved in specialised housing and supported living premises, care and housing providers and the fire safety industry generally.

The session will provide multiple opportunities for attendees to ask questions.

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Sponsored by Blackhurst Budd

Ensuring Fire Safety in Car Parks and other Challenging Environments

5th June 2024 at 10:30am

As one of the most powerful forces on earth, there is little more dangerous than an uncontrolled fire – and fires in multi-storey or underground car parks are prone to spread rapidly, burning at extremely high intensity.

With the ever-growing popularity of e-vehicles - coupled with the dirty, dusty and damp environments of car parks - fires in this sector are becoming more common, and are often detected too late. This was highlighted clearly with the recent Luton car park fire, where almost 1500 cars were destroyed.

With common forms of fire detection subject to failure in environments that are exposed to adverse weather, debris or overheating, complete coverage, high sensitivity and reliability are all fundamental features of any fire detection system in this application. Linear heat detection not only meets the BS5839 regulatory compliance and standards, it is designed to provide the earliest form of detection, prevent false alarms, and is entirely unaffected by airflow, dangerous chemicals or toxins. It is additionally much easier to install and maintain as well as easily interfacing into an addressable fire panel.

This webinar will consider the most efficient and effective ways to detect the threat of fire in challenging environments, linear heat detection not only meets the BS5839 regulatory compliance and standards, it is designed to provide the earliest form of detection, prevent false alarms, and is entirely unaffected by airflow, dangerous chemicals or toxins.

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Sponsored by Thermocable

An Introduction to BS 7273-4

20th June 2024 at 10:30am

It is common for a fire detection and fire alarm system to be linked to various forms of door hardware. Devices are actuated by the arrangements described in BS 7273-4 to open, release, or unlock doors that form part of the means of escape in the event of a fire, or that prevent the spread of smoke and fire into escape routes. Their use might also be required to make buildings, and circulation routes within buildings, accessible for groups of people, such as those with certain forms of disability.

  • Learn about commonly interfaced release mechanisms
  • Learn about ‘Critical’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Indirect’ categories of actuation
  • Which category of actuation is appropriate for an application
  • Design implications for L4 & L5 systems

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Sponsored by Apollo
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Learn how Asecos are challenging the hazards of Lithium batteries head on

As our understanding of the hazards of Lithium batteries are increasingly understood, demands increase on the producers of respective solutions.

Join us to view how our new range of Lithium battery storage cabinets has entirely evolved to include our latest Ultra Cabinet with active smoke management. We are Europe’s leading manufacturer of fire resistant storage cabinets, we will be defining the hazards, presenting the negative impacts of lithium batteries and what further solutions and processes are available to you in order to combat those threats.

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Sponsored by FirePro

The upcoming Procurement Act: Why sustainability and social value matter

The Procurement Act 2023 is set to transform the procurement process for public bodies. The Act aims to create a simpler more flexible system that emphasises social value and sustainability.

To support you in preparing for these upcoming changes this webinar will cover: what is changing in procurement and why, how you can prepare and how these changes will support a more sustainable procurement process.

The Procurement Act 2023 is set to come into force October 2024 and will impact public sector organisations and suppliers while also opening the door for SMEs and social enterprises. This session aims to act as a guide to support you in the transition.

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Sponsored bySentry Doors

Technical ventilation solutions recirculating air used in conjunction with safety storage cabinets

In this webinar we would like to introduce you to the methods of using recirculating air filtration systems in environments where there is no access to on-site local exhaust ventilation. Asecos Limited produce cabinets for the safe storage of hazardous materials and the use of recirculating air filtration systems in conjunction with Asecos safety storage cabinets offers a flexible source of ventilation. Our solutions will greatly assist your requirements of the Dangerous Substance and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. You will learn why we have these solutions in place, what conditions are placed on you as a user and other guidance available to control exposure of your workforce to hazardous working environments.

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Sponsored byFirePro

Apples and pears aren't the same – Are stairs just stairs? Key obstacles to consider when evacuation planning

Join us for an eye-opening webinar titled 'Apples and Pears Aren’t the Same – Are Stairs Just Stairs?' as we delve into the critical nuances of evacuation planning. In emergency scenarios, the seemingly ordinary aspects, hold distinct differences – similarly, stairs are more than just a means of transition. Our session focuses on unravelling the key obstacles often overlooked during evacuations and when choosing evacuation equipment.

Our webinar aims to equip attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the often underestimated complexities involved in evacuations, empowering them to proactively address these hurdles. With points on key responsibilities, legal requirements and considerations when choosing evacuation equipment, we hope that you join.

Safety chair are part of The Emergency Group, the leading fire evacuation company worldwide. Providing our customers with advice and solutions for over 40 years.

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Sponsored byFirePro

Protecting heritage premises from fire – Lessons learned from Notre Dame Fire

This webinar will be presented by Tony Hanley of FirePro UK and will focus on the importance of protecting heritage premises from fire in order to protect irreplaceable historical premises and artefacts.

Tony will explore the lessons learned from the high-profile fire at Notre Dame. He will cover key aspects on a paper on the fire written by Jérôme Barthélemy* of the ESSEC Business School, France.

In early 2019, the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral was nearly destroyed by a fire. Many people still believe that it was entirely due to errors made by frontline workers. This study suggests that it resulted from the combination of various types of errors. It also argues that it was a predictable surprise, which is a disastrous event that could have been anticipated.

Tony will be opening the pandoras box of the reported events, and demonstrating how losses caused by fire in heritage premises in particular, may be dramatically reduced by adopting fire strategies that utilise todays appropriately performance certificated fire protection technologies, which when correctly engineered, will raise early warning of fire, as well as buying precious time by delivering localised fire suppression in high fire risk areas such as voids, electrical rooms, lofts, cavities, all without water, pressurised gas, pipes or excessive cabling.

*Jérôme Barthélemy is Executive Vice-President, Dean for Post Experience Programs, Corporate Programs and Relations and Professor of Strategy and Management at ESSEC Business School. He has been a visiting professor and visiting research scholar at New York University, Stanford University and Cambridge University. He is also the author of Myths of strategy (Kogan Page, 2022).

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Sponsored byFirePro

Enhancing Remote Connectivity: Innovations for Performance, Safety & Customer Experience

We explore the newest technologies available, and how they are changing the way fire systems are accessed remotely. With advances in how information is retrieved and utilised, protection maximised, unlimited remote accessibility, along with optimisation of the system, with engineer, installer and end user all benefiting. This drives down costs, as well as a reduction in carbon miles by streamlining engineering visits and on-site labour.

Additionally, with wireless becoming the choice for speed, it also brings innovation with integration of non-fire technologies delivering “large system” features and benefits to smaller and medium fire systems within SME sector and similar.

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Sponsored byEMS

Enforcement of the newly amended Fire Safety Order

Fire Safety Matters magazine will be partnering with leading industry lawyer Warren Spencer to deliver a special two-hour webinar on the way in which the amendments to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order are likely to be enforced.

The webinar will take place on 15 September 2023 at 10:00am and will be hosted by Warren Spencer (managing director of Blackhurst Budd Solicitors), who has prosecuted and defended more cases under the Fire Safety Order than any other lawyer.

Following publication of the new fire safety regulations, the next step in the Government's overhaul of fire safety legislation will be the implementation of Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022, which will substantially amend the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Those amendments will come in to force on 1st October 2023.

The proposed amendments will significantly affect articles 9, 11, 21, 22 and 50 of the Fire Safety Order. Risk assessments will have to be carried out and then delivered in a written format, while certain information will have to be recorded and passed on to other ‘Responsible Persons’. There will also be specific amendments in relation to fire safety enforcement in higher-risk buildings.

During the course of this webinar, Warren Spencer will outline how the significant amendments are likely to be enforced by Fire and Rescue Services. He will examine the way in which these amendments will affect the issuing of enforcement and Prohibition Notices; the obtaining of information through Article 27 letters; and the impact upon responsible persons, fire risk assessors, fire alarm companies and other fire industry professionals.

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Sponsored byBlackhurst Budd

Passive Fire Protection: The Importance of Fire Doors in Healthcare Facilities

Fire doors are a vital aspect of a healthcare building's overall passive fire protection. Having the right fire door is essential as it acts as a barrier to prevent the spread of fire and smoke in busy environments such as healthcare facilities.

This session will provide an informative look into the features that make up a fire door and how their applications can protect staff, patients and visitors whilst providing vital protection in the event of a fire.

In buildings where evacuation is difficult, adequate compartmentation of fire and smoke is essential. It is the role of the appointed Responsible Person(s) to ensure any installed fire doors are well maintained so that they can perform as intended in the event of a fire. This session will also provide a look into the role of Responsible Person(s) in healthcare facilities and the importance of retaining a Golden Thread of Information.

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Sponsored bySentry Doors

The future is fiber: Understanding the key advantages of fiber optic linear heat detection

When you need real time information with precise location data about when and where a fire is occurring, traditional fire detection solutions can let you down. Fiber optic based Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) systems offer the highest levels of protection with early detection, ensuring operators are alerted as quickly as possible to minimise danger for people, property and assets.

Join us as we look at how the latest generation Linear Heat Detection (LHD) outperforms conventional linear heat detection systems, including digital cable-based products, analog cable, pressurised tube and multipoint detection. The webinar will also focus on the advantages of exceptional location accuracy, low maintenance solutions and the cost savings that fiber-based systems can offer.

Whether your site is in a remote location or a busy inner city, discover how fiber optic solutions enable swift decision making and help to minimise damage, avoid catastrophic failure and to reduce financial, environmental and reputational risk.

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Sponsored byBandweaver

Protecting Educational Environments From Fire

Fire alarm systems play a critical role in ensuring the safety of students, staff, and visitors in educational institutions. These systems are designed to detect the presence of a fire and promptly alert occupants, allowing for a timely response and evacuation if necessary. In this CPD we will look at design considerations and guidance documentation.

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Sponsored byApollo

Are your fire doors compliant? Reducing risk and navigating regulations

This webinar aims to interpret the latest fire door regulations and addresses how to approach putting them into practice. How often should fire doors be inspected and serviced and when should fire doors be repaired or replaced? Stuart Baxter, MD at Safelincs Fire & Safety, and Mike Floyd, Fire Safety Consultant, discuss a holistic and contextual approach to ensuring fire doors are compliant.

Putting the latest fire door regulations into practice requires a case-by-case approach where a one size fits all method is not always viable. Discussions will cover nominal fire doors and fire doors where the golden thread of information exists, as well as how to strategically apply the regulations to your premises and ensure any risks are mitigated through compliance with the latest standards. Mike will clarify which fire door defects are deemed repairable and any instances that would require a replacement door to be fitted.

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Sponsored bySafelincs

Embracing the latest technology for the best fire protection

Embracing the latest technology for the best protection – How the latest innovations can benefit both user and service company; from remote access to online service, as well as how new wireless technologies cut installation times and cost.

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Sponsored byEMS

The whys and wherefores of Voice Alarm systems

This webinar aims increase knowledge of public address/voice alarms systems within the fire and security sector.

The webinar will focus on:

  • Why and how a Voice Alarms can clear areas quicker than sounders.
  • Where and when a Voice Alarms is required by law
  • Which type of system suits which type of application
  • How knowledge of fire systems is easily Transferable to Voice Alarm
  • Dispelling the myth of ‘Black Arts’ around Voice Alarm design and installation.

Hosted by Ambient’s Director of Business Development Neil Voce, assisted by SigNET audio expert, Tremayne Crossley, the session will focus on Ambient’s market-leading EN54-16 certified VA/PA systems. which are available through SigNET. Packed with facts and open to everyone, the webinar will also feature full Q&A sessions at the end.

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Sponsored bySignet

Risky Business: Calling for safe evacuation

The aim of this webinar is to bring to light the current legal landscape that surrounds evacuation measures, as well as educate organisations and the responsible persons of their liabilities, risks, and obligations when it comes to being prepared to evacuate all.

Evac+Chair is the original manufacturer and global leader in emergency evacuation chairs for the mobility impaired, pioneering innovation for the last 40 years. Independently tested and proven to be the safest and fastest means of evacuation, Evac+Chair is trusted and relied upon in emergency situations to assist in saving people’s lives.

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Sponsored byEvac+Chair

How digital fire records are transforming education, hospitality & property management

FIA Lead of the Digital Records Task Group Jason Hill invites fire safety professionals from the Education, Hospitality & Property Management sectors to a discussion on how digital records are changing how compliance is documented and achieved.

We will be exploring case studies from many organisations such as the NHS, MOD, Church of England, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salvation Army, UK Atomic Energy Authority, Enterprise Rent-a-car, Caterpillar, Arsenal FC and P&O Ferries.

We will be looking at:

  • The current unique challenges faced by each industry
  • How trend-setting organisations are solving these with digital tools
  • The 5-step playbook for digitally transforming fire safety in less than 30 days

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Sponsored byTio

Proving Compliance – Testing fire detectors & reporting results

Whilst the importance of functional testing of fire detectors is well known, there is now a growing need to be able to prove that such testing has been carried out. Manual recording via paper records or visual checks are often used to try and demonstrate testing has taken place – but mistakes can easily be made and neither method automatically records the result of how an individual detector reacted when tested.

Testifire XTR2 is a new connected solution that combines both testing and reporting, it pairs a powerful smoke and heat test tool with a dedicated App to enable rapid functional testing and provide immediate details of all test results in an auto-generated report.

In addition to the reporting, the new solution also offers a host of features which service managers and engineers can use to increase productivity through faster testing and automation of test records and reports.

The webinar will cover the three elements;

  • The test tool – how it works, the advanced features it offers and how it communicates with the App
  • The report – the data that is captured and how it can be used
  • The cloud portal – a powerful resource which provides insight on all site visits, productivity and device health

This webinar will provide key information for Service Managers, Fire Engineers and Building Owners/Facilities Managers.

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Sponsored byDetector Testers

Staying safe with Compressed Gases

Compressed gases present many different hazards requiring specific safety protocols for both their safe handling and use. Safety is a high priority when storing and providing gases and must be subject to risk assessment. They pose a major risk of fire and/or explosion if not stored properly.

This webinar will focus on how high purity and specialised gases are more commonly used and how processes are changing rapidly. It will also explore how the demand for decentralised solutions of storage and delivery has increased and explain why it's essential that you have flexibility of storage without compromising safety.

Join the webinar to learn more about:

  • Classification of gases
  • The hazards and safety measures
  • Cylinder labelling
  • Gases in use / applications
  • Storage sections
  • Centralised & decentralised gas supplies
  • EN14470-2 solutions
  • Technical extraction

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Sponsored byAsecos

Fire Safety Meets Sustainability: A Path to Responsible Systems

Join this webinar to discover how sustainability is reshaping the fire safety industry.

We'll explore the core principles of sustainability and its driving factors, with a focus on practical steps for making fire detectors and alarm systems more environmentally responsible.

We’ll talk about responsible sourcing, carbon management, circular economy practices, and material compliance. We’ll also discuss ‘What is greenwashing?’ and share how you can look out for it.

Join us for this session and be part of the conversation that's pushing the industry toward a greener, more sustainable future.

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Sponsored byApollo

Evacuation Alert Systems: A Guide to the BS8629 2023 Amendment and its Impact on Safety

Join Johnson Controls for a captivating and informative webinar, "Evacuation Alert Systems: A Guide to the BS8629 2023 Amendment and its Impact on Safety."

This engaging session will provide a comprehensive look at the latest amendments to the BS8629 standard, focusing on evacuation alert systems for high-rise residential buildings. The webinar will guide you through the ins and outs of technical requirements, design nuances, and real-world applications, ensuring that you stay at the cutting edge of fire safety and compliance. Moreover, attendees will discover how these new requirements contribute to enhanced safety for residents and emergency responders during critical incidents, including provisions for more robust communication systems, improved evacuation strategies, and better overall system performance.

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Sponsored byJohnson Controls

What’s new in BS 8629 - An overview of the 2023 amendment to the code of practice for evacuation alert systems

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry phase 1 report recommended that means should be provided to evacuate people from all high-rise residential buildings. At the end of 2022, the building regulations were changed to make evacuation alert systems (EAS) mandatory in new builds over 18 metres in England and in early 2023, BS 8629, the standard covering these systems was amended.

Andy’s presentation explores the origins of BS 8629 following the Grenfell Tower disaster, starting in Scotland and later being taken up in England. The presentation will also cover:

  • How EAS are a special type of fire alarm system with the fire detection elements omitted, and how the term ‘alert’ is used instead of ‘alarm’ to underline this.
  • Where EAS are needed; and how they should be installed and maintained.
  • The main differences between an EAS and a ‘normal’ fire alarm, such as the need for enhanced cable to ensure operation in a prolonged fire.
  • Why installation and maintenance contractors should be able to demonstrate their competence.
  • Why an EAS is a system of ‘last resort’ that will only be used if the FRS decide the ‘Stay-Put’ strategy has failed.

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Sponsored byC-TEC

New Fire Safety Regulations coming into force 1st October and how they affect you

Requirements for The Fire Safety Regulations laid out within section 156 are set to be implemented from 1st October 2023.

As preparation is key to remaining compliant, this webinar will explain the requirements of the regulations. Covering the responsibilities of Responsible Persons, what exactly classes as a HRB, registration requirements, and upcoming deadlines to be aware of.

These changes will impact everyone across the industry, so this session aims to act as a guide to contractors and housing associations alike.

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Sponsored bySentry Doors

Wireless Fire Detection – The Fundamentals

The webinar will cover the fundamentals of wireless fire detection. We will discuss compliance and how wireless technology meets the requirements of multiple British standard codes of practice. We will look at system architecture, applications, key advancements in technology, the importance of wireless surveys, programming and commissioning and ongoing service and maintenance.

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Sponsored byHyfire

The importance of choosing the right fire detection system

This webinar is designed to provide the audience with a top-level understanding of different types of fire systems. It’s vital that premises are installed with suitable and reliable fire systems to ensure reliable and accurate detection, which can both eliminate unwanted/false alarms and be critical to protect both the premises and the occupants.

This session will also share why certain fire systems are best suited to different environments, share supporting products and compare protocol capabilities.

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Sponsored byApollo

The ramifications of the proposed amendment to Fire Safety Order

Following the publication of the new Fire Safety Regulations the next step in the government's overhaul of fire safety legislation will be the implementation of section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 which will substantially amend the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The proposed amendments will significantly affect articles 9, 11, 21, 22 and 50 of the Fire Safety Order. Responsible persons will be under a duty to instruct "competent" fire risk assessors, risk assessments will have to be produced and carried out in written form, and certain information will have to be recorded and passed on to other responsible persons. There will also be specific amendments in relation to enforcement in higher risk buildings.

During the course of our webinar, we will discuss the proposed amendments, and the possible impact upon the enforcement of the fire safety order by fire and rescue services, in particular in relation to fire risk buildings, together with the consequences for fire risk assessors, responsible persons and other fire industry professionals.

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Sponsored byBlackhurst Budd

Lithium Batteries: The hazards, the safe process of charging and storage, and the fully supervised solution.

There are always continuing developments and pressing requirements when it comes to the safe storage and charging of lithium batteries. Lithium batteries can be best described as an evolving hazard, lithium batteries are constantly posing heavy demands on businesses in order to combat those hazards. As such manufactures of equipment used to store and charge lithium batteries are meeting those potential threats head on, with a constant process of product development. Join us to hear the perspective from Europe’s leading manufacturer of fire resistant storage cabinets, we will be defining the hazards, presenting the negative impacts of lithium batteries and what solutions and processes are available to you in order to combat those threats.

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Sponsored byAsecos

Rapid & Effective Ways to Meet Fire Alarm & Detection Standards (BS:5839).

Making the world a safer place has been a core objective in the development of our latest tech. The vision is simple – Wireless Everywhere. We will explore how it is possible to scale up fire protection compliance fast, by harnessing the power of latest radio technology to help overcome numerous logistical challenges with non-compliant environments and systems.

Cygnus are providing the fire industry with the tools and effective solutions to meet regulations where it’s been challenging or not possible in the past.

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Sponsored byCygnus

Regulated Qualifications - A key element of demonstrating knowledge

Regulated qualifications for multiple specialties are becoming far more accessible and available in the life safety sector. Nic Preston, Director of Qualifications - FireQual, discusses the current landscape of qualifications, and where the industry will look to move towards to ensure appropriately qualified individuals are performing works in the fire and life safety sectors.

This webinar will also cover the current products and avenues made available by FireQual to achieve regulated qualifications, recognised programmes, and/or CPD – all important factors in developing knowledge throughout an individual’s career.

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Sponsored byFireQual

Detection Principles and Device Selection

This session provides an introduction to those who have started working in the fire safety sector in the UK. It also acts as a refresher for those needing to be updated on recent industry changes.

In this session we will cover:

  • Types of systems
  • How each type of detector detects a fire
  • An overview of Series65 & XP95 product ranges
  • Choosing the best detector for the application
  • Typical loop configuration
  • Intelligent interfaces, intelligent switch monitors & intelligent Input/Output units

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Sponsored byApollo

Small fire risk / massive consequences - Solving the problem

Following the highly recommended book publication 'catastrophe and systemic change' following the Grenfell tragedy, well respected, author 'Gill Kernick, has written a thought provoking, and compelling read discussing the evolution of a number of facets regarding approaches, behaviour and evolution of Legislation for fire safety in the UK. The book is available on Amazon -Catastrophe and Systemic Change: Learning from the Grenfell Tower Fire and Other Disasters (Perspectives)

Part of the publication discusses catastrophic (low probability, high consequence) events.

When taking the recently introduced Fire Safety Regulations for high rise, complex and other premises, the consideration for managing small or low probability fire risks that may have high consequence, to either life safety or mission critical operation, FirePro technology, may be considered as a local fire suppression mitigating measure.

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Sponsored byFirePro

Raising the bar on domestic fire alarm system provision

The BAFE DS301 competency scheme was introduced to provide third-party certification of contractors of Grade D fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises to enhance standards and confidence in the sector.

In this session Frank Bertie, Chief Technical Officer for NAPIT, will discuss the BAFE DS301 competency scheme and how contractors can achieve this third-party certification.

The session will also be useful for new build developers and the housing sector in general to understand why third-party certification of competence should be a core requirement in their specifications for contractors installing domestic fire safety systems.

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Sponsored byBAFE

Integration of fire and security systems

With new high-profile legislation, it has become a priority to bring a decision management workflow that assigns priorities, determines resources and allows them to quickly organise appropriate actions and resources.

In this webinar, Mandy Bowden, Comelit-PAC Fire Manager looks at the bigger picture of today’s advances in fire safety and security technology and building management, including IP and Mobile-first solutions.

Mandy will assess the capabilities and product solutions for integration, while adhering to the requirements of compliance both in the fire safety and security sectors.

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Sponsored byComelit

Beyond compliance – achieving greater evacuation safety with Dynamic Safety Sign Systems

Finding your way out of a building in an emergency can be a stressful and often perilous incident. How can new technology help to improve the safety of occupants?

This presentation will discuss current emergency lighting standards and the current escape signage in place today and then introduce the new concept of Dynamic Safety Sign Systems. These systems can be automatically triggered by almost any fire panel to provide clear, unambiguous escape route indication for much-improved evacuation safety.

You will learn how occupants tend to react in an emergency and how a Dynamic Safety Sign System can be used to adapt to or overcome natural human behaviour; guiding people to their nearest escape route, and also actively routing them away from hazardous areas.

Peter Aldridge from the National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers (NAHFO) will talk about current fire safety issues in hospitals, which include surge pressures, catch-up after COVID and recent fires.

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Sponsored byTodd Research

Postal screening from the viewpoint of risk management, facilities and security

Most organisations use postal and courier services for sending and receiving mail and parcels, yet the potential for malicious attacks via these services is far more common than people realise. Whether these are hoax or genuine threats, the effect of an attack on an organisation’s day-to-day operations can be catastrophic.

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Sponsored byTodd Research

New Fire Safety Regulations for buildings

With the new Fire Safety Building Regulations taking effect on 1 December 2022 and the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 into force on 23 January 2023, our CPD seminar outlines the new duties for 'responsible persons' under the Fire Safety Order.

This webinar will explain why correct information is so important to the Fire & Rescue Service attending an incident and critical to an ‘effective’ outcome at a fire, with the new requirements of the secure Premises Information Box™ (PIB) and the Emergency Response Pack (ERP).

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Sponsored byGerda

Complexity in building design and use, and how to protect using speciality detection

As buildings become more complex, demands for the best in fire detection meets new challenges. Gone are the days when a “traditional” fire system was adequate, as modern materials and design, along with the way we use buildings, and the ever-shifting pattern of people movement lead to more complexity.

This webinar will look at complex buildings, and larger sites with multiple properties, to examine what solutions are available. Using speciality detection and intelligent systems, including Aspirating Smoke Detection, Linear Heat Cable, façade detection and wireless based fire technologies, coupled with innovative and smart smoke detection all integrating and working faultlessly with contemporary control systems.

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Sponsored byCarrier

Demonstrating competence in providing commercial fire detection and alarm system works with BAFE SP203-1

BAFE Fire Safety Register Director of Schemes, Chris Auger, will provide an overview of the BAFE SP203-1 competency scheme that covers the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of commercial fire detection and alarm systems. With this, there will be dedicated attention on upcoming updates to the scheme to help aid greater understanding of how the BAFE SP203-1 competency scheme is developing to reflect best working practice today.

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Sponsored bySimPro

Making buildings compliance visible in real-time

In this webinar, our Uptick speakers will discuss the criticality of building compliance information and how to make this data transparent and visible in real-time.

For most fire protection companies, the sheer complexity and volume of managing different tasks, staff, contractors, and reports mean they barely keep their heads above water.

Within the context of the duty of care they all have to their clients - in that it has to be reliable and accurate - we have the perfect recipe for misalignment and non-compliance.

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Sponsored byUptick

Introducing Wireless Fire Detection

Historically wireless fire detection devices have only been used in applications where cables were too difficult or too dangerous to install. Now we are seeing it be used everywhere.

REACH Wireless is Apollo's NEW hybrid-wireless platform, offering a greater product range than their previous solution, XPander. This webinar looks at the range offering, the technology behind the devices and how they can benefit you in a range of applications.

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Sponsored bySimPro

How to Grow Your Fire and Security Business

Bringing in enough sales to reach your growth target is a challenge felt by many fire and security businesses. Whilst the initial sale is integral to business, are you missing a trick to turn these one-off customers into repeat business?

On 12 July at 11:30 am, join simPRO and Lead Hero in partnership with Fire Safety Matters and Security Matters to learn how to win the first sale, and what to do next to turn them into repeat customers.

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Sponsored bySimPro

Hazmat Guide – Staying safe with Compressed Gases

Compressed gases are being used today in many industrial and research processes that would not be possible without their use. Compressed gases present many different hazards requiring specific safety protocols for both their safe handling and use. Safety is a high priority when storing and providing gases and must be subject to risk assessment.

This webinar will focus on how high purity and specialised gases are more commonly used and how processes are changing rapidly. It will also explore how the demand for decentralised solutions of storage and delivery has increased and explain why it's essential that you have flexibility of storage without compromising safety.

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Sponsored byAsecos

Importance of Aspirating Smoke Detection

Aspirating Smoke Detection has been used extensively in specific environments, where early detection has been vital, but with focus changing on how we protect our properties, is there a now a case for more widespread use of this type of technology.

Early detection can mean the difference between identifying a possible fire incident, at the very earliest opportunity, before it becomes a major issue. This early detection has generally been used in areas such as data centres, IT suites and clean environments, but could it be deployed to enhance protection in many other projects where it’s not been considered or maybe not even thought about?

We will look at the technology in general, examine how it works and how it can identify a fire related issue at such an early stage. How could this be used as part of an overall fire design in applications to add increased protection?

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Sponsored byAirSense

Wireless Fire Technology Enhancements

Wireless fire devices has been around for decades and the concept of installing fire systems linked by radio technology has become mainstream across the fire industry. Wireless solutions all around us in our everyday life, from telephones, to pc, etc and over the past decade, rapid advances in technology and manufacturing have made wireless a viable and cost-effective alternative for most of fire systems, eliminating the need for cabling and all of the problems it can bring.

The capabilities of the modern fire wireless system are far beyond what could be offered 10 years ago and today wireless technology offers efficient and reliable fire protection for almost any type of building. In this webinar Hyfire will present the most relevant and recent wireless technology enhancements. All attendees will receive CPD Points.

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Understanding PEEPS and your legal duty

Evac+Chair are the original and global leader in the design and manufacture of evacuation chairs and have been making emergency evacuations, simpler and safer for 40 years. Colin Moore, UK Sales Manager, will be explaining the importance of a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) and the legal obligations that surround evacuating the mobility impaired. The webinar will focus on:-

  • What is a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP)
  • What a PEEP must include
  • Who is responsible for compiling a PEEP and their duties
  • Who is a PEEP for
  • Complying with legislation
  • Equipment to assist

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Fire Safety Brief - Are You in, or Out? - Your Choice!

You are invited to attend a 1hour webinar on the 11th May 2022 at 10-30am for a Fire Safety Presentation by Simon Dickenson CMIOSH of Safety Chair International Limited.

Simon will be highlighting the impact of the Fire Safety Act 2021 & a short brief on the pending Building Safety Bill expected sometime in 2022/2023. Simon's experience will also illustrate with a, thought provoking dialogue on the importance of site surveys when selecting fire safety equipment and suppliers. He will also open up the thought process of the latest trend of Hybrid-Working, the new norm! Now that the UK as a whole is moving out of the recent pandemic there are many challenges responsible persons, employers and premises owners & occupiers are now facing in ensuring their staff, visitors and premises are fire safe.

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Why Fire Asset Management is a Game Changer

Proper fire asset management is highly specialist and as a result until recently has been a significant missing link in UK fire safety management.

New software designed specifically fire, security and safety assets that allows engineers to quickly create asset registers and asset histories and then allows rapid and accurate management of assets and related paperwork is now available. It is changing how fire service and maintenance businesses operate in the field and give reports and confidence to their customers.

Tio has recently launched what it believes is the fastest, easiest, and most focused fire and asset management package to the UK market. This webinar is an opportunity to see how it works, learn from major service and maintenance providers how it is changing their operations and how its result links into the wider compliance jigsaw all fire safety professionals deliver.

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Sponsored byTio

Impacts of the Building Safety Bill

Join us for a webinar update on where we are, as information on the actual impact of the Bill – the Building Safety Bill is back from the Lords and before Parliament for it’s final readng prior to enactment in part or whole – is hard to find in one place. Turner & Townsend will touch on the following during their presentations, allowing interactive time for Q&A as part of the webinar:

Nattasha Freeman Director SHEQ, will provide an update on CDM requirements and dutyholders, competence, and wider statutory requirements.

Paul Lane, Director for Fire, will present on fire legislation updates, fire risk assessments, fire design and insurers requirements.

George Mokhtar Director Technology, will provide an insight into digital tools and BIM and how they can be used to not only meet the need to capture the Golden Thread but how they can be used to plan meeting NZC aspirations”

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The safe storage and handling of lithium batteries and avoiding risks from fire

In normal operations, using lithium batteries is considered safe, however if there is a technical defect or a battery is damaged, the situation can rapidly change and become critical.

Unfortunately, unless the damage is clearly visible, for example damage to the casing, the defect can remain unseen.

This webinar will highlight the dangers posed by lithium ion batteries and explain why it is important to have a plan and the right protection in place, should an incident begin to unfold.

We will explain the asecos concept of safe storage and present the range of storage options that are available.

Target Group

Are you an e-bike/e-scooter dealer, mobility aid supplier, manufacturer or distributor of lithium-ion batteries or power tools, health and safety professional, insurer/risk assessor, or a professional in a field where lithium-ion batteries are used?

Then the one-hour webinar is just right for you!

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Protecting large premises from fire

Fire Safety in large premises

This webinar will explain the key benefits of protecting large premises with optical beam smoke detection. These premises can include warehouses, factories, or buildings with high ceilings.

In this session, you will learn how to use optical beam smoke detection to protect open spaces such as warehouses and factories and we explain how using optical beam smoke detection can save money and reduce false alarms in locations with high ceilings where point detectors would be difficult to install and maintain.

We will cover the pros and cons of other beam smoke detectors, the benefits of installing a low-level controller and when should you use and not use point, aspirating or beam smoke detection equipment.

Optical beam smoke detection is a device that uses a projected beam of light to detect smoke across large areas, typically as an indicator of fire. They are used to detect fires in buildings where standard point smoke detectors would either be uneconomical or restricted for use by the height of the building. The Hub is unique as it gives you complete flexibility to connect 3 different detectors in any configuration so you can now chose the system settings to suit your environment.

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Chemical Safety Legislation updates and key changes in 2022

This live CPD webinar brought to you by HSM and EcoOnline provides a solid foundation of UK chemical safety legislation and the key legislative changes since Brexit and updates for 2022. It is aimed at downstream users of substances.

You’ll also learn how to use digital tools to help you efficiently manage and apply the main chemical safety laws.

Overview:

  • An overview of the current chemical safety legislation framework;
  • Key issues encountered by companies since Brexit.
  • Key responsibilities on EHS personnel & companies and what you need to know and do;
  • Learn how to identify and apply appropriate measures in safety data sheets and exposure scenarios;
  • Main updates to chemical regulations coming since 2021 and how it will impact you in 2022;
  • How Brexit has impacted chemical safety including (GB CLP, UK REACH)
  • Impact on COSHH regulations
  • How to use digital chemical safety tools to meet legislation challenges and save time;
  • Q&A session to answer your queries.

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Flexible evacuation solutions to meet BS 8629

It’s now common practice to install automatic fire alarm systems in high-rise residential buildings to reduce waking watch costs while unsafe cladding is removed and remedial work completed.

In this webinar, Advanced’s Ken Bullock will explain how ‘over-engineering’ your temporary system will allow you to convert it to an evacuation alert system once a risk assessor has confirmed the stay-put policy can be reinstated. He will also give an overview of BS 8629 recommendations which bring fire safety peace of mind for you and high-rise residents.

Steve Dilloway from Veritas Fire Support Services will review the BS 8629 code of practice from a fire risk assessor’s perspective. He will also look at common design errors, best practice in the provision for the hearing impaired, premises information boxes and fire doors, as well as customer expectations.

Following the presentation Brian Sims, editor of Fire Safety Matters, will put your questions to Ken and Steve.

This session is ideal for anyone involved in the specification, installation or maintenance of fire and evacuation alert systems, as well as those responsible for protecting high-rise residential properties and their residents from fire.

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Wireless fire detection

Solutions for fire detection? – An insight into new, as well as, current technologies and why it might be time to have a re-think.

This webinar will focus on:

  • The importance of information and understanding.
  • How best to protect properties based on their own specific and tailored requirements.
  • What technologies are available and, how to apply for best protection and safety

We will include wireless technology, which is becoming more widely adopted. This can still be misunderstood in terms of application and performance and, with the intensifying addition of supplementary equipment, such as wireless door controllers, this could be your ideal solution.

The webinar will also identify time and cost savings, without compromising on protection. There will be “real world” independent comment, using video, to support the webinar, along with project driven examples with the opportunity for questions and debate.

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Fire Safety in Healthcare Buildings UK

This webinar will give an overview of HTM 05-03 Part B: Fire detection and alarm systems. This introduction to the standard covers common problems in healthcare including false alarms, simple and complex cause and effect.

On the agenda:

  • Healthcare Design Philosophy
  • Alarm & Detection zones
  • Maintenance and renovation difficulties
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Upgrading the systems

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Detector systems and fire safety in large premises

This webinar will explain the key benefits of protecting large premises with a fully customisable beam smoke system. These premises can include warehouses, factories, airports or buildings with high ceilings or difficult to access areas.

Learn how to install and maintain the NEW Fireray Reflective

In this webinar, we will share how using the NEW Fireray Reflective beam smoke detector can save money and reduce false alarms in locations with high ceilings where standard point detection would be difficult to install and maintain.

We will cover the pros and cons of different beam smoke detection technologies and the benefits of installing our NEW customisable low-level controller.

Fireray Reflective is a NEW product that uses a projected beam of light to detect smoke across large areas, typically as an indicator of fire. They are used to detect fires in buildings where standard point smoke detectors would either be uneconomical or restricted for use by the height of the building. The NEW Hub, is unique as it gives you complete flexibility to connect 3 different detectors in any configuration so you can now chose the system settings to suit your environment and control everything from low-level.

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Sponsored byFFE

Importance of digital fire logbooks

The new benefits of digital fire logbooks and asset registers. Real-world perspectives and experiences from end users and service companies.

Fire industry panel discussion chaired by Mark Sennet, CEO of Western Business Media Limited.

Digital records are big news in fire and safety. The need for a golden thread of fire safety information; better clarity and communication of responsibilities and issues; and the drive for ever more efficient operations has led to the creation of a new generation software products, built around the digital fire logbook, compliance and asset manager and digital document storage. Tio, staffed by longstanding fire industry professionals, has created the world’s first true digital fire logbook and is joined by end users and service professionals to discuss how these products can radically improve safety, performance and partnerships, using real-world examples and experiences not software demos.

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Fire Safety in tall buildings using wireless technology

As the fallout from Grenfell continues to shape the fire industry, this webinar will focus on safety and fire detection in tall buildings.

With “Waking Watch” introduced as an interim measure, how best to protect property, quickly and effectively in the longer term. A recent analysis, published by Gov.uk, documents that “Waking Watch” is costing a “mean” average of £20,443, per month, per building in London, currently around £145 million per year jus for the capital.

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Sponsored byEMS

How digitalization is impacting fire safety

Advancements in digital technology are having a massive impact on fire safety. You are now able to easily manage all of your fire safety workflows from system installation to preventative maintenance.

This webinar examines how digitalization can help you do your job more efficiently in potecting people and premises from fire. Are you looking to take that next step and take on those bigger contracts? Want to take a piece of the corporate pie? Join simPRO customer DT Fire Systems for this webinar and learn how one change gave them the confidence to not only tender but win those bigger contracts.

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Domestic fire detection and fire alarm systems - Doing them right

It is no understatement that having a correctly designed and installed fire detection and alarm system in domestic premises is an invaluable element of life safety provision.

The electrotechnical sector understands that additional standards and best working practice must be followed to ensure these are designed, installed, and maintained competently. This is especially important in buildings with multiple occupants which require quality premises management.

In this webinar, the BAFE Fire Safety Register, together with NAPIT, discuss Grade D domestic fire detection and alarm systems and how the electrotechnical sector can provide a quality service in delivering these.

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The necessity for evacuation alert systems

Following the aftermath of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, significant work has been undertaken to improve the culture of competency in the interest of life safety.

Lewis Ramsay QFSM MBA, BAFE Director and former Assistant Chief Officer for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, discusses the current climate of fire safety and how critical systems such as evacuation alert systems can assist the Fire and Rescue Service in saving lives.

This webinar is suitable for owners/premises management of high-risk residential buildings (HRRBs)/high-risk buildings (HRBs), Fire and Rescue Services (including protection and enforcement teams) and the wider fire safety industry interested in competency development.

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Sponsored byBafe

Bridging the Gap between Fire & Emergency Lighting Systems

Most non-domestic buildings must, by law, have both fire and emergency lighting systems. As public buildings and offices become increasingly complex, their life safety systems must keep pace. Whilst both fire systems and emergency lighting systems are essential to life safety, they are currently treated as separate entities with no communication between the two.

This seminar will explain why integrating fire and emergency lighting systems offers greatly improved safety to a building’s occupants in an emergency. We will cover a range of topics including automatic addressable emergency lighting test systems, integration with fire systems, the ability to apply cause and effect to emergency lighting, and Dynamic Safety Sign Systems (DSSS)

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Four years on from Grenfell – how will Building Safety Standards drive change and prevent a re-occurrence?

The question of how we prevent another Grenfell Tower disaster has been asked for almost four years. With the enquiry led by Dame Judith Hackitt now concluded and legislation in the form of the Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Bill currently going through Parliament, there is some understanding of what updated building safety standards may look like for “buildings in scope”; those over 18m high with a residential component/sleeping risk.

The Building Safety Bill is expected to include new Dutyholder roles and requirements especially for building owners/managers, contractors, designers and suppliers. Implementation will impact how buildings are designed, constructed and managed: to put in place the Golden Thread of information, the government is trying to achieve.

The Building Safety Bill suggests that recommendations will be implemented through secondary legislation, including potentially a revision of the CDM Regulations and/or the Town & Country Planning Act. The first requirements are likely to be brought into effect later this year. From those in the real estate sector to everyone involved in the design and delivery of projects of this nature, including Dutyholders within the current CDM Regulations and new Dutyholders – the Accountable Person and Building Manager, the impact of these changes could be significant.

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Fire Safety in tall buildings using wireless technology

As the fallout from Grenfell continues to shape the fire industry, this webinar will focus on safety and fire detection in tall buildings.

With “Waking Watch” introduced as an interim measure, how best to protect property, quickly and effectively in the longer term. A recent analysis, published by Gov.uk, documents that “Waking Watch” is costing a “mean” average of £20,443, per month, per building in London, currently around £145 million per year jus for the capital.

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Sponsored byTurner Townsend

Hazmat Guide - Gases

Compressed gases are being used today in many industrial and research processes that would not be possible without their use. Compressed gases present many different hazards requiring specific safety protocols for both their safe handling and use. Safety is a high priority when storing and providing gases and must be subject to risk assessment.

For many years, the centralised storage of gases was the only available solution. However, as high purity and specialised gases are more commonly used and processes are changing rapidly, the demand for decentralised solutions of storage and delivery has increased; flexibility of storage without compromising safety is the key.

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