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19 October 2020

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has launched EvacGo, its evacuation alert system designed to meet the recommendations of BS 8629:2019 relating to buildings containing flats with storeys over 18 metres above ground level.

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15 October 2020

C-TEC’s NEW Hush ActiV BS 5839-6 Grade C domestic fire alarm systems are providing top-grade fire protection at several Ministry of Defence (MoD)-managed residential properties in North Wales.

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15 October 2020

SPELSBERG’S NEW fire protection enclosure improves the safety of electrical systems, enabling the control of fire alarms, evacuation systems and fire extinguishers for a minimum of 90 minutes in the event of a blaze.

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15 October 2020

LIFE SAFETY solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe has launched a new range of hybrid wireless fire detection and alarm systems. The Ekho product range is EN54-25 approved and RED compliant and “takes hybrid wireless fire detection to new levels” of reliability, flexibility and performance.

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20 October 2020

A NETWORK of fire panels supplied by intelligent fire safety systems developer Advanced has been installed as part of a campus-wide system replacement at Imperial College London.

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05 October 2020

APOLLO FIRE Detectors has launched a new Leasing Programme in partnership with Shire Leasing to offer simple and flexible finance options for installing or upgrading fire alarm systems without an initial capital outlay.

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12 October 2020

EVAC+CHAIR has introduced a new range of evacuation chairs designed to enhance passenger safety and comfort and further demonstrate the brand’s commitment to improve safety in the built environment for all.

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28 September 2020

PROFAB ACCESS, the designer and manufacturer of riser doors and access panel solutions for ceilings, walls and partitions, is raising awareness of the importance of compliant fire testing and certification as part of Fire Door Safety Week 2020.

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05 October 2020

KINGSPAN BELIEVES that large-scale system testing is one of the most reliable ways of assessing the performance of building elements in a fire situation. The company has subjected its products to rigorous testing for decades. In fact, 2020 marks 25 years since Kingspan’s PIR core insulated panel systems first achieved certification from the Loss Prevention Certification Board and FM Approvals.

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02 October 2020

A RANGE of solutions for cleaning breathing apparatus, respiratory masks and PPE equipment that reduce the risk of carcinogen contamination within emergency teams has been launched by Dräger as part of its ‘Health for the Firefighter’ campaign.

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13 October 2020

EARLIER THIS year, Firefly Fixings received a letter from a front line firefighter explaining how entanglement in a fire is one of firefighters’ biggest fears. The business was so moved by this communication that it decided to make a short video about the issue.

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05 October 2020

MEGAMAN HAS launched a comprehensive range of easy-to-install emergency lighting solutions. Offering a variety of lighting systems from emergency slim bulkheads through to spotlights and downlights, Megaman’s TEMPUS emergency lighting series accommodates a wide range of applications including offices, schools, retail spaces and public areas.

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27 September 2020

APOLLO FIRE Detectors, the specialist fire safety solutions provider, has launched a new market insight programme specifically designed to assist the business in continuing to deliver innovative fire safety products and the highest standards of customer service.

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05 October 2020

SPECIFIERS CHOOSING Firetherm (the passive fire protection solutions developer) are assured of enhanced technical and service support benefits as part of the brand’s dynamic merger. Firetherm’s time-proven and trusted fire stopping solutions, which are used extensively across the built environment, are now being delivered in the UK under the Nullifire brand.

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05 October 2020

FIRE PROTECTION equipment manufacturer Bull Products is taking site safety to new heights during the expansion of the University of Brighton’s largest campus. The company is helping to safeguard the workforce of construction firm Bouygues UK as it delivers the multi-million pound development for Uliving, the student accommodation specialist.

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05 October 2020

COMELIT UK has become a member of the British Standards Institution (BSI), thereby enabling the company’s fire division to benefit from access to the latest high-performance standards as well as Government-influenced industry thinking.

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05 October 2020

FIREANGEL HAS agreed a partnership with Ealing Council in conjunction with CEF to deliver one of the largest Internet of Things (IoT) roll-outs of its kind currently available in the UK.

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05 October 2020

ADVANCED IS extending its popular range of emergency lighting solutions with the launch of the EasySafe addressable, low-voltage emergency luminaires and exit signs.

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12 September 2020

HOTEL BILYAN Beach is located on the South Beach of the historic town of Nessebar in Bulgaria and attracts thousands of guests annually to its luxurious facilities. Having recently become part of the SENTIDO prestige hotel chain, the hotel underwent a complete renovation, which included the implementation of a new fire detection system from Hochiki Europe.

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05 October 2020

C-TEC’s CAST and Hush Pro fire alarm systems have been installed to safeguard a cluster of commercial and residential properties in Llangollen, Wales.

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FEATURES

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02 October 2020

Fire safety requirements for rail networks operating within airports pose a unique set of challenges for design teams and, indeed, demand specific management protocols given what can be large occupancy numbers combined with 24-hour services. Here, Tony Cash reviews the key factors considered for the Terminal Transit System at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5

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02 October 2020

With the word ‘smart’ now appearing in front of almost anything, including speakers, cars, heating systems, televisions and even fridges, what are the criteria that dictate or otherwise certify the use of ‘smart’ as a prefix when applied to the built environment? Ray Puttock airs his views on the matter

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02 October 2020

Fires impacting refurbishment projects, such as the catastrophic blaze that broke out at the Notre Dame Cathedral in April last year, remain at the forefront of people’s minds as a direct result of the myriad news headlines they generate. Here, Tony Obadipe outlines the key issues to think about in terms of fire safety regimes for building and refurbishment projects

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02 October 2020

Flame resistant, flame retardant, fire resistant, fire retardant. Is there a difference? Which is the correct choice of ‘FR’ for your team? Reece Buchner explains some of the standards and regulations today’s organisations need to be aware of when making their decision on Personal Protective Equipment

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01 October 2020

QuadCore technology is an insulation core, self-blended and unique to Kingspan, that delivers the highest performance of any closed cell insulation core across four factors: fire, thermal, environmental and longevity. Here, Tony Ryan examines how its application at a key site in Coventry is helping to safeguard the UK’s Industrial Strategy

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01 October 2020

Publication of the draft Building Safety Bill signals the biggest changes to fire safety in 40 years through improved regulations designed to aid the construction industry. Here, Mick Hill explores the importance of providing a ‘golden thread’ of building information by specifying components (including bi-directionally fire-tested riser doors) that offer the highest standards in terms of compliance and performance

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02 October 2020

On Wednesday 29 July, Fire Safety Matters ran another event in its popular webinar series, this time focused on ‘Ensuring Compliance and Improving Efficiency of Fire Alarm Systems’ and featuring detailed input from solution specialists at LAN Control Systems. Brian Sims reports on proceedings

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01 October 2020

BS 8629: Code of Practice for the Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Evacuation Alert Systems for Use by Fire and Rescue Services in Buildings Containing Flats was the focus of a recent webinar on evacuation planning run by Fire Safety Matters in conjunction with Advanced. Brian Sims reports on the major points outlined in terms of Best Practice

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01 October 2020

Business continuity encompasses a loosely defined set of planning, preparatory and related activities intended to ensure that an organisation’s critical business functions will either continue to operate despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them, or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period. With this in mind, Stephen Adams discusses why the COVID-19 pandemic should be the only thing potentially preventing businesses from trading this year

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30 September 2020

THE RECENT publication of the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill confirms its commitment to putting safety at the heart of all future building design and development. Here, Ges Wallace discusses the document and what it could mean for the future of our built environment.

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28 September 2020

FIRE SAFETY has always been a well-documented subject, with various experts and regulatory bodies sharing key insights that save lives. Despite this, practical knowledge can sometimes be overshadowed by false information and myths. Here, Karen Trigg investigates some common myths and outlines the correct way in which to handle the discipline of fire safety.

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28 August 2020

DESPITE THE easing of some of the restrictions around the Coronavirus, there remains a strong emphasis on keeping workplaces COVID-19 secure, with companies who fail to comply facing criminal prosecution. Ian McKinnon discusses what this means for employers and explains what can be done to promote compliance throughout the supply chain.

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01 September 2020

AS THE role of door hardware expands and fire safety continues to make the headlines, Karen Trigg outlines in detail the importance of hardware selection and reminds decision-makers of how routine checks can save lives.

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01 October 2020

In an exclusive interview for Fire Safety Matters, Western Business Media’s CEO Mark Sennett chats with Paul Pope (Group business development director at Global Fire Equipment and also a director of the Fire Industry Association) and Mike Tobin (chair of the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association) about the current ‘State of the Nation’ in the UK’s fire industry. The impact of COVID-19, the overriding need for competency and the likely effects of Brexit are very much under the microscope

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05 October 2020

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS are full of pressurised chemicals so it follows that they cannot simply be thrown into the rubbish. Rather, certain steps must be taken to ensure safe disposal.

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06 August 2020

PUBLICATION OF the draft Building Safety Bill signals the biggest changes to fire safety in 40 years through improved regulations designed to aid the construction industry as a whole.  Here, Mick Hill explores the importance of providing a ‘golden thread’ of building information by specifying components, including bi-directionally fire-tested riser doors, that offer the highest standards in terms of compliance and performance.

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20 July 2020

FIRES CAN realise short-term and long-term devastation on data processing operations, but also reach far beyond the Data Centre itself, impacting Data Centre customers, their customers and so on. Here, Richard Taylor examines the key points to consider when formulating a fire safety strategy.

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13 July 2020

THE DISPARITIES between Approved Document B (Fire Safety) Volume 1 and the recent revision of Part 6 of BS 5839 present housing providers with varying guidelines on the minimum requirement of fire safety provisions their property portfolio should currently specify. Ian Ballinger outlines why housing providers should consider pairing an LD1 Category specification with the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence to future-proof their housing portfolio.

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10 July 2020

What are the benefits of today’s beam detection systems for end users? Where are these solutions commonly installed? Importantly, what’s in the pipeline for the next generation of such systems? Fire Safety Matters finds out the answers to these key questions and more in conversation with Nigel Ward.

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08 July 2020

Where do we stand with the introduction of new products or innovations to the fire safety market? Are they openly embraced and recognised for their benefits or met with a barrage of naysayers and general scepticism underpinned by comments such as: “It will never work as it doesn’t comply…”? Peter Blandon addresses this issue.

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