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20 January 2022

THE LATEST development of Kingspan’s QuadCore 2.0 self-blended insulation technology demonstrates that innovation and product performance enhancement do not need to be delivered to the detriment of the planet.

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20 January 2022

THE COST of not using approved cabling in signal and control equipment for fire safety is being highlighted by AEI Cables. The company is leading an industry-wide campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of not using approved cabling as specified under the revised version of BS 8519, the Code of Practice focused on Category 3 fire performance cables.

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13 January 2022

KENTEC ELECTRONICS will be using Intersec 2022 as a platform to showcase how its latest wireless detection technology and Sigma and Taktis control panels have been designed to make the lives of installers and end users that much easier.

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12 January 2022

LEADING GLOBAL PCB supplier the NCAB Group is set to host a webinar under the banner ‘Learn About UL’. The online event runs from 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm on Wednesday 2 February.

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12 January 2022

FIRE SAFETY solutions provider Chubb has launched a high-rise evacuation alert system designed to assist the UK’s Fire and Rescue Services in safely evacuating people from residential buildings over 18 metres in height.

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12 January 2022

AMTHAL FIRE & Security has completed its acquisition of majority shares in Integrated Protection Maintenance Services Ltd, the Midlands-based provider of fire safety and security solutions.

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12 January 2022

COMELIT-PAC has upgraded its entire fire system range with the launch of LogiFire, which represents “a complete technical and aesthetic evolution” of the company’s addressable platforms.

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12 January 2022

FIVE NEW tower blocks constructed at the University of Brighton’s Moulsecoomb Campus are being protected by a fault-tolerant network of MxPro 5 fire panels supplied by Advanced.

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05 January 2022

DOOR GROUP, a business unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK and Ireland, is calling for higher standards of fire door inspections in rail environments to ensure life safety and protect the national infrastructure.

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23 December 2021

AICO HAS announced the launch of its very own awards ceremony, namely the Community Awards. Designed to recognise excellence within social housing and the local community, the Aico | HomeLINK Community Awards boast 11 different categories, all of which are now open to entries.

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12 December 2021

SOCIETY IS becoming increasingly conscious of its responsibility to create and use sound environmental products and practices as a positive step towards securing a healthier and more sustainable future for the world. According to Ceasefire, tire safety itself should be no exception to this rule and actively assists in a more informed process of living sustainably and responsibly.

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12 December 2021

UPTICK, THE fire maintenance software solutions provider whose systems have “revolutionised” the building compliance industry in Australia and New Zealand, has now launched in the UK and offers in-built reports and certificates as per British Standards.

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12 December 2021

FIRE SUPPRESSION specialist Plumis has scooped a national award in recognition of its fire safety work with Swindon Borough Council. The company has won the Active/Passive Fire Project of the Year category at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards for its work on increasing fire protection for residents with severe mobility issues.

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12 December 2021

THE PURIFIAIR.620 air purifier developed by asecos significantly reduces the level of viruses and pollutants in room air. In line with EN 1822, the installed pre-filters, combi-filter and HEPA-filter H14 show an efficiency of up to 99.995% in the retention of particle sizes from 0.1 to 0.3 µm.

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12 December 2021

ONE OF the UK’s fastest growing and most quirky fashion retailers, namely Sock Snob, has selected cutting-edge Taurus wireless fire devices from Hyfire to protect its flagship warehouse in Leicestershire.

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12 December 2021

COOPERS FIRE is continuing its series of free monthly Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars delivered via the Zoom digital platform. The seminars are focused on fire curtains and when and where such a solution should be specified in the built environment.

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12 December 2021

FOLLOWING ON from a recent Government consultation process, the regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in England are set to expand for both privately and socially rented homes. The amendments will seek to increase resident safety and bring more consistency to regulations between the rental sectors.

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12 December 2021

MANY COMPANIES offer fire safety signage to buy in bulk, but not all organisations need hundreds of extra signs clogging up the store room. This is where the HILUX range from QDOS comes in.

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12 December 2021

PREDICTIONS SUGGEST that an additional 9.3 million people will move to the UK’s cities by 2022, driving the trend for vertical construction to create more space for homes. In response, ROCKWOOL has developed a new high-rise hub designed to support the specification of non-combustible stone wool insulation solutions for residential projects.

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06 December 2021

A HOST of fire and life safety solutions from Advanced have been installed to protect 26,000 square metres of Grade A office space in Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid City. EN 54-approved Axis EN fire panels with integrated voice evacuation and fire telephone systems are installed across four seven-storey office buildings at the prestigious Dubai Hills Estate Business Park.

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FEATURES

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11 October 2021

IN JUNE 2017, the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, a block of flats in West London, claimed the lives of 72 people. In the aftermath of the episode, questions were asked about the safety and security of high-rise buildings, writes Michael Knibbs.

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03 September 2021

FIREFIGHTING IS a life-threatening job, with every shift bringing dangerous incidents such as fires, floods, storms and road traffic collisions. Alongside risks including heat exhaustion, burns and mental stress, other less visible hazards pose a threat to firefighter safety. In a timely move, functional footwear expert HAIX Group has now issued Best Practice advice on how to thoroughly clean and decontaminate firefighters’ boots to help prevent a build-up of dangerous contaminants and protect wearer safety.

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03 September 2021

EVERY YEAR, more and more Data Centres are created to host websites and company data. Breakdowns, cyber security attacks and fires are some of the risks posed to those Data Centres. The consequences of a fire are considerable in economic, material, environmental and, potentially, human terms. Electrical failures are often blamed, but as Ash Crompton observes, new innovations can limit the risk.

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22 July 2021

‘Bridging the Gap Between Fire and Emergency Lighting Systems’ served as one of the latest webinars to run in Fire Safety Matters’ ongoing series. Taking place on Thursday 10 June at 10.30 am, the event was chaired and moderated by Mark Sennett (CEO at Western Business Media). Brian Sims outlines the main takeaways from the online session

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22 July 2021

Peter Baker is at the very forefront of establishing the new Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive and leading on the delivery of a stronger and more robust safety regime for higher risk residential developments. Brian Sims unearths more of the underpinning detail in conversation with the newly appointed Chief Inspector of Buildings

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20 July 2021

WITH MORE and more manufacturers and businesses becoming aware of the importance of fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and subsequent legislation (including the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Bill), greater steps are now being taken to ensure that all products in buildings are as fire-resistant as possible. However, an item that is usually overlooked in this area is the humble doormat, writes First Mats.

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20 July 2021

AFTER MUCH discussion and debate in Westminster, the Fire Safety Bill finally received Royal Assent in April this year and has passed into law as the Fire Safety Act 2021, writes Brian Kelly. What part might remote fire systems monitoring play from this point onwards?

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16 July 2021

In the May 2021 edition of Fire Safety Matters (‘On the Bill’, pp20-21), the focus was on Royal Assent for the Fire Safety Bill to become the Fire Safety Act 2021, its implications for the fire sector and for ‘Responsible Persons’. This time around, Stacey Adams delves further into the revamped regulatory environment created by the Act, the implications for existing legislation and reviews the timescales for implementing the new requirements

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16 July 2021

What steps can fire safety engineers and specifiers take to identify suitable construction products and how can manufacturers – and notably so the manufacturers of fire safety solutions – better support them in ensuring that every building is safe, compliant and built to last? Graham Laws searches for some definitive answers

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14 July 2021

One absolutely key element of management plans for today’s built environment is to ensure that anyone resident in a given building who has mobility issues can be safely evacuated in the event of an emergency scenario. With this in mind, Gerard Wallace explains the legal framework before outlining Best Practice

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14 July 2021

As live events begin their return in the UK, The Emergency Services Show at the NEC on 7 and 8 September 2021 represents the first opportunity for the entire UK Emergency Services community and its supply chain to gather as one for Best Practice advice and networking. Fire Safety Matters previews what’s on the agenda in Birmingham

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12 July 2021

WHEN ELECTRICIANS are required to install fire detection and fire alarm systems within domestic premises, it’s often the case that the design of such systems is effectively undertaken by others (for example, manufacturers or housebuilders) writes Tim Benstead. For domestic installations, such designers may detail what types of alarms should be installed and where and then provide the alarms specified.

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12 July 2021

OF LATE, there has been much talk of the dash for warehouses that service a thriving e-commerce sector. Demand is strong for large, tall and clear spaces to meet the seemingly insatiable appetite for online shopping. When you consider that the average cost of a large warehouse fire is £5.9 million and that 43 warehouse fires occur every month, can those businesses operating them afford to take any risks when it comes to fire protection? The Business Sprinkler Alliance investigates.

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11 July 2021

The protection of large premises from fire presents a specific challenge for system designers. The first issue to address is the rapid and reliable detection of smoke. Experience has shown that optical beam smoke detectors offer an excellent solution. Nigel Ward details how recent developments have made this option even more attractive

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10 July 2021

The use of safety storage cabinets and workstations for the storage and handling of hazardous substances has become an established procedure in many of today’s organisations. Here, Mark Whiteley charts the regular maintenance regimes that are absolutely necessary to ensure sustainable safety

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10 July 2021

The Loss Prevention Certification Board’s Loss Prevention Standard LPS 1666 focused on fixed fire suppression systems is an important emerging standard that, according to Craig Halford, can afford unique opportunities for enhanced protection thanks to the certified systems now available

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09 July 2021

What’s your level of understanding when it comes to the value of emergency and exit lighting? As Craig Stead explains, this isn’t a subject to be addressed at the end of a design process just because it’s deemed necessary. With proper planning and the right levels of investment, such lighting can save resources, money and, most importantly, people’s lives

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09 July 2021

Sadly, the most common cause of death in a fire incident continues to be the excessive inhalation of gas, smoke or toxic fumes. In-built fire curtain barriers are included as one element of building designs to prevent the spread of flames and smoke and, as a result, reduce the risk to occupant safety. David Keeble focuses his attentions on the fine detail

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07 July 2021

Those industry professionals visiting Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre in early September to attend Nineteen Group’s Safety and Security Series will be privy to the UK’s largest group of events wholly dedicated to protecting people, property and assets. Here, Fire Safety Matters takes a look at what’s in store for practitioners at The Fire Safety Event

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07 July 2021

From 7-9 September, The Fire Safety Event makes a triumphal return to the NEC in Birmingham, with organiser Nineteen Events promising a show that’s bigger and better than ever. Here, Fire Safety Matters learns all about what’s on offer for visitors and seminar delegates from event director Tristan Norman

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