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29 February 2024

ZZEUS TRAINING, the specialist business delivering practical fire alarm training and qualifications for engineers, has been shortlisted for the 2024 edition of the Skills Awards, the annual event organised by Enginuity (the charity dedicated to supporting UK engineering and manufacturing employers by finding new ways in which to close skills gaps and open opportunities).

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22 February 2024

HOCHIKI EUROPE, the developer of specialist fire detection and emergency lighting solutions, is taking part in SICUR 2024, itself recognised as Spain’s premier international fire, security and safety-focused event. The company will display a range of products including its Ekho hybrid wireless fire detection range, the intelligent emergency lighting system FIREscape Nepto and life safety platform Latitude.

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22 February 2024

SAFETY TECHNOLOGY developer Dräger has provided Red One, the commercial trading arm of the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, with fire safety technology to protect Hinkley Point C from the dangers of fire.

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20 February 2024

UPWARDS OF 250 Taurus devices from wireless fire system supplier Hyfire have been installed to serve The Bristol Port Company’s office complex, in turn bolstering the organisation’s fire safety infrastructure to meet the highest standards.

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19 February 2024

HOCHIKI EUROPE has launched the Hochiki Training Academy, itself a “cutting-edge” facility designed to provide comprehensive training for industry professionals operating in the field of fire safety. This initiative reflects Hochiki’s commitment to advancing knowledge and expertise in the industry, ensuring that professionals are well-equipped to handle the latest advancements in life safety technology.

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19 February 2024

SIEMENS SMART Infrastructure is launching a new version of Fire Manager, its dedicated web-based Software-as-a-Service fire app that offers service providers and fire safety managers alike the capability to view all elements of fire safety regimes in one place. The status of buildings can be easily monitored, with more information available by clicking on a site of interest via a fully encrypted connection that ensures the safety of the data.

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19 February 2024

QUELFIRE – THE manufacturer and supplier of tested firestopping solutions for service penetrations in buildings – has launched a campaign entitled ‘Because It’s Your Job to Know’, which is accompanied by a new White Paper.

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13 February 2024

AN ONLINE product awareness training scheme designed to promote competence and boost understanding of passive fire protection has been launched by FSi Promat. By adopting an informal approach to training, the company aims to make access to up-to-date information as easy as possible, with customers invited to join bi-weekly training sessions.

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13 February 2024

FIRE AND Acoustic Seals (FAS) has introduced its orange Fire Door Foam, in turn heralding what the company believes to be “a groundbreaking shift” in the UK’s fire-rated expanding foam market.

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05 February 2024

PASSIVE FIRE protection specialist Promat has announced the appointment of a new architectural specification manager for London and the South East as the business expands its team. Neil O’Sullivan will work with companies across the region to offer support in the correct specification of passive fire protection for both new buildings and renovation projects.

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05 February 2024

EXHIBITING ON Stand E120 in Hall 5 at The Fire Safety Event 2024, which runs at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 April until 2 May, Patol will be taking the opportunity to demonstrate the company’s wide-ranging capabilities when it comes to fire detection systems development.

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05 February 2024

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has supplied intelligent fire panels to the prestigious 5 Aldermanbury Square development in London as part of a major refurbishment. The company’s high-performance, fault-tolerant MxPro 5 analogue addressable fire panels are safeguarding the 22-storey building.

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05 February 2024

WIRELESS FIRE systems designer Hyfire has signalled a significant change to the company’s senior leadership team. In a strategic move, Ollie Murray has been appointed to the role of international director, taking over the reins from Tom Crane.

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29 January 2024

KENTEC ELECTRONICS, the manufacturer of life safety solutions, and Mercury Security Distribution (the provider of fire detection technology for businesses) have further strengthened their working relationship. With immediate effect, Mercury Security Distribution becomes a member of the Kentec Authorised Distributors Plus (KAD+) Programme. Indeed, it’s the first Irish organisation to hold this prestigious designation.

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29 January 2024

TIO FIRE Safety (developer of the award-winning, all-in-one compliance app for fire safety) has unveiled the details of a “transformative collaboration” with HAES – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of addressable, conventional and marine fire alarm control panels. The partnership “heralds a new era” in the fire safety sector, packaging Tio’s app with every HAES fire alarm panel to provide a “comprehensive” safety and compliance solution.

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29 January 2024

GLOBAL HSE Solutions – the dedicated fire safety company wholly committed to enhancing building safety and protection – has announced the appointment and promotion of three accomplished professionals to key directorial roles. These strategic moves reflect the company’s commitment to its ambitious growth plans and “unwavering dedication” to advancing fire safety solutions on a national scale.

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18 January 2024

SENTRY DOORS, the specialist fire safety and security door set manufacturer, welcomed Ed Miliband (Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero) to its Doncaster manufacturing facility on 12 January.

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22 January 2024

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has supplied its BS 8629-compliant EvacGo evacuation alert system for deployment in the new build residential development The Ironworks, which is located in Sheffield.

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15 January 2024

WIRELESS FIRE detection and alarm systems developer Cygnus has opened a new Technology and Training Centre in Meriden, Birmingham. The location will serve as a space for innovation, underscoring Cygnus’ steadfast commitment to providing fire safety solutions that are genuinely pioneering.

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13 January 2024

ROCKWOOL, THE stone wool insulation manufacturer, has launched a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module designed to help roofing contractors and specifiers assess and mitigate potential fire safety risks for flat roofs being used as additional functional space in a given building.

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FEATURES

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22 February 2024

CRAIG TAYLOR examines how systems integration not only facilitates the early detection of potential fire hazards, but also enables swift and co-ordinated responses, in turn minimising the risk of damage and ensuring the well-being of students and staff alike within the educational setting.

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26 January 2024

THE NEW Year is upon us, writes Tom Roche, which means many of us will be starting to plan our 2024 vacation, while others will be scheduling work trips. In booking your accommodation, though, have you ever spared a thought for fire safety? We normally take such important matters for granted in these premises. It’s well worth remembering why we shouldn’t.

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29 January 2024

LATE LAST year, London Build Expo ran at London’s Olympia. As part of the conference programme for The Fire Safety Stage, a Quelfire-sponsored panel discussion involving selected professionals took place on 16 November from 11.00 am-11.50 am. The core subject up for debate? Standardising processes when it comes to firestopping. Fire Safety Matters reports on the key points that emerged.

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15 January 2024

SELECTING AND then installing the correct passive fire protection system can be confusing given that there’s a range of application requirements and legislation in place, not to mention a host of products from which to choose. Here, Ken Francis addresses some of the most frequent questions posed by customers to members of the technical team at Promat.

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08 January 2024

THE FIRE at the Beechmere Retirement Village in Crewe was one of the biggest incidents attended by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, writes Tom Roche. Occupied by elderly people, many of whom needed assistance, the facility was located in an unsprinklered building that was vulnerable to fire damage.

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08 January 2024

2024 WILL witness a period of significant change for the construction industry as a whole, with a particularly keen focus placed on fire safety issues (including the provision of passive fire protection). Here, Christophe Bind looks ahead to what’s in store in the New Year.

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04 November 2023

THE HIGH price of underinvestment in school buildings was brought to bear in early September, writes Tom Roche, with the news that 174 schools were either forced to close or otherwise install temporary classrooms due to the presence of crumbling Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).

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02 October 2023

ARE YOU familiar with instances where firestopping installations may not have been entirely compliant? Maybe a fire collar was not mechanically fixed, a wrap was used in an oversized hole or PU foam was employed to seal around services? If so, the benefit of the doubt is yours. You were working to the best of your knowledge at the time. Indeed, acknowledging how you’ve worked in the past is the first step towards improvement, asserts Darryl Wells.

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10 July 2023

EN 54-23 WAS published in the UK in 2010 and became mandatory on 1 January 2014. After that time, any visual alarm device (VAD) newly installed and used as the primary means of warning as part of a fire alarm system has to conform with this standard. Mike Sutton has the detail.

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20 June 2023

OVER THE last few years, the use of multi-sensor detectors has grown in popularity. Due to such detectors’ ability to detect fire at the earliest possible opportunity by combining multiple sensors within one device, installers and end users alike are reaping the benefits, particularly so as they’ve been proven to reduce the UK’s multimillion-pound economic headache of false alarms. Ian Humby elaborates on the fine detail.

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04 April 2023

HAVE YOU ever thought that Quelfire’s products are perhaps too expensive for the project you’re working on? Here, Craig Wells determines to change that mindset by focusing on the importance of test evidence underpinning fire products and systems used as part of the construction process.

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30 January 2023

THROUGHOUT 2022, as Tony Boyle observes, many notable topics came to the fore within social housing, but have we lost sight of one of the basics when it comes to not only compliance, but also improving the safety of others? Moving into 2023, it’s crucial to recognise and respect the fundamentals regarding safety within the residential environment.

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26 January 2023

THERE IS often talk about why the construction and fire safety industries need to embrace cultural change and what both can do to facilitate that change, but in parallel it’s easy to forget to recognise those steps that have already been taken in the right direction. Here, Rebecca Croton focuses on some of the positive changes realised of late and celebrates the successes of all parties involved, from architects to installers, in making a positive difference.

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09 December 2022

WAREHOUSE FIRES have the potential to be devastating, posing a threat to life, destroying business operations and exerting a detrimental impact on the supply chain. Ahead of the busy Christmas period, Neil Eves offers some Best Practice advice when it comes to fire safety strategies.

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16 November 2022

THE COST of living is at an all-time high just now, so as a business owner how can you deliver a price increase announcement for your customers? Here, Simon Tushingham Jones provides key tips on how to do just that, as well as explaining an effective way in which to increase costs without losing valuable customers.

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07 November 2022

THE TRAGIC fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 has led to much examination of the escape protocols for high-rise buildings and the materials and products used within the build process. In parallel with Fire Door Safety Week 2022, which ran from Monday 31 October until Friday 4 November, Alfie Hosker discusses the overriding requirement for the enhanced security and fire performance of door sets.

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04 October 2022

A PHRASE first coined by Elon Musk to describe his first electric car battery production plant, the term ‘gigafactory’ has now become the generic way of describing any large-scale facility that produces lithium batteries for cars on a massive scale. What measures can the businesses running these undertakings put in place as part of their drive to be resilient and protected? Iain Cox offers a timely overview.

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23 September 2022

OVER THE last decade, carbon monoxide poisoning has caused an average of 162 deaths yearly in the UK. That’s equivalent to one life being lost every few days. Here, Ian Ballinger shares some expert insight on achieving carbon monoxide compliance and future-proofing properties.

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13 September 2022

THE LAST year has witnessed significant changes regarding the legal requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) protection for all types of residential dwellings throughout the UK, including both owned and rented properties, but concerning disparities remain regarding the minimum level of protection required throughout each country and property type. Ian Ballinger and Craig Drinkald discuss the situation in some detail.

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13 September 2022

JUNE 2022 witnessed the publication of the amended Part B of the Building Regulations and with it new mandatory requirements for evacuation planning. Here, Ken Bullock explains the changes in detail.

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