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21 January 2021

VIMPEX HAS supplied Agrippa wireless acoustic fire door holders to hold open fire doors at the headquarters of one of England’s largest housing associations in order to provide an easy and effective method of infection control, while not impacting negatively on the fire safety regime.

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18 January 2021

PATOL, THE UK manufacturer of industrial fire alarm and heat detection products, has begun the New Year with the launch of a completely revamped website. The site now offers a clean new look and realises a more user-friendly platform.

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18 January 2021

BAILEY PARTNERSHIP (Consultants) LLP has an exciting opportunity for a chartered/senior fire engineer to take the next step in their career by joining the business and leading its fire engineering team.

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18 January 2021

THE RANGE of critical wireless alert solutions manufactured by Luminite Electronics under the Nexus name has now been rebranded as ALERTEX. The name change reflects part of Luminite’s strategy to simplify its brand names, and particularly so for export markets.

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14 January 2021

THOSE INDIVIDUALS contemplating loft conversion projects are no doubt incredibly excited at the prospect of additional property space. While most of us would like to sink our attentions into colour swatches and furniture magazines without a second thought, there’s a somewhat more pressing matter that will need to be addressed in the first instance: fire safety. 

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14 January 2021

SPECIFIERS CAN rely on Nullifire’s SC902 intumescent coating to achieve fire protection for their steel frame projects in winter application. Weather-resistant in less than an hour, the high-build nature of SC902 delivers two-hour fire protection in just one coat, enabling work to be completed on a fast track, while still achieving building fire strategy.

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05 January 2021

FIRE AND life safety systems manufacturer Advanced has announced the appointment of a dedicated business development manager responsible for the launch and growth of EvacGo, the company’s new BS 8629-compliant evacuation alert system.

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22 December 2020

VENTILATION SYSTEMS deep cleaning specialist J&I Grease Gone has moved to highlight the importance of regular testing and maintenance for fire damper systems located in offices and tower blocks.

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16 December 2020

FFE LTD, the specialist developer and manufacturer of optical beam smoke detectors, is continues its investment in the company’s employees and customers through the launch of the FFE Academy. This new educational platform will give the company’s global employees and distributors access to a range of collateral and online courses, in turn allowing them to enhance their product knowledge at their own convenience.

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15 December 2020

FIRE ALARM control equipment from specialist manufacturer Advanced has been installed at the core of a wireless fire detection system protecting Leuchie House in East Lothian on the Scottish Borders.

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11 January 2021

FIRE DETECTION equipment developer Global Fire Equipment (GFE) has added to its product portfolio with the launch of G-One, a versatile addressable single loop fire control panel with advanced connectivity.

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11 December 2020

OPERATING ACROSS the UK, Lorient is offering a “professional and expert” fire door inspection service. The company’s fire door inspectors are fully qualified under the Fire Door Inspection Scheme and have been assessed by Warringtonfire (itself an independent third party).

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11 December 2020

THE PULLMAN Sharjah Hotel and Residential Unit, a luxury twin tower block located in the United Arab Emirates, is benefiting from a range of innovative life safety technologies provided by specialist manufacturer Hochiki.

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11 December 2020

AN ASPIRATING smoke detection system (ASD) supplied by Patol has assisted an award-winning architect to achieve the clean lines he wanted for a dramatic new house project in South Devon.

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11 December 2020

C-TEC’s CAST XFP addressable fire alarm system has been specified for a high-tech logistics site in County Durham.

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11 December 2020

A COMBINATION of ROCKWOOL’s non-combustible stone wool insulation and certified FIREPRO products has been specified to ensure the Grange University Hospital, a new specialist healthcare facility in Wales, can achieve the highest levels of fire protection.

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14 December 2020

LIFE SAFETY solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe has received content accreditation from the Fire Industry Association (FIA) for three of its Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified life safety webinars.

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11 December 2020

“PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY” providing traceability as standard across Nullifire’s intumescent steel coatings range has been launched for practitioners operating within the construction sector.

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11 December 2020

LIFE SAFETY systems manufacturer C-TEC has created a new Evacuation Alert Systems video to demonstrate exactly how evacuation alert systems can be used to assist the Fire and Rescue Services in evacuating all or part of a high-rise residential building in an emergency situation.

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11 December 2020

A NETWORK of 10 MxPro 5 fire panels supplied by fire safety systems developer Advanced has been installed to protect London’s famous Lloyds Building as part of a phased upgrade project designed to cover all areas of the landmark 14-storey structure.

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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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