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20 May 2020

AS G&B (North West) Ltd continues to extend its roofing-focused business operations, Comelit fire detection systems have been installed by Bell Lancaster in order to protect new operations on the company's exclusive farm site in Wigan.

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20 May 2020

TEAMWORK, FLEXIBILITY and a commitment to customer service have resulted in Apollo's fire detectors being installed, commissioned and operational in just one month at a former defence sector medical rehabilitation centre that's being transformed into a community-style hospital for use during the pandemic.

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20 May 2020

NITTAN EUROPE, the UK manufacturer of conventional and addressable fire detection products and systems, has had its Evolution analogue addressable fire detection system installed into a new student accommodation development in Beeston, Nottingham. The system was installed by Nottinghamshire-based integrated safety and security solutions provider TIS.

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18 May 2020

THE COVID-19 crisis has realised a problem for those companies that have to finish their testing and certification programmes because of product standards that are soon to be superseded. Examples are EN 60950-1:2006 and EN 60065 that are used for the conformity testing of fire safety and security products for the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU.

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12 May 2020

COMELIT GROUP has provided the fire detection solution installed at the Gleavewood Care Home by KJ Fire Safety for the ongoing safety and security of staff, residents and visitors alike.

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11 May 2020

APOLLO FIRE Detectors is delivering online training for members of the fire safety community throughout the Government-imposed lockdown period thanks to a series of events including CPD-accredited webinars and virtual courses on the company's extensive product ranges.

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11 May 2020

JACTONE PRODUCTS, the UK-based manufacturer of fire safety equipment, has been working in tandem with Sharp Fire and Rescue Service to supply the latter with equipment (including fire extinguishers) for one of the NHS Nightingale Hospitals put into action during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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07 May 2020

THIRD PARTY certification for the fibre-optic linear heat sensing (LTS) from Patol has been extended to cover the Fibresense range.

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22 April 2020

THE MANAGEMENT team at the UK site of one of the world’s largest producers of petroleum has selected Linear Heat Detection Cable (LHDC) from Patol to protect its floating roof tanks. The site, which is located in the South of England, is the latest in a long line of worldwide petroleum production facilities to opt for the dedicated fire detection solution.

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15 April 2020

DUE TO popular demand, Apollo Fire Detectors will be recommencing supply of its XP95 three-channel Input/Output (I/O) module. The XP95 module (55000-588APO) was removed from the company's product portfolio in 2018 after the introduction of the Intelligent Interface range. After receiving feedback from customers, however, Apollo has taken the decision to re-introduce the product to its portfolio with immediate effect.

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28 April 2020

During this global pandemic, the fire services are essential workers; on the front line during the fight against COVID-19. Because of this, communication has never been more mission critical.

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20 March 2020

Testing undertaken by fire suppression specialist Plumis shows that sprinklers can take up to a minute longer than Automist to activate in response to certain fires.

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20 March 2020

Nullifire (tremco illbruck) has developed a new intumescent basecoat which will enhance its water-based solutions offering.

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20 March 2020

Promat FENDOLITE MII, a cementitious spray used to protect pipework, structures and vessels from fire in the oil, gas and energy industries, has become the first product of its kind in the world to demonstrate dependable long term durability by receiving UL 2431 accreditation.

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20 March 2020

Comelit’s specialist fire detection systems have been specified by Avalon Technology Group at newly introduced smaller gym facilities of a leading low-cost leisure group.

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17 March 2020

Thermocable has launched its new EN 54-22 resettable line-type heat detector, ProReact EN Analogue.

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17 March 2020

RRC are described as the UK’s largest provider of health and safety training qualifications. Its in-house course development team have been working closely with the company's course writers who are experts in their field.

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17 March 2020

DEMAND FOR XPander, the wireless solution from Apollo Fire Detectors, continues to grow year on year.

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20 March 2020

Evaccess is the UK’s number one leading provider in offering solutions for more specific evacuation need.

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17 March 2020

TouchPath has launched ‘Touch Facility Evacuation and Verification’, a system that uses Active RFID (radio frequency identification) badge-and-reader technology to record and track personnel entering, leaving and using warehouse and logistics, manufacturing or other supply chain facilities.

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FEATURES

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26 May 2020

IN LIGHT of the lockdown restrictions introduced by the Government in a bid to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) decided to continue offering certification services by dint of embracing new technology and migrating to remote auditing. With the new process having been in place for the last two months, Fire Safety Matters reviews what has happened to date.

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18 May 2020

NO CURRENT conversation about timber is complete without comment on the Government’s catch-all ban pertaining to combustible materials. While there’s no question that the Fire Safety Bill is intended to enhance occupant safety, Jeremy English explains why we must not lose sight of timber’s inherent qualities as a building material.

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11 May 2020

THE PROLIFERATION of false fire alarms places a huge burden on Fire and Rescue Services. Understanding false fire alarm causes and taking steps to prevent them can help reduce false dispatches, as Jim O’Dwyer duly explains.

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23 April 2020

IN THESE rather challenging and somewhat surreal times for us all, Andy Hicks examines precisely why now is most definitely not the time to neglect fire safety on construction sites and temporary Coronavirus-related facilities.

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21 April 2020

IN REVIEWING cases prosecuted under the Fire Safety Order, Warren Spencer reveals that over a quarter of all prosecutions brought under the Order since 2009 involve an element of domestic living, despite the Order not being intended to apply to domestic premises.

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14 April 2020

Are you involved in the overhaul, renovation, refurbishment or distribution of products* originally certified when ‘new’, to any of the EU Product Safety Directives? If so, you could also be implicitly involved in the manufacture and distribution of ‘new’ equipment, without realising it and be required to assume certain legal responsibilities. Craig Halford looks at the situation in relation to pressurised fire equipment

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10 March 2020

A man and a woman have been sentenced after fraudulently claiming almost £50,000 worth of financial assistance after they pretended to be residents of Grenfell Tower.

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23 March 2020

Dennis Davis looks at the potential for environmental change in 2020

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23 March 2020

Stephen Adams discusses the importance of premises management when it comes to fire safety and the higher level of recognition of this post Grenfell.

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23 March 2020

Kevin Bridges looks at the new measures to improve high-rise residential building and fire safety in England

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24 March 2020

The Fire Safety Event returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 22-23 September 2020 for its fourth instalment, and this year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever. FSM takes visitors through what’s on offer

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23 March 2020

As our buildings and the way in which we put them to use become more complex, the challenges of safely evacuating occupants also increase. The latest analogue addressable fire panels give fire engineers, specifiers and end users more control and peace of mind than ever, delivering unprecedented levels of performance and accuracy, explains Paul Duffy

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24 March 2020

Fire Safety Matters sat down with The Fire Safety Event director, Tristan Norman, to gain an insight into why it is essential to attend the event at NEC Birmingham on 22-23 September 2020

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23 March 2020

Nick Rutter explores how the latest developments in internet-connected smoke and heat alarms are offering Fire and Rescue Services the opportunity to provide individuals with preventative, rather than reactive, fire safety measures

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23 March 2020

Warren Spencer discusses TV character Keith Lard – the overzealous fire safety officer created by comedian Peter Kay – and why he is still significant today

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20 March 2020

Evac+Chair examines the importance of education and training when it comes to emergency evacuation

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20 January 2020

With fire safety increasingly a key consideration for the design of any commercial building, James Reed explains the key features to look for in a fire curtain to ensure it proves the best possible line of defence if and when a fire breaks out.

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20 January 2020

Trevor Norwood from Xact Consultancy & Training provides his take on instilling competency within our sector and looks at how we can weave the Golden Thread concept into the fabric of fire safety training

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20 January 2020

In a recent visit by U.S. officials to the UK both nations exchanged information for fire protection design to enhance building safety – particularly in high-rises and to reduce building operating costs. Desmond Burke explains more.

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03 February 2020

For its latest webinar, Fire Safety Matters partnered with Advanced and the National Trust to explore fire safety in historic premises 

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