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01 July 2022

AS PART of the renovation process at Sixty London Wall, almost 500 Profab Access high quality riser doors and access panels have been installed throughout the entire building by specialist carpentry, joinery and fit-out contractor JJ Sweeney.

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01 July 2022

WIRELESS FIRE detection and alarm devices developer Hyfire has appointed Gemma Hand in the role of field sales manager for the South East with responsibility for overseeing the rapid growth of the business in this crucial region, which includes London.

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28 June 2022

FIRE AND life safety systems manufacturer Aico has retained its Company of the Year title at this year’s Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, as well as taking home the prestigious awards for Young Business Person of the Year and Sustainability.

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28 June 2022

AS PART of the company’s ongoing commitment to its ‘Smarter Protection Matters’ philosophy, Siemens has announced the launch of IP8. This is the latest version of Cerberus PRO, the company’s comprehensive EN54-13 approved fire alarm system.

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28 June 2022

JACTONE PRODUCTS has signed an exclusive manufacturing and distribution agreement with PVStop International for PVSTOP, the “world’s first and only solution” for ‘switching off’ solar panels, making them safe in the event of an emergency such as a fire. PVSTOP acts as a liquid blanket that’s sprayed on to the solar panel and blocks out the energy source (ie the daylight).

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23 June 2022

THE NEW Nomex Xtreme Performance category of PPE solutions developed by DuPont Personal Protection is being launched for emergency responders at INTERSCHUTZ 2022 on Stand G17 in Hall 15. Solutions in the Nomex Xtreme Performance category provide firefighters with “superior thermal protection” and moisture management, along with protection from heat and flames, chemicals, cuts and particulates.

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23 June 2022

PILKINGTON UK Limited, itself part of the NSG Group, has supplied 5,000 high-performance glass panels for the Elizabeth Line project. Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK has installed almost four kilometres of the fire-resistant glazing as part of screen and door systems across eight Elizabeth Line stations.

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23 June 2022

INSULATION PRODUCTS manufacturing specialist ROCKWOOL has added a new multi-application sealant to its FIREPRO range of specialist fire protection products. The new ‘Type X’ silicone sealant – Silicone X – is suitable for linear joint seals in walls and floors and for external and internal applications across a range of substrates.

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22 June 2022

SUPREME CONCRETE – itself part of Ibstock – has launched a new range of high fire-rated lintels, including extreme fire-rated lintels, that maintain a 300-minute load bearing capacity in intense fire conditions. The move renders Supreme Concrete one of the only manufacturers in the UK to provide such an extensive offer of accredited lintels.

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22 June 2022

GLOBAL FOOTWEAR specialist HAIX is currently showcasing “the world’s fastest firefighter boot” at INTERSCHUTZ 2022, which is taking place in Hanover. The company’s new FIRE EAGLE 2.0 boot features an updated design and “a new and innovative” quick-fit fastener system. The RapidFit system is the quickest way in which to pull a boot on and fits to the individual foot in just one movement. That’s critical when a call comes in and every second counts.

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20 June 2022

A PROMINENT residential development located close to the iconic Tyne Bridge is now protected by over 600 cutting-edge wireless devices supplied by Hyfire in the wake of a comprehensive overhaul of the on-site fire system.

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07 June 2022

KENTEC ELECTRONICS, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, is celebrating the third anniversary of its Kentec Installation Partner (KIP) Programme. With more than 200 installation business across no fewer than 19 countries now registered on the scheme, the company is now thanking those installers for their support.

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07 June 2022

WIRELESS FIRE detection and alarm solutions developer Hyfire has unveiled a raft of changes to its UK team as the business seeks to build on unprecedented growth in the wireless sector due to evolving fire regulations, increased demand on installers and the ongoing repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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31 May 2022

EKHO, THE newest hybrid wireless fire detection solution developed by life safety systems manufacturer Hochiki, has been installed in six blocks of apartment buildings for a North London Borough to help improve fire detection.

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24 May 2022

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has appointed Iain Stevenson in the role of regional sales manager in order to drive further growth in South East England. He joins the company with over 26 years’ fire industry experience, having worked as a commissioning engineer on a wide range of high-profile projects in central London and the South East region.

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23 May 2022

BEGINNING ON Thursday 26 May, life safety systems developer Aico will host five conferences examining the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to create healthier and safer homes. With the uptake of technology rapidly increasing across the housing sector, these events will explore the benefits of the IoT and how it contributes to resident well-being, indoor environmental health, sustainable buildings and the transition to net zero.

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18 May 2022

NULLIFIRE IS ramping up its supply chain activities in a determined bid to bring next generation support to clients looking for a seamless solution in smart passive fire protection.

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10 May 2022

THIRD PARTY certification will be the central theme for Warringtonfire at FIREX International 2022, with the company running a series of live demonstrations, interactive exhibits, Continuing Professional Development-accredited training sessions and seminars when the show takes place at London’s ExCeL between 17 and 19 May.

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10 May 2022

HOCHIKI EUROPE will be demonstrating a range of market-leading products – as well as discussing what the future holds for fire system design, why the industry must think green and how customer insight is driving innovation – at FIREX International 2022, which runs at London’s ExCeL from 17-19 May.

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10 May 2022

AICO HAS expanded its educational offer with the launch of a City & Guilds-assured qualification on the subject of Domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Systems.

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FEATURES

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10 June 2022

WHEN IT comes to investments, fire suppression is the one we hope to never use. All-too-often, it acts like a safety blanket, unseen yet always there: hidden investment policy we hope never to have to cash in. With systems we manage daily, such as heating, air conditioning and lighting, a fault is often noticeable and easy to identify but how do you quickly ascertain an issue with fire safety infrastructure? Adrian Kay investigates.

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28 May 2022

THE INTERNET of Things, Artificial Intelligence, connected data, wireless systems and Government guidance are all going to play their part in how fire safety evolves during the remainder of this year and into 2023. Nick Rutter shares his predictions for the sector.

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28 May 2022

VISHAL BEDI describes in detail how businesses operating in the fire sector can make efficient and effective use of cloud-based job management software for easy control and governance of their sales, operations and marketing initiatives as they scale upwards.

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28 May 2022

ON TUESDAY 29 March at 10.30 am, Fire Safety Matters hosted another webinar in its ongoing CPD series. The focus on this occasion was ‘Flexible Evacuation Solutions to Meet BS 8629’. Brian Sims reviews what was said on the day by subject matter experts from webinar sponsor Advanced and Veritas Fire Support Services.

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28 May 2022

THE SUBJECT of competency in relation to fire safety was brought to the fore in the wake of Grenfell Tower and Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. Here, Justin Maltby-Smith discusses the importance of confirming competency and individuals’ responsibilities within the ‘golden thread’ of fire safety.

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28 May 2022

AS REGULATIONS continue to be enacted restricting the use of Class B firefighting foams containing fluorosurfactants termed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), all foams containing PFAS will soon become defunct, with aqueous film-forming foams, film-forming fluoroprotein foams and fluoroprotein foams being phased out. Ian Ross describes the regulatory changes ahead, key considerations and the questions that should be asked when planning the transition to F3 foams.

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28 May 2022

THE LATEST research involving UK heating engineers has identified a significant increase in the number of dangerous appliances across the nation being installed or poorly maintained due to the repercussions of COVID-19, with many individuals delaying crucial annual servicing. Steve Boggis and Craig Drinkald outline how every area of the industry can work together to ensure the highest standards of protection.

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28 May 2022

ON TUESDAY 23 November last year, the Government published the results of a consultation proposing an extension to regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms applicable to all rented properties within England. Andy Speake explains the requirements of the new legislation and outlines how to comply.

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28 May 2022

IN ITS role as the UK’s national standards body, the British Standards Institution recently published a new Code of Practice for the fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multi-storey and multi-occupied residential buildings. Mike Fox examines why the publication of PAS 9980:2022 could be the moment when the Government finally abandoned short-termism in its post-Grenfell approach to legislation and regulation and began to focus instead on long-term outcomes.

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28 May 2022

FIRE DOORS are arguably the most important – and most effective – form of passive fire protection within a building. Ensuring that they’re in good working order and well maintained can make all the difference between a safe evacuation procedure and not evacuating at all, as Karen Byard explains.

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28 May 2022

SINCE THE beginning of the year, there has been a raft of new announcements from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on the subject of building safety and, of course, the cladding crisis. Niall Rowan discusses their implications for the construction industry.

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28 May 2022

HERE IN the UK, electric buses are driving the charge towards sustainable public transport. However, the use of such vehicles realises a new danger that must be planned for and mitigated. James Mountain focuses on the fire risk posed by Lithium-ion batteries.

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28 May 2022

WHEN IT comes to fire safety plans for buildings, where’s the right place to start? Is it a new build construction or a retrofit of an existing one? Whatever the scenario, each safety element has its place and a part to play. Here, Craig Stead focuses on emergency lighting and its importance in relation to overall safety and evacuation planning.

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28 May 2022

EVERY FALSE fire alarm is costly, but in a COVID-aware world, there’s now even more pressure on management teams operating in the leisure, retail and hospitality industries to prevent such alarms occurring at their premises. Liam Hunt elaborates on the detail.

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28 May 2022

COOKING EQUIPMENT, careless smoking and electrical malfunctions are three of the leading causes of fires in hotels. Aside from the serious threat to life and property posed by genuine fires, Neil Parkin observes why any failure to provide and maintain high-quality fire protection measures can realise other equally dire consequences.

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28 May 2022

NEW SOFTWARE solutions will drive the fire safety industry to improve and enhance its offer, writes James Elliott. Those who’ve already embraced these advancements are reaping the rewards, while practitioners joining the ‘digital revolution’ are now questioning why they didn’t make the move sooner.

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28 May 2022

AS THE construction industry prepares for the new legislation around fire safety, the sector faces a lengthy journey before it can meet acceptable standards and assure end users that buildings are safe. The good news is that steady progress is being made. Matt Ryan has the detail.

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28 May 2022

WHEN PROVIDING safety-critical products, it’s key to understand the difference between quality and reliability. The former shows how a product performs its proper function, while reliability defines how well the product maintains its original level of quality over time through various conditions. As Ryan Pellow outlines, it’s not enough that a product simply works, but also about how many times it will continue to perform.

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28 May 2022

WHEN ELECTRICIANS are required to install fire alarm and fire detection 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). Is that the best way forward in terms of meeting British Standards? Tim Benstead investigates.

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28 May 2022

EVER SINCE the first wireless-based detection technologies were installed more than 20 years ago, manufacturers have been innovating to convince an often sceptical audience that such systems are at least comparable, and in some ways superior, to their hardwired cousins, as Derrick Hall duly observes.

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14 April 2022

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