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18 October 2021

FIRE PROTECTION solutions supplied by Advanced have been installed to safeguard approximately 140,000 square feet of Grade A office space located at Westferry House, which sits within the Canary Wharf Estate of London’s Docklands.

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11 October 2021

IN THE wake of an intensive vetting process, Nullifire fire protection products have been selected for installation across a custodial facility – namely HMP Five Wells – as part of a major firestopping programme being managed by GRJ Contracting.

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06 October 2021

FUNCTIONAL FOOTWEAR specialist HAIX has announced its sponsorship of Team GB at The British Firefighter Challenge, an event that pushes firefighters to their limits while raising funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

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04 October 2021

THE RESIDENTS of a London tower block awaiting the replacement of potentially dangerous cladding can sleep soundly following the installation of a Taurus wireless fire system provided by Hyfire.

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04 October 2021

AICO HAS announced its commitment to the Climate Pledge as part of the company’s drive towards sustainable business practices and achieving net zero carbon. The Climate Pledge was founded by Amazon and Global Optimism and brings together a cross-sector community of companies and organisations to tackle the climate crisis and become net zero carbon by the year 2040.

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04 October 2021

DARTFORD MP Gareth Johnson has officially opened a new extension for Kentec Electronics, the manufacturer of life-critical fire control systems, thereby enabling the business to expand its manufacturing, dispatch and stores capability by upwards of 30%.

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04 October 2021

GO IS the new generation, single-loop fire alarm control panel from Advanced. Versatile and “packed” with premium features, Go provides cost-effective access to MxPro 5 range performance, quality and ease of use in a simpler, non-networkable format for complete fire protection peace of mind.

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23 September 2021

FOLLOWING ON from an extensive overhaul of the emergency lighting system at Leeds General Infirmary, LuxIntelligent panels supplied by fire and life safety systems manufacturer Advanced are now ensuring ongoing compliance with the BS 5266-1 Code of Practice.

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23 September 2021

COUNTY DURHAM and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has implemented Dräger’s Cleaning Solution package as part of its new state-of-the art decontamination facility, which is purpose-designed to ensure optimal cleaning and disinfection of firefighter equipment.

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23 September 2021

CREATEMASTER, THE provider of O&M manuals and structured data, has announced the launch of its latest service extension for fire sector professionals, namely the Fire and Emergency File (FEF).

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20 September 2021

SIDERISE INSULATION has launched a suite of passive fire protection products specifically engineered for masonry facades, in turn making it easy for specifiers and developers alike to choose the right protection for their buildings.

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20 September 2021

IN SUPPORT of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (which runs from Monday 20 September to Sunday 26 September), ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has issued a Best Practice guide on how to specify, install, maintain and inspect fire-certified doorsets in residential and commercial buildings.

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07 September 2021

JACKSON FIRE & Security is exhibiting at The Fire Safety Event which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 7-9 September. Stand 4/M10 is where the company will be based throughout the show. Company representatives will be happy to answer visitors’ questions and afford an insight into what it means to be one of the company’s franchisees.

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06 September 2021

LIFE-CRITICAL control systems manufacturer Kentec Electronics has welcomed Fortus Group Holdings to its Kentec Authorised Distributor scheme, providing the fire and security solutions distributor with dedicated product training and support and enhancing its ability to offer comprehensive solutions for system installers.

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26 August 2021

C-TEC HAS developed and released an updated version of its NC951 accessible toilet alarm kit. Compact and cost-effective, the new-look kit contains everything that’s required to create a BS 8300 clause-compliant single zone emergency assistance system for any building.

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26 August 2021

NULLIFIRE HAS launched a sealant solution specifically for CPVC materials, offering up to 120 minutes of fire resistance. It also benefits from a distinct blue shade for easy on-site identification and traceability.

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24 August 2021

FIRE CREST Fire Protection, itself a registered Kentec Installation Partner, has installed a sophisticated Taktis fire panel at its headquarters in Cornwall to train and support its engineers using the technology on future projects.

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24 August 2021

UPTICK – THE provider of software solutions for building compliance – is now offering the product that it has built specifically for companies performing routine asset maintenance (and which has been used successfully in Australia and New Zealand) here in the UK.

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16 August 2021

ATENA FIRE detection panels have been installed at an award-winning new eight-form entry secondary school and sixth form academy, itself configured as part of a £100 million development in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

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06 August 2021

A TEAM of dedicated fire engineering specialists from OFR Consultants has helped to deliver a fire safety strategy for a stunning heritage property in Ayrshire. Located in rural Scotland, the new Endeavour Penthouse Apartment at the Category B-listed five-star Glenapp Castle Hotel was completed last month following an extensive £2 million refurbishment programme and is now open to guests.

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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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