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28 November 2022

COMELIT-PAC has been working with partner GB Integrated Systems to fit the very latest fire safety solutions at Claremont Primary School, in turn ensuring the safety of pupils, staff and visitors alike.

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28 November 2022

SPECIALIST INSULATION manufacturer ROCKWOOL has announced the launch of an updated version of the ROCKWOOL FIREPRO Book, the ‘go-to’ resource for information and guidance on all of the company’s passive fire protection solutions.

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29 November 2022

SYSTEMS INSTALLER Fire Queen Limited has combined a state-of-the-art Advanced Go fire panel with cutting-edge wireless devices from Hyfire to protect artwork at The Art of Banksy Exhibition, which is housed in a temporary venue at Manchester’s Media City.

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15 November 2022

HOCHIKI EUROPE and Cornerstone Group Fire and Security Systems, the latter a valued member of the Hochiki Systems Partners Network, have recently joined forces to deliver a life safety system for The Royal Free Hospital, a major teaching hospital in the Hampstead area of the London Borough of Camden.

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15 November 2022

C-TEC IS exhibiting at two major exhibitions in London this month: London Build, which runs at Olympia on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November, and also Homes UK, which is taking place at London’s ExCeL on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November.

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22 November 2022

FOLLOWING ON from a competitive tender process, Global Fire Equipment (GFE) was chosen to design, supply and install the fire detection and alarm system for Eston Sehir Mahallem, a prestigious residential development located in the Bahcesehir district of Istanbul in Turkey.

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31 October 2022

MARK ATKINSON is a keen supporter of Fire Door Safety Week. Here, Hurst Doors’ sales director explains precisely why he firmly believes the sector needs to do all it can to educate stakeholders on how they might contribute towards maintaining fire safety, and also outlines the story behind the development of the company’s dedicated Neuma fds fire door system.

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27 October 2022

AMTHAL FIRE & Security is celebrating a duo of award wins. At the recent St Albans Chamber of Commerce Community Business Awards, CEO Jamie Allam was named as winner of the Business Leader of the Year category. In tandem, Alex Dearden was awarded the silver prize for Apprentice of the Year at the Watford and West Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce Awards.

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01 November 2022

ONE OF the most historic and valued properties in the care of the National Trust for Scotland is now protected by cutting-edge wireless fire technology supplied by Hyfire. The House of the Binns – or simply The Binns – is an historic property located in West Lothian that has served as the seat of the Dalyell family since the 17th Century.

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25 October 2022

THE STATE-of-the-art building in central London that is The HYLO Tower needed an equivalent standard of fire detection system to protect its occupants and effectively manage any potential fire event, which is why Siemens’ Cerberus PRO range of detection equipment with ASA technology was selected.

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25 October 2022

INTELLIGENT FIRE, evacuation and emergency lighting systems developer Advanced will be exhibiting on Stand E64 at London Build 2022, which takes place from 16-17 November at Olympia. The company’s representatives will be offering visitors guidance on how Advanced’s systems fit into the recent amendments to Part B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations, which come into effect on 1 December. In addition, they will also showcase Advanced’s latest evacuation alert and fire safety solutions.

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25 October 2022

COMBINING THE expertise of established wireless solutions providers, the Argus Security, Hyfire and Ramtech Electronics brands are now working alongside each other to form The Orama Group. This new collective will “push innovation and expand geographical reach” to further meet the wireless safety and security needs of different industries – from construction through to the commercial and industrial sectors – and the application requirements of constituent end users.

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18 October 2022

SIDERISE INSULATION is celebrating ten years since first having its curtain wall passive fire protection systems tested to the rigorous BS EN 1364-4 fire resistance standard. A decade on and an additional 16 successful tests later, the company’s offer is still providing a straightforward, yet advanced perimeter fire containment solution for protecting against vertical fire spread in the most popular curtain wall types, thereby ensuring compliance and supporting specifiers in delivering the safest standards possible for their projects.

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18 October 2022

HOME LIFE safety systems specialist Aico has just launched two products: the Ei660i and Ei660iRF multi-sensor fire alarms. Importantly, these new additions to Aico’s 600 Series boast all of the benefits of the company’s award-winning multi-sensor fire alarms.

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04 October 2022

ONE OF the UK’s best known supermarket chains has chosen Patol Ltd and Securiton Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) to protect a significant investment made by the business in a bid to expand its online offer.

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04 October 2022

RH CAVITY barriers manufactured by Siderise have proven their passive fire protection capabilities as part of a ventilated façade system as a result of having been part of a brick slip façade system which successfully met the requirements of BR 135 when tested to BS 8414-2.

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04 October 2022

HONEYWELL HAS launched a ‘first-of-its-kind’ solution that combines early warning smoke detection with advanced indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring, in turn furthering the company’s ongoing efforts to create safer and healthier buildings.

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04 October 2022

TECHNOLOGY COMPANY Siemens has named Videcon as its new strategic partner for the Cerberus FIT range of fire detection and alarm products. As a result, Videcon becomes Siemens’ first-ever distribution partner for fire safety products in the UK and Ireland.

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26 September 2022

EATON IS launching a new addressable fire alarm and detection control panel that reduces installation time and cost, while at the same time optimising ease of use and cyber security. xDetect simplifies the control of fire alarms and other peripherals in commercial buildings, enabling a faster response in the event of a fire episode or other emergency.

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21 September 2022

AXISGO IS the new generation single-loop fire panel from Advanced that’s designed to provide cost-effective access to Axis EN range performance, quality and ease of use in a simpler, non-networkable format that delivers “complete fire protection peace of mind”.

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FEATURES

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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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30 August 2022

SINCE THE beginning of the year, it has been noticeable that the supply of various technologies – including fire detection systems – has become more and more difficult to orchestrate. Gordon Thomas examines the global shortfall of raw materials and finished products impacting the fire sector and what’s being done to mitigate this issue.

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11 July 2022

FOLLOWING THE Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017, where 72 people lost their lives, high-rise building owners and operators across the UK have been charged with ensuring that fire safety and evacuation procedures are the absolute best they can be in their buildings. What’s the current state of play? Hochiki Europe has the detail.

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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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