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30 July 2020

UK RESIDENTIAL property management and lettings company BRNS Group has partnered with Amthal Fire & Security to deliver on fire maintenance for its extensive London development portfolio.

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21 July 2020

EMS MARKS another first with its recent launch of the Wireless Door Controller (WDC). Certified to meet BS: 7273-4, the WDC integrates seamlessly into EMS FireCell as a fully addressable device.

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20 July 2020

THE RAPID installation time of Hyfire’s wireless fire systems has allowed a famous bar and B&B to upgrade its fire protection during Covid-19 lockdown.

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20 July 2020

KENTEC ELECTRONICS has added Building Automation and Control Network (BACnet) protocol support to its Vizulinx alarm management solution, to facilitate smart, coordinated and efficient responses to fire incidents.

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20 July 2020

ONE OF Sudan’s most prestigious education institutions, Sudan University, has completed the development of its Faculty of Pharmacy with the installation of an innovative and adjustable fire alarm system.

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20 July 2020

FFE LTD has produced the industry’s first one-minute auto-aligning smoke beam detector, Fireray One.

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17 July 2020

WITH THE COVID-19 outbreak leading to the cancellation of its upcoming training sessions, detectortesters is now using an online platform to provide training.

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17 July 2020

GOOD RISK assessments, safe working practices and general health and safety awareness are good first steps in preventing both Arc Flash and electric shock injuries.

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17 July 2020

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY Ltd can now offer fire protected monitors after it announced the launch of its BLO-Line now with touch.

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14 July 2020

HIGH-PERFORMANCE equipment manufacturer Avon Protection has announced the Venari Group as its new distributor of thermal imaging cameras for the UK fire market.

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14 July 2020

FIRE PROTECTION enclosures designed to protect life-saving electrical systems are now even easier to install following the release of Spelsberg’s Lifeline WKE 2-6 range.

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14 July 2020

FIREPRO UK is the appointed master distributor for the UK & Ireland for the FirePro condensed aerosol fire suppression product.

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07 July 2020

JACTONE HAS announced that it has achieved a UL listing for all variations of its detection tube, used in its range of PAFSS Fire Suppression Systems, whether direct or indirect application

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17 July 2020

THANKS TO innovative thinking from ADJ Fire and Security, thermometric temperature-measuring thermal bullet cameras supplied by Hikvision are emboldening fire safety for Recycling Lives, a company which combines its charity work with operations as a scrap metal and waste recycling business.

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14 July 2020

A KEY factory in Sudan’s cement-making industry has been fitted with a variety of custom-made life safety solutions courtesy of Hochiki Europe.

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03 August 2020

CSL HAS announced that its DualCom Pro range has been extended to include two new EN54 (fire) certified products. These variants are available to order now from chosen Alarm Receiving Centres.

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14 July 2020

HUNDREDS OF fire industry professionals from over 30 countries have benefitted from Apollo Fire Detectors’ free online training courses available throughout the COVID-19 lockdown period.

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07 July 2020

C-TEC IS preparing to launch a new Evacuation Alert System, EVAC-ALERT, which can be used to create a simple-to-use BS 8629-compliant solution in any high-rise residential building.

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24 June 2020

CHUBB HAS just been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor, installer and service provider of SmartCell, a complete wireless fire detection platform developed by EMS. The platform provides end users operating smaller commercial sites and properties with complete control of their fire safety systems’ performance and strategy.

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23 June 2020

EVAC+CHAIR International has moved into a new state-of-the-art manufacturing premises in Blythe Valley Park (BVP) in Solihull, Birmingham.

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FEATURES

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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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02 July 2020

AS AN industry, we’re now well versed and experienced in the value of sprinkler systems. Here, James Broadest explains precisely why it’s crucial to deliver continuing education on this matter so Government bodies and building owners alike recognise the truism that substantial costs – and lives – can be saved thanks to retrofitted fire sprinklers.

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29 June 2020

FOLLOWING THE enforced lockdown restrictions introduced to help combat the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) took the decision to continue to offer certification by embracing new technology and migrating to remote auditing procedures. With the remote audit process now having been in place for three months, the organisation recently spoke with Heather Martin – operations manager at SSAIB-registered firm Southern Fire Alarms Ltd – to discuss its own remote audit conducted during the height of lockdown in April.

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22 June 2020

WITH THE new regulatory framework placing more accountability on those responsible for building safety, William Makant is keen to encourage an open-minded evaluation of the most effective fire safety solution for each situation, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.

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03 June 2020

THE HACKITT Report revealed major concerns regarding the quality assurance of fire doors and the issues surrounding the transparency of information and availability of audit trails with regard to these building components. Here, Austin Stone explores the overriding importance of specifying riser doors that have been bi-directionally fire tested.

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02 June 2020

HOT WORK-related fires are on the increase. In fact, according to Freedom of Information data obtained by insurer Zurich, more than a quarter of all accidental fires on construction sites are sparked by ‘hot work’. Here, Ian McKinnon explains what practising professionals need to remember when undertaking this type of work.

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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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