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29 February 2024

ZZEUS TRAINING, the specialist business delivering practical fire alarm training and qualifications for engineers, has been shortlisted for the 2024 edition of the Skills Awards, the annual event organised by Enginuity (the charity dedicated to supporting UK engineering and manufacturing employers by finding new ways in which to close skills gaps and open opportunities).

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22 February 2024

HOCHIKI EUROPE, the developer of specialist fire detection and emergency lighting solutions, is taking part in SICUR 2024, itself recognised as Spain’s premier international fire, security and safety-focused event. The company will display a range of products including its Ekho hybrid wireless fire detection range, the intelligent emergency lighting system FIREscape Nepto and life safety platform Latitude.

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20 February 2024

UPWARDS OF 250 Taurus devices from wireless fire system supplier Hyfire have been installed to serve The Bristol Port Company’s office complex, in turn bolstering the organisation’s fire safety infrastructure to meet the highest standards.

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19 February 2024

HOCHIKI EUROPE has launched the Hochiki Training Academy, itself a “cutting-edge” facility designed to provide comprehensive training for industry professionals operating in the field of fire safety. This initiative reflects Hochiki’s commitment to advancing knowledge and expertise in the industry, ensuring that professionals are well-equipped to handle the latest advancements in life safety technology.

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05 February 2024

EXHIBITING ON Stand E120 in Hall 5 at The Fire Safety Event 2024, which runs at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 April until 2 May, Patol will be taking the opportunity to demonstrate the company’s wide-ranging capabilities when it comes to fire detection systems development.

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05 February 2024

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has supplied intelligent fire panels to the prestigious 5 Aldermanbury Square development in London as part of a major refurbishment. The company’s high-performance, fault-tolerant MxPro 5 analogue addressable fire panels are safeguarding the 22-storey building.

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05 February 2024

WIRELESS FIRE systems designer Hyfire has signalled a significant change to the company’s senior leadership team. In a strategic move, Ollie Murray has been appointed to the role of international director, taking over the reins from Tom Crane.

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29 January 2024

KENTEC ELECTRONICS, the manufacturer of life safety solutions, and Mercury Security Distribution (the provider of fire detection technology for businesses) have further strengthened their working relationship. With immediate effect, Mercury Security Distribution becomes a member of the Kentec Authorised Distributors Plus (KAD+) Programme. Indeed, it’s the first Irish organisation to hold this prestigious designation.

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29 January 2024

TIO FIRE Safety (developer of the award-winning, all-in-one compliance app for fire safety) has unveiled the details of a “transformative collaboration” with HAES – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of addressable, conventional and marine fire alarm control panels. The partnership “heralds a new era” in the fire safety sector, packaging Tio’s app with every HAES fire alarm panel to provide a “comprehensive” safety and compliance solution.

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22 January 2024

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has supplied its BS 8629-compliant EvacGo evacuation alert system for deployment in the new build residential development The Ironworks, which is located in Sheffield.

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15 January 2024

WIRELESS FIRE detection and alarm systems developer Cygnus has opened a new Technology and Training Centre in Meriden, Birmingham. The location will serve as a space for innovation, underscoring Cygnus’ steadfast commitment to providing fire safety solutions that are genuinely pioneering.

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15 January 2024

AMID THE ‘crumbling concrete’ crisis confronting Britain’s schools, suppliers of temporary classrooms have taken the lead in providing swift and efficient solutions for those institutions impacted by the reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) controversy. Hyfire’s Taurus wireless fire devices are being used as part of a unified modular classrooms offer, ensuring the minimum of disruption to the academic year.

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08 January 2024

NO FEWER than 400 devices from Hochiki’s established and hugely popular ESP range of sensors have been installed at The Livingstone Academy by the team at Southern Fire Alarms in what’s described as a “next generation” fire safety installation project.

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01 January 2024

KENTEC ELECTRONICS, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, will showcase its range of extinguishant release panels and the depth of its fire detection, alarm and control portfolio at Intersec 2024, duly demonstrating how the future of the industry lies within open protocol technology.

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01 January 2024

AICO HAS launched a new promotion for 2024 entitled ‘The Great Escape: Shop Aico to Go!’. In essence, the company is offering those parties within its supply chain the chance to win dozens of prizes throughout January and February as a ‘Thank You’ for their continued support in 2023.

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01 January 2024

HONEYWELL HAS unveiled its NOTIFIER INSPIRE fire control system, itself an all-in-one fire panel that delivers “reliable protection, scalability, efficient monitoring” and “flexible and timely” reporting.

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01 January 2024

HOCHIKI – THE specialist designer, manufacturer and distributor of state-of-the-art fire detection and emergency lighting systems – will be in attendance at Intersec 2024. The company’s regional team, which is based in Dubai, will be on hand to demonstrate Hochiki’s Latitude fire detection system and also the emergency lighting system designated FIREscape Nepto.

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18 December 2023

THE HISTORIC home of The Worshipful Company of Cutlers in the heart of the City of London is being safeguarded by cutting-edge wireless fire devices courtesy of Hyfire. Built in 1888 to be the original home of the Royal College of Physicians, Cutlers’ Hall features a famed terracotta frieze on the front façade and contains many treasures belonging to The Worshipful Company, which ranks 18th in the order of precedence of London’s livery companies.

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18 December 2023

GLOBAL FIRE Equipment (GFE), the European manufacturer of complete fire safety systems, will showcase the latest additions to its product portfolio on Stand F10 in Hall 3 at Intersec 2024, which takes place in Dubai from 16-18 January.

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10 December 2023

SYSTEMS DISTRIBUTION business Dynamic CCTV, itself a prominent player in the security distribution sector, has announced the launch of Dynamic Fire, a dedicated division focused squarely on fire safety solutions.

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FEATURES

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22 February 2024

CRAIG TAYLOR examines how systems integration not only facilitates the early detection of potential fire hazards, but also enables swift and co-ordinated responses, in turn minimising the risk of damage and ensuring the well-being of students and staff alike within the educational setting.

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10 July 2023

EN 54-23 WAS published in the UK in 2010 and became mandatory on 1 January 2014. After that time, any visual alarm device (VAD) newly installed and used as the primary means of warning as part of a fire alarm system has to conform with this standard. Mike Sutton has the detail.

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20 June 2023

OVER THE last few years, the use of multi-sensor detectors has grown in popularity. Due to such detectors’ ability to detect fire at the earliest possible opportunity by combining multiple sensors within one device, installers and end users alike are reaping the benefits, particularly so as they’ve been proven to reduce the UK’s multimillion-pound economic headache of false alarms. Ian Humby elaborates on the fine detail.

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30 January 2023

THROUGHOUT 2022, as Tony Boyle observes, many notable topics came to the fore within social housing, but have we lost sight of one of the basics when it comes to not only compliance, but also improving the safety of others? Moving into 2023, it’s crucial to recognise and respect the fundamentals regarding safety within the residential environment.

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09 December 2022

WAREHOUSE FIRES have the potential to be devastating, posing a threat to life, destroying business operations and exerting a detrimental impact on the supply chain. Ahead of the busy Christmas period, Neil Eves offers some Best Practice advice when it comes to fire safety strategies.

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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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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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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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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14 April 2022

The multilayer PCB segment is a big part of our production. In order to support this important segment, we have developed long-standing relationships with a broad factory base. The factories are carefully selected in our sourcing process.

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