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27 July 2021

AT THIS year’s Fire Safety Event, Apollo Fire Detectors’ stand will be located opposite The Fire Safety Theatre which is sponsored by its Halma Group sister company and leading fire control panel manufacturer Advanced.

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27 July 2021

GLOBAL FIRE Equipment (GFE) will showcase the latest additions to its product portfolio of fire detection solutions at The Fire Safety Event 2021.

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27 July 2021

ADVANCED WILL be taking part in the seminar programme at the 2021 edition of The Fire Safety Event, the Nineteen Group-organised show that runs at the NEC in Birmingham from 7-9 September.

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19 July 2021

INDUSTRIAL FIRE detection specialist Patol has introduced a new fibre optic linear heat detection cable (LHDC) and controller suite to its range of solutions and, in doing so, extends the capabilities of LHDC technology.

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27 July 2021

LIFE SAFETY systems manufacturer C-TEC is exhibiting at The Fire Safety Event. Running at Birmingham’s NEC on 7-9 September, the eagerly-awaited show will feature free Continuing Professional Development-accredited educational seminars, 120-plus exhibitors and the fire industry’s latest products, technology and solutions.

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20 July 2021

WIRELESS FIRE safety systems developer Hyfire is in the process of “revolutionising” the fire industry thanks to the introduction of Taurus, a range of high-performance wireless detection, control and alarm devices based on a new protocol that offers “unprecedented” capabilities, quality and reliability.

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16 July 2021

HMS BELFAST, the most significant surviving Royal Navy warship from the Second World War, has been equipped with leading fire protection from Advanced. Permanently moored as a museum ship on the River Thames in London, the decommissioned Royal Navy vessel is owned and operated by the Imperial War Museum (IWM).

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16 July 2021

SOME OF the oldest and most prized heritage railway carriages in the UK, housed at the internationally renowned Severn Valley Railway, are now benefiting from enhanced protection thanks to cutting-edge wireless fire detection devices supplied by Hyfire.

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19 July 2021

THE 100% WIRELESS SmartCell platform from EMS, launched at the end of last year, will benefit from new devices to be launched in the coming weeks. This coincides with an important and significant firmware update that expands the system to use up to 32 fire detectors. This increases the system significantly with an additional 32 addresses to add Call Points, sounders and EN54-23 VADs along with SmartCell information devices.

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16 July 2021

QDOS, THE BAFE-accredited outsourcing CAD company specialising in the production of fire alarm and fire safety plans for buildings, has expanded by moving to a new head office based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

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16 July 2021

AFTER NECESSARILY having the breaks on for the past 16 months due to the COVID pandemic, Aico’s bespoke, state-of-the-art Mobile Training and Demonstration Units are now back out on the road.

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19 July 2021

FOLLOWING ON from a competitive tender process, fire detection solutions manufacturer Global Fire Equipment was appointed to design, supply and commission a new fire alarm system for the Radisson Blu Fujairah, a five-star resort nestled along 500 metres of private beach in Dibba, Fujairah in the North East of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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16 July 2021

BARNSLEY-BASED construction technology specialist Waterguard and Ramtech – the alarm solutions developer – have outlined plans to interlink their water leak and fire detection systems in a bid to improve efficiencies on construction sites across the globe.

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15 June 2021

WIRELESS FIRE detection and alarm systems developer Hyfire has partnered with Clear Safety, the specialist safety and compliance consultancy, to fit 1,400 wireless devices in residential properties owned by Notting Hill Genesis, thereby allowing the housing association to save more than £250,000 per month on ‘Waking Watch’ provision.

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16 July 2021

LITHIUM BATTERY fires are difficult to extinguish using conventional fire extinguishers. To address this issue, a new class of lithium battery fire extinguishers have been developed by Firechief in order that fire professionals can deal with such emergencies quickly and effectively. The extinguishers are available through authorised reseller First Mats Ltd.

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16 July 2021

AICO HAS announced the official Kitemark certification of its SmartLINK Gateway by the British Standards Institution (BSI). This is a significant accolade for the fire and carbon monoxide detection solutions manufacturer as the SmartLINK Gateway is the first product of its kind to be afforded third party certification.

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16 July 2021

PART OF The Dräger Group, Dräger Safety UK has just launched 3D digital hazard mapping technology to aid gas and fire safety. Designed to help companies improve gas safety and comply with BS 60080:2020, the new service is expected to be particularly popular in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, printing, industrial warehousing and waste recycling sectors.

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16 July 2021

ENTERTAINMENT VENUES such as Shopping Centres and multiplexes are popular attractions due to their ability to provide a full range of facilities all in one space. However, these multi-purpose destinations do require more complex life safety systems, meaning additional considerations for specifiers, installers and end users alike. Hochiki recently provided a solution to these challenges when called upon to deliver high-end life safety protection at the Firestone Entertainment Hub in Jamnagar.

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16 July 2021

TAKTIS FIRE panels manufactured by Kentec Electronics, the developer of life-critical control systems, have been installed to protect students and property at the University of Nicosia’s (UNIC) new state-of-the-art student residences located in Cyprus.

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11 May 2021

AS PART of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, Aico is continuing to raise awareness of – and reduce the stigma surrounding – mental health through the company’s dedicated workplace programme.

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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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19 May 2021

AS PART of 2021’s Dementia Action Week (which runs from 17-23 May), Claire O’Meara shares some perspectives on how today’s fire safety-centric technology can help safeguard tenants with dementia.

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25 April 2021

With the fire sector one that operates across the devolved nations, Andy Speake outlines why sector professionals should be pushing for greater and clearer legislation that makes requirements consistent as the current situation leaves many who are not experts in the fire arena confused and unsure as to what to fit in terms of system solutions

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01 March 2021

National guidance issued by the Government, the Fire and Rescue Services and other important bodies strongly recommends the level of competency within the fire safety industry that practitioners should be striving to attain. Here, Stephen Adams discusses in detail the current competency landscape

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01 March 2021

Ever since the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, the $64,000 question to be answered is how might the industry solve the myriad safety issues around tall buildings. This question itself poses many further ones and, as Ray Puttock discovers, almost inevitably delivers a multitude of answers

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01 March 2021

Minimising the risk to life as a result of a fire involving external wall systems is crucial, yet in cases of buildings containing flats, alternative housing options can place people in worse living conditions or even leave them without accommodation altogether. Such that people can continue to live in relative safety in their own homes, Ken Bullock explains why interim solutions are vital for mitigating the risk

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01 March 2021

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and with the myriad impacts of Brexit already beginning to be felt, Paul Pope explores some of the key challenges facing the UK’s fire sector and pinpoints various ways in which the latter can ably and determinedly prepare for the future

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01 March 2021

Evacuation alert systems are a new type of fire alarm designed for the UK market and described in BS 8629. They’re just one of the many changes being made to the fire safety landscape in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy that occurred on 14 June 2017. Andy Scott evaluates the fine detail

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02 October 2020

With the word ‘smart’ now appearing in front of almost anything, including speakers, cars, heating systems, televisions and even fridges, what are the criteria that dictate or otherwise certify the use of ‘smart’ as a prefix when applied to the built environment? Ray Puttock airs his views on the matter

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02 October 2020

Fires impacting refurbishment projects, such as the catastrophic blaze that broke out at the Notre Dame Cathedral in April last year, remain at the forefront of people’s minds as a direct result of the myriad news headlines they generate. Here, Tony Obadipe outlines the key issues to think about in terms of fire safety regimes for building and refurbishment projects

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02 October 2020

On Wednesday 29 July, Fire Safety Matters ran another event in its popular webinar series, this time focused on ‘Ensuring Compliance and Improving Efficiency of Fire Alarm Systems’ and featuring detailed input from solution specialists at LAN Control Systems. Brian Sims reports on proceedings

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30 September 2020

THE RECENT publication of the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill confirms its commitment to putting safety at the heart of all future building design and development. Here, Ges Wallace discusses the document and what it could mean for the future of our built environment.

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28 August 2020

DESPITE THE easing of some of the restrictions around the Coronavirus, there remains a strong emphasis on keeping workplaces COVID-19 secure, with companies who fail to comply facing criminal prosecution. Ian McKinnon discusses what this means for employers and explains what can be done to promote compliance throughout the supply chain.

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01 October 2020

In an exclusive interview for Fire Safety Matters, Western Business Media’s CEO Mark Sennett chats with Paul Pope (Group business development director at Global Fire Equipment and also a director of the Fire Industry Association) and Mike Tobin (chair of the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association) about the current ‘State of the Nation’ in the UK’s fire industry. The impact of COVID-19, the overriding need for competency and the likely effects of Brexit are very much under the microscope

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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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10 July 2020

What are the benefits of today’s beam detection systems for end users? Where are these solutions commonly installed? Importantly, what’s in the pipeline for the next generation of such systems? Fire Safety Matters finds out the answers to these key questions and more in conversation with Nigel Ward.

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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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30 June 2020

On Wednesday 20 May, Fire Safety Matters ran a further webinar in the magazine’s hugely popular ongoing series. This time around delivered in conjunction with FFE, the hour-long broadcast focused on protecting large premises from fire by dint of using infrared optical beam smoke detectors. Brian Sims addresses the essential points that emerged.

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29 June 2020

Arguably, there’s no other danger that can imperil heritage buildings as totally and as swiftly as an outbreak of fire. Notwithstanding the serious risk posed to life, a fire is capable of wholly consuming and destroying historic buildings and their precious contents. With this in mind, Adam Welton examines the key points to be observed in relation to fire prevention and detection.

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