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14 September 2020

LIFE SAFETY solutions developer Hochiki Europe has hosted a virtual roundtable in which experts discussed the pressing issues that surround life safety in the UK’s educational facilities. The online panel talk, available to watch online, comes as part of the manufacturer’s efforts to uphold high standards within the fire safety sector and support its industry partners in doing the same.

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29 May 2020

CHAS IS addressing the challenge of easing the UK back to work with the launch of the CHAS People Health Wallet, a COVID-19 online declaration service that records and monitors an employee’s fitness to work.

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18 May 2020

THE COVID-19 crisis has realised a problem for those companies that have to finish their testing and certification programmes because of product standards that are soon to be superseded. Examples are EN 60950-1:2006 and EN 60065 that are used for the conformity testing of fire safety and security products for the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU.

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10 February 2020

Fire safety should be at the forefront of every property owner’s mind. Fire protection is essential to the fire safety of all buildings, and in particular vacant properties.

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06 June 2017

M10 Fire Consultancy Ltd is looking for an experienced fire safety engineer.

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FEATURES

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11 August 2020

IN THIS exclusive interview for Fire Safety Matters and the Nineteen Group, 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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06 August 2020

PUBLICATION OF the draft Building Safety Bill signals the biggest changes to fire safety in 40 years through improved regulations designed to aid the construction industry as a whole.  Here, Mick Hill explores the importance of providing a ‘golden thread’ of building information by specifying components, including bi-directionally fire-tested riser doors, that offer the highest standards in terms of compliance and performance.

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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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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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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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10 October 2019

Stephen Adams discusses current issues when it comes to complex buildings and fire safety.

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15 February 2017

Fire Safety Event Content Director Mark Sennett introduces the show, which boasts an unparalleled line-up of free educational content and an exhibition containing major fire safety manufacturers and associations

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