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04 March 2021

FIRE PROTECTION solutions company Advanced has appointed Amanda Hope in the new role of UK fire business development manager with a view towards driving the company’s growth strategy in key sectors.

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04 March 2021

WITH HIGH-rise residential building owners and managers under pressure to be ready for BS 8629, global wireless fire detection and alarm devices developer Hyfire has launched EvacWireless to offer rapid installation, simplified maintenance and minimal installation disruption.

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14 January 2021

THOSE INDIVIDUALS contemplating loft conversion projects are no doubt incredibly excited at the prospect of additional property space. While most of us would like to sink our attentions into colour swatches and furniture magazines without a second thought, there’s a somewhat more pressing matter that will need to be addressed in the first instance: fire safety. 

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05 January 2021

FIRE AND life safety systems manufacturer Advanced has announced the appointment of a dedicated business development manager responsible for the launch and growth of EvacGo, the company’s new BS 8629-compliant evacuation alert system.

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11 December 2020

OPERATING ACROSS the UK, Lorient is offering a “professional and expert” fire door inspection service. The company’s fire door inspectors are fully qualified under the Fire Door Inspection Scheme and have been assessed by Warringtonfire (itself an independent third party).

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11 December 2020

LIFE SAFETY systems manufacturer C-TEC has created a new Evacuation Alert Systems video to demonstrate exactly how evacuation alert systems can be used to assist the Fire and Rescue Services in evacuating all or part of a high-rise residential building in an emergency situation.

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11 December 2020

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has launched EvacGo, its evacuation alert system designed to meet the recommendations of BS 8629:2019 relating to buildings containing flats with storeys over 18 metres above ground level.

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12 October 2020

EVAC+CHAIR has introduced a new range of evacuation chairs designed to enhance passenger safety and comfort and further demonstrate the brand’s commitment to improve safety in the built environment for all.

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05 October 2020

MEGAMAN HAS launched a comprehensive range of easy-to-install emergency lighting solutions. Offering a variety of lighting systems from emergency slim bulkheads through to spotlights and downlights, Megaman’s TEMPUS emergency lighting series accommodates a wide range of applications including offices, schools, retail spaces and public areas.

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05 October 2020

ADVANCED IS extending its popular range of emergency lighting solutions with the launch of the EasySafe addressable, low-voltage emergency luminaires and exit signs.

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10 September 2020

CAMPEGGIO DEL Garda is a popular campsite on the water’s edge of Lake Garda that attracts tourists from around the globe. Hochiki Italia’s Totem solution has been specified to safeguard the idyllic campsite and provide occupants with the required degree of outdoor protection.

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05 October 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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02 October 2020

BS 8629:2019 gives guidance on evacuation alert systems installed in blocks of flats to assist the Fire and Rescue Service in evacuating part or all of a building in an emergency. C-TEC’s new EVAC-ALERT system can be customised to create a simple-to-use and cost-effective BS 8629-compliant solution in any high-rise residential building.

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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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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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31 May 2020

UK MANUFACTURER Evac+Chair International is investing to future-proof the business as it relocates to Blythe Valley Park in Solihull, Birmingham, near Junction 4 of the M42.

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20 March 2020

Evaccess is the UK’s number one leading provider in offering solutions for more specific evacuation need.

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17 March 2020

TouchPath has launched ‘Touch Facility Evacuation and Verification’, a system that uses Active RFID (radio frequency identification) badge-and-reader technology to record and track personnel entering, leaving and using warehouse and logistics, manufacturing or other supply chain facilities.

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31 March 2020

As part of any Fire Evacuation Strategy, disabled, elderly, or less mobile residents will need special assistance during an emergency, requiring them to have their own bespoke Personal Emergency Evacuation plan or PEEP, which considers medical implications, ease of movement, and required distance to safe exit.

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17 February 2020

Hochiki Europe, a leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, has delivered the first in a new series of ‘Life Tech’ events in collaboration with its systems partners.

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FEATURES

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04 March 2021

On Wednesday 3 March from 10.30 am until 11.30 am, Fire Safety Matters ran the latest instalment of the magazine’s ever-popular webinar series, this time around focusing on ‘Protecting High-Rise Residential Buildings from Fire’. Brian Sims reviews the key discussion points that emerged

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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

Fire safety requirements for rail networks operating within airports pose a unique set of challenges for design teams and, indeed, demand specific management protocols given what can be large occupancy numbers combined with 24-hour services. Here, Tony Cash reviews the key factors considered for the Terminal Transit System at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5

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01 October 2020

BS 8629: Code of Practice for the Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Evacuation Alert Systems for Use by Fire and Rescue Services in Buildings Containing Flats was the focus of a recent webinar on evacuation planning run by Fire Safety Matters in conjunction with Advanced. Brian Sims reports on the major points outlined in terms of Best Practice

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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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01 September 2020

AS THE role of door hardware expands and fire safety continues to make the headlines, Karen Trigg outlines in detail the importance of hardware selection and reminds decision-makers of how routine checks can save lives.

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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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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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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

Recently, Fire Safety Matters ran a fascinating hour-long webinar in conjunction with EvacLite focused on the hugely positive impact exerted by the latest dynamic signage in terms of how it helps to ensure that all occupants of a building exit more quickly and safely in the event of a fire or other forms of emergency. Brian Sims reports on the key takeaways.

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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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20 March 2020

Evac+Chair examines the importance of education and training when it comes to emergency evacuation

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15 August 2019

We sit down with Fire Safety North content director Mark Sennett to learn why the event is a must attend at EventCity, Manchester on 8-9 October 2019.

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27 February 2019

The plans to strengthen the regulatory framework for building safety puts residents at the heart, but there must be plans in place beyond residential and fire.

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02 January 2019

Elspeth Grant take a look at the progress of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, and highlights the importance of an effective evacuation plan in high-rise buildings.

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19 October 2018

The controversial 'stay put' policy has been in the headlines since the Grenfell tragedy and the public and the industry have been asking many questions, which Andy Green highlighted in his webinar – To stay put or not.

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11 May 2018

C-TEC's MD Andrew Foster places Stay Put policies under the spotlight and explains the key things that need to be in place to ensure the practice works as planned.

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12 March 2018

All organisations need to be prepared for any emergency situation and evacuating a multi-storey building requires a lot of preparation warns Gerard Wallace.

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