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24 March 2023

FIRE SAFETY and security solutions provider Chubb has produced a new video designed to showcase the “exceptional service” customers can expect to receive from its Blackburn-based Customer Experience Centre.

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20 March 2023

HOCHIKI EUROPE has announced the launch of FIREscape Nepto, the company’s “next generation of emergency lighting”. This intelligent, self-testing and self-monitoring emergency lighting system is, according to the company, set to “revolutionise” the emergency lighting market.

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20 March 2023

THE NATIONAL Security Inspectorate (NSI) will be making its exhibitor debut on Stand G55 in Hall 3a at this year’s edition of The Fire Safety Event, which takes place on 25-27 April at the NEC in Birmingham.

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27 February 2023

EVAC+CHAIR International will be showcasing its full range of evacuation chairs at The Health and Safety Event, which runs at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 25-27 April.

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27 February 2023

CHUBB, ONE of the UK’s leading fire safety and security solutions providers, has strengthened its senior leadership team with a number of significant appointments. David Dunnagan and Gary Moffatt have been promoted, while Terry Sallas joins the business.

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28 February 2023

SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY CHPK Fire Engineering will have a major presence at The Fire Safety Event, with the business exhibiting on Stand A50 in Hall 3a. Dr Ahmed Allam, the company’s managing director, will also be speaking in The Fire Safety Theatre from 11.40 am to 12.10 pm on the subject of ‘The Fire Engineering Practice: Attempting to Understand The Big Picture’.

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20 February 2023

WITH ONE-in-six of the adult population affected by some form of hearing impediment, the need for effective fire warning-focused technology is clearly an imperative. Call Systems Technology’s (CST) DeafCall fire alarm paging system is purpose-designed to provide critical alerts for the deaf and hard-of-hearing if there should be a fire, security alert or another critical situation developing at the premises.

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19 February 2023

MEDICAL AND safety technology products manufacturer Dräger – the business actively protecting, supporting and saving lives around the world in hospitals, Fire and Rescue Services, the Emergency Services and industry – will be exhibiting on Stand 3a/J12 at The Fire Safety Event 2023.

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19 February 2023

PRACTITIONERS WORKING on fire safety-related installation projects can now create takeoff estimates quickly and easily thanks to simPRO’s dedicated Takeoff add-on. Drawings may be associated directly with simPRO projects and lists of material estimates created with associated fit times. All of this detail may be updated directly into the simPRO project’s cost centres.

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20 February 2023

AS A business, Call Systems Technology (CST) paves the way for innovative communication and critical alert solutions. Trusted experts for over 25 years now, CST delivers “pioneering and robust” on-site solutions including wireless Call Points, critical alert/fire alarm messaging, call button solutions, paging systems, two-way radios and the Gen2 messaging and alarm monitoring software.

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19 February 2023

MEDICAL AND safety technology company Dräger is calling for fire escape hoods to become part of any fire safety plan where the evacuation process takes more than a couple of minutes and includes educational facilities, hospitals, hotels and high-rise buildings.

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21 February 2023

FIRE SAFETY systems developer Global Fire Equipment (GFE) will showcase the latest additions to its fire safety product portfolio on Stand 3A/C10 at The Fire Safety Event 2023, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 25-27 April.

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30 January 2023

SPECIALIST SOFTWARE business simPRO has produced a series of online guides collected within an e-Book containing Best Practice advice designed to assist field service-related companies – including fire safety-related concerns – when it comes to growing and scaling their operations across 2023.

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20 December 2022

INTERSEC OPENS its doors in mid-January and Hochiki Middle East, itself part of the Hochiki Group, will be affording visitors to the event a preview of the new FIREscape Nepto emergency lighting system.

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25 October 2022

INTELLIGENT FIRE, evacuation and emergency lighting systems developer Advanced will be exhibiting on Stand E64 at London Build 2022, which takes place from 16-17 November at Olympia. The company’s representatives will be offering visitors guidance on how Advanced’s systems fit into the recent amendments to Part B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations, which come into effect on 1 December. In addition, they will also showcase Advanced’s latest evacuation alert and fire safety solutions.

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26 July 2022

FIRE AND life safety systems manufacturer Advanced has recently extended its emergency lighting range with the introduction of Dynamic Safety Signage, which is proven to render building evacuation procedures both faster and safer.

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11 July 2022

QDOS – THE independent trade supplier of bespoke fire safety drawings – is continuing on its growth trajectory with the recent appointments of Nathan Thomas and Haziq Ghafoor to the company’s dedicated CAD team.

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02 May 2022

LIFE SAFETY systems manufacturer C-TEC is exhibiting at FIREX International 2022. Taking place at London’s ExCeL from 17-19 May, FIREX International is aimed at specifiers, architects, fire safety specialists, contractors, property developers and housing professionals.

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25 April 2022

LEICESTERSHIRE-BASED company Emergency Evacuation Equipment and Training (3ET) has been shortlisted for a top industry award on the back of ensuring that National Health Service (NHS) patients, visitors and staff are able to evacuate a building safely in the event of an emergency.

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29 March 2022

RESIDENTS OF the College Bank high-rise development in the heart of Rochdale are now being protected by cutting-edge fire safety systems, with wireless devices having been supplied by Hyfire and installed by ABCA Systems.

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FEATURES

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13 September 2022

JUNE 2022 witnessed the publication of the amended Part B of the Building Regulations and with it new mandatory requirements for evacuation planning. Here, Ken Bullock explains the changes in 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

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

WHEN IT comes to fire safety plans for buildings, where’s the right place to start? Is it a new build construction or a retrofit of an existing one? Whatever the scenario, each safety element has its place and a part to play. Here, Craig Stead focuses on emergency lighting and its importance in relation to overall safety and evacuation planning.

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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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22 July 2021

‘Bridging the Gap Between Fire and Emergency Lighting Systems’ served as one of the latest webinars to run in Fire Safety Matters’ ongoing series. Taking place on Thursday 10 June at 10.30 am, the event was chaired and moderated by Mark Sennett (CEO at Western Business Media). Brian Sims outlines the main takeaways from the online session

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20 July 2021

WITH MORE and more manufacturers and businesses becoming aware of the importance of fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and subsequent legislation (including the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Bill), greater steps are now being taken to ensure that all products in buildings are as fire-resistant as possible. However, an item that is usually overlooked in this area is the humble doormat, writes First Mats.

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14 July 2021

One absolutely key element of management plans for today’s built environment is to ensure that anyone resident in a given building who has mobility issues can be safely evacuated in the event of an emergency scenario. With this in mind, Gerard Wallace explains the legal framework before outlining Best Practice

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09 July 2021

What’s your level of understanding when it comes to the value of emergency and exit lighting? As Craig Stead explains, this isn’t a subject to be addressed at the end of a design process just because it’s deemed necessary. With proper planning and the right levels of investment, such lighting can save resources, money and, most importantly, people’s lives

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07 July 2021

Those industry professionals visiting Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre in early September to attend Nineteen Group’s Safety and Security Series will be privy to the UK’s largest group of events wholly dedicated to protecting people, property and assets. Here, Fire Safety Matters takes a look at what’s in store for practitioners at The Fire Safety Event

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07 July 2021

From 7-9 September, The Fire Safety Event makes a triumphal return to the NEC in Birmingham, with organiser Nineteen Events promising a show that’s bigger and better than ever. Here, Fire Safety Matters learns all about what’s on offer for visitors and seminar delegates from event director Tristan Norman

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25 April 2021

The benefits of dynamic emergency exit signage over conventional, passive ‘running man’ equivalents are proven and well established. As Alan Ward observes, such signage reduces risk, increases the safety factor and affords staff and visitors alike that all-important additional peace of mind

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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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