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27 September 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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12 September 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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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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27 August 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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08 January 2020

Leading life safety manufacturer Hochiki Europe has appointed lighting expert Ian Hill as the company’s new emergency lighting business manager.

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08 January 2020

C-TEC’s touchscreen-controlled ZFP addressable fire panels are protecting Gates Power Transmission in Dumfries.

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02 February 2018

THERMAL IMAGING cameras such as the FLIR K55 and K65 are proving invaluable tools for firefighters but there is one feature in particular that makes these models stand out from the crowd.

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19 December 2017

IF YOU’RE responsible for the health and safety of everyone in a multi-storey building, what should be top of your priorities? Evac+Chair, lists its ‘high five’ – the major considerations as it sees them.

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19 December 2017

IN A recent revision to the BS5839-1:2017 the British Standard Institute has recommended that all manual call points should be fitted with a protective cover, which is moved to gain access to the frangible elements.”

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23 May 2017

A KEY element of any health and safety policy is to ensure that anyone with mobility issues can be safely evacuated from upper floors of buildings when lifts are out of action during an emergency.

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FEATURES

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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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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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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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11 September 2017

Fire Sector Federation president Brian Robinson provides an overview of what the organisation has recommended be included in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

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11 August 2017

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, Stewart Kidd shares his view that sprinklers should be installed as standard in all new buildings and retrofitted in unsafe premises.

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03 August 2017

In the wake of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, Alan Oliver analyses the merits of implementing a stay-put policy when evacuating tall buildings

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25 May 2017

The design and construction of a building often require a fine balancing act between aesthetics, function, performance and cost, explains Mark Harris.

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18 May 2017

John Robb explores the impact of a disaster on financial stability, legal culpability, operational resilience and reputation.

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