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04 March 2024

SMAY VENTILATION Systems – the Polish provider of comprehensive ventilation and fire protection solutions that was established some 35 years ago – is taking part in The Fire Safety Event 2024, which runs at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 April-2 May (and for which Fire Safety Matters is once again serving as Lead Media Partner).

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29 February 2024

ZZEUS TRAINING, the specialist business delivering practical fire alarm training and qualifications for engineers, has been shortlisted for the 2024 edition of the Skills Awards, the annual event organised by Enginuity (the charity dedicated to supporting UK engineering and manufacturing employers by finding new ways in which to close skills gaps and open opportunities).

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13 February 2024

AN ONLINE product awareness training scheme designed to promote competence and boost understanding of passive fire protection has been launched by FSi Promat. By adopting an informal approach to training, the company aims to make access to up-to-date information as easy as possible, with customers invited to join bi-weekly training sessions.

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29 January 2024

TIO FIRE Safety (developer of the award-winning, all-in-one compliance app for fire safety) has unveiled the details of a “transformative collaboration” with HAES – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of addressable, conventional and marine fire alarm control panels. The partnership “heralds a new era” in the fire safety sector, packaging Tio’s app with every HAES fire alarm panel to provide a “comprehensive” safety and compliance solution.

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22 January 2024

FIRE PROTECTION solutions manufacturer Advanced has supplied its BS 8629-compliant EvacGo evacuation alert system for deployment in the new build residential development The Ironworks, which is located in Sheffield.

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04 December 2023

THE ROLE of the roof in modern building design has expanded significantly in recent years. With this in mind, the latest White Paper published by ROCKWOOL explores how to identify and mitigate fire risks for flat roofs functioning as additional social or practical spaces.

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21 April 2023

SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY CHPK Fire Engineering will have a major presence at The Fire Safety Event, with the business exhibiting on Stand C50 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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06 December 2022

AS OF Monday 23 January 2023, the Fire Safety (England) Regulations will come into force. It will then be a legal requirement for all ‘Responsible Persons’ presiding over multi-occupied residential high-rise buildings (ie those structures upwards of 11 metres tall) in England to undertake quarterly checks on fire doors (including self-closing devices) in common parts. In direct response, the Global HSE Group has devised a detailed approach to ensure that the ‘golden thread’ of information for fire doors is maintained through its Ceasefire composite FD30 fire door range.

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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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19 April 2022

FIRE SAFETY and fire risk assessment consultancy MAF Associates has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of business veteran Gary Martin in the role of operations director.

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04 April 2022

ONE OF the UK’s leading residential property management companies has described how its employees’ workdays have been “transformed” since the decision was taken to roll-out Tio Fire Safety’s true digital fire logbooks across its portfolio of multiple-occupancy sites.

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17 February 2022

FIRE RISK assessment consultancy and maintenance provider Fire Stoppers has become the latest organisation to transfer from paper-based logbooks and instead make use of Tio Fire Safety’s Digital Fire Logbook, with multiple client sites already protected and hundreds more to follow.

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22 November 2021

UL, THE global safety science company, can now provide the full suite of conformity assessment services to manufacturers for a wide range of fire safety products for the UK and Europe. The news follows on from official confirmation of UL International (Netherlands) BV’s all-new European Union (EU) technical assessment body status.

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06 November 2021

SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY, engineering and advisory firm AESG has released Fire+, a secure, cloud-based data management platform devised to host and store the information required for the new Fire and Emergency File mandated by UK law, thereby ensuring that a given building’s ‘golden thread’ of safety information is always available to its owner or manager and that required Gateway outputs are easily generated.

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23 September 2021

CREATEMASTER, THE provider of O&M manuals and structured data, has announced the launch of its latest service extension for fire sector professionals, namely the Fire and Emergency File (FEF).

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27 July 2021

FIRE RISK assessment and fire safety consultancy MAF Associates has launched Act One, the UK’s first integrated service designed to help building owners and ‘Responsible Persons’ ensure compliance with every aspect of the Fire Safety Act 2021.

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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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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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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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12 March 2020

A supporter since the inaugural show held in 2017, The BAFE Fire Safety Register returns to the Fire Safety Event in 2020.

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24 June 2024

THE SEVENTH anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire occurred on 14 June. In the time since that tragedy, we’ve focused on themes including the importance of responsibility and cultural change within the construction industry. While challenges remain within the built environment, many positive changes are taking place. Here, Craig Wells highlights the improvements being made.

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29 January 2024

LATE LAST year, London Build Expo ran at London’s Olympia. As part of the conference programme for The Fire Safety Stage, a Quelfire-sponsored panel discussion involving selected professionals took place on 16 November from 11.00 am-11.50 am. The core subject up for debate? Standardising processes when it comes to firestopping. Fire Safety Matters reports on the key points that emerged.

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08 January 2024

THE FIRE at the Beechmere Retirement Village in Crewe was one of the biggest incidents attended by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, writes Tom Roche. Occupied by elderly people, many of whom needed assistance, the facility was located in an unsprinklered building that was vulnerable to fire damage.

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08 January 2024

2024 WILL witness a period of significant change for the construction industry as a whole, with a particularly keen focus placed on fire safety issues (including the provision of passive fire protection). Here, Christophe Bind looks ahead to what’s in store in the New Year.

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30 January 2023

THROUGHOUT 2022, as Tony Boyle observes, many notable topics came to the fore within social housing, but have we lost sight of one of the basics when it comes to not only compliance, but also improving the safety of others? Moving into 2023, it’s crucial to recognise and respect the fundamentals regarding safety within the residential environment.

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23 September 2022

OVER THE last decade, carbon monoxide poisoning has caused an average of 162 deaths yearly in the UK. That’s equivalent to one life being lost every few days. Here, Ian Ballinger shares some expert insight on achieving carbon monoxide compliance and future-proofing properties.

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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

IN ITS role as the UK’s national standards body, the British Standards Institution recently published a new Code of Practice for the fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multi-storey and multi-occupied residential buildings. Mike Fox examines why the publication of PAS 9980:2022 could be the moment when the Government finally abandoned short-termism in its post-Grenfell approach to legislation and regulation and began to focus instead on long-term outcomes.

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28 May 2022

SINCE THE beginning of the year, there has been a raft of new announcements from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on the subject of building safety and, of course, the cladding crisis. Niall Rowan discusses their implications for the construction industry.

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07 March 2022

THE ELECTRICAL Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Fire and Security Association welcome the Building Safety Bill, but the industry should grasp the opportunity to raise training and electrical safety standards, writes Mike Smith.

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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

Peter Baker is at the very forefront of establishing the new Building Safety Regulator within the Health and Safety Executive and leading on the delivery of a stronger and more robust safety regime for higher risk residential developments. Brian Sims unearths more of the underpinning detail in conversation with the newly appointed Chief Inspector of Buildings

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15 June 2021

FOUR YEARS on from the Grenfell Tower disaster we mourn those who died, writes Reece Goodman, but also take stock of what has happened since then.

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28 April 2021

In view of evidence heard at the ongoing Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry, the Government’s White Paper on social housing and the draft Building Safety Bill, there has arguably never been a more intense focus on improving fire prevention and response infrastructures for social housing. James King and Nick Rutter evaluate the role to be played by connected technology

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13 April 2021

WITH NEW fire safety legislation demanding a renewed focus on safety in all residential settings, Karen Trigg explains why care home and sheltered housing associations must absolutely prioritise the maintenance of fire doors.

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26 January 2021

The Fire Safety Bill had its third reading – offering a chance for members in the House of Lords to make sure the eventual law is effective, workable and without loopholes – on Tuesday 24 November. Just nine days later, Fire Safety Matters ran a webinar in conjunction with Blackhurst Budd Solicitors to unravel the detail underpinning this planned new legislation. Brian Sims reports

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01 October 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. 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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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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