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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that have to finish their testing and certification programmes because of product standards that are soon to be superseded.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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09 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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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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FEATURES

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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18 May 2020

NO CURRENT conversation about timber is complete without comment on the Government’s catch-all ban pertaining to combustible materials. While there’s no question that the Fire Safety Bill is intended to enhance occupant safety, Jeremy English explains why we must not lose sight of timber’s inherent qualities as a building material.

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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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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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23 March 2020

Stephen Adams discusses the importance of premises management when it comes to fire safety and the higher level of recognition of this post Grenfell.

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23 March 2020

Kevin Bridges looks at the new measures to improve high-rise residential building and fire safety in England

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23 March 2020

Warren Spencer discusses TV character Keith Lard – the overzealous fire safety officer created by comedian Peter Kay – and why he is still significant today

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19 August 2019

You have to understand risk to be able to manage it. Here, Tony Ryan explores how making good choices can help reduce the impact of fire.

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05 June 2019

Social residents and landlords come together as part of a government commitment to address fire safety issues and give residents a stronger voice. Liam Hunt outlines the aims of the newly-formed Best Practise Group.

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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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