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27 July 2022

FUNCTIONAL FOOTWEAR specialist HAIX is proud to sponsor Team GB at the British Firefighter Challenge 2022, which takes place on 30-31 July in Hull. An international competition, the British Firefighter Challenge is an annual sporting event that pushes firefighters to their limits, while at the same time raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

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11 July 2022

FOLLOWING RECORD numbers of engineers switching to Testifire and the launch of the company’s Switch campaign at trade shows across Europe, Detectortesters has announced details of a webinar series that will showcase the rapid payback Testifire offers to those practitioners making the switch from traditional Solo test equipment.

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10 July 2022

AS THE demand for lithium-ion batteries has grown, so have the potential hazards associated with these efficient energy storage devices. Given its key safety role, asecos recognised the dangers and duly developed a solution: the ION-LINE safety cabinets for the safe storage and charging of rechargeable batteries.

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23 June 2022

PILKINGTON UK Limited, itself part of the NSG Group, has supplied 5,000 high-performance glass panels for the Elizabeth Line project. Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems UK has installed almost four kilometres of the fire-resistant glazing as part of screen and door systems across eight Elizabeth Line stations.

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23 June 2022

INSULATION PRODUCTS manufacturing specialist ROCKWOOL has added a new multi-application sealant to its FIREPRO range of specialist fire protection products. The new ‘Type X’ silicone sealant – Silicone X – is suitable for linear joint seals in walls and floors and for external and internal applications across a range of substrates.

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22 June 2022

SUPREME CONCRETE – itself part of Ibstock – has launched a new range of high fire-rated lintels, including extreme fire-rated lintels, that maintain a 300-minute load bearing capacity in intense fire conditions. The move renders Supreme Concrete one of the only manufacturers in the UK to provide such an extensive offer of accredited lintels.

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09 May 2022

IN ORDER to realise a circular footwear economy, there needs to be an industry-wide shift towards making ethical workwear maintenance as important as ethical procurement. As industry experts strive to minimise workwear’s social and environmental impacts, global footwear specialist HAIX is diligently working in partnership with the Boot Repair Company on ensuring that “mending is trending”.

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18 April 2022

INDUSTRIAL ENCLOSURE manufacturer Spelsberg has issued a quick installation version of its fireproof WKE cable junction box. The new WKE SL includes Wago tool-free cable terminals that save time for the installer.

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14 March 2022

PROFAB ACCESS – the designer and manufacturer of access solutions and riser doors for ceilings, walls and partitions – is supporting architects, specifiers and contractors to achieve the highest standards of efficiency with the launch of its PRIMA 1000 Series of fire-rated access panels.

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28 February 2022

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL storage and handling company asecos is exhibiting at The Fire Safety Event in Birmingham, which takes place from 5-7 April at the National Exhibition Centre. The asecos range of safety storage cabinets offer solutions for the storage of flammables, corrosives, toxics, compressed gases and both non-flammable and non-corrosive chemicals.

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20 January 2022

THE COST of not using approved cabling in signal and control equipment for fire safety is being highlighted by AEI Cables. The company is leading an industry-wide campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of not using approved cabling as specified under the revised version of BS 8519, the Code of Practice focused on Category 3 fire performance cables.

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12 January 2022

LEADING GLOBAL PCB supplier the NCAB Group is set to host a webinar under the banner ‘Learn About UL’. The online event runs from 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm on Wednesday 2 February.

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12 December 2021

UPTICK, THE fire maintenance software solutions provider whose systems have “revolutionised” the building compliance industry in Australia and New Zealand, has now launched in the UK and offers in-built reports and certificates as per British Standards.

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12 December 2021

THE PURIFIAIR.620 air purifier developed by asecos significantly reduces the level of viruses and pollutants in room air. In line with EN 1822, the installed pre-filters, combi-filter and HEPA-filter H14 show an efficiency of up to 99.995% in the retention of particle sizes from 0.1 to 0.3 µm.

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12 December 2021

MANY COMPANIES offer fire safety signage to buy in bulk, but not all organisations need hundreds of extra signs clogging up the store room. This is where the HILUX range from QDOS comes in.

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04 November 2021

THE FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating system from Sherwin-Williams has been selected to deliver fire protection for a new landmark building located in the heart of Milan’s financial district.

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26 October 2021

ON WEDNESDAY 17 November from 1.00 pm-3.00 pm, the NCAB Group – an organisation offering PCBs that underpin the effective operation of fire detection systems in large-scale and public sector buildings – is running a webinar for solution manufacturers and end users alike entitled ‘PCB Specification and Factory Management’.

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06 September 2021

SO FAR, touch-based solutions have not been possible with fire-protected monitors. The main reason for this has been the fire protection glass which, due to its special structure, prevents the PCAP touch sensor from functioning correctly.

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22 July 2021

HOWE GREEN’S durable 7500 Series and 1050 Series floor access covers are independently tested to BS 476 Part 22 to support construction sector professionals in achieving the highest levels of compliance without compromising on quality or functionality.

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27 July 2021

LOOKING FORWARD to a “comprehensive three days” at the NEC in Birmingham, asecos is planning to use The Fire Safety Event as a platform for exhibiting some of its latest innovative products for the storage of hazardous materials.

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30 August 2022

SINCE THE beginning of the year, it has been noticeable that the supply of various technologies – including fire detection systems – has become more and more difficult to orchestrate. Gordon Thomas examines the global shortfall of raw materials and finished products impacting the fire sector and what’s being done to mitigate this issue.

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28 May 2022

HERE IN the UK, electric buses are driving the charge towards sustainable public transport. However, the use of such vehicles realises a new danger that must be planned for and mitigated. James Mountain focuses on the fire risk posed by Lithium-ion batteries.

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28 May 2022

NEW SOFTWARE solutions will drive the fire safety industry to improve and enhance its offer, writes James Elliott. Those who’ve already embraced these advancements are reaping the rewards, while practitioners joining the ‘digital revolution’ are now questioning why they didn’t make the move sooner.

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28 May 2022

AS THE construction industry prepares for the new legislation around fire safety, the sector faces a lengthy journey before it can meet acceptable standards and assure end users that buildings are safe. The good news is that steady progress is being made. Matt Ryan has the detail.

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28 May 2022

WHEN PROVIDING safety-critical products, it’s key to understand the difference between quality and reliability. The former shows how a product performs its proper function, while reliability defines how well the product maintains its original level of quality over time through various conditions. As Ryan Pellow outlines, it’s not enough that a product simply works, but also about how many times it will continue to perform.

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03 September 2021

EVERY YEAR, more and more Data Centres are created to host websites and company data. Breakdowns, cyber security attacks and fires are some of the risks posed to those Data Centres. The consequences of a fire are considerable in economic, material, environmental and, potentially, human terms. Electrical failures are often blamed, but as Ash Crompton observes, new innovations can limit the risk.

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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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16 May 2021

TESTING AN industrial enclosure to recognised standards ensures that the enclosure specified will do the job in real world conditions. For product development or bespoke enclosures, though, testing can delay projects unless a fast turnaround – that still meets exacting standards – can be achieved. Chris Lloyd explains the benefits of in-house testing for enclosure specifiers.

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05 May 2021

Sponsored by asecos, the latest webinar in the popular series run by Fire Safety Matters took place on Tuesday 13 April, this time around with the focus on the safe storage and handling of lithium batteries to counteract fire risks. Brian Sims delves deep into what’s an increasingly important area of fire safety

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30 June 2020

On Wednesday 20 May, Fire Safety Matters ran a further webinar in the magazine’s hugely popular ongoing series. This time around delivered in conjunction with FFE, the hour-long broadcast focused on protecting large premises from fire by dint of using infrared optical beam smoke detectors. Brian Sims addresses the essential points that emerged.

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25 July 2018

Mark Whiteley explains why it is so important to understand the legislation but also meet the research and academic requirements.

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29 August 2017

FSM spoke to Graham Lowe, newly-appointed managing director of Hochiki Europe, to find out about him and his vision for the future of the life safety industry.

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15 February 2017

Advanced’s managing director Ray Hope sits down with Mark Sennett to share the secrets of why his global fire systems business continues to grow at a rapid rate and discuss the key challenges that lie ahead

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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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14 April 2022

The multilayer PCB segment is a big part of our production. In order to support this important segment, we have developed long-standing relationships with a broad factory base. The factories are carefully selected in our sourcing process.

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