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01 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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13 January 2024

ROCKWOOL, THE stone wool insulation manufacturer, has launched a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module designed to help roofing contractors and specifiers assess and mitigate potential fire safety risks for flat roofs being used as additional functional space in a given building.

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13 January 2024

UK-BASED audible and visual signalling equipment manufacturer Klaxon Signals – which sits within the Texecom stable – has appointed Neil Grice as its new head of division.

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08 January 2024

SENTRY DOORS – the specialist manufacturer of fire doors and security door sets – has won the Best Branding and Positioning Award at the recent Construction Marketing Awards 2023.

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20 November 2023

THROUGH ITS UK Academy, asecos – the hazardous substances storage specialist – is in the process of launching a regular online seminar programme, the content of which is intended to provide fire safety practitioners, electrical specialists and Health and Safety professionals with key information on the safe handling of hazardous substances in their organisations.

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02 October 2023

ASECOS HAS introduced the ION-LINE ULTRA, which is the first safety cabinet that has been tested and approved according to the strict GS test standard EK5/AK4 for lithium-ion battery storage cabinets.

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11 September 2023

UPTICK, THE global provider of field servicing software for fire protection maintenance companies, has announced its strategic acquisition of FireMate, a similarly focused pioneer in the Australian market. The acquisition aims to combine both businesses’ strengths and cement a base to accelerate Uptick’s global ambitions.

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22 August 2023

FIRST MATS, the developer of commercial and industrial floor mats, has announced the addition of the Dura-Plush door mat to its line-up of entrance mat products. This cutting-edge product “embodies the company's dedication to exceptional design, functionality and safety standards”.

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06 August 2023

STONE WOOL insulation manufacturer ROCKWOOL has expanded its technical and specification support with the launch of ROCKWOOL Learning, a new e-Learning platform that makes it easier for construction professionals to access learning resources and track their personal development.

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20 July 2023

THE USE of safety storage cabinets and workstations for storing and handling hazardous substances has been established in many organisations. Such equipment is intended to provide the best possible levels of protection for a given organisation’s premises, its employees and the local environment. According to specialist cabinet developer asecos, the one-time purchase of technical equipment, though, is simply not enough.

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11 April 2023

THE NCAB Group boasts a standard printed circuit board (PCB) specification which is above and beyond the Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC) requirements and specifically across 14 key points in the manufacturing process. Reliability is built into the process from the start.

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26 February 2023

SPECIALIST PRODUCTS for the storage of hazardous materials are developed by asecos. Now, the business has issued Best Practice advice focused on the safe storage of compressed gas cylinders, which are deployed for many industrial and research processes that would not be possible without their use.

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19 February 2023

WILTSHIRE-BASED NCAB Group has addressed two key questions for practitioners operating in safety-critical sectors such as the fire protection industry: what factors drive the cost of a circuit board and, in turn, how do those factors impact the key subject of sustainability?

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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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FEATURES

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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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