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19 April 2022

TIO FIRE Safety, the software company behind the UK’s first true digital fire logbook, has launched a “fast and focused” asset management tool that’s specifically designed for fire safety service and maintenance businesses.

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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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31 January 2022

FOLLOWING ON from two years in which COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses, lives and the economy worldwide, simPRO has pinpointed several key trends that can be expected to impact field service-focused fire safety solutions companies during 2022.

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12 January 2022

AMTHAL FIRE & Security has completed its acquisition of majority shares in Integrated Protection Maintenance Services Ltd, the Midlands-based provider of fire safety and security solutions.

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06 December 2021

COUNTY DOWN-based fire risk assessment and safety consultancy All Fire has become the first business in Ireland to roll out Tio Fire Safety’s Digital Fire Logbook. The company’s founder Marc Eadie has been quick to recognise the benefits of Tio’s cloud-based digital logbook solution – which conforms to BS 5839-1 – for his business and its clients.

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03 December 2021

ENGINEER SERVICE and Maintenance Mobile Apps (ESMMA) has designed, developed and built a new application specifically for the servicing of fire panels, fire extinguishers and fire doors. The company’s all-new packaged solution minimises risk and increases productivity by facilitating a managed, safe and secure environment for today’s businesses.

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06 December 2021

THE PAPER format fire logbook, a critical link when it comes to the safety of millions of UK buildings and their occupants, has been updated and made fit for modern safety, facilities and compliance professionals with the launch of the digital fire logbook from Tio Fire Safety.

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04 March 2021

CHECKMATE FIRE Solutions – the specialist contractor focused on fire doors and firestopping in addition to risk assessments and compartmentation surveys – has outlined the detail behind the nationwide company’s latest ‘Green Scheme’ that continues its commitment to ethical, sustainable and responsible working.

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18 January 2021

BAILEY PARTNERSHIP (Consultants) LLP has an exciting opportunity for a chartered/senior fire engineer to take the next step in their career by joining the business and leading its fire engineering team.

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13 October 2020

EARLIER THIS year, Firefly Fixings received a letter from a front line firefighter explaining how entanglement in a fire is one of firefighters’ biggest fears. The business was so moved by this communication that it decided to make a short video about the issue.

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05 October 2020

MARLOWE FIRE & Security has announced the opening of the company’s new Head Office facility at Lowry House which is located in the Salford Quays area of Greater Manchester. Established back in 1982, the business (at the time known as Swift) was acquired by Marlowe plc in 2016 and rebranded as Marlowe Fire & Security two years ago following the merger with Cornwall-based fire protection systems provider Hentland.

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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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07 August 2020

A NETWORK of fire panels supplied by Advanced has been installed at the prestigious Riverside Studios in London’s Hammersmith. Home to a string of hit shows including Celebrity Juice, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Top of the Pops, the Riverside Studios lays claim to being the most modern TV studio in the UK.

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17 July 2020

GOOD RISK assessments, safe working practices and general health and safety awareness are good first steps in preventing both Arc Flash and electric shock injuries.

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14 July 2020

A KEY factory in Sudan’s cement-making industry has been fitted with a variety of custom-made life safety solutions courtesy of Hochiki Europe.

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23 June 2020

ION SCIENCE has launched the portable SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride) LEAKMATE leak detector.

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23 June 2020

LAUNCHED BY BAFE earlier this year, the ‘Don’t Just Specify, Verify!’ campaign was established to create greater awareness of third party certification in the fire safety sector.

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29 May 2020

CHAS IS addressing the challenge of easing the UK back to work with the launch of the CHAS People Health Wallet, a COVID-19 online declaration service that records and monitors an employee’s fitness to work.

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07 April 2020

Owen Burke, training manager for Primark, says: “This course by First4Safety Ltd contains everything and more. There was an excellent mix of video and questions in each module, the layout is really good and easy to follow. Much better than classroom based.”

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FEATURES

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11 July 2022

FOLLOWING THE Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017, where 72 people lost their lives, high-rise building owners and operators across the UK have been charged with ensuring that fire safety and evacuation procedures are the absolute best they can be in their buildings. What’s the current state of play? Hochiki Europe has the detail.

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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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11 April 2022

THE PAST 25 years have witnessed the construction of a significant number of new buildings, writes Iain Cox, yet questions have still to be answered when it comes to fire safety features and strategies within many of these properties.

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07 March 2022

DO WE need an Institute of Fire Risk Assessors? If we bring together accredited fire risk assessors (ie the very people the Government will focus on as examples to the rest), argues Warren Spencer, then their voice becomes stronger, both in an advisory capacity and from a negotiating perspective.

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07 March 2022

ONE OF the most common questions asked of legal experts by serving fire officers is whether or not a conflict of interest would arise with the latter’s Fire and Rescue Service employer if they started carrying out fire risk assessment procedures on a private basis. In the first instalment of a two-part series, Warren Spencer addresses this somewhat complicated issue.

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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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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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20 July 2021

AFTER MUCH discussion and debate in Westminster, the Fire Safety Bill finally received Royal Assent in April this year and has passed into law as the Fire Safety Act 2021, writes Brian Kelly. What part might remote fire systems monitoring play from this point onwards?

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10 July 2021

The use of safety storage cabinets and workstations for the storage and handling of hazardous substances has become an established procedure in many of today’s organisations. Here, Mark Whiteley charts the regular maintenance regimes that are absolutely necessary to ensure sustainable safety

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29 April 2021

The last 12 months has without doubt been the most challenging period in all of our careers and, arguably, all of our lives. Like each area of the NHS, the delivery of fire safety services within healthcare has presented an unprecedented and unique set of challenges, as Peter Aldridge observes

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28 April 2021

Fire safety regimes adopted for hospitals fall under the scope of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and require fire risk assessments, fire safety policies and an operational strategy for implementing them. Chris Dixon details what key considerations a typical fire safety plan should encompass

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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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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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25 April 2021

As a direct consequence of the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, and as part of the organisation’s stated mission to make structures safer, save lives and reduce injures, CROSS-UK’s remit has now been broadened to encompass fire safety. Neil Gibbins outlines the benefits to be realised by this move

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10 March 2021

BACK IN August 2019, a fire started in the roof area of a care home in Crewe, but then spread rapidly and completely destroyed the complex. Seventeen months later, a bedroom fire at another care home in Mobberley was extinguished by an automatic sprinkler system in less than three minutes. According to Iain Cox, this begs the question: ‘With so many vulnerable residents in these buildings, why did one care home have sprinklers and the other didn’t?’

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01 March 2021

Competency-based qualifications have become a talking point in both the fire safety industry and the construction sector following reports issued in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. Nic Preston deliberates on how the education and fire safety industries can work together on improving individual competencies and evidencing the professionalism of the sector

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01 March 2021

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has always supported technical competence and absolutely backs the growth of apprenticeship programmes across the UK. Trevor Jenks focuses on why the organisation will continue to do so in times ahead

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01 March 2021

National guidance issued by the Government, the Fire and Rescue Services and other important bodies strongly recommends the level of competency within the fire safety industry that practitioners should be striving to attain. Here, Stephen Adams discusses in detail the current competency landscape

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01 March 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic forming the backdrop, Ian Moore explores the importance of online training when it comes to raising the bar on competency and goes on to outline what the future of fire safety training could look like

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01 March 2021

In the eyes of the law, to what extent do any British or European Standards have to be complied with when it comes to issues of fire safety? With a keen focus on fire sprinkler systems in particular, Stewart Kidd assesses some major court case judgements in a bid to determine the answer

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