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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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25 February 2020

IFEDA, the Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors Association, has introduced a new course, Understanding a Fire Risk Assessment.

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28 August 2019

CHECKMATE FIRE Solutions Limited are a leading BRE Global/LPCB third party accredited specialist passive fire protection company.

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28 August 2019

THE FIRE Protection Association is backing Fire Safety North and visitors to its stand will be able to gain key advice, training and learn of membership benefits.

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28 August 2019

THE SECURITY Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) is the leading certification body for organisations providing fire detection and alarm systems or security systems and services.

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27 August 2019

RRC IS the UK’s leading HSE training provider, having helped well over a million students achieve professional success it leads the way in health and safety training.

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27 August 2019

THE INDEPENDENT Fire Engineering & Distributors Association (IFEDA) was recently made aware of a news article that advised that Castles and Coasts Housing Association, Whitehaven, Cumbria had removed fire extinguishers in communal areas of their properties.

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27 August 2019

SECURITY SPECIALISTS Trigion has strengthened its offer with the launch of a new fire systems business.

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23 July 2019

RRC IS one of the first training providers accredited to offer the new collaborative course from NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive.

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FEATURES

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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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02 October 2020

Fire safety requirements for rail networks operating within airports pose a unique set of challenges for design teams and, indeed, demand specific management protocols given what can be large occupancy numbers combined with 24-hour services. Here, Tony Cash reviews the key factors considered for the Terminal Transit System at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5

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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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28 September 2020

FIRE SAFETY has always been a well-documented subject, with various experts and regulatory bodies sharing key insights that save lives. Despite this, practical knowledge can sometimes be overshadowed by false information and myths. Here, Karen Trigg investigates some common myths and outlines the correct way in which to handle the discipline of fire safety.

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28 August 2020

DESPITE THE easing of some of the restrictions around the Coronavirus, there remains a strong emphasis on keeping workplaces COVID-19 secure, with companies who fail to comply facing criminal prosecution. Ian McKinnon discusses what this means for employers and explains what can be done to promote compliance throughout the supply chain.

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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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