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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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04 June 2019

Vericon has launched a innovative new device to automate tests of emergency lighting.

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04 June 2019

CHURCHES FIRE Security Ltd has appointed Charlie Haynes as CEO, effective 1 May 2019.

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FEATURES

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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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01 October 2020

In an exclusive interview for Fire Safety Matters, Western Business Media’s CEO Mark Sennett chats with Paul Pope (Group business development director at Global Fire Equipment and also a director of the Fire Industry Association) and Mike Tobin (chair of the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association) about the current ‘State of the Nation’ in the UK’s fire industry. The impact of COVID-19, the overriding need for competency and the likely effects of Brexit are very much under the microscope

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06 August 2020

PUBLICATION OF the draft Building Safety Bill signals the biggest changes to fire safety in 40 years through improved regulations designed to aid the construction industry as a whole.  Here, Mick Hill explores the importance of providing a ‘golden thread’ of building information by specifying components, including bi-directionally fire-tested riser doors, that offer the highest standards in terms of compliance and performance.

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20 July 2020

FIRES CAN realise short-term and long-term devastation on data processing operations, but also reach far beyond the Data Centre itself, impacting Data Centre customers, their customers and so on. Here, Richard Taylor examines the key points to consider when formulating a fire safety strategy.

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13 July 2020

THE DISPARITIES between Approved Document B (Fire Safety) Volume 1 and the recent revision of Part 6 of BS 5839 present housing providers with varying guidelines on the minimum requirement of fire safety provisions their property portfolio should currently specify. Ian Ballinger outlines why housing providers should consider pairing an LD1 Category specification with the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence to future-proof their housing portfolio.

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02 July 2020

AS AN industry, we’re now well versed and experienced in the value of sprinkler systems. Here, James Broadest explains precisely why it’s crucial to deliver continuing education on this matter so Government bodies and building owners alike recognise the truism that substantial costs – and lives – can be saved thanks to retrofitted fire sprinklers.

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29 June 2020

In essence, fire strategies are the fire safety ‘blueprint’ when it comes to how a building, its management and, indeed, its occupants will perform in a fire scenario. Why, then, are they still being treated in some quarters as a tick-box exercise? Ritchie O’Connell argues why this scenario simply has to change and low-level specifications must be confined to history

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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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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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24 September 2018

FSM managing editor Mark Sennett sits down with Chris Auger to discuss the increasingly common instances of fires in commercial kitchens and how BAFE is taking steps to help reduce the risks.

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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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25 July 2018

Russell Peacey explains why not taking a holistic approach to school refurbishments and extensions can be detrimental to the overall fire safety of the premises.

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25 July 2018

Stephen Adams comments on the recent report released post Grenfell and how checking contractor competence should be seen as a simple, but important step to help reduce risk within a building.

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14 May 2018

Dr Bob Docherty debates why a passport to fire safety may be exactly what’s needed provide vital fire safety information on new build premises.

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09 May 2018

What do you get when you have two company directors – one from the client company, the other from the principal contractor – each blaming the other for safety failings and having to answer to the one of the country’s top regulatory barristers? A mighty good mock trial that should make all companies and their senior staff take safety more seriously.

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20 December 2017

Mark Harris takes a look at the key considerations that he feels need to be included in the review of the Building Regulations.

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