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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

JACTONE HAS announced the launch of the latest in its range of PAFSS automatic fire suppression systems. Large enclosures can be safeguarded against fire thanks to the PAFSS indirect pre-engineered fixed fire suppression systems that use the clean agent extinguishant 3M Novec 1230 fire protection fluid.

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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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12 December 2021

SOCIETY IS becoming increasingly conscious of its responsibility to create and use sound environmental products and practices as a positive step towards securing a healthier and more sustainable future for the world. According to Ceasefire, tire safety itself should be no exception to this rule and actively assists in a more informed process of living sustainably and responsibly.

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12 December 2021

FIRE SUPPRESSION specialist Plumis has scooped a national award in recognition of its fire safety work with Swindon Borough Council. The company has won the Active/Passive Fire Project of the Year category at the Security and Fire Excellence Awards for its work on increasing fire protection for residents with severe mobility issues.

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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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19 November 2021

THE MANAGEMENT team at leading Worcestershire tourist attraction West Midland Safari Park have increased fire protection for visitors thanks to the installation of the Automist watermist suppression system developed by Plumis.

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22 November 2021

UL, THE global safety science company, can now provide the full suite of conformity assessment services to manufacturers for a wide range of fire safety products for the UK and Europe. The news follows on from official confirmation of UL International (Netherlands) BV’s all-new European Union (EU) technical assessment body status.

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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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26 August 2021

NULLIFIRE HAS launched a sealant solution specifically for CPVC materials, offering up to 120 minutes of fire resistance. It also benefits from a distinct blue shade for easy on-site identification and traceability.

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27 July 2021

JACTONE WILL be exhibiting at The Fire Safety Event. Operating from its purpose-built factory in the West Midlands, the company manufactures its Premium Range fire extinguishers, PAFSS fire suppression systems, the Premium Range of fire blankets and also a comprehensive selection of safety and information signs.

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29 July 2021

FIRE SUPPRESSION systems specialist Plumis will be discussing how innovative technologies can be used to overcome today’s ever-changing fire safety challenges at 2.20 pm on 8 September at this year’s edition of The Fire Safety Event.

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19 July 2021

WATERMIST FIRE suppression has been installed to enhance fire protection at a brand new high-quality affordable home for vulnerable residents in Oxford. Ethical housing investor and developer Walls & Futures recently appointed approved Automist installer MCFP to install Plumis’ Smartscan Hydra to meet the wide-ranging needs of its residents both now and in the years to come.

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19 July 2021

IN THE wake of a detailed programme of engagement with its notified certification body, Jactone Products has achieved UKCA mark certification. This applies to all Jactone UK-manufactured cylinders (ie pressure vessels) and system assemblies for its Premium and Marine range of fire extinguishers and PAFSS fire suppression systems.

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04 March 2021

AS A recognised pacesetter when it comes to safety-focused solutions for its existing and prospective customer base, asecos – the specialist in hazardous materials storage and handling – has developed the ION-LINE range of safety cabinets for the storage and charging of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

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04 March 2021

JACTONE PRODUCTS, THE British manufacturer of fire safety equipment and signage, is committed to providing quality, reliable and certified products that meet and surpass its customers’ needs. Of late, the company has been turning its attentions towards testing and certification for the pressure vessels underpinning fire extinguishers.

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19 February 2021

FIRE SAFETY solutions developer Plumis has been honoured with a major national award. The British engineering firm, whose clients include a range of local authorities and housing associations, won the Innovation of the Year category at the national finals of the Make UK Manufacturing Awards.

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04 March 2021

LLOYDS OF London, the historic British insurance institution operating in one of the most iconic buildings to characterise the capital’s skyline, has recently undergone a renewal of its fire safety systems. FirePro has played its part by supplying fire suppression agents.

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FEATURES

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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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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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12 July 2021

OF LATE, there has been much talk of the dash for warehouses that service a thriving e-commerce sector. Demand is strong for large, tall and clear spaces to meet the seemingly insatiable appetite for online shopping. When you consider that the average cost of a large warehouse fire is £5.9 million and that 43 warehouse fires occur every month, can those businesses operating them afford to take any risks when it comes to fire protection? The Business Sprinkler Alliance investigates.

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10 July 2021

The Loss Prevention Certification Board’s Loss Prevention Standard LPS 1666 focused on fixed fire suppression systems is an important emerging standard that, according to Craig Halford, can afford unique opportunities for enhanced protection thanks to the certified systems now available

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07 July 2021

Those industry professionals visiting Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre in early September to attend Nineteen Group’s Safety and Security Series will be privy to the UK’s largest group of events wholly dedicated to protecting people, property and assets. Here, Fire Safety Matters takes a look at what’s in store for practitioners at The Fire Safety Event

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25 May 2021

THE UPHEAVAL in education due to the pandemic in the past year has only highlighted how damaging the closure of schools has been and the legacy of lost learning. Further unnecessary interruption to education should be avoided, not least when it comes to fire, writes Iain Cox.

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16 May 2021

IN EARLY April, when industrial fires broke out in two different locations, they both had the same devastating outcome. As Tom Roche observes, these outcomes once again create a focus on the debate about mandating fire sprinkler systems for buildings.

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12 April 2021

RECENTLY, AN article authored by Lars Rohde (the Governor of Denmark’s National Bank) was published in The Financial Times and highlighted the fact that a bank’s capital buffer should work much like a sprinkler system. In other words, writes Iain Cox, it exists to ensure a bank can continue to provide credit in times of crisis, much like a sprinkler contains a fire prior to the arrival of the Fire and Rescue Service.

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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

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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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 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 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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05 October 2020

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS are full of pressurised chemicals so it follows that they cannot simply be thrown into the rubbish. Rather, certain steps must be taken to ensure safe disposal.

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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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08 July 2020

Where do we stand with the introduction of new products or innovations to the fire safety market? Are they openly embraced and recognised for their benefits or met with a barrage of naysayers and general scepticism underpinned by comments such as: “It will never work as it doesn’t comply…”? Peter Blandon addresses this issue.

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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

Given the rapid pace of technological change experienced across most sectors, the lack of transformative innovation across fire safety engineering is often a surprise to many. Here, Yusuf Muhammad explains the challenges faced by engineers designing fire safety solutions and the changes that need to be made to reignite innovation across the sector.

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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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