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07 May 2024

FOLLOWING ON from recent testing of its new fire extinguishers, Jactone Products has announced that they’ve received updated BS EN 3 Kitemark certification.

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15 April 2024

THE NATIONAL Security Inspectorate (NSI), the dedicated certification body for fire and security solution providers in the UK, has been appointed as an Event Partner of The Fire Safety Event, the Nineteen Group-organised show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 April-2 May.

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12 March 2024

FIKE – THE industrial safety systems specialist and manufacturer of Fike Blue, the first third party-tested solution proven to stop thermal runaway – is now accepting battery and energy storage system manufacturers into the Fike Battery Protection Analysis Programme.

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22 April 2024

THE SUPPLIER of a “groundbreaking” fire suppression device could be poised to help extinguish the second-most common cause of fires in the UK. Nottingham-based Aerocom (UK) has struck a five-year deal with pioneering Swedish company MAUS to supply the “unique” Advanced Stixx PRO solution to the UK market.

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29 January 2024

TIO FIRE Safety (developer of the award-winning, all-in-one compliance app for fire safety) has unveiled the details of a “transformative collaboration” with HAES – one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of addressable, conventional and marine fire alarm control panels. The partnership “heralds a new era” in the fire safety sector, packaging Tio’s app with every HAES fire alarm panel to provide a “comprehensive” safety and compliance solution.

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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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18 September 2023

JACTONE HAS announced the launch of its new range of lithium battery fire extinguishers incorporating FIREBLOCK LITHIUM, which is described as a “revolutionary gel material” offering “unique performance” when it comes to tackling lithium battery fires.

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17 July 2023

SIMPRO, THE total business management software platform for commercial and residential trade service businesses (including those operating in the fire and security sectors), has issued its ‘Voice of the Trades’ report, which affords authentic insights from trade professionals on the pain points of being stuck between the old ways of doing business and the new tech innovations now shaping their future (and that of their customers).

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17 July 2023

IF YOU’RE looking for a new fire extinguisher and fire warden-focused training solution that’s easy to administer, minimises team disruption and downtime, is free of health and environmental concerns and teaches on multiple scenarios then Jactone Products and FLAIM Systems have the answer.

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20 June 2023

FIRE SAFETY and security solutions provider Chubb has announced the “successful integration” of the “ownership and operational responsibilities” of Vipond Fire Protection Ltd with Chubb Fire and Security Ltd in the UK.

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24 March 2023

FIRE SAFETY and security solutions provider Chubb has produced a new video designed to showcase the “exceptional service” customers can expect to receive from its Blackburn-based Customer Experience Centre.

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07 March 2023

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE-BASED Global Technical Services – the specialist fire safety and passive fire protection-focused division of the Global HSE Group – has produced a five-minute video on the role of The Fire Scrutineer. The Fire Scrutineer records and assesses all aspects of fire safety on a given project in order to show due diligence and provide evidential and auditable records for the O&M manuals.

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27 February 2023

CHUBB, ONE of the UK’s leading fire safety and security solutions providers, has strengthened its senior leadership team with a number of significant appointments. David Dunnagan and Gary Moffatt have been promoted, while Terry Sallas joins the business.

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26 February 2023

WITH THE rising cost of living and widespread speculation about a global recession being just around the corner, now is the opportune time to improve visibility throughout a trade business. simPRO Software has produced an excellent e-Book to help fire contracting companies do just that.

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21 April 2023

SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY CHPK Fire Engineering will have a major presence at The Fire Safety Event, with the business exhibiting on Stand C50 in Hall 3a. Dr Ahmed Allam, the company’s managing director, will also be speaking in The Fire Safety Theatre from 11.40 am to 12.10 pm on the subject of ‘The Fire Engineering Practice: Attempting to Understand The Big Picture’.

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28 February 2023

FIREPRO UK has expanded its sales, and increased product recognition, after independently demonstrating the quality and reliability of its products by working with BRE Global in relation to the introduction of a new Loss Prevention Standard in the fire sector.

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26 February 2023

JACTONE PRODUCTS has announced that, following on from recent testing procedures, the company’s aerosol range of fire extinguishers has received Kitemark certification from the British Standards Institution to the new BS 6165 revision (ie BS 6165:2019+A1:2022).

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25 February 2023

FOUNDED BACK in 1977, Jactone Products is one of the leading UK manufacturers of fire safety equipment and signs, operating from its purpose-built factory in the West Midlands. The company is now preparing to take part in The Fire Safety Event, which runs from 25-27 April at the NEC in Birmingham.

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19 February 2023

PRACTITIONERS WORKING on fire safety-related installation projects can now create takeoff estimates quickly and easily thanks to simPRO’s dedicated Takeoff add-on. Drawings may be associated directly with simPRO projects and lists of material estimates created with associated fit times. All of this detail may be updated directly into the simPRO project’s cost centres.

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30 January 2023

SPECIALIST SOFTWARE business simPRO has produced a series of online guides collected within an e-Book containing Best Practice advice designed to assist field service-related companies – including fire safety-related concerns – when it comes to growing and scaling their operations across 2023.

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26 January 2024

THE NEW Year is upon us, writes Tom Roche, which means many of us will be starting to plan our 2024 vacation, while others will be scheduling work trips. In booking your accommodation, though, have you ever spared a thought for fire safety? We normally take such important matters for granted in these premises. It’s well worth remembering why we shouldn’t.

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04 November 2023

THE HIGH price of underinvestment in school buildings was brought to bear in early September, writes Tom Roche, with the news that 174 schools were either forced to close or otherwise install temporary classrooms due to the presence of crumbling Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).

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16 November 2022

THE COST of living is at an all-time high just now, so as a business owner how can you deliver a price increase announcement for your customers? Here, Simon Tushingham Jones provides key tips on how to do just that, as well as explaining an effective way in which to increase costs without losing valuable customers.

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04 October 2022

A PHRASE first coined by Elon Musk to describe his first electric car battery production plant, the term ‘gigafactory’ has now become the generic way of describing any large-scale facility that produces lithium batteries for cars on a massive scale. What measures can the businesses running these undertakings put in place as part of their drive to be resilient and protected? Iain Cox offers a timely overview.

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10 June 2022

WHEN IT comes to investments, fire suppression is the one we hope to never use. All-too-often, it acts like a safety blanket, unseen yet always there: hidden investment policy we hope never to have to cash in. With systems we manage daily, such as heating, air conditioning and lighting, a fault is often noticeable and easy to identify but how do you quickly ascertain an issue with fire safety infrastructure? Adrian Kay investigates.

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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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28 May 2022

AS REGULATIONS continue to be enacted restricting the use of Class B firefighting foams containing fluorosurfactants termed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), all foams containing PFAS will soon become defunct, with aqueous film-forming foams, film-forming fluoroprotein foams and fluoroprotein foams being phased out. Ian Ross describes the regulatory changes ahead, key considerations and the questions that should be asked when planning the transition to F3 foams.

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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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