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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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10 September 2020

THE ALL-new, patent-pending X Alert from the FMC Manufacturing Company (FMC Fire & Safety) has been specifically designed to protect fire extinguishers from misuse. The product will audibly and visually alert to the fact that an extinguisher is being tampered with, thereby deterring thieves and warning those that try to move the extinguisher from attempting to do so.

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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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05 October 2020

UK FIRE safety and signage products manufacturer Jactone Products has been involved with some major projects in the last quarter and witnessed an increase in demand for its British-made equipment. The business was able to stay open during the lockdown period and continued to manufacture while following Health and Safety protocols.

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05 October 2020

UK RESIDENTIAL property management and lettings company BRNS Group has partnered with Amthal Fire & Security to deliver on fire maintenance for its extensive London development portfolio.

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14 July 2020

FIREPRO UK is the appointed master distributor for the UK & Ireland for the FirePro condensed aerosol fire suppression product.

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07 July 2020

JACTONE HAS announced that it has achieved a UL listing for all variations of its detection tube, used in its range of PAFSS Fire Suppression Systems, whether direct or indirect application

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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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12 June 2020

FIELD SERVICE technicians can now benefit from a new Link Instruments-designed app that calculates the liquid level in fire extinguishers. Using knowledge of the fill weight, the app indicates the fill level of liquid carbon dioxide in the cylinder such that technicians can easily locate the exact liquid/gas boundary by using a dedicated level checking device.

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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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23 June 2020

GARY CRAIG has been appointed as sales director at global fire safety systems developer Advanced, further strengthening its senior leadership team. A well-known figure in the fire industry, Craig has spent the past 35 years in the sector and held leadership positions at several key product manufacturers.

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11 May 2020

JACTONE PRODUCTS, the UK-based manufacturer of fire safety equipment, has been working in tandem with Sharp Fire and Rescue Service to supply the latter with equipment (including fire extinguishers) for one of the NHS Nightingale Hospitals put into action during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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20 March 2020

Testing undertaken by fire suppression specialist Plumis shows that sprinklers can take up to a minute longer than Automist to activate in response to certain fires.

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20 March 2020

Promat FENDOLITE MII, a cementitious spray used to protect pipework, structures and vessels from fire in the oil, gas and energy industries, has become the first product of its kind in the world to demonstrate dependable long term durability by receiving UL 2431 accreditation.

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13 March 2020

Base Structures offer a range of waterproof, weatherproof temporary screening products to help construction projects stay on time and on budget as well as defend against storms and bad weather.

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13 March 2020

Required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, appropriate fire-fighting equipment must be provided where there is any risk of fire; should you fail to meet fire extinguisher regulations you could find that your insurance will not pay out in the event of an incident.

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12 March 2020

Jactone is a leading UK manufacturer of innovative fire and safety products.

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13 March 2020

Jactone is said to be the first company in the world to have its fire blankets achieve certification to BS EN 1869:2019, the latest revision of the European Standard for Fire Blankets.

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13 March 2020

Falk Ursinus, country manager Germany, Chubb Fire & Security, explains how the retail sector can benefit from bespoke, intelligent fire solutions.

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10 February 2020

Fire safety should be at the forefront of every property owner’s mind. Fire protection is essential to the fire safety of all buildings, and in particular vacant properties.

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FEATURES

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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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22 June 2020

WITH THE new regulatory framework placing more accountability on those responsible for building safety, William Makant is keen to encourage an open-minded evaluation of the most effective fire safety solution for each situation, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.

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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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17 October 2019

Stewart Kidd explains what the problems are in the wider-use of watermist and demonstrates why it is important to follow prudent engineering practice when specifying, designing and installing all automatic fire suppression systems.

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05 August 2019

Since fire and smoke curtains play a vital life safety role, it is essential that they are well maintained, says Jonathan Brown.

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05 June 2019

Social residents and landlords come together as part of a government commitment to address fire safety issues and give residents a stronger voice. Liam Hunt outlines the aims of the newly-formed Best Practise Group.

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05 March 2019

Tony Hanley tells FSM about his career to date, the challenges his business faces and his hopes for the future of the industry.

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16 September 2018

Craig Halford details the changing requirements for bus and coach Engine fire suppression following the introduction of new legislation.

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11 September 2018

Recycling and waste management centres are a common place for fires, but installing automatic fire suppression systems can significantly minimise damage says Ian Gough.

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14 August 2018

FSM managing editor Mark Sennett finds out how Carl Bryan's company is at the forefront of technology in the fire detection, suppression and prevention industry.

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13 March 2018

Keith MacGillivray tells us how sprinklers are now preventing major fires in retail premises and explains why it should be a legal requirement to have them protecting these premises.

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