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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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04 March 2021

CEASEFIRE IS aiming to fill a gap in the UK’s fire safety market by offering an holistic range of fire safety solutions for customers all under one banner. The company manufacturers a unified firefighting product portfolio and has recently made a significant investment in its UK operations in terms of new offices, product demonstration facilities, warehouses and stocking points.

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14 January 2021

THOSE INDIVIDUALS contemplating loft conversion projects are no doubt incredibly excited at the prospect of additional property space. While most of us would like to sink our attentions into colour swatches and furniture magazines without a second thought, there’s a somewhat more pressing matter that will need to be addressed in the first instance: fire safety. 

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14 December 2020

FIRE SAFETY solutions manufacturer Plumis has scooped two prestigious awards, winning SME of the Year and Innovation of the Year in the regional finals of this year’s Make UK Manufacturing Awards. The company has also just won a substantial £350,00 Smart Grant from Innovate UK.

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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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FEATURES

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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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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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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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