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Atalian Servest makes the grade at the University of Edinburgh

Atalian Servest has won a three-year contract, worth a base cost of £250,000 per annum, with the University of Edinburgh to maintain its fire alarm and associated life safety systems. The global FM service provider will service over 250 buildings ...

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How Visual Alarm Devices enable effective, lifesaving evacuation

Author: Anja Schafers, Product Marketing Manager, Fire Detection, Johnson Controls In the event of a fire, saving lives is the highest priority. Building occupants need to be alerted as early as possible using alarm devices, so they can evacuate quickly. ...

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One in four UK universities have received complaints over fire safety and evacuation standards

According to figures released by power management company, Eaton, the majority of UK universities are failing to invest in new technologies that reduce the risk of electrically ignited fires. This new data was obtained through a Freedom of Information (FoI) ...

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Fire protection and precautions

The principle legislation regarding fire precautions in England and Wales is The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Similar requirements apply in Scotland under The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Fire (Scotland) Regulations 2006. The Order has been in ...

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Poll highlights alarming lack of fire door knowledge across trades

Despite reporting a growth in demand for fire safety products and devices in the last year, a new poll by online ironmongery supplier IronmongeryDirect has revealed that over half (54 per cent) of tradespeople do not know how to check ...

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Slovenian manufacturer installs Advanced at state-of-the-art head office

Advanced, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of intelligent fire systems, has been specified in the Head Office of a leading European manufacturer. With more than 200 employees, Slovenia-based manufacturer, Pirnar, export their luxury, high-specification doors across ...

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Taking the heat

Neil Budd and Robert Thilthorpe, Technical Managers at the Fire Industry Association (FIA), explain the core responsibilities involved in fire protection management Among facilities managers’ many responsibilities, fire protection is one of the most important. All non-domestic buildings are required ...

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Safety first

Ignorance and poor practice in construction are compromising fire safety – and something needs to be done about it, argues Glyn Coates, Director at Zeroignition Following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, it was reported that the intumescent cavity closers, ...

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Emergency announcement

Voice sounders provide clear and unambiguous messages in the event of a fire or other emergency, and are an effective technology for public and commercial buildings Facilities managers are responsible for fire safety and emergency planning. As such they must ...

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We must learn lessons from Grenfell

The golden thread of information must improve transparency and drive collaboration between project partners to make our buildings safer says James Connolly, Head of Partnerships at eviFile Today (14 June) marks the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire – ...

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