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Fire safety concerns in commercial property as incidents see 46% rise

Commercial properties left vacant or unattended throughout the pandemic are likely to have deteriorated over time, creating increasingly hazardous environments. Recent data has revealed that, despite a decline in fatal fire related incidents since 2011, there has been an increase ...

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Sika’s flexible solution for fire rated joints

Not only are building joints potential weak spots for air and water leakages, but they can also fuel the spread of heat, smoke and flames. For effective passive fire protection, Sikasil® 670 Fire Rated Silicone Joint Sealant from building chemicals ...

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System upgrade delivers ship-shape fire protection at HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast, the most significant surviving Royal Navy warship from the Second World War, has been equipped with leading fire protection from Advanced. Permanently moored as a museum ship on the River Thames in London, the decommissioned Royal Navy warship, ...

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Advanced lights the way at University of Bristol

The University of Bristol’s emergency lighting upgrade continues with the installation of a further ten LuxIntelligent emergency light testing panels from fire and life safety system manufacturer, Advanced. The new equipment will be installed alongside 21 existing LuxIntelligent panels linked ...

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Fire Safety Act 2021 prompts risk assessment review

Landlords and duty holders are being encouraged to prepare for the Fire Safety Act 2021 which will make significant changes to fire safety regulation. Safety and compliance expert, Bureau Veritas is describing the legislation as a “new era for building ...

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Lessons from abroad

Conor Logan, Colt’s Technical Director looks at how UK fire safety design regulations compare to those of other countries in the EU. Could we learn from their example? Responding to the tragic loss of life following a fire at Grenfell ...

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Firestopping solutions start with Sika

Navigating the often-complex process of choosing the correct passive fire protection system for a project can be a challenge but thanks to leading speciality chemical manufacturer Sika, specifiers can take advantage of a range of in-house support services including product ...

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Fire risk assessment

Caroline Judd, Director, Turnkey Fire Services looks at the basics required when carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) and the range of fire detection and warning systems available to help protect your premises A fire risk assessment covers all ...

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Building Safety Bill is published with aim to create lasting generational change

The Building Safety Bill on the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained has been published today and includes plans for a new regulator who forms the heart of a building safety changes. The Bill, said Housing ...

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NBS and ASFP announce safety-based collaboration

NBS, a leading specification and product information platform for the construction industry, has entered into a new partnership agreement with the ASFP (Association for Specialist Fire Protection), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire protection sector. The partnership aims ...

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