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Fire safety amendments

What the latest amendments to The Building Safety Bill mean for the installation and commissioning of fire safety systems. By Conor Logan Technical Director, Colt  Act responsibly or face hefty financial and legal consequences. This is the message the government ...

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AI-powered system from Highlight Parking helps prevent catastrophic fires by detecting smoke or fire in seconds

Key to preventing the devastation, damage and injury caused by fire is early detection. Highlight Parking has launched its AI-powered Smoke and Fire Early Warning System S.A.F.E., which detects smoke or fire within just a few seconds in any environment ...

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Advanced offers trouble-free fire protection at world’s ninth largest golf resort

Two fault-tolerant networks of MxPro 5 fire panels from UK manufacturer, Advanced, have been installed as part of a fire system upgrade at the Manor House & the Ashbury Hotels in Devon. Set in 500 acres on the edge of ...

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Emergency light testing

Regular testing of emergency lighting is a safety-critical process that is central to a building’s fire safety compliance. René Joppi, Managing Director at Mackwell, says the design and installation of emergency lighting should be in line with the building’s risk ...

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Employee complacency over fire safety is a top concern for business leaders

As employees return to their places of work following the pandemic, new research has revealed that UK business leaders are most concerned about employee complacency relating to fire safety following false fire alarms in the workplace. The research carried out ...

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RECOM expands in fire protection with new training academy

Construction Project Management company, RECOM Solutions is to develop a new training academy as part of a major investment underpinning the company’s rapid expansion in the fire protection sector. RECOM, which is currently based in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester, says ...

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Protecting escape routes

Smoke is different to fire says Conor Logan, Colt’s Technical Director, which is why a properly maintained smoke control system is vital to help protect people, businesses and buildings Smoke control systems are designed to protect escape routes for occupants ...

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360-degree approach to fire protection at Dubai office complex

A host of fire and life safety solutions from Advanced have been installed to protect 26,000 sq. metres of grade A office space in Mohammed Bin Rashid City, Dubai. EN 54-approved Axis EN fire panels with integrated voice evacuation and ...

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Fire Safety commitments to be more rigorously enforced

Andrew Shankland, Managing Director, Linear Building Compliance In recent years, fire safety has taken centre stage in the construction industry for all the wrong reasons. Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, and the subsequent Hackett Review, the focus ...

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Research finds many companies are ill-equipped to deal with fires at their sites

New research by fire safety specialist, JLA, has revealed  UK businesses are placing employee and customer safety at risk through a failure to test their fire equipment to meet legal requirements According to the nationally representative survey of 250 business owners, ...

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