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New appointment puts spotlight on Advanced’s emergency lighting

Global fire and life safety systems manufacturer, Advanced, has appointed Hanif Ghodawala as new business development manager for its emergency lighting division. In his new role, Hanif will draw on more than 20 years’ experience working for high-profile fire detection ...

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Cori-Seal Systems highlights the hidden fire safety dangers within schools and commercial buildings

Cori-Seal® is an innovative new solution for missing smoke stoppers within existing schools and buildings that have trapezoidal perforated decks or beams within its structure. Due to recent growing concern regarding fire safety within the built environment, Cori-Seal® Systems Ltd ...

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Johnson Controls launches 700 Series microprocessor-based conventional fire detectors

New series of conventional detectors have built-in microprocessors that monitor and respond to smoke density, fixed temperature, and rate-of-rise of temperature Drift compensation feature extends service life and reduces maintenance needs Detectors are designed and manufactured in Europe and comply ...

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Advanced’s MxPro 5 selected for £485m hospital redevelopment project

A fault-tolerant network of fire alarm control panels from Advanced has been selected to protect the 3Ts Redevelopment programme at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. 36 4-loop MxPro 5 fire panels, 46 repeater panels and two custom-built AdSpecials panels from ...

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Only 1% of buildings complying with vital fire safety measure, says BESA

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has raised it concerns over the huge numbers of fire and smoke dampers remaining untested in thousands of buildings across the UK, which play a crucial role in fire safety. The Association fears that ...

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Improve your understanding of BS 8629 with Advanced

Fire protection solutions manufacturer Advanced, has launched two new courses to aid understanding of the BS 8629 Code of Practice recommendations and the EvacGo system designed to meet them. ‘A Guide to Meeting BS 8629’ is a continuing professional development ...

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Fire and light

Anthony Martindale, Field Product Manager, Lighting, Eaton asks, why are outdated and/or substandard emergency lighting systems so common in the UK? Despite previous studies highlighting the dangerous gaps in emergency lighting, it still remains an issue. According to a 2020 ...

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Life safety fire risk assessments

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate, explains the implications of life safety fire risk assessments and how ‘Duty Holders’ can best discharge their legal responsibilities. No matter how extraordinary the now routine pandemic circumstances, it’s important to ...

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SOCOTEC rebrands Butler & Young

The testing, inspection and compliance services provider has announced the rebrand of Butler & Young, specialists in building control and fire consultancy services. Acquired by SOCOTEC in 2019, the Butler & Young portfolio includes Butler & Young Approved Inspectors, one of ...

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Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Post Lockdown – 5 Important things to consider

As we approach the thought of a release from lockdown it’s important to consider what may have changed in the dormant buildings whilst we have been away. Whilst the Alpine Service Team have remained 100% operational across the UK some ...

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