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ASFP reveals Passive Fire Protection Award winners

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has named the winners of its 2023 Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Awards, which took place on 23 November at the Association’s Awards Dinner at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London. Chosen by an ...

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ASFP Competence Framework launches

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched its Competence Framework, a free library of information, which defines activities specific to passive fire protection (PFP) across the building lifecycle, providing a benchmark for competence for all PFP activities. The ...

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Who’s responsible when passive fire protection fails?

Louise Frost, a senior marketer at Door Controls Direct, discusses the factors that influence accountability for passive fire protection in the built environment When it comes to safeguarding lives and property, passive fire protection plays a pivotal role. Passive fire ...

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CCF supports supply chain competence with ASFP passive fire experience

Leading insulation, drywall, and ceiling products distributor CCF, supported by ROCKWOOL and Promat, is providing a series of ASFP passive fire protection product training sessions for its customers at CCF branches across the UK. The Association for Specialist Fire Protection ...

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Mitie acquires one of the UK’s largest independent Fire & Security businesses

Mitie Group has acquired GBE Converge Group (GBE), a leading independent provider of fire, security and information and communications technology. The purchase, which is for a maximum cash consideration of £27 million, comprises of an initial payment of £20 million and ...

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Robertson installs ‘life-saving’ machines at fire stations

Robertson Facilities Management (RFM) has installed defibrillators at Kilmarnock Fire Station and Cumnock Community Fire Station as part of its programme of community benefits. Around 70 people each week in Scotland have a cardiac arrest, but currently, only one in ...

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ASFP Passive Fire Protection Awards finalists 2023

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has unveiled the shortlist for its 2023 Passive Fire Protection Awards, with the winners due to be announced on 23 November at the Association’s Awards Dinner at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London. ...

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It takes longer to make a cup of tea than to evacuate a fire

In order for a fire evacuation to be safe, everyone should ideally be out within 2 minutes of the alarm ringing or the fire starting. This short span of time is crucial – and can be all that stands between ...

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DMA Group appointed for Port of Dover project

Kent-based property service specialist, DMA Group, has been awarded a major fire compliance project worth in excess of £2 million at the Port of Dover. The project will see DMA Group undertaking repairs and improvements as part of the Ports ...

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ISO 9001 certification for the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has achieved ISO 9001 certification in June this year, following a two-stage assessment by UKAS-accredited certification body LRQA. The ASFP started its ISO 9001 certification journey in late 2022, as part of its ...

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