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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Anthony Martindale, Field Product Manager, Lighting, Eaton asks, why are outdated and/or substandard emergency lighting systems so common in the UK?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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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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ROCKWOOL develops CPD in response to flat roof fire risk challenges

CPD advises on improving fire performance in the fifth façade ROCKWOOL has launched a new CPD (Continuing Professional Development) module to help roofing contractors and specifiers mitigate fire risk in flat roofs. The new module has been developed by the ...

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Unlimited fines for breaches to fire safety regulations

New fire safety measures could see buildings owners faced with unlimited fines, the Home Office has announced today. The Home Office said “these limitless fines will be handed out to anyone caught obstructing or impersonating a fire inspector as well ...

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New report raises concern for fire safety compliance in the property sector

A new survey by JLA has found that over 60 per cent of people responsible for fire safety of their property believe they could be doing more to ensure the building is fire safe.  JLA’s 2021 Fire Safety Accountability Report ...

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Smart fire detection more viable than ‘Waking Watch’ during cladding crisis, says Hochiki Europe

Hochiki Europe is calling for a review of the uptake of ‘Waking Watches’ within the residential sector. The leading life safety product manufacturer argues that local authorities and building owners should instead focus more on incorporating intelligent fire detection into ...

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High praise

Conor Logan, Technical Director at Colt International explains why he welcomes the Draft Building Safety Bill and what it will mean for the service and maintenance of high-risk buildings There has been an intense focus on building and fire safety ...

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FPA data reveals the huge financial impact of fires on businesses and services

Data released by the Fire Protection Association (FPA) has revealed the significant financial impact on businesses and key services in the UK caused by fires. The analysis of 4,782 major UK fires between January 2009 and December 2019 where the ...

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