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Atalian Servest makes the grade at the University of Edinburgh

Atalian Servest has won a three-year contract, worth a base cost of £250,000 per annum, with the University of Edinburgh to maintain its fire alarm and associated life safety systems. The global FM service provider will service over 250 buildings ...

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Hold fire

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) with news of the new ‘MOT’ approval scheme for commercial kitchen fire protection systems As a facilities manager, you may be responsible for food preparation and a commercial kitchen within ...

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How Visual Alarm Devices enable effective, lifesaving evacuation

Author: Anja Schafers, Product Marketing Manager, Fire Detection, Johnson Controls In the event of a fire, saving lives is the highest priority. Building occupants need to be alerted as early as possible using alarm devices, so they can evacuate quickly. ...

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One in four UK universities have received complaints over fire safety and evacuation standards

According to figures released by power management company, Eaton, the majority of UK universities are failing to invest in new technologies that reduce the risk of electrically ignited fires. This new data was obtained through a Freedom of Information (FoI) ...

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SPIE wins contract with Unipres

SPIE UK has won an eleven-month contract with Unipres, a manufacturer of pressed parts for automobiles to supply, install and commission additional Fire Alarm detection and graphics as part of phase 5 extension works at Unipres’ manufacturing plant in Sunderland. ...

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Poll highlights alarming lack of fire door knowledge across trades

Despite reporting a growth in demand for fire safety products and devices in the last year, a new poll by online ironmongery supplier IronmongeryDirect has revealed that over half (54 per cent) of tradespeople do not know how to check ...

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ASCP publishes white paper in response to Government consultation on building safety reforms

The Association of Safety & Compliance Professionals (ASCP) – in partnership with CORGI Technical Services – has released a white paper entitled ‘The Future of Safety Management’. The paper offers an invaluable insight into the Government’s consultation document: ‘Proposals for ...

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Taking the heat

Neil Budd and Robert Thilthorpe, Technical Managers at the Fire Industry Association (FIA), explain the core responsibilities involved in fire protection management Among facilities managers’ many responsibilities, fire protection is one of the most important. All non-domestic buildings are required ...

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Safety first

Ignorance and poor practice in construction are compromising fire safety – and something needs to be done about it, argues Glyn Coates, Director at Zeroignition Following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, it was reported that the intumescent cavity closers, ...

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Emergency announcement

Voice sounders provide clear and unambiguous messages in the event of a fire or other emergency, and are an effective technology for public and commercial buildings Facilities managers are responsible for fire safety and emergency planning. As such they must ...

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