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Building Safety Bill proposals welcomed by the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has welcomed the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations including its plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and ...

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Technical review of Approved Document B (Fire Safety)

By Conor Logan, Technical Director of Colt UK, Smoke and Climate Control Division. On the 2nd April, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced ambitious steps, initiated by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, to further reform the building safety ...

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Covid 19: Testing and maintenance of life safety systems

Colt Service has issued some important advice on life safety given the current lockdown in the UK. It states that the testing and maintenance of life safety installations in buildings is mandatory under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. Following ...

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IWFM calls on ministers to recognise FMs as ‘Key workers’

In a letter to the Secretaries of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Linda Hausmanis, IWFM CEO, has called for for workplace and facilities management professionals, and their contractors, to be recognised as ...

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Fire ahead

FMJ talks to Harrison Briggs, Solutions Manager at Churchill Group, and Nick Fox, FM consultant and Chair of IWFM UK Members Council on the growing need to adopt the latest fire safety and compliance technology within the hospitality sector As ...

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Spotlight on emergency lighting as Advanced appoints new business manager

Global fire and life safety company, Advanced, has appointed a new business manager to support the growth of its emergency lighting business. Matt Jones joins Advanced from his role as product manager at Apollo Fire Detectors. In his new role, ...

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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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