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FIA Technical Briefing

Whether your business is a fire detection and alarm company, or a security operation looking to expand into fire alarms, becoming third party certified is an extremely worthy consideration. After all, certified companies do help to build trust with potential clients. However, the...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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BAFE unveils “groundbreaking” scheme focused on kitchen fire protection systems

BAFE has unveiled the detail underpinning its latest scheme to be made available for third party certification assessment. Over the last couple of years, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers has been developing BAFE SP206, a new third party...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
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Fire and Rescue Service stresses “competent providers” should be used by businesses for fire risk assessments “if required”

During Business Safety Week 2018 on Friday 14 September, the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service ran a live stream and Q&A on its Facebook page. While discussing fire risk assessments, fire protection officer Daryl Townsend stated that, although businesses can complete these...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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FIREX International reflects present national agenda on fire safety in built environment

Over 18,000 visitors (representing a 12% increase on the 2017 event) and more than 140 exhibitors – 70 of which were new this year – came together from 29 countries at FIREX International in June to drive and reflect on the life safety landscape in the UK. For three days at ExCeL...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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Independent Steering Group to take forward Dame Judith Hackitt’s collective recommendations on competence

Many organisations spanning the construction and fire sectors have come together to form a Steering Group to take forward key recommendations in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety with a view to improving competences for those working...
Posted On 17 Jun 2018
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National Security Inspectorate certificates 500th approved company for BAFE scheme

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has reached the significant milestone of recently certificating its 50oth fire approved company for a BAFE scheme. The 500th NSI approved company to be registered with BAFE is LogiScan Fire and Security based in Wellington, Somerset having...
Posted On 10 May 2018
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Stephen James appointed in all-new compliance manager’s role at BAFE

BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, has just announced the appointment of Stephen James as compliance manager. This new role has been introduced to acknowledge the substantial growth in BAFE-registered company numbers in recent years and also...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018
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SSAIB and FIA collaborate to assist security companies in gaining fire certification

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has entered into partnership with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) to help registered security firms gain fire detection and alarm certification. The innovative project is available for the next six months and has been...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
Paul Tennent receives the 2017 Peter Greenwood Award from Deborah Ward-Johnstone, Group event director at Revolution Events
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Industry champions Paul Tennent and Tony Maskens win coveted FSA Awards for 2017

Two industry leaders – namely Paul Tennent and Tony Maskens – have been recognised by the Fire & Security Association (FSA) at the IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards 2017 for their outstanding contributions to their respective industry sectors. Paul Tennent...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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BAFE-registered fire extinguisher service providers and technicians “continue to be best in the field”

The revised SP101: Competency of Portable Fire Extinguisher Organisations and Technicians scheme went live on 1 October having been reviewed and enhanced to ensure that it continues to provide the best assurances to the industry and its customers of what defines a quality...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017