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Fire Compartmentation, Fire Curtains and Certification

With fire safety increasingly a key consideration for the design of any commercial building, James Reed explains the key features to look for in a fire curtain to ensure it proves the best possible line of defence if and when a fire breaks out. As a result of several high-profile...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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ASFP to run Continuing Professional Development seminar on passive fire protection

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be holding a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar in central London on 23 October. The seminar, to be held at the Aviva Building, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, aims to improve awareness of passive fire...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions events ‘Unlock Compliance’ for Fire Door Safety Week 2019

Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire, yet the strict specification, maintenance and management of these doorsets is still not fully understood. This is something that ASSA ABLOY is passionate about changing. To coincide with Fire Door Safety Week 2019 (which...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Fire Brigades Union offers recommendations in wake of Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase One

Phase One of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has concluded and, in the closing statements, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) gave a series of recommendations. The FBU has requested a review of Fire Service procedures and training to plan for residents of all high-rise buildings to be...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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ASSA ABLOY UK’s White Paper responds to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

ASSA ABLOY UK has issued a White Paper in response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety produced in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower incident of 2017. The document summarises practical recommendations derived from the key points...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
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Southwark Council ordered to pay £570,000 following Lakanal House fire safety failings

Southwark Council has been ordered to pay a total sum of £570,000 for safety failures at Lakanal House, the South London tower block in which six people lost their lives to fire in 2009. The Council was taken to court by the London Fire Brigade on 22 charges relating to fire...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017