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S2 Fire Solutions issues guide to current UK fire safety laws for business owners

According to Gov.uk, between 2015 and 2016, over 16,000 non-domestic building fires were attended across the UK. 21 of these resulted in fire-related fatalities and over 1,000 realised fire-related casualties. UK fire safety laws can be very confusing and baffle even the most...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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Fire Industry Association to offer further guidance on new qualifications at FIREX

On Tuesday 2 May, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) announced that the organisation would be launching four brand new formal qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems. Those qualifications will be officially launched at FIREX International (which runs at ExCeL in...
Posted On 26 May 2017
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C-TEC teams with Institution of Engineering and Technology in bid to stimulate interest in engineering

A joint C-TEC/Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) ‘Celebration of Engineering’ day attracted a host of delegates keen to know more about UK manufacturing. Held at C-TEC’s Challenge Way headquarters in Wigan, the CPD-certified event afforded guests a unique insight...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017
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Securing Ofsted Results for Schools

Ofsted inspections are enough to put fear into any self-respecting school, but beyond ensuring pupils derive the best grades, it’s less well known that inspectors can also mark a school down if it has inadequate perimeter security. While the education sector is already well...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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All-new training course in Fire Safety Signs and Notices developed by the FIA

Are you a security or risk manager tasked with looking after fire safety issues on behalf of your employer? If so, do you know what Fire Safety Signs and Notices you need to display on company premises and where to locate them? If not, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has just...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016
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Fire detection and alarm system developers “worried” by shift in EU standardisation approach

Euralarm members within standardisation body CEN/TC 72 are questioning the impact of a newly-enforced standardisation procedure on the quality of fire detection products across Europe. They’re determined to support CEN/TC 72 and work hand in hand with the European...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016
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Fire Industry Association calls for drive to cut down on false fire alarms

Throughout the world there’s a problem with false alarms from automatic fire detection systems. In the UK, this problem has been brought squarely under the spotlight due to the Localism Bill. Indeed, the London Fire Brigade announced in January 2014 that it was to begin charging...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
The fifth Market Conditions Review has just been published by the FIA
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Fire Industry Association publishes fifth detailed Market Conditions Review

The Fire Industry Association’s report is essentially a ‘snapshot’ taken every six months in a bid to review how the fire protection market is performing. The results are based on a survey conducted by the FIA of both its own members as well as non-member companies across...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
The NSI has now reached the 400 mark for BAFE Scheme registrations
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National Security Inspectorate hits the 400 mark for BAFE Scheme registrations

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has now reached the milestone of 400 BAFE Scheme registrations which represents a significant achievement for the NSI-BAFE alliance. The NSI is licensed by BAFE (the independent third party registration body for the fire protectio...
Posted On 09 Jul 2015
Tavcom Training's Mike Tennent (left) and David Gill of the Linx International Group
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Linx International Group acquires majority shareholding in Tavcom Training

The Linx International Group and Tavcom Training have concluded an agreement resulting in Linx International acquiring a majority shareholding in the ever-popular Bishops Waltham-based security training and education solutions provider. Tavcom Training is one of th...
Posted On 05 May 2015