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‘The Italian Job’: Hochiki protects Venice’s tallest tower with life safety solutions

As part of a project to revitalise a semi-abandoned Venetian suburb and transform the district of Mestre from industrial precinct to recreational ‘hotspot’, HTM Hybrid Tower has undergone an extensive redevelopment of late. The project was supported by Hochiki Italia,...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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FIA launches Access to Foundation course focused on fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is has launched a new fire detection and alarm training course. Access to Foundation, which is now available to book under the Training tab on the FIA’s website, is specifically aimed at individuals who may wish to do some additional...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Appointment of Pete Browitt as md heralds “new phase of growth” at Advanced

Global fire systems specialist Advanced has announced the appointment of Pete Browitt the company’s new managing director. Browitt joins Advanced from Apollo Fire Detectors, where he held the senior positions of global finance director and EMEA operations director managing...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

For those working within the security sector who may be unfamiliar with fire protection products, EN54 is the series of standards for fire detection and alarm systems. Most of the standards in this series are related to individual product types. These standards define the...
Posted On 25 Jul 2018
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Life Safety First: Enhanced Foundations for the Built Environment

Across the last four decades, the life safety industry has met a number of significant challenges and opportunities presented to it, among them the need for better risk management within the global built environment. While those working diligently across the sector have made...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
Graham Lowe: the new managing director of Hochiki Europe (UK)
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Hochiki Europe appoints new managing director as company celebrates record year

Life safety solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe (UK) has appointed Graham Lowe as its new managing director. Lowe – who previously held the position of sales director – has worked for the business for more than 20 years and built up four decades of experience within the life...
Posted On 30 Aug 2017
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BAFE fully supports Chief Fire Officers Association’s UK Business Safety Week 2016

The Chief Fire Officers Association’s (CFOA) UK Business Safety Week 2016 ran from 5-11 September, highlighting the importance of fire safety for businesses all over the UK. As always, the main aims of the week were to help the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) explain what...
Posted On 13 Sep 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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Updated Joint Code of Practice clarifies requirement for EN 54-compliant fire alarms

The ninth edition of the Fire Protection Association’s Joint Code of Practice reinforces the need for construction site fire alarm systems to meet EN 54. That’s the considered view of Nottingham-based wireless technology expert Ramtech Electronics. Version 9 of ‘Fire...
Posted On 27 Oct 2015
Alex Carmichael: CEO of the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board
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SSAIB returns to ExCeL London for IFSEC International with new CEO at the helm

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) – the UK and Ireland-focused certification body now boasting some 1,700 registered firms on its books – will be returning to IFSEC International at London’s ExCeL venue. Resident on Stand F13...
Posted On 31 May 2015