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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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Abloy UK unveils 2020 Academy Foundation course dates for end users

Security expert Abloy UK has just announced the dates of its 2020 Academy Foundation courses as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to set the standard when it comes to emergency and panic escape compliance.  The free courses are designed to train security managers,...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance

As practitioners right across the UK continually strive to improve upon fire safety and building standards in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Karen Trigg discusses the pressure now exerted on specialised housing landlords in their ongoing efforts to keep residents safe....
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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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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BWF expresses fire door concerns in letter to councils across England and Wales

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has been forced to highlight to local council leads that the delay in replacing faulty fire doors is, frankly, too slow. This is especially relevant after the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) confirmed that...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Charlie Haynes appointed CEO at fire safety solutions provider Churches Fire

Churches Fire, the nationwide business dedicated to supplying customers with the best in fire safety protection and compliance solutions, has announced the appointment of Charlie Haynes as CEO effective 1 May 2019. Haynes will now oversee the buy and build strategy that’s...
Posted On 09 May 2019
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Timber fire doors demonstrate “outstanding performance” in ongoing MHCLG investigation

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is standing firm in its view that the only way in which to address the “legacy of fire door neglect” is through rigorous product testing and third party certification. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Mitie flying high with £17 million FM contract extension for London Gatwick Airport

Mitie has expanded its relationship with London Gatwick Airport’s management team by winning a five-year extension to its contract worth £17 million, which includes a new agreement to maintain electrical services. The facilities management (FM) and professional services...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Enforcement activity will continue to fall “until Fire and Rescue Services are allocated sufficient additional resources”

Fire safety inspections in buildings have fallen by 40%, leaving thousands of people at risk. According to the Fire Protection Association (FPA), that statistic “should be a source of deep shame for this Government”. “What value do we place on the lives of our...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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