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Fire Doors: Are Yours Fit for Purpose?

Fire doors are doors with fire-resistance ratings that are used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and enable safe egress from a building. In the wake of Fire Door Safety Week, which ran...
Posted On 09 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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COIE 2018: Risk Mitigation for Workplace Safety, High Security and Building Efficiency

Cortech Developments has confirmed the appointment of Risk Xtra as its Official Media Partner for the 2018 schedule of Cortech Open Innovation Events. Here, Brian Sims previews the content on offer for practising risk and security management professionals in attendance ...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
Charles Lombard
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Apollo Fire Detectors appoints Charles Lombard as EMEA region managing director

Fire detection systems manufacturer Apollo Fire Detectors has announced the appointment of Charles Lombard as the company’s new managing director with regional responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Having built a career while working in many European...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
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“Attention must now focus squarely on quality of fire risk assessments” urges BAFE

British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) – the independent not-for-profit organisation that creates schemes for the fire protection industry based on UK and European Standards and Best Practice for third party certification – considers it “imperative”...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
John Pownall
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Carol Atkinson and John Pownall appointed Board directors by BAFE at 2017 AGM

BAFE – the independent registration body for third party certified fire protection companies across the UK – has announced the appointment of two new directors to the Board. Carol Atkinson and John Pownall’s appointments were approved at the organisation’s...
Posted On 03 May 2017
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FIRESA Council and Chief Fire Officers Association organise Joint Seminar for March 2017

The third joint FIRESA Council and Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) event will take place on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh. The event involves an essential one-day seminar and product showcase for UK fire-fighting suppliers,...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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BAFE SP203 fire protection certification scheme registers 900th company as growth continues

This month, BAFE registered the 900th company that has achieved SP203 certification. It’s a milestone of great significance in terms of illustrating the importance of third party certification and the aspiration of quality fire protection companies all across the UK to have...
Posted On 30 Sep 2016
Alex Carmichael: CEO of the SSAIB
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SSAIB unveils new series of Regional Forums for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB), the dedicated fire, security and telecare certification body for the UK and Ireland, has announced a new series of its popular half-day Regional Forums to be held around England, Wales, Scotland and Norther...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016
Shaun Oakes
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Biometric Access Control for ISO 27001 Accreditation

Addressing the readers of Risk UK, Shaun Oakes explains how access control is a vital factor for those organisations presently working towards ISO 27001 accreditation. The security of information or data storage is becoming increasingly important to every organisation with their...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016