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NSI and BAFE award landmark third party certification to Abbot Fire Group

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, have awarded the first-ever third party certificate of approval and registration to the new Kitchen Fire Protection Systems (SP206) Scheme. The award was bestowed...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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Securitas acquires security and fire systems specialist Allcooper Group

Securitas has announced the acquisition of Allcoopers Ltd and its subsidiaries. Founded in 1987 and with annual sales of approximately £7 million, Allcooper Group specialises in the installation, maintenance and monitoring of a wide range of security and fire systems. It operates...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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First cohort pass new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship assessments

The first cohort of candidates undertaking the new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) Apprenticeship Trailblazer have successfully passed their endpoint assessment. This marks an important milestone for the rigorous apprenticeship standard designed to replace the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Revised British Standard BS 7974 on fire safety engineering published by BSI 

The original British Standard for fire safety engineering, BS 7974, was published in 2001 and has been supplemented by a series of later guidance documents – PD 7974-1 to 8 – covering each sub-system of application in greater detail. Since 2001, there have been major...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
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NSI further strengthens industry partnerships at 2019 Summit in Birmingham

The 2019 edition of the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) annual Summit gathered over 250 approved company representatives and key industry stakeholders on 21 March at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. Supported by IFSEC International and attended by senior...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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Alarming News… Is Anyone Listening?

Fire safety experts have long queried why people don’t respond to siren-based alarms, with voice evacuation systems often mooted as being the better alternative when it comes to relaying information and prompting quicker reactions from affected individuals during an...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
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National Security Inspectorate highlights new feature areas for 2019 Summit

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced brand new feature areas for the forthcoming 2019 NSI Summit on Thursday 21 March at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham. The exhibition area will be enhanced with an Exhibitor Presentation Zone and an Apprenticeship Hub. ...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
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NSI awarded UKAS accreditation for Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) new Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme (incorporating BAFE SP206), effective from 21 February 2019. The NSI is the first certification body in the UK licensed by...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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Kentec launches bridge functionality to support phased upgrades and minimise system downtime

Life safety systems manufacturer Kentec Electronics has released what it brands as “a unique solution” for migrating Syncro panel networks to the latest Taktis technology and protecting the end user’s long-term investment. With the new Syncro/Taktis bridge...
Posted On 13 Mar 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