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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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Improving Fire Safety: A Call for Retrofitting Sprinklers

Whether it’s to enhance the protection of residents in care facilities, address shortcomings in other fire protection measures or simply as a business resilience measure, the wider use of sprinklers is due in many ways to their life-long cost-effectiveness when compared to...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Advances in key management unlocked by eFusion integration with Traka

Powerful tools for managing keys and high value assets can now be used seamlessly within centralised management platforms following the integration of Maxxess eFusion with Traka from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions. Given that Traka solutions are globally deployed in many market...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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BAFE unveils new scheme to assess competency of dry riser/wet riser service and maintenance providers

Over 12 months in the making and taking into account comments elicited during a public consultation period, the new BAFE Competency of Organisations for the Service and Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations (SP105) Scheme is the first of its kind to assess...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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ASSA ABLOY advises industry and practising professionals on fire safety liability

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland is advising all practising fire safety professionals on the importance of properly certified hardware and training following warnings from experts in fire safety law that they may now be deemed responsible for any breaches. Liability...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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FIA develops new Level 3 qualification in fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is offering training to a new Level 3 qualification for the fire detection and alarms (FD&A) sector, namely the FIA Awarding Organisation Level 3 Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Non-Domestic Premises. This qualification...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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Kentec introduces VR Nimbus advanced management tool for fire detection

Kentec, the manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched VR Nimbus, an advanced management tool specifically for fire detection which enables system integrators and service companies alike to remotely access and manage their fire safety system. VR Nimbus allows end...
Posted On 13 Nov 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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‘The Future of CCTV Intelligence and Fire Integration’ outlined by Cortech Developments and Bosch

Cortech Developments’ key focus as a business is to assist today’s practising professionals in mitigating risk by dint of employing smarter interoperability. The company’s recent Forum – for which Risk Xtra served as the Official Media Partner – brought together end users...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI
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Working Together: Raising Standards in the Fire Safety Sector

Appointed by BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) provides third party certification to companies offering design, installation, commissioning and maintenance services for various fire protection and...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019