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NFCC calls for sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and refurbished schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has again urged the Government to fit sprinklers in all new schools and those undergoing refurbishment. This call forms part of the NFCC’s response to a call for evidence on the ‘Technical Review of Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Home Office launches call for evidence on fire safety in non-domestic premises

Employers and business owners are being asked for their views on fire safety in workplaces in England as part of a Home Office call for evidence. The central Government department is seeking feedback on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which underpins fire safety...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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National Security Inspectorate outlines extensive plans for IFSEC and FIREX 2019

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI), a partner of IFSEC International, has devised an action-packed agenda for the UK’s largest security event which is taking place at ExCeL in London from 18-20 June. Based at Stand IF2940, the NSI’s team will be involved in a wide...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Mitie’s financials for year ended 31 March 2019 highlight revenue growth of 9.4%

Mitie Group plc, the facilities management (FM) and professional services company, has announced its financial and operational results for the year ended 31 March 2019. Revenue is up by an impressive 9.4% to £2.2 billion (the corresponding figure for the prior year being £2.0...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Sprinkler Systems in Schools: It’s Time for Investment

Of the 673 new schools built and opened under the Government’s flagship school programme, only 105 were fitted with sprinklers, writes Iain Cox. With hundreds of schools in the UK having a fire each year, this alarming statistic once again only emphasises that money spent on...
Posted On 29 May 2019
Brian Riis Nielsen (left) and Shaun Kennedy
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Shaun Kennedy takes reins as Country President and managing director for Securitas UK

Shaun Kennedy has taken over as Country President and managing director of Securitas UK. Previous Country President Brian Riis Nielsen officially handed over the reins to Kennedy at Securitas UK’s annual Leadership Conference which was held on Thursday 23 May, and now moves on to...
Posted On 28 May 2019
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Addressable fire panel from Kentec protects Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance hq

Members of staff and the array of air ambulance helicopters housed at the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance headquarters in Chatham are being protected from the risk of fire outbreak by a fire safety solution that centres around the new Taktis addressable fire panel developed...
Posted On 14 May 2019
City Hall: the GLA's headquarters in the heart of the capital
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Deputy Mayor and Fire Commissioner call on Government for tougher fire safety rules

Fiona Twycross, the Deputy London Mayor for Fire and Resilience, and the London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton are calling on the Government to tighten up Building Regulations in order to prioritise the need for sprinklers and address the shortage of skilled fire engineers....
Posted On 13 May 2019
Charlie Haynes
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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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Kentec launches Fire-Cryer Plus to enhance extinguishing control panels portfolio

Kentec, the specialist manufacturer of life-critical control systems, has launched Fire-Cryer Plus as an enhancement to the company’s established range of extinguishing control panels. Fire-Cryer Plus voice sounders with visual indicators are an alternative to standard...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019