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100% of timber fire doors pass rigorous MHCLG fire-resistance test procedures

All timber fire doors which underwent fire-resistance testing by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) were found to have met the required standards, exceeding the minimum 30-minute burn time requirement, with one door resisting flames for as long as...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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Aon opts for Evolution in bid to showcase excellence in security systems provision

Aon, the global professional services firm, is benefiting from the expertise and technical know-how of fire and security systems integrator Evolution to protect its buildings and people across the UK and Europe. Evolution is delivering high-end CCTV and access control solutions...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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BAFE issues revised document for dedicated SP205 fire risk assessment scheme

Following a thorough review process and a five-week public consultation period, BAFE has now launched the revised document for fire risk assessment providers. A major point of the review was to maintain the robust certification process, while also acknowledging the large number...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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Online CPD presentation on benefits of automatic fire sprinklers created by BSA

A new online Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified presentation that looks at the benefits of automatic fire sprinklers has been created by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA). ‘Property Protection and Business Resilience: Automatic Sprinklers – Background and...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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InSite solution from Maxxess “set to transform emergency awareness and response”

Transforming the way in which security teams monitor, manage and control multiple systems, Maxxess is launching its new, open-architecture InSite solution. Maxxess InSite is a cyber-secure, cloud-based service that has been developed to give organisations impressive new levels of...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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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