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Safety campaigners stress life-saving role of fire doors in 2019 awareness week

Fire door safety campaigners are stressing the life-saving role that fire doors play as part of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (23-29 September), which is being run by the British Woodworking Federation. Now in its seventh year, the awareness week will once again highlight the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
Roy Wilsher
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NFCC chair outlines key focus areas in wake of new fire minister’s appointment

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is “looking forward” to working with Kit Malthouse, the newly-appointed Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service at the Home Office. NFCC chair Roy Wilsher has outlined key areas for which he would like to see...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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Fire Risk: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

A recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance – entitled ‘UK: Commercial and Industrial Attitudes Study 2018- – confirmed that the uptake of fire safety sprinkler systems is low, with 68% of those interviewed having been involved in a decision not...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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UK Fire and Rescue Services to showcase Gold Standard in RTC Rescue at The Emergency Services Show

The West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) will host two realistic and interactive Road Traffic Collision (RTC) rescue challenges at The Emergency Services Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 18 to 19 September. The Extrication and First Aid and Trauma Challenge will...
Posted On 30 Jun 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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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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Brexit: A Time to Export?

Having written about exporting for Risk UK back in 2014, Dave Smith observes that it’s interesting to note how much has stayed the same since that time, but also notably just how much has changed. The single biggest factor is, of course, Brexit. Nearly three years after the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has a long history of producing high quality technical documents to assist those working within the fire protection sector. This long-standing tradition means that the FIA HAS produced hundreds of Fact Files and Guidance Notes over the years....
Posted On 21 Feb 2019
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Fire and Rescue Service stresses “competent providers” should be used by businesses for fire risk assessments “if required”

During Business Safety Week 2018 on Friday 14 September, the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service ran a live stream and Q&A on its Facebook page. While discussing fire risk assessments, fire protection officer Daryl Townsend stated that, although businesses can complete these...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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Home Office champions “more diverse” Fire and Rescue Services in all-new campaign

Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. Only 5.2% of firefighters in England are women, while just 3.9% are from an ethnic minority background (BAME).With this in mind, the Home Office is launching a new campaign designed to help Fire and Rescue Services...
Posted On 27 Aug 2018
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