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BAFE issues detailed response to Parliament’s consultation on fire safety legislation

BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, has now officially responded to the Government’s Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 consultation. BAFE agrees strongly with the scope of the current fire safety legislation, noting the only concern...
Posted On 25 Jul 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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How To Prevent Fire Extinguisher and Exit Door Misuse

Are your business premises suffering from fire extinguisher and exit door misuse? It’s not unheard of to see fire extinguishers being used as temporary doorstops, especially in conjunction with exit door misuse – but they’re also prone to theft and, when discharged...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Improving Life Safety in the HMO Sector: Better Protection for Properties and Occupants

Fire episodes and general life safety issues within Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are being discussed more so now than ever before. With a number of high-profile events casting a spotlight on the overriding importance of the subject, leaders from a multitude of sectors and...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Building Evacuation: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Despite the clear benefits of integrating voice evacuation as part of a life safety infrastructure, there’s no mandatory requirement in the UK to do so. Ian Bridgewater explains the standards that relate to the design, specification and installation of voice evacuation...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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Leading industry associations confirm support for The Fire Safety Event 2018

Leading fire industry associations including the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Rail Industry Fire Association, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, the Association of Insurance Surveyors and the National Association of...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018
Gerard Wallace
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Evac+Chair launches guide to emergency evacuation in support of Business Safety Week

In support of Business Safety Week, Evac+Chair International has launched its own guide to emergency evacuations to help businesses across the UK produce and monitor their Fire Emergency Evacuation Plans (FEEP). Available to download from the Evac+Chair International website, the...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017
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Key industry associations line up to support Fire Safety North event in Manchester

Fire Safety North makes its debut at EventCity in Manchester on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October, with the Western Business Exhibitions-organised event being supported by a number of key associations in the fire sector. Industry bodies backing the show are the Institute of...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
Gerard Wallace
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Safe Evacuation: What To Do in a Security Threat Scenario

Given that the current threat level posed by international terrorism in the UK is currently set at ‘Severe’, it’s now time for every business owner to ensure they have comprehensive and up-to-date evacuation procedures in place, writes Gerard Wallace.     As...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017
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FirstPort ordered to pay £460,000 by Guildford Crown Court over fire safety failures at Gibson Court

Following the judgement in Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday 11 April relating to fire safety failures at Gibson Court retirement home that resulted in the death of an elderly woman, it’s plain that enforcement agencies will no longer tolerate companies operating inadequate fire...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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