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
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Concerns beginning to rise over owners’ attitudes towards life safety in buildings

New research from life safety systems manufacturer Hochiki Europe suggests that European installers are becoming increasingly concerned about their customers’ understanding of life safety systems and regulation. The survey sheds light on some worrying findings, including more...
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
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“Attention must now focus squarely on quality of fire risk assessments” urges BAFE

British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) – the independent not-for-profit organisation that creates schemes for the fire protection industry based on UK and European Standards and Best Practice for third party certification – considers it “imperative”...
Posted On 25 Jul 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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S2 Fire Solutions issues guide to current UK fire safety laws for business owners

According to Gov.uk, between 2015 and 2016, over 16,000 non-domestic building fires were attended across the UK. 21 of these resulted in fire-related fatalities and over 1,000 realised fire-related casualties. UK fire safety laws can be very confusing and baffle even the most...
Posted On 28 Jun 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