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Understanding Fire Safety Sprinkler Systems and Dispelling the Myths

In a recent study conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), 22% of those respondents surveyed felt there was no necessity to include sprinkler installations in industrial and commercial buildings. The reluctance to install automatic fire safety sprinkler systems in...
Posted On 24 Jul 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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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
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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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Churches Fire acquires Fire Safety Services in move to strengthen national footprint

As part of the business’ commitment to realise even more comprehensive care for existing customers, Churches Fire – a provider of fully-integrated fire prevention services – has just announced the acquisition of Fire Safety Services, a complete fire safety...
Posted On 19 Mar 2018
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Programme details announced for tall building fire safety events running in 2017-2018

The recent fires at Grenfell Tower in London and at The Torch in Dubai have highlighted the need for improvements in tall building design, construction, management and firefighting. With this in mind, the Tall Building Fire Safety Network – which offers regular courses and...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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London Fire Brigade issues stark warning to Government over school fire risks

Just ahead of the Easter holiday, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has issued a stark warning to Government education chiefs that children’s lives will be put at risk if they remove guidelines stating sprinklers should be installed in new schools. New statistics show that,...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
Fire has decimated the Selsey Academy, the main building of which dates back to the 1960s
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Fire Sector Federation urges Government to reconsider school fire safety design proposals

The Fire Sector Federation is calling on the Department for Education (DoE) to re-introduce the concept of property protection into its proposed revisions to Building Bulletin (BB) 100: Design for Fire Safety in Schools*. The move follows the devastating fire that occurred at The...
Posted On 30 Aug 2016
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“Compulsory sprinkler systems needed for warehouses” asserts Association of British Insurers

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is calling for sprinklers to be made a legal requirement in all new warehouses over 2,000 m2 in area as average payouts for commercial fires break the £25,000 barrier for the first time. Guidance from the Department for Communities and...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016