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Protecting The Art of Banksy from Fire

A state of the art fire system has protected visitors and artwork during The Art of Banksy exhibition at a  temporary venue in Media City, Manchester. Installed by Fire Queen and combining an Advanced Go fire panel with cutting edge wireless devices from Hyfire, the BS5839-1-2017-compliant fire system was installed at very short notice because…

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Abloy UK Launches Fire Door Safety Infographic

A new infographic from Abloy to mark Fire Door Safety Week in the UK shows a correlation between rising reports of serious fires and fatalities, and failed fire door inspections. Pat Jefferies, Commercial Director at Abloy UK, explains: “Abloy is a big Fire Door Safety Week supporter, and we promote the crucial importance of fire…

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Wireless Fire Protection Installed at Historic Country Home in Scotland

Wireless fire technology from Hyfire is protecting The House of the Binns, a historic house in West Lothian that is under care of the National Trust for Scotland.  The House of the Binns, or simply The Binns, has been the seat of the Dalyell family since it was first built. Despite being donated to the…

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Fire Door Failure: Spotting the Faults

In anticipation of Fire Door Safety Week (31st Oct – 4th Nov) Kirk Smith, Business Development Manager for Allegion UK, explains how neglecting fire doors can compromise fire safety procedures. Purpose built to compartmentalise fire and smoke, fire doors are recognised as a critical element of passive fire protection and exist in practically every building…

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Evolution Launches Life Safety Systems Division

Evolution has launched a new dedicated Life Safety Systems division that builds on almost three decades of fire safety systems’ expertise in the UK. Services to be provided by the new division include the design, installation and maintenance of critical safety systems including sprinklers, fire hydrants, automatic opening vents (AOVs) and gas suppression systems, as…

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BSA at CABE 2022

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) will be at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Annual Conference and Exhibition from 13-14th October at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. Attracting expert panels interacting with a wide range of construction professionals, this year’s event will focus on the theme of Embedding Sustainability and how building…

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Johnson Controls Offers Open-protocol Fire Detection Technology

Johnson Controls is offering an alternative approach to fire detection with its FireClass range of open-protocol fire detection products which challenges a widely held perception that only managed and closed-protocol systems are available from the marketplace. FireClass consists of a comprehensive range of industry-approved products for use in commercial, residential, corporate, retail, leisure, care home,…

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Clear Safety Joins BAFE Register

Clear Safety has achieved BAFE SP205 certification as a third-party provider of Life Safety Fire Risk Assessments. The consultancy offers a range of fire safety services, spanning dedicated fire risk assessments and oversight of the completion of remedial works to satisfactory standards. The business is now approved to join the ranks of the elite by…

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Summer School: A Fire Safety Curriculum

As educational facilities revel in a summertime of empty hallways and classrooms, Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager at Allegion UK, explains why it’s the perfect time to assess fire door hardware. The great British summertime has arrived, known for its quintessential rainy days, packed out beach fronts and extended educational term breaks. By the time…

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Hochiki Announces Senior Global Appointment

Global life safety solutions provider Hochiki has elevated Shinsuke Kubo, manaaging director of its operations in the Middle East who is based in Dubai, to the new role of Commercial Director for Hochiki Europe, Middle East, Africa (MEA) and India. Kubo will relocate to the company’s UK head office in Gillingham, Kent and undertaking regular…

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The Haunting Impact of Decisions Past

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) revisits a fire in a commercial laundry facility in the United Kingdom to argue building operators must look beyond current safety regulations. Recent years have highlighted the impact of design decisions on fire safety during the construction of buildings and the ensuing need for remediation. It…

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Intelligent Fire Detection Replaces Waking Watch Scheme in North London High-rise Blocks

Ekho, the newest hybrid wireless fire detection solution from Hochiki, has been installed in six blocks of apartment buildings operated by a North London borough. EN54-25 approved and RED compliant, the solution uses the latest in radio networking technology and provides a robust ‘always on’ network of devices which automatically adapt to changing environmental conditions.…

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Make Do and Mend: Supporting the Environmental Argument Against Demolition

Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, comments on calls from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the government to halt building demolition in favour of refurbishment and repurposing as the UK transitions to a more sustainable built environment. With the built environment accounting for 38% of total energy-related global CO2 emissions,…

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The Hidden Costs of Smoking in Hotels

Jack O’Toole, co-founder and president of FreshAir Sensor, discusses a research finding that estimates the cost of unauthorized smoking for American hoteliers at US $5.4 billion annually. Tobacco and marijuana have been smoked in non-smoking hotel guest rooms for as long as non-smoking rooms have existed. The task of calculating the costs associated with unauthorized…

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