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Fire Crews Called Out to Bakery Fire on Same Street as Earlier West London Incident

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, comments on the response of fire crews in West London to a devastating industrial fire last month on the very same road that destroyed a similar business on the same road in Park Royal in London two years earlier. The major blaze at the Al Bahij bakery…

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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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Safer Warehouses: Protecting People, Equipment and Productivity

Jim Augustyniak, regional sales manager at Steel King Industries Inc., explains the role of industrial safety products in preventing and mitigating injuries and damage from collisions in distribution centers. Warehouse and distribution center efficiency and productivity has risen tremendously in recent decades. However, gains can be jeopardized by safety breakdowns that lead to personal injury,…

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Meet CHAS at Safety & Health Expo 2022

Visitors to Safety & Health Expo 2022 are invited to visit Stand SH1254 where they can meet the CHAS team and find out more about how CHAS can help you work safer and more efficiently while safeguarding your reputation. Businesses can also visit the CHAS stand to learn about new risk management standards, such as…

Perspectives

How Sprinklers Saved a Warehouse

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains how an automatic sprinkler system in a warehouse in Leicestershire in England helping the fire service extinguish a fire and prevent further damage. A fire broke out in the storage area of warehouse premises in Hudson Way, Magna Park at 9:30pm on Thursday, March 16th with…

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Abloy Delivers Hybrid Training Course

Abloy UK has created a new hybrid style of training that blends in-person seminars with online courses, to help organisations learn more about its Incedo ecosystem. Coleraine-based Advanced Overwatch, who install a range of security systems, wanted to understand more about the company’s new Incedo solution, and were the first organisation to receive the new…

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RoSPA Recognition for Actavo

Actavo has secured four awards in acknowledgement of its work in the area of health and safety at the annual Health and Safety Awards organised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in the UK. Three of the awards recognise the strategic operations partner which offers services globally across a diverse range…

Perspectives

Ensuring a Comfortable and Enjoyable Guest Experience

Jack O’Toole, President and Co-Founder of FreshAirSensor, explains how monitoring for smoking is helping ensure a comfortable and enjoyable guest experience at JNR Management – Best Western and Marriott hotels in New England. JNR Management owns and operates Best Western, Marriott, and other branded hotels across New England. Robins Patel, principal owner at JNR, identifies…

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Evolution Celebrates its First 25 Years

Integrated UK fire and security systems business Evolution was finally able to mark its 25th anniversary in-person with a special event held at the Grade I listed Bisham Abbey in Berkshire, following the postponement of celebrations last year because of Covid-19 restrictions. The event was attended by more than 150 Evolution employees, including staff from…

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Seven RoSPA Gold Medals for Sodexo

Sodexo is celebrating seven Gold Medal Awards at the 2022 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. Its corporate services business also received the President’s Award for over ten consecutive years of receiving a Gold Medal, and the Sodexo Property Professional Services business also won the [email protected]@home trophy.  RoSPA’s Health and Safety awards are internationally recognised and…

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Overcoming the UK’s Social Housing Emergency Lighting Challenge

René Joppi, managing director of global lighting manufacturer Mackwell, explains how smart technology can resolve challenges associated with testing retrofitted emergency lighting in the United Kingdom’s ageing public housing stock. New buildings are constructed with the most up-to-date technologies in mind, but many structures – especially older ones – are prone to be left behind…

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Aramark Recognizes Community Volunteers

With National Volunteer Month underway in the United States, Aramark is recognizing several outstanding employee volunteers from around the world for their service to local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The group’s Be Well. Do Well sustainability plan outlines Aramark’s goal of making a positive impact by working to reduce inequity, supporting and growing communities,…

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EMCOR UK Recognised with Health and Safety Awards

EMCOR UK is celebrating after being selected for RoSPA Health and Safety awards in eleven separate categories. The facility services provider’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of customers, visitors and employees was recognised with the following awards: Winner of the Water Industry Sector Award for work with Anglian Water, Severn Trent, Thames Water and…

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What You Need to Know About Changes to PPE Regulations in the UK

Alex Minett, Head of Product & Markets at risk prevention, compliance and supply chain management advisory CHAS, explains key changes to the United Kingdom’s Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations that come into effect from 6 April. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2022 come into force on 6 April 2022, updating the 1992 Regulations to…

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British Safety Council Award for EMCOR UK

EMCOR UK has been recognised with a ‘Distinction’ at the 2022 British Safety Council International Safety Awards. Now in their 64th year, the awards celebrate organisations from around the world that have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges their commitment to preventing workplace injuries and work-related ill health during the previous calendar…

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G3 Systems to Exhibit at Interschutz 2022

G3 Systems will be exhibiting at fire and rescue, security and civil protection event Interschutz 2022 from 20-25th June at the Deutsche Messe in Hannover, Germany.   Interschutz, which last took place in 2015 was postponed in 2020 and last year, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Joining around 1000 other companies from…

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Toyota to Sponsor Safer Logistics Seminars

Toyota Material Handling is the sponsor of a brand new feature at the Health & Safety Event 2022 – this year’s largest gathering of professionals responsible for running safe and efficient workplaces (NEC, Birmingham, 5-7 April 2022). The Safer Logistics Theatre will be an expert-led, free-to-attend seminar programme featuring a range of high profile speakers…

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2,000 Hyfire Wireless Devices Commissioned for London High-Rise Installation

Four landmark London towers are now benefiting from cutting edge fire protection thanks to Hyfire wireless devices, which were installed in record time thanks to a partnership between Hyfire, installers Gemini AMPM and property management company, FirstPort. With up to 25 floors, the Elektron Tower, Proton Tower, Neutron Tower and Switch Tower together form a…

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RPS Secures Place on CCS Construction Framework

RPS has been appointed by Crown Commercial Services (CCS) onto the Urban Regeneration Lot of the Construction Professional Services Framework (CPS).   CCS is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector in the UK to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21 CCS helped the public…

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Fire Stoppers Rolls Out Digital Fire Logbook

UK fire risk assessment consultancy and maintenance provider, Fire Stoppers, has become the latest organisation to implement the True Digital Fire Logbook solution from Tio in hundreds of client premises. Having faced  challenges with the completion, storage and access of traditional paper logbooks, the management team at Nottingham-based Fire Stoppers were ready to specify the innovative, cloud-based solution which conforms to the…

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Webinar: the Importance of Fire Logbooks

Tio Fire Safety will be hosting a Webinar on the Importance of Fire Logbooks, a critical link in the safety of millions on February 23rd, when figures from the UK fire and property industries come together to discuss rapidly evolving fire legislation, regulations and best practices. Hosted by Fire Safety Matters, the online panel discussion,…

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Sprinklers in Warehouse Fire Safety Planning

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains how sprinklers can minimise injury and damage caused by fires in warehouse facilities. Firefighters were called to what was reported as “a huge fire” at a warehouse near Wakefield in Yorkshire, Northern England The devastating blaze tore through a car workshop and a concrete factory on…

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Fines for Scaffolding Contractor After Worker Sustains Injuries

A scaffolding contractor has been fined after a worker fell from height resulting in serious injuries. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how, on 15 August 2019, Darren Barnett was dismantling temporary over-roof scaffolding at a site in Hailsham, East Sussex, when he fell through the scaffolding landing on to the roof of the property below, before…

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TÜV SÜD Launches UK Academy

As part of a new global training initiative, TÜV SÜD has launched a training academy to offer safety compliance and business process optimisation courses to the UK’s construction and real estate sectors. The TÜV SÜD Academy will offer more than 60 knowledge transfer courses to individuals and entire organisations. A mix of instructor-led workshops and…

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Asbestos Surveys in the Rail Sector

SOCOTEC UK explain the challenges surrounding the commissioning of asbestos surveys for Britain’s ageing rail infrastructure. The age of many depots, stations and associated buildings and structures that are part of the UK’s railway network presents a likelihood that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) will be encountered in one of their many forms, and means structures undergoing…

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Making Dangerous Assumptions About Industrial Premises

As the UK builds ever more expansive industrial and warehousing facilities, Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, asks whether buyers and commercial tenants really know the fire risks they are assuming.  Fire is indiscriminate and can affect all buildings regardless of function or size, some with devastating impacts. With on average 490 fires…

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Reducing the “Waking Watch” Burden on Leaseholders

The Waking Watch division of UK life safety company, Prime Secure, has launched a budget wireless common fire alarm system. In the wake of the Grenfell disaster, thousands of leaseholders across the UK have shouldered the financial burden of either a wired alarm solution, or a waking watch fire marshal, which could cost more than…

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A Helping Hand for the Homeless

Calderwood House in Cumbria offers a safe place to live and helps homeless individuals build a better future through a 12-week recovery programme. The hostel is run by Time to Change (a not-for profit Community Interest organisation), and its aims and approach reflect two of Securitas key values—integrity and helpfulness. Shaun Kennedy, Securitas UK Country…

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WeMaintain Announces Key Appointment

Sabina Enu-Kwesi has joined PropTech innovator WeMaintain from Otis Elevators as customer success manager. Her appointment follows a €30 million Series B funding round by the company which is based in London, Paris and Singapore. WeMaintain’s internet of things (IoT) platforms provide owners and operators of commercial and residential buildings with end-to-end critical maintenance solutions…

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New Name, Same Vision

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has rebranded to reflect an expanding remit as its members increasingly collaborate on other issues its expanded remit and ongoing collaborative vision for the future.  The unique alliance of trade associations and professional bodies has been rebranded as the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV), putting more emphasis on its…

Whitepapers

Remobilisation Strategies for the Workplace

Despite wide acceptance of the role of ventilation in containing transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in multi-occupant spaces, facilities managers continue to encounter difficulties upgrading HVAC filtration systems to support recommended high-efficiency particular air (HEPA) filtration capabilities. In this whitepaper, Swedish multinational clean air solutions provider, Camfil A/S, considers alternative solutions currently available. Remobilisation_Strategies_for_the_workplace

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