Safety experts welcome the publication of terms of reference for the review of building regulations and fire safety

“The Grenfell Tower tragedy must prompt a considerable step change in how fire risk in tower blocks is managed,” urged leading safety bodies in Britain. The safety and health community came together as one to call for swift and urgent…

Bull enhance Fire 360° Service with risk report system

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has enhanced its Fire 360° service with the addition of a full risk report system to protect businesses to the highest health and safety standards. Bull’s Fire 360° service is a…

Hochiki Europe appoints new MD as company celebrates record year

Leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, Hochiki Europe (UK) Limited, has appointed Graham Lowe as its new managing director. Lowe – who previously held the position of sales director – has worked for the business for more than 20 years, having built…

Updated Lux Intelligent Savings Calculator Demonstrates Retrofit Emergency Light Testing Savings

Advanced has recently updated the savings calculator on its Lux Intelligent website to demonstrate the savings customers can achieve by retrofitting its cloud-enabled emergency light testing system. When lights are tested manually, an engineer must physically walk the building and cut power to…

Issue 71 Now Online

We are delighted to have Niall Rowan, COO of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, writing the IFP Comment – titled ‘Seeing the whole picture.’ Niall looks at the Grenfell tragedy and comments on the public enquiry and how this…

Victaulic introduces the first innovative groove system for 1″ pipe

Victaulic® Innovative Groove System (IGS) products feature a new, patented IGS groove specification, optimized for 1-inch pipe, and are cULus Listed and FM Approved for service up to 365 psi | 2517 kPa | 25bar. Eliminating the use of pipe…

Seeing the whole picture

The Grenfell Tower fire continues as a major focus for all in the fire safety and construction sectors in the UK, as the investigations into the fire and its ramifications seem certain to result in a change in culture in…

The safety priority

How can we address the most pressing issues of international fire safety? As you’re no doubt aware, 36 people died in Oakland in December when a fire broke out in a warehouse, known as the Ghost Ship, that was being…

LINIAN – A proud family business which was established in Glasgow in 2006

LINIAN is a proud family business which was established in Glasgow in 2006 by current directors Wes and Jean Arbuckle. The business is named after their two children, Lynne and Ian, who joined the business in August 2015. LINIAN was…

4EVAC – Compact 500 – A new class of voice-alarm control and indication equipment solutions

Launched in 2016 the Compact 500 is a VACIE system is a unique ‘all in one’, wall mounted solution that breaks the mould of traditional VA systems. It’s based on a powerful distributed boxed-amplifier concept, which integrates cutting-edge digital audio-distribution…

Pyroplex – Extending test evidence on CE marked pipe wraps

A leading UK manufacturer of fire seals and fire stopping products, Pyroplex has a well-deserved reputation for developing highly effective safety products that are firmly endorsed with industry accreditations and comprehensive testing. To that end, the Worcestershire based company has…

FOGTEC – Off-grid fire protection with high pressure water mist systems

FOGTEC Fire Protection, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of water mist fire protection systems with 20 years of experience. FOGTEC systems are protecting thousands of fire risks in buildings and different industrial sites all…

Thermarestor – Making electrical fires a thing of the past

Mankind often takes electricity for granted. For all the benefits it undoubtedly provides, its use comes at a cost as virtually everything which uses electricity as a source of supply has the potential to cause fire. In the United Kingdom…

Zettler Profile Flexible – The next step in fire detection solutions

Zettler profile Flexible is a powerful fire detection and alarm system that uses MZX Technology at its heart. MZX Technology was originally designed for operation in the most hostile of environments, therefore the system is highly resilient to external factors…

Understanding fire performance of insulated panel systems

Modern methods of construction are an essential part of the built environment today, helping us to create buildings that are resource and energy efficient, robust and visually pleasing. However, the rapid development of new and innovative products to meet demand…

Getting up to code: Bringing at-risk buildings into a safer environment

Commercial premises face numerous challenges and regulatory expectations regarding fire safety, from small enterprises such as offices, warehouses and factories to high-footfall business such as hotels, bars and restaurants. Yet hundreds of thousands of such premises are still falling short…

Specifying a fire alarm system for a construction site

As a responsible organisation, you need to be certain that the products you use to protect your workforce and assets from fire are effective, reliable and compliant with the appropriate legislation. So, how can you make sure you’re delivering high…

Creating the nanocomposite approach to intumescent technologies

Whilst intumescent systems incorporating flame retardants have been widely available for many years and used broadly across the building and construction industries, the current economic and environmental climates make it more critical than ever to address the sustainability of utilising…

It’s fire rated… but is it the right test?

This article focuses on a particular challenge in fire testing and fire prevention for buildings – choosing the right test for the right product or application. Because there are a broad range of fire tests that yield a wide variety…

Fire safety in modern wooden houses – mapping of fire incidents in Sweden

Multi-storey timber frame houses have been built in Sweden since 1994, when performance-based building regulations were introduced. The construction technology is now well established and steadily growing. Life safety protection is clearly defined in the building regulations. Now, property protection…

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