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Jeld-Wen launches new white paper to help inform fire door safety best practice ahead of new regulation

Seven in ten (70%)1 social housing tenants lack confidence in the fire safety of their home and two thirds (68%) do not feel the Government has done enough to improve fire safety over the past five years. Ahead of the…

Is digital transformation a key to unlocking fire safety?
The safety of people and property is a core responsibility of all employers, facilities managers and building owners. From a fire-safety point of view, this means ensuring fire-protection systems are compliant with appropriate installation and maintenance standards as well as…
High-expansion foam system protects commercial tyre facility
With more than 1,500 outlets, Vianor is the largest chain of tyre stores in the Nordic countries, offering a full range of vehicle maintenance and tyre services for both cars and trucks. It is owned by global tyre and service…
17th-century National Trust for Scotland property gets Hyfire wireless protection
One of the most historic and valued properties in the care of the National Trust for Scotland is now protected by cutting-edge wireless fire technology supplied by Hyfire. The House of the Binns, or simply The Binns, is a historic…
Landlords and facilities managers must create culture of fire-safety reporting, asserts bureau veritas
New research released this week by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), as part of its annual Fire Door Safety Week, found that a third (32%) of the British public would not report a problem with a fire door, potentially putting…
Fire Department Service Announcement
Bulletin #68: Safety Bulletin Check the labels on your 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums or totes. If any of the following phrases are printed on the container, please stop using them: AFFF, AR-AFFF OR C-6 AFFF FOAMS These foams contain intentionally…
Ardent set for blockbuster Euro Bus Expo with brand relaunch and reveal of new safety system
Safety expert Ardent is set for a blockbuster showing at the Euro Bus Expo in November, with a brand relaunch and the unveiling of an innovative safety system both taking place at the event. The company drew significant interest earlier…
Advanced offers fire-safety guidance at London Build ahead of Building Regulations deadline
Advanced, a world leader in intelligent fire, evacuation and emergency lighting systems, will be exhibiting on stand E64 at London Build 2022 (16–17 November at Olympia London). Here the company will be offering visitors guidance on how Advanced’s systems fit…
Ramtech announces newest group partnership
In a bid to combine the expertise of industry leading wireless solutions providers, Ramtech has announced it will be working alongside businesses Argus and Hyfire to form ‘The Orama Group’. This new collective will serve to push innovation and expand…
Ramtech responds to construction industry demand with new water detection solution
While fire is responsible for the largest insurance losses in construction, escape of water is still the most common – and most costly – for construction project teams. In response to this, leading wireless solutions provider Ramtech has extended its…
iMist becomes first company to pass FPA’s UKAS accredited BS 8458 test
Improving fire-safety standards across the built environment is one of the FPA’s key aims and we are proud to be the first UKAS-accredited fire-testing facility in the UK to offer testing on residential and domestic watermist systems to BS 8458:…
Federation launches national blueprint for fire safety
Working with industry leaders, the Fire Sector Federation has launched an initiative calling for wider discussion to create a national fire-safety strategy, which goes beyond current legislative proposals, to comprehensively address measures to mitigate fire risk in the UK. The…
FireAngel collaborates with Women in Fire Safety Awards
One of Europe’s leading suppliers of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, FireAngel, has collaborated with Women in Fire Safety Awards, to honour the achievements and contributions of all women within the fire-safety community. whilst championing for a more…
FIRETEX FX6010 now available across Europe
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has expanded its award-winning intumescent passive fire protection range for structural steel with the launch of FIRETEX FX6010. Now available across the UK and Europe, the new intumescent coating enhances the FIRETEX FX6000 range to…
On course for growth: Technical Fire Safety Group merge with svt Group
Pyroguard, part of the Technical Fire Safety Group (TFSG), is pleased to announce the merger of TFSG with svt Group of Companies, one of the leading suppliers of passive fire protection in Europe. Combining strengths in passive fire protection, the…
Wrexham Mineral Cables shortlisted for trio of sustainability-focused industry awards
Wrexham Mineral Cables (WMC) has been shortlisted for the three prestigious sustainability-focused industry awards. The leading manufacturer of fire-resistant mineral insulated cables was shortlisted for the Made in Wales Awards organised by Insider Media (Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturer of the Year), and…
Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection to showcase reliable and performant gas detection solutions at Adipec
One of the largest events of its kind, ADIPEC 2022  (31 October – 3 November, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) will host more than 150,000 energy professionals and visitors worldwide. With over 140,000 gross square metres of exhibition space across…
Tyco LFII Lead-Free Sprinkler now approved to help protect NFPA 13R low-rise residential structures
Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced its Tyco Series LFII Residential 4.9 K-factor Lead-Free Sprinkler is now approved for installation in low-rise residential properties per NFPA 13R. The Tyco LFII sprinkler is the…
Fire Department Service Announcement
Bulletin #67: Multi-district litigation The Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) multi-district litigation (MDL) is presently going through a pre-trial consolidation of more than 3,019 cases on the use of PFAS in AFFF.1 The defendants are asserting the government contractor defense protection…
Investing in future talent: OFR welcomes eight new colleagues in September, taking staff headcount to 115
In a period of rapid growth, leading fire engineering consultancy OFR has appointed eight new colleagues to its UK wide team – seven of whom are graduate fire engineers. The new appointments have joined OFR offices in Scotland and London,…

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