Graham Collins
Graham Collins
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It All Comes Down to Making the Right Choices

I am a confirmed believer that just about everything in life comes down to making choices. Even when we think we have no other options, something else is invariably available, even though it may be unpalatable. And decisions regarding issues…

Fire Protection Market Worth $66.56 Billion by 2018

A recent report published by Markets and Markets, a global market research and consulting company based in the USA, has forecast that the fire protection systems market will grow from US$34.74 billion in 2013 to US$66.56 billion in 2018, representing…

Multi-agent Research into False Alarms

BRE Global has partnered with the Association of British Insurers (ABI), British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE), the CBRE Group, CS Todd & Associates Ltd, the Fire Industry Association (FIA), Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service…

Latest Revisions Announced to FM Global Data Sheets

FM Global has announced the latest round of changes to its technical data sheets. The latest revised data sheets include DS 7-76 (Prevention and Mitigation of Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire) and DS 7-88 (Flammable Liquid Storage Tanks). Data sheets…

Forum Focuses on Seismic Structures

The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED), in collaboration with the BSI sub-committee responsible for Eurocode 8, has launched a Eurocode 8 forum to ensure a strong UK voice is heard during the current period of revising the…

BSI Publishes New Sprinkler Standard

BSI has published BS 9251:2014 (Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies. Code of practice), which gives recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems in domestic and…

Failings Identified in UK Fire Safety Awareness

A study undertaken by British health and safety experts and employment law consultants, Protecting.co.uk, has determined that Britain’s workers are at risk from lack of basic emergency training. The study found that more than more than 75 percent of British…

Domestic Kitchen Fires Peaked During Ramadan

According to figures recently announced by Brigadier Salem Mautrofi, Director of Civil Defence in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, more than 50 fires were recorded this year in domestic kitchens during the month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, self-evaluation and spiritual…

Comments Sought in BSI Smoke Alarm Standard

The BSI has invited comments on BS 5446-3 (Fire detection and fire alarm devices for dwellings Part 3: Specification for fire and carbon monoxide alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people). The review of the 2005 standard was…

Report Identifies Fire as a Major Cause of Wind Turbine Failures

According to a study carried out by Imperial College, London and the University of Edinburgh of more than 200,000 wind turbines, nearly 120 turbine fires occur every year. This is ten times more often than previously thought. Lightning strikes, the…

Cladding Blamed for Siberian Fire that Destroyed Apartment Complex.

Firefighters are reported as claiming that cladding materials helped a fire’s rapid rise as it ripped through a high-rise apartment complex in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk – the third largest city in Siberia – sending 150 people fleeing for…

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