Lithium-ion batteries: explosive industry potential, handle with care

Lithium-ion batteries have been long hailed as the next big breakthrough, destined to change many industries forever. Widely used today, these batteries are expected to power our future, as their adoption grows. Already today, lithium-ion batteries support a growing list…

The Hackitt Report – Wrexham Mineral Cables asks are we doing enough?

Established over 30 years ago Wrexham Mineral Cables manufacture fire proof cables from their purpose-built factory in North Wales, exporting all over the world. During their history they have witnessed many changes within the market and to the Standards around…

The Cathedral Yard Fire, Exeter, UK – A follow up

In my previous articles about the fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel fire I raised a number of questions that needed answering unfortunately, none of the questions that I raised have been answered and there remains many areas of concern1. …

Fire curtains for openings in walls

When it comes to fire safety, is it important to consider both methods for the prevention and for the control of a fire within a building. Fire curtains protect openings in walls When putting together a fire strategy to keep…

Fire safety program peer review: recommendations for practice

Peer reviews are typical in accounting firms, health care, and information technology services but this practice does not appear to be a common occurrence among fire safety programs. This article discusses a fire safety peer review project, how the peer…

Grenfell: the perfect formula for tragedy

Within 51 days, the world witnessed three unfortunate events in cities separated by thousands of miles around the globe: London, Honolulu, and Dubai. All three events can be described simply as preventable losses due to the lack of automatic fire…

BRE Fire Research Conference highlights

Research shaping the future of fire safety design and management was outlined to a packed auditorium at the second annual BRE Fire Research Conference which took place recently (June 2016). Experts discussed newly published and current BRE research related to…

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