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Firefighting revolutionised with ground-breaking new liquid
16th November 2018
New liquid able to quickly extinguish all classes of fire (A, B, C, D, E, & F). Environmentally friendly, cools to touch, and requires small volumes to put out a fire. The time it takes to extinguish a fire has … Continue reading
Fire door safety ignored despite Grenfell tragedy
8th October 2018
Despite the shocking tragedy of the Grenfell fire in London last summer, an online poll has revealed that 50% of tradespeople don’t feel confident in advising customers on fire door safety. Despite extensive media coverage about the dangers of inadequate … Continue reading
ASSA ABLOY UK launches thought-provoking whitepaper in response to Hackitt’s Independent Review
6th September 2018
ASSA ABLOY UK, the global leader in door opening solutions, has issued its whitepaper in response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, following the Grenfell Tower incident of 2017. The whitepaper summarises practical recommendations … Continue reading
Chubb Protects Chester Cathedral from Anti-Social Behaviour
5th September 2018
Chubb Fire & Security Limited, a leading provider of security and fire-safety solutions, is helping to protect the historic Grade I listed Chester Cathedral from potential vandalism and anti-social behaviour with the installation of a new CCTV system.Chubb is a part of … Continue reading
Holding open school fire doors with Agrippa
15th December 2017
A school in Kent has installed Agrippa fire door holders to protect teachers and pupils in the event of a fire. When the school’s existing sound activated door retainers were becoming damaged by pupils, the Weald of Kent Grammar School … Continue reading
The ideal solution to holding open fire doors in schools
12th November 2017
According to the Arson Prevention Forum, there are, on average, 38 school fires per week in the UK creating over £80 million in insured damages each year. Here we examine what schools must do by law to protect staff and … Continue reading
The latest Fire Door safety standards with Securefast Electro-Magnetic Locks
23rd October 2017
The recent tragic events at the Grenfell Tower flats in London has proven to be a real wake up call to everyone involved with the Fire, Safety and Access control market, prompting specifiers and installers to ensure that all the … Continue reading
Opening the door to full fire door compliance
23rd October 2017
With the complexity of regulations regarding doors and their hardware there is a concern that many fire doors in the UK are not currently compliant with legislation. Here, Graham Hulland, Product Marketing Manager at dormakaba looks at how those responsible … Continue reading
ASSA ABLOY UK opens conversations around fire door safety in the Midlands
13th October 2017
More than 60 prominent facilities managers, architects and door hardware installers attended a free event hosted by ASSA ABLOY UK, the global leader in door opening solutions, to discuss fire door safety at West Midlands Fire Service’s headquarters in Birmingham. … Continue reading
Securefast, the first choice for fire, security and safety products
26th September 2017
Securefast plc have been protecting properties for well over 100 years, and today offers a comprehensive range products and security solutions,  together with full technical support services for many of the country’s major stockists, specifiers and installers. The group, based … Continue reading
National survey shows worryingly low awareness of fire door safety
26th September 2017
A major survey of 2,000 UK adults in support of Fire Door Safety Week, 25 September – 1 October, has shown an alarming lack of general public awareness of the essential role of fire doors, which are a legal requirement … Continue reading
What’s blocking your Fire Exits?
26th September 2017
Nowadays it is safe to say that the majority of employers consider the responsibility of Health and Safety high on its list of priorities. Unchecked, blocked fire exits are without a doubt an accident waiting to happen and should be … Continue reading