Category: Fire Safety & Prevention

Trade associations BESA and TICA sound fire alarm over pre-insulated pipework
Fire Safety & Prevention

Trade associations BESA and TICA sound fire alarm over pre-insulated pipework

Two leading trade associations have called for more rigorous checks on the fire safety of pre-insulated pipework installed in buildings.  The Building Engineering Services Association …

Hochiki proves to be the ideal solution in leading Italian hospital
Fire Safety & Prevention

Hochiki proves to be the ideal solution in leading Italian hospital

Celebrating its centenary, the IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital is in Negrar, Verona, and thanks to the expert team and technology in place, it …

The importance of cultural change within the industry - Marking the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire
Fire Safety & Prevention

The importance of cultural change within the industry – Marking the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

On 14 June 2017, a fire started in the kitchen of a fourth floor flat in West London. Within minutes, the fire spread via the …

Firefighters union slams government rejection of key Grenfell inquiry recommendation for disabled people
Fire Safety & Prevention

Firefighters union slams government rejection of key Grenfell inquiry recommendation for disabled people

The Fire Brigades Union has written to the government to demand it rethinks its decision to reject a key Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendation, on the …

Sustainable construction material Specwall awarded A1 fire rated status
Building Products

Sustainable construction material Specwall awarded A1 fire rated status

Advanced wall systems company, Specwall, further enhanced their vision to transform the UK construction industry by achieving A1 fire rated panel status, classified by UKAS …

Warringtonfire completes innovative smoke control study for Flemish Government
Fire Safety & Prevention

Warringtonfire completes innovative smoke control study for Flemish Government

Warringtonfire completes innovative smoke control study for Flemish Government (VIPA department), helping to better protect those in residential care Warringtonfire, a world leader in fire …

Valuable Lessons in Fire and Life Safety Design
Fire Safety & Prevention

Valuable Lessons in Fire and Life Safety Design

Under guidance from the Architects Registration Board, architectural students are set for a change in curriculum. Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explores this decision and …

Intelligent Fire Detection from Hochiki replaces Waking Watch Scheme in North London borough high rise apartments
Fire Safety & Prevention

Intelligent Fire Detection from Hochiki replaces Waking Watch Scheme in North London borough high rise apartments

Ekho, the newest hybrid wireless fire detection solution from Hochiki, leading global life safety manufacturer, has been installed in six blocks of apartment buildings for …

Warning as three-quarters of fire doors fail inspection
Fire Safety & Prevention

Warning as three-quarters of fire doors fail inspection

One of the UK’s leading fire door inspection organisations has warned of a “tragedy waiting to happen” after it revealed three-quarters of the fire doors …

PEEPs omitted from enactment of Fire Safety Act 2021
Fire Safety & Prevention

PEEPs omitted from enactment of Fire Safety Act 2021

The government has announced it will not be implementing the recommendation for Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, instead opting to …