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May 2018 Fire & Security, Latest News | Comments Off on Certsure and ECA respond to Grenfell Tower review report

Certsure and ECA respond to Grenfell Tower review report

Following the publication of the independent Hackitt Review into Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which was prompted by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Certsure, and ECA and the FSA, have responded to the main recommendations. Alan Wells, director, technical and standards at Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and EL-ECSA brands, said: “Throughout her Review, Dame Hackitt […]

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Mar 2018 Fire & Security, Latest News | Comments Off on New fire and smoke alarm regulations to apply to all homes in Scotland

New fire and smoke alarm regulations to apply to all homes in Scotland

All homes in Scotland will be required to have a minimum number of smoke alarms under changes being made in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze. The existing high standard required in private rented housing will be extended to all homes. This includes at least one smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently […]

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Mar 2018 Fire & Security | Comments Off on Mandatory cover up for fire safety

Mandatory cover up for fire safety

Mandatory cover up for fire safety

As fire detector technology constantly evolves, standards are also being modified to keep pace with the latest developments. ESP sales director Neil Baldwin looks at the revised BS 5839-1:2017 standard to help contractors understand the changes BS 5839-1:2017 fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings standard provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning […]

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Oct 2017 Fire & Security, Latest News, Training | Comments Off on FIA now taking bookings for new qualifications

FIA now taking bookings for new qualifications

Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in designing, installing, maintaining, and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire Industry Association has announced that bookings can now be made on the FIA website. The courses are full formal qualifications and will lead to a certificate […]

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Oct 2017 Fire & Security, Training | Comments Off on Get fired up about qualifications

Get fired up about qualifications

Get fired up about qualifications

Four new qualifications from the FIA will enable successful learners to call themselves a professional technician, says Ian Gurling, FIA awarding organisation manager The FIA, in conjunction with the new Awarding Organisation for the fire industry, the FIA AO, is going to be releasing not one, but four, new formal qualifications in fire detection and […]

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Aug 2017 Fire & Security, Latest News | Comments Off on Successful FIREX launch for FIA qualifications

Successful FIREX launch for FIA qualifications

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has officially launched its new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at FIREX. Three seminars were held on the topic of the new qualifications; one on each day of the three-day fire industry expo. The seminars were given by VIP speaker, FIA general manager Martin Duggan, who delivered presentations about […]

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Apr 2017 Fire & Security, Security Systems | Comments Off on Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Matt Parton, of leading security products supplier ESP, provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by installers on the subject of CCTV What comprises a CCTV system? There are four main components of a CCTV system: DVR (digital video recorder) – the brains and storage device of the system Camera – […]

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Apr 2017 Fire & Security, Security Systems | Comments Off on Let the right one in

Let the right one in

Let the right one in

Distributor Pro-Vision looks at the latest in IP products for CCTV and access control The launch of new CCTV and access control products is still dominated with equipment that uses the IP protocol to distribute captured video and audio. Recent IP products released in the UK include the IPC0522E2 video call door station from LiLin […]

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May 2016 Fire & Security | Comments Off on 6 burning questions

6 burning questions

6 burning questions

Every six months, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) publishes the results of its Market Conditions Review, a ‘snapshot’ of how the fire protection market is performing. FIA CEO Ian Moore reflects on the latest findings 1. The Market Conditions Review Wave 6 shows a positive incline for companies wishing to increase their training of staff […]

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Apr 2016 Fire & Security | Comments Off on Sensitivity is strength

Sensitivity is strength

Sensitivity is strength

Using non-approved settings on fire detectors puts lives and property at risk, explains Paul Pope, business innovation manager EMEA at Apollo Fire Detectors There are many benefits in providing fire detection devices and systems with selectable sensitivity modes, with one of the most obvious being the reduction in false alarms. Changing any sensitivity setting on […]

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