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BSI revises fire safety standard for commercial buildings

BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 9999:2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings – Code of practice. The revised standard is intended to provide good practice to safeguard the lives of building occupants and ...

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Interserve protects £1 million of fire and water safety work

Interserve has secured contract extensions worth over £1 million to deliver fire and water safety services to a number of existing customers. Yorkshire Water, which Interserve delivers regional fire services for – maintaining over 4,000 fire extinguishers and 700 alarm systems – ...

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BM TRADA holds free fire safety seminar in Birmingham

BM TRADA is holding a free half-day seminar at the University of Birmingham on 8 September. The ever popular event, Fire Protection Measures– Understanding Your Responsibilities aims to explain the duties of the Responsible Person under the Regulatory Reform (Fire ...

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Don’t bury your head in the sand

Over the recent months there has been a large amount of new legislation making itself felt in the FM sector and of course there will be plenty more to come. Workplace Law’s Lee Calver explains and analyses the impact of ...

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Lack of fire education is putting lives and businesses at risk

Findings of UK-based fire risk assessment company FireUK, reveal that four-fifths of British workers would not feel confident enough if confronted with a small fire at work. According to the new figures, up to 95% of staff claim to have had ...

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Top of the list: Fire safety

When it comes to safeguarding lives and property, it is imperative that FMs remain atop of the latest fire legislation and codes of practice. Peter Lackey, fire product marketing manager at ADT Fire & Security offers an overview of key ...

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Universities urged to offer Freshers fire safety guidance

  Moving into halls of residence or private accommodation for university is an exciting time and gives young people real independence. However, with this freedom comes responsibility and one critical area of responsibility is fire safety. Every year, 350 18-24 ...

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Merseyside housing association extends Chubb service contract

Housing association Helena Partnerships, has appointed Chubb Fire & Security UK to service and maintain its CCTV and access control systems in sites across St Helens, Merseyside. Helena Partnership is the largest social landlord in the Merseyside area. Chubb currently ...

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ADT reminds industry to regularly review fire safety procedures

The recent fires at a factory site in Smethwick, in the West Midlands and at a hair products supply business in Manchester, serve as a stark reminder of how devastating a fire can be. With these tragic incidents in mind ...

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Fire safety training for a tall new world

Cities around the world are becoming populated with taller and more exotic buildings, many of which include mixed uses such as retail, office, leisure and residential all within one structure. With the complexity of these ‘vertical villages’ only expected to ...

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