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Latest UK Fire Prosecutions: Roundup

Tragedy averted The former owner of a care home in Cheshire was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to three breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) 2005. Chester Crown Court heard about a serious fire at the care home in 2010 during which six elderly residents had to be […]
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International Fire Prosecutions & Standards Adoption

Commonwealth countries are already hot on fire safety, but the new fire code in Nigeria illustrates that keeping people safe from fire is now being taken more seriously as the country continues its rapid urbanization and industrialization. Australia The Australian company that operates the GAP retail chain, Brand Republic Pty, has been fined AUS$51,000 (US$48.5,000) […]
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Fire Door Safety Week Is ‘Roaring Success’

The organisers of the inaugural Fire Door Safety Week last month have hailed the initiative a “huge success” after the campaign reached an estimated 6.5 million people. The campaign was supported by the Fire Minister, Brandon Lewis, while a local radio campaign reached an estimated 2.7 million listeners across all English regions. The Twitter campaign […]
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Fire Safety Defects in Brand-New

Alan Cox visits the flagship library that just opened in Birmingham, and he is surprised to find a range of fire safety defects. I visited the new Library of Birmingham on the 6th September 2013 as a member of the public to have a look around the building, which I found to be very impressive. […]
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Apreco Pressure Relief Systems

Apreco have been producing environmental air pressure control devices since the 1990s. Synonymous with excellent build quality and customer service of the highest order, we have continued to design and produce the products in the UK — something we are proud of. Quick Links Apreco website SGV Vent Data Sheet Apreco YouTube Many articles have […]
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Simple Smoke Alarm Control From Aico

Aico presents its latest innovation, the Radiolink Alarm Controller, which allows residents to simply test and silence all alarm on the system. With best-practice supporting larger alarm systems, more frequently with Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms incorporated, improved control functions are vital to ensure the system is simple for residents to use. Aico has pioneered systems […]
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VESDA-E by Xtralis: Next-Generation Aspirating Smoke Detection

Long recognised as best-of-breed among Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) systems, the VESDA range by Xtralis is now even better. Its latest incarnation is the VESDA-E range, whose VESDA Smoke+ technology boasts 15 times the sensitivity of its predecessor. VESDA Analytics further improve the effectiveness of very early warning by providing supplementary probabilistic information for an […]
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