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FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating is curable in one hour and durable for up to 20 years: Sherwin-Williams

FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating is durable for 20 years in most environments, even without application of a top coat, says the manufacturer, while speed of curing – hard dry and handling times – may be as fast as one hour. Read More

Arup publishes fire safety framework for refugee camps and other informal settlements

Based on three years of extensive research, the Framework for Fire Safety in Informal Settlements will help NGOs, aid organisations and governments approach fire safety holistically and offers recommendations on how communities can protect themselves. Read More

Dartford warehouse fire another indictment of UK’s lax sprinkler regulations, says FM Global

Tom Roche, senior consultant for international codes and standards at the commercial property insurer, said damage caused to UCC Coffee's roastery in Riverside Industrial Estate and health risks posed to surrounding residents highlighted the folly of the UK’s lax approach to sprinkler regulation. Read More

Fire safety in construction a bigger priority post-Grenfell, but construction sector frustrated by government response

The construction industry has seen myriad improvements to fire safety since the Grenfell Tower fire, but there is frustration that the government has responded too slowly, a new study reveals. Read More

Growth in demand for fire solutions exacerbates skills crisis in fire engineering

Defying any dampening effect Brexit-related uncertainty might have caused, enquiries for goods and services post-Grenfell have grown strongly, an FIA survey of fire solution providers has revealed. Read More

WATCH: The top 10 influencers in fire safety 2018

First, we invited nominations from the IFSEC Global audience and beyond. Then, a panel of judges, drawn from across the industries and barred from featuring in the list themselves, assigned points to each nomination based on the persuasiveness of the nomination. Read More

Finalists revealed for Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018

Held in partnership with IFSEC and FIREX International the awards will be presented on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at London Hilton on Park Lane. Read More

WATCH: Reasons to attend FIREX International 2019

Featuring the latest life-saving technologies and education on the latest best practice plus updates to guidance and standards, Europe's largest annual fire safety trade show is a must-attend for everyone across the fire safety supply chain. Read More

Fire safety podcast launched by Tom Gilbert and Dave Calvert

“We are impartial and have no agenda other than promoting good practice, logical thinking and honest talking,” say the firefighters turned fire risk experts about the Open Fire podcast. “Fire safety issues should not be debated behind closed doors, and no single body should have a monopoly on decision-making.” Read More

Bull Products adds Exclusion Zone Alarm System to Cygnus wireless alarm range

Bull Products, which develops fire protection equipment for construction sites, has introduced to its Cygnus wireless alarm range a feature that alerts workers to danger and prevents access into dangerous exclusion zones. Read More