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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
February 18, 2015


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25% of European Fire-Safety Systems are Poorly Maintained

One in four European businesses are jeapordising employee safety because of poorly maintained fire systems, a study has found.

In a survey of European fire equipment installers conducted by Hochiki Europe it was also revealed that one third (33%) of customers do not have an up-to-date fire detection record on site in accordance with the law.

However, 86% of customers from across the continent said they appreciated flexible, open protocol systems, which make integration and upgrading of new components easier.

“It is crucial that businesses do not fall short when it comes to the assessment and maintenance of safety provision, which is designed to protect employees and prevent accidents that may not be legislated for,” says Mark Smith, UK sales manager at Hochiki Europe, which has manufactured life-safety solutions for nearly a century.

“We’ve partnered with skilled installers to determine where businesses can be better supported and developed a simple online tool which directs them to solutions that promote efficiency and optimum safety in accordance with the very latest regulations.”

Businesses can assess the performance and compliance of their existing fire safety equipment through Hochiki Europe’s online tool, which also provides guidance on boosting performance.

Watch out for an infographic based on the study – coming soon…

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