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Dame Hackitt urged to introduce ‘duty holder’ role to increase accountability

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has called for a duty holder with responsibility for fire safety to be introduced […] Read More

Fire Safety must not be disregarded in quest for energy efficiency, says EU

The EU’s decision to urge member states to consider fire safety in new buildings and those being renovated sends a strong signal that energy efficiency must not come at the cost of fire safety. Read More

Hochiki Europe’s false-alarm-rejecting ACD-EN multi-sensor arrives in Europe

Hochiki Europe is introducing what it describes as its most sophisticated multi-sensor yet to the European market. Read More

What lessons can be learned from the Kemerovo fire?

Whether or not Russian authorities react with due rigour, the recent shopping mall fire that killed 64 people offer lessons on improving procedures and protections and the vigilance required against corner-cutting landlords, writes James Beale of Invicta Fire Protection. Read More

WATCH: Unboxing the Apollo Dimension optical smoke detector – first impressions

This video was taken from his ‘Dan’s the Engineer’ YouTube channel. Jackson writes that "it might be big, but it is impressive, and I think it has a great purpose in the right places due to the slimline features and chamberless technology." Read More

Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018 now open for entries and table bookings

You can now enter yourself or your company for one or more of the categories in the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018. Read More

Fire doors white paper: A Time to Act

With the full scale of the UK’s fire door problem becoming apparent – at least to those outside of the industry – ASSA ABLOY Security Doors presents a whitepaper outlining the purpose of fire doors, fire door regulations and manufacturing and installation best practice. Read More

Housing minister Sajid Javid denies that desktop studies are being added to building regulations

Also in our roundup, A Sussex hospice has been fined £250,000 after pleading guilty to fire safety breaches and three people were hospitalised following a blaze at a block of flats in Bramley, Leeds. Read More

Hochiki centenary Q&A: Our commitment to R&D sets us apart

With IFSEC 2018 now just a few weeks away, we spoke to Tracy Kirk, general manager for sales and marketing at Hochiki Europe, about the brand's plan’s for the show in its centenary year. Read More

Kentec appoints UTC’s Kevin Swann as new managing director

He brings 28 years’ experience in the fire sector to the role, notably being influential in the development of Apollo’s protocol standard. Read More