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West London housing provider is first organisation certified to PAS 7 FRMS standard

A West London housing provider has become the first organisation to have its fire risk management system (FRMS) certified to the PAS 7:2013 standard. Read More

Honeywell to showcase life-safety systems from Xtralis at European and Dubai roadshows

Honeywell is showcasing life-safety systems from Xtralis – the company it acquired last year – during 12 roadshows across Europe as well as an instalment in Dubai throughout September and October. Read More

Upcoming FIM Expo to feature BS 5839-1:2017 revisions and future of qualifications in fire detection and alarms

Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), the annual free event features two fire-safety seminars and the latest life-safety products from leading fire detection and alarm manufacturers. Read More

How to use a fire extinguisher safely and effectively

Deploying a fire extinguisher correctly depends on which type it is and the material on fire. Our guide explains how to use the various types and how to deal with various materials, as well as giving some general principles for safe, effective use. Read More

Architect says sprinkler installation at Glasgow Hospital was used as an excuse to flout other buildings standards

An architect who helped design Scotland's largest hospital has warned that corners were cut in the construction of the 14-storey complex in the name of keeping costs down. Read More

Relive FIREX 2017: Watch the highlights across three days at London ExCeL

Filmed on the show floor over three busy, eventful days at ExCeL London, this video features interviews with top industry figures and the latest fire-detection and protection technologies. Read More

Housing arsonists and reporting 50 fires a week – yet HM Prison Service fails dismally on fire safety

The Grenfell disaster prompted the editor of The Prisons Handbook for England and Wales to issue a freedom of information request to the organisation responsible for fire safety in prisons. What was sent in response he found “deeply troubling”. Read More

Download: A Technical Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

Download: A Technical Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Fire legislation, which is written for the purpose of life safety, […] Read More

Review of building regulations and fire safety an “important step”, says IOSH

Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety is an ‘important step’ towards stopping tragedies like Grenfell Tower, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has claimed. Read More

Are UK building regulations fit for purpose? FSF launches Approved Document B survey

The survey findings will form the basis of a submission to the DCLG to help those responsible for making sure building regulations and Approved Document B are as effective as possible. Read More