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FIA launches ‘access to foundation’ course as bridge to fire alarm qualification

Now available to book, the new course is not part of the qualification pathway, instead giving students a grounding in the subject before they tackle the pathway’s first step. Read More

Kentec wins Manufacturing Innovation Award at South East Awards 2018

The awards recognise excellence in innovation, product development and growth, both domestically and in overseas markets, among manufacturing firms based in the southeast. Read More

The periodic table of security

Security professionals now have hundreds of elements to consider - from fire to facilities, cyber to safety - in an increasingly complicated world. Our Security Periodic Table gives a visual represention of some of the key elements of security in 2014 and how they fit together. Read More

Plastic-free intumescent fire door strip wins process efficiency award

A groundbreaking intumescent strip for fire doors was among the award winners at the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards 2018. Developed […] Read More

Fire and security competition to launch at WorldSkills UK LIVE 2019

A fire and security installation competition is being launched next year at the UK’s largest skills competition. WorldSkills UK LIVE […] Read More

How BIM software removes risky assumptions from the construction process

How is the fire protection industry to keep pace with the rapid shift in building design, materials and specification? Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings examines some emerging solutions that harness cutting-edge software. Read More

Government ban of combustible cladding

The ban means combustible materials will not be allowed on the external walls of new buildings over 18 metres containing flats, as well as new hospitals, residential care premises, dormitories in boarding schools and student accommodation over 18 metres tall. Read More

Toxic gases emitted by external cladding during fire pose serious health risk, study shows

Building regulations overlook the health hazards posed by toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding, smoke toxicity tests conducted by the FPA have suggested. Read More

Hackitt Review: Seminar to consider implications for testing, standards and regulation

The government’s response to the Hackitt Review will be the focus of a seminar taking place in London on Monday 3 December, with places still available. Read More

Engineers of Tomorrow winners revealed

Winners of the 2018 Engineers of Tomorrow competition – for the first time including a fire systems category – have been revealed at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018. Read More