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Gavin Jones leaves BRE Global to join risk and resilience consultancy BB7

Gavin is a chartered engineer with over 15 years' experience in both fire and security risk management. His roles have spanned consulting in the built environment, assurance services and public administration. Read More

FIREX International 2020 to take place in May instead of June

The move, which brings the fire safety show forward a month, coincides with the announcement that Security & Counter Terror Expo will also be co-located alongside FIREX and IFSEC for their 2020 editions, once again at ExCeL London. Read More

WATCH: What is third-party certification? BAFE explains

BAFE, the independent register of trusted fire safety service providers, has produced a video explaining the merits of third-party certification. Third-party-certificated companies must satisfy stringent, regular assessments to prove their competence and reliability. Read More

Hochiki Europe launches LEAKalarm moisture detection system

Hochiki Europe has launched a moisture detection system through which building owners can quickly identify leaks and minimise the risk of water damage to properties. Read More

Fire protection guidelines issued for automated warehouses

Fire protection guidance for warehouses staffed by robots has been published by property insurer FM Global. Protection for Automatic Storage […] Read More

5 steps to a safe construction site

The construction sector accounts for a quarter of all fatal workplace injuries, while many fires break out on sites each year. Bull Products director Bradley Markham has compiled a checklist for construction site managers and health and safety professionals. Read More

Sprinklers must be made mandatory for all residential new-builds, says LFB

The LFB says the failure of so many developers to heed its advice to fit sprinklers on new residential developments proves the industry "cannot self regulate" and that developers are "consistently ignoring" advice. Read More

Ocado blaze: Automated warehouses create new fire protection complexities, says expert

A fire at an Ocado warehouse in Hampshire has only just been extinguished after raging for three days. Dr James Glockling, technical director at the FPA, says the blaze raises questions about the role of sprinklers and complexities created by the automation of warehouse facilities. Read More

Life Safety and Fire Protection: Lessons for 2019

This eBook outlines some of the critical conversations that took place at FIREX 2018 and what they mean for the fire safety industry going into 2019. It includes key takeaways from presentations and product demonstrations across three days at London ExCeL, plus insights from IFSEC Global. Read More

More than half of London care homes fail fire safety checks

The majority of care homes recently inspected by the London Fire Brigade failed key fire safety checks, a new report has warned. Read More