Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
July 6, 2018

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SMOKE DEMOS AT FIREX 2018

WATCH: How Gerda fire doors prevent the ingress of smoke

Gerda recently highlighted the dangers of smoke with live demonstrations at FIREX International 2018, the UK’s largest trade show dedicated to the fire safety industry.

Andrew Thompson, business development manager for Gerda, told FIRE TV about what the tests involve and what they can tell us about the dangers posed by smoke when fire breaks out. He also shows the contrast in effectiveness between a fully compliant Gerda fire door and one from another brand.

Gerda Security is a UK manufacturer of fire safety and security products.

The Future of Fire Safety: download the eBook

Is the fire protection industry adapting to the post-Grenfell reality fast enough? At FIREX International 2019, Europe's only dedicated fire safety event, some of the world's leading fire safety experts covered this theme. This eBook covers the key insights from those discussions on the developments shaping the profession, with topics including:

  • Grenfell Inquiry must yield “bedrock change” – and soon
  • After Grenfell: Jonathan O’Neill OBE on how austerity and policy “on the hoof” are hampering progress
  • Hackitt’s Golden Thread: Fire, facilities and building safety
  • Fire safety community has to “get on board” with technological changes

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