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The Institute of Fire Prevention Officers

David Laurence King

It is our sad duty to report the death of David Laurence King MIFPO. David had been a member of the IFPO since 2001. He formerly served in the London Fire Brigade from 1962 – 1979 and having then been retired through injury, was fortunate to be able to continue his fire safety career in…
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AEI Cables welcomes new legislation on sprinklers

Specialist supplier AEI Cables has welcomed the move by the Government to ensure sprinkler systems are mandatory in all new high-rise blocks over 11 metres tall when they come into force. The government announced an amendment to the statutory guidance to building safety regulations, known as Approved Document B, reducing the requirement for sprinkler systems from…
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Rail Industry Fire Association CPD Technical Seminar

The Fire Safety Event are pleased to be working with RIFA to bring to you their Summer CPD Technical Seminar. Supported by Fire Safety Matters magazine, the online sessions will run on Thursday 9th July with expert speakers from the fire prevention and protection industry. Please submit your questions when you register and we will…
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Industry body supports AEI Cables’ campaign for sprinkler system quality

Specialist supplier AEI Cables has won support from a major industry body for its campaign highlighting the need for the highest quality of cabling for use in sprinkler systems. The Institution of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO) is supporting the call for the need to ensure reliable continuous power for sprinkler systems. New blocks of flats of…
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PAS 79-1, Fire risk assessment

BSI would like to invite you and your organization to comment on the following drafts during their 8 week consultation period: PAS 79-1, Fire risk assessment – Part 1: Premises other than housing – Code of practice PAS 79-2, Fire risk assessment – Part 2: Housing – Code of practice A PAS (Publicly Available Specification) is a…
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IFPO National Executive Council – Statement

“The National Executive Council support new medical or research centres/departments being set up to combat the Coronavirus, requiring fire installation, commissioning and risk assessment like the Excel centre, now the Nightingale hospital (London). However, we strongly urge members involved to take all appropriate protection measures against COVID 19 including working 2-metres apart, frequent washing of…
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Aico – Webinars

Effective protection relies on having the best alarms correctly installed. So the free Expert Installer training scheme from Aico is designed to make sure Electrical Contractors and Gas Safety Engineers have all the information they need to install domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Systems. Not only do we offer Expert Installer Training online, we…
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NFCC COVID 19 protection – Advice to businesses Extract 9th April 2020

Testing and Maintenance Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 2020, it is imperative that people living and working in the built environment are safe, and are kept safe, regardless of the current COVID-19 lockdown conditions. Currently, there is no relaxation of fire safety legislation and it is the responsibility of the responsible person…
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Evacuation planning and ensuring you are compliant with the new BS8629 standard

Webinar – 6 May 2020 at 10:30am BS8629 is a new code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems. This new British Standard provides guidance on how to install a communication system that advises residents of flats to evacuate. This standard exists to help ensure that systems are fit for purpose…
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Highest quality cabling removes sprinkler systems risk, says AEI Cables

Specialist supplier AEI Cables is highlighting the need for the highest quality of cabling for use in sprinkler systems being fitted as part of new fire safety initiatives for high-rise buildings.