Category: News

The Institute of Fire Prevention Officers

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. https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2020/03/02/highest-quality-cabling-removes-sprinkler-systems-risk-says-aei-cables

Steve James T2T

Steve James ex London Fire Brigade from T2T Tunnel to Tunnel visited the EC Meeting members to update us on the deployment of serving and retired firefighters to assist with the recovery and salvage works due to the Australian Bush Fires.

Consultation on the Fire Safety Order

Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/building-a-safer-future-proposals-for-reform-of-the-building-safety-regulatory-system The consultation sets out how government intends to take forward the recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety through meaningful legislative reform, and invites views from industry and residents. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BuildingSafetyConsultation The Secretary of State…
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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.