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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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A Message from the IFPO Chairman

Dear Members and Friends  As the new Chairman of the Executive Council I would like to express our thanks to the departing chair, Roger Gentle, for his sterling work in that office for the past two years. which has not been without its trials and moving the Institute forward.  I shall endeavour to emulate his…
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