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Bureau Veritas applauds combustible materials ban

Bureau Veritas has applauded the government’s swift response to officially ban the use of combustible material in external walls in new buildings, in a move that has surprised many in the construction industry. The amended building regulations guidance in Approved Document…

Unique fire-resistant shelters simplify chemical plant’s control system upgrade

Novel outdoor equipment shelters from Intertec Instrumentation have been chosen to help a leading European chemical manufacturer to upgrade its distributed plant control system. Constructed using unique composite GRP (glass fibre reinforced polyester) materials, four Intertec shelters will provide advanced…

Siemens Elf & Safety Advice: where there’s smoke, there isn’t always fire!

False alarms cost the UK economy £1 billion a year Over 95% of automatically-generated fire alarms are false alarms Fire and Rescue Services distracted from genuine emergencies over the busy festive period As the countdown to Christmas gets well and…

Element to retain Warringtonfire brand

Following Element Materials Technology’s (Element’s) acquisition of Exova Group Ltd (Exova) last year, the Fire & Building Products part of the business has officially been rebranded and, in recognition of its market leading position, Element will retain the distinct Warringtonfire…

Firefighters come to the rescue of rhino after he became stuck in a tyre swing

A Rhinoceros the size of a small car had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck inside in his favourite tyre swing – again. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was mobilised to Edinburgh Zoo just before 6pm on…

SFRS appeals to communities to stay safe this Festive Season

More than 500 accidental house fires were recorded across Scotland during last year’s festive season. New figures lay bare the extent of seasonal dwelling fires responded to by firefighters, with 527 incidents recorded between December 11 and January 15. The…

Hempel to gain market share with new Centre of Excellence

On 29 November 2018, world-leading coatings manufacturer Hempel officially opened its new Centre of Excellence in Barcelona. The centre’s focus will be on the research and development of coating products within the field of passive fire protection in which Hempel…

Let the countdown begin

SICUREZZA AND SMART BUILDING EXPO WILL BE BACK AT FIERA MILANO NEXT YEAR Innovation, training, and renewed synergy between the two shows. SICUREZZA is ready to consolidate the leadership of an event with an increasingly international appeal. SMART BUILDING EXPO…

Electric Fires Spark Concern for Isolated over 65’s in Wales

New research has found that if you are isolated and over 65 in Wales, you are at much greater risk from electrical fires. In fact, older people living alone experienced three times more electrical fires than the same age group…

Home Office Emergency Services Network contract awarded to telent

The project will oversee the UK’s blue-light radio infrastructure as it’s replaced with a mobile 4G network telent Technology Services Ltd (telent) has today announced that it has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to test the Emergency Services Network (ESN) for the Home…

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