Safeguarding the production and storage of solid recovered fuel

In Spring 2019, Tarmac partnered with Hamilton Waste and Recycling to improve the sustainability of its operations at its cement plant in Dunbar, Scotland. This involved the production of solid recovered fuel (SRF) as an alternative energy source, which would…

Not all fire extinguisher disposal methods are made equal

Our world is changing. Trends in urbanisation and population growth require more sustainable solutions to move the world forward. From a business perspective, sustainability means that companies can do good for the planet whilst also doing good for employees, communities…

Talentum flame detectors installed at Liverpool Docks

With such a large presence of combustible material in one place the biomass conveyor required a fire-detection system that could quickly and efficiently detect fires. The FFE Talentum IR3 was chosen as the ideal detector for this environment due to…

Drones speed beyond visual line of sight to deliver life-saving treatment

The County of Renfrew in Ontario, Canada partnered with Cradlepoint, InDro Robotics and Ericsson for trials using the first beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drones that utilise an LTE cellular connection to deliver automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to aid in remote cardiac-arrest emergencies.…

The importance of fire extinguishers in any workplace

Fire extinguishers are crucial in the workplace, not least because every business is required to be compliant with legislation. All employees and visitors to the building must have adequate means to protect themselves in the event of a fire. Fire…

UK’s tallest residential tower to be protected by Advanced Fire Panels

Global systems leader Advanced is celebrating being specified on yet another landmark development in London. The installation of Advanced fire panels at the Landmark Pinnacle marks another tall-building win for the manufacturer who, in 2019, announced its specification at Western…

Committed to firefighter health & safety

The role of a firefighter has never been more challenging. Some of these challenges are because of climate change with firefighters called out to incidents of flooding, wildfires and other natural disasters, but others are as a result of the…

Graf UK’s super-sized fire-water tank debuts in Essex

When it came to finding an underground firefighting water tank big enough for the job there was only one manufacturer main contractor Kier could go to – Graf UK. The sustainable water-management specialist, better known for its rainwater harvesting and…

Winton provides vital water power for innovative fast response fire and rescue vehicles

Now more than ever, the pressure is on for emergency services to deliver a better and faster service with less. One way to achieve this is to adopt more efficient emergency response vehicles and systems. When Leicestershire Fire and Rescue…

Swansea University future-proofs campus

The university has installed 25 one-, two- and four-loop MxPro 5 fire-alarm control panels throughout its 11 academic Bay campus buildings, specified thanks to their superior networking abilities. Installed alongside over 5,000 Hochiki and Apollo protocol devices, each fire panel…

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