BRE Global Ltd (Red Book) News

Liz Barbaro Sant Of Alberta Group Discuss The Importance Of Third Party Certification

Why should end users use third party certificated companies when sourcing contractors for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of firefighting, fire detection and alarm systems. Even with the best equipment, fire detection, fire suppression, gas extinguishing and passive fire protection systems are only effective if they are correctly designed, installed, commissioned and maintained. It is therefore vitally important that specifiers select only competent installation companie...

Integrated Fire Safety Systems Receives The Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1014 Certified Status For Their Products

Integrated Fire Safety Systems Ltd, a provider in the design, installation, commissioning, and service of fire safety systems has announces it has attained Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1014 certified status. This is part of its ongoing strategy to expand its list of accreditations and certifications and provide customers with the reassurance that they comply with, and correctly manage system design, installation, commissioning and servicing of fire detection and alarm systems. Fire and secur...

DHF Welcomes The Ministerial Statement To The House Given By James Brokenshire Regarding Building Fire Safety

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has welcomed the Ministerial Statement to the House, given by the then Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, in which he updated members on building safety. In particular, he informed those present that following an independent investigation into timber fire doors, no issues had been found with the consistency of the fire-resistance performance of the doors tested. This is good news for the industry and adds fur...

Checkmate Fire To Showcase Fire Protection Solutions At The Fire Safety Event 2019

Checkmate Fire will be showcasing their range of passive fire protection solutions and services at the Fire Safety Event at the NEC in Birmingham, from 9 – 11 April 2019. The Fire Safety Event features a powerful combination of education, networking and business support designed to help organizations maintain the very highest standards of fire safety management. Join Checkmate at Stand FS10 to meet the company’s BRE Global / LPCB 3rd party accredited compliance and installation team...

Continuity Of Power Throughout Buildings Is Key During A Fire

The continuity of power in the event of a real fire has never been more important as modern buildings become more complex and the need for the highest quality of products comes under the spotlight. With power for lighting and fire alarms, the fire and rescue services can use the intelligence gathered to evacuate people quickly, confident that they have found all the people in the building. Without power, they are literally scrambling in the dark without good information upon which to make thei...

Checkmate Fire Discusses Why Third-Party Certification Is Crucial For Fire Door Installations

Checkmate Fire are long-time advocates of the benefits of third-party certification for all passive fire protection and their belief has been further strengthened by the Government’s ongoing investigation into the quality of fire doors. The company believes that all fire doors should be certified by an approved UKAS certification scheme, and it appears that the Government is now moving towards implementing this. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has examine...

ASSA ABLOY UK To Discuss The Importance Of Fire Door Safety Standards At Fire Door Safety Week 2018

ASSA ABLOY UK is holding a dedicated event at West Midlands Fire Service’s headquarters in Birmingham to help raise the bar on standards of quality for fire door safety Over three million fire doors are installed every year in the UK, yet incorrect specification, poor installation and a lack of maintenance is still a common occurrence. In light of this, and to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week, ASSA ABLOY UK is holding a dedicated event at West Midlands Fire Service&r...

Johnson Controls Announces The Launch Of Addressable Fire Alarm Devices

Johnson Controls has introduced an innovative range of sounders, Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) and Visual Indicating Devices (VIDs), helping to improve performance of fire detection systems and ensure evacuation responses occur quickly during a real fire event. Specialists at Johnson Controls have used independent research into light patterns and their effect on triggering human reactions, to improve the design and functionality of the new range of VIDS and VADS. visual alarm devices The researc...

Checkmate Fire Discusses The Importance Step To Safeguard Tall Buildings From Fire Hazards

Tall buildings present fire safety issues that don’t affect other structures. For instance, high structures are beyond the reach of ladders preventing exterior rescues from ladders and the suppression of fires with outside hose streams which means they are equipped with more fire safety features. In regards to fire safety, the performance history of very tall buildings while very successful, has not been without catastrophic incidents. Many of these incidents have resulted in numerous dea...

BRE Global Appoints Philip Brownhill To Manage Its LPCB Approval Schemes For Installers

The schemes ensure that installers are appropriately trained and have necessary expertise to install or apply the product BRE Global has appointed Philip Brownhill to manage its LPCB approval schemes for installers of passive fire protection systems. The schemes ensure that installers are appropriately trained and have the necessary expertise to install or apply the product correctly in buildings and infrastructure. Previous roles and responsibilities Philip brings with...

BRE Installs New Rig For Fire Protection Systems’ Testing

The new rig can apply loads of up to 1000kN on a protected steel beam under fire testing conditions BRE has installed a new rig that tests the fire protection systems used on the steel frame beams which play a critical role in maintaining the load bearing capacity of multi-storey buildings in the event of a fire. This comes in response to the rising popularity of multi-storey steel frame ‘towers’ in global cities and towns, changes in standards and higher quality a...

University Hospital Of Wales Gets Fire Protection Scheme

The University Hospital of Wales had been in use for some 20 years and several aspects of its design did not meet current hospital and fire safety standards. Project: The University Hospital of Wales is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. The main ward block houses 800 beds and is a high-rise building. In addition, there is a three-story medical block and a three-story dental block. The three buildings are interconnected by subways and tunnels. The hospital had been in use for so...

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