BRE Global Ltd (Red Book) News

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...

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...

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...

BAFSA sponsors research on the spread of fires in and between cars

The BRE Global research investigates the spread of fires in car parks with sprinkler systems BRE Global has recently completed a research project for The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA). The project investigates the growth and spread of a fire in and between cars in a car park stacking system installed with a sprinkler system. This follows the 'Fire Spread in Car Parks' testing BRE Global completed for Communities and Loc...

LPCB Red Book Pavilion reveals seminar programme

An image of the Red Book Pavilion, to be launched at International Firex in May The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) Red Book Pavilion, the new feature at International Firex 2009 which will promote the importance of third party approved products and services in the fire protection sector, has announced a comprehensive educational seminar programme. The seminars will be hosted by industry experts from the LPCB and dedicated staff will be on hand to answer a...

Firefighting with hindsight

Fire fighting with the benefit of hindsight could save lives and reduce damage to property A new system called FireGrid has been developed to help the fire and rescue services save lives and reduce damage to property. FireGrid will be demonstrated at an Integrated Fire Protection workshop on March 24, 2009 at BRE Global, Watford. Society's continuous demand for ever safer buildings (that are also more sustainable and efficient), means that our approach to fire safety is constantly evolvin...

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