BSI Group News

BSI Group Releases 11 Standards To Support Businesses Fight COVID-19

The BSI has made available a number of standards to help guide businesses through these difficult times. They have also a number of free to watch seminars. One can see the details of the standards available and the webinars on the company’s official website. “Following the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), BSI has examined how we can support the collective efforts to mitigate the risks to organizations, caused by this global health issue. After careful consideration, we have...

BAFE And BSI Announce Pioneering Third Party Certification For The New Wet And Dry Riser Service And Maintenance Scheme

BAFE and BSI are pleased to announce that the first registration and Third Party Certification has been achieved for the new wet and dry riser service and maintenance scheme. A crucial service for high-rise buildings and the tall building environment to ensure these remain effective in the event of an emergency. Evidence Of Competency The Scheme, known as BAFE SP105 Service & Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations, offers evidence of competency for organizations who delive...

BAFE Announces BAFE SP207 Evacuation Alert Systems Scheme, Along With Public Consultation

BAFE, British Approvals for Fire Equipment, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, has announced their latest Scheme, BAFE SP207, currently in the final stages of development. BAFE SP207 Scheme BAFE SP207 covers the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems. These systems are used by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats (including single-storey flats and maisonettes) across the UK. The Scheme has been develope...

BSI To Host BAFE Focused Webinar Looking At Latest Fire Safety Competency Schemes Available To The Industry

In the BSI hosted webinar, recent Schemes launched by BAFE will be discussed, being BAFE SP206 (covering the Design, Installation, Commissioning, Recharge and Maintenance of kitchen fire protection/suppression systems) and BAFE’s latest Scheme made available, BAFE SP105 (covering the Service and Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations). Chris Auger, Head of Schemes of BAFE, will also provide an update on work continuing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and provide an explan...

British Home Office To Address Fire Protection Association’s Midlands’ Seminar On Changes To Fire Safety Regulations

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is slated to host a Midlands’ Seminar themed, ‘Building a Safer Future: A Call for Evidence’– an opportunity to discuss the government’s long awaited changes to fire safety regulations, including the Fire Safety Order, Call for Evidence and the Building Safety Consultation. Fire safety proposals Following a commitment to improve fire safety regulations within the built environment, 6th June 2019 saw the British Government prov...

The Emergency Services Show 2017 Focuses On Spreading Awareness And Training For Tall Building Fires

Two psychological therapists from The Fire Fighters Charity will also be speaking on the the emotional impact of emergency medical response Responding to fires in tall buildings will be a key focus at this year’s Emergency Services Show which returns to Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 20th to 21st September 2017. Russ Timpson, founder of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network will present a session in the Lessons Learnt seminar theatre (sponsored by UCLan) on tall...

Advanced Receives Award From BSI For 10 Years Of Standards Excellence In Fire Systems

The award recognises Advanced’s role in driving higher standards in the fire industry and its ongoing role in relevant fire standards committees Global fire systems manufacturer Advanced announces that it has received an award from BSI, the business standards company, for 10 years of standards excellence in fire systems. The award recognises Advanced’s role in driving higher standards in the fire industry and its ongoing role in relevant fire standards committees....

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...

BSI Revises BS 7273-4:2015 Code Of Practice For Fire Protection

The standard relates to the engineering of fire alarm systems, fire doors and secured fire exits BSI, the business standards company has revised BS 7273-4:2015 Code of Practice for the operation of fire protection measures - Part 4: Actuation of release mechanisms for doors. It was developed using collaborative input from the fire and safety industry with such organisations as The Fire Industry Association (FIA), Fire Protection Association and National Landlords Association o...

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