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BAFSA And Cambridgeshire Fire And Rescue Service Organize “Sprinklers Save Lives” One-Day Business Seminar

Around 200 delegates from the building and design industries in the United Kingdom region and beyond attended a one-day business seminar themed - “Sprinklers Save Lives” on providing a fire resilient environment for everyone. It was held at The Burgess Hall in St Ives, United Kingdom.  “Sprinklers Save Lives” seminar Organized by BAFSA (British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd.) in collaboration with, and hosted by, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, t...

British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd. Issues Policy Statement In Light Of Global Coronavirus Pandemic Outbreak

The BAFSA Executive have now written to its members and outlined immediate action as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. BAFSA (British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd.) announced in a statement that they will continue to work within the current Government guidelines (both national and devolved) throughout this COVID19 pandemic outbreak. They have provided links below to HM Government advice, Scottish Government advice, Welsh Government advice and Northern Ireland Government advice we...

Advanced Releases Statement Citing Continuous Business Operations With Reduced Resources Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

Advanced has announced via a company statement that while they continue to manufacture products and provide customer service and technical support in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spread. The company is taking great care to operate within the UK Government’s guidelines for business operation and protect the staff. As a result, Advanced is seeing growing challenges around resourcing which are having a significant effect on the company’s ability to maintain the usual service l...

Bristol Uniforms Releases A Statement On Measures Taken During The Covid-19 Pandemic

The national picture for the Coronavirus outbreak is evolving and changing rapidly. As a supplier of PPE and Managed Services to the Fire and Rescue Service, Bristol Uniforms qualifies as an essential service that needs to remain operating if possible. In light of this the company wants to reassure their customers of the following steps they have taken at Bristol, both to ensure that their colleagues are able to work safely and to make sure they help keep their organization running as smoothly a...

AVK UK Delivers Soft Seal Gate Valves For Gas Escape Solution

A large-scale gas escape in one of the UK’s largest cities was resolved in less than 24-hours due to the skill and commitment of the team at AVK UK in Staveley, Chesterfield. AVK was notified about the gas escape at 4pm on Friday 27th March. The customer urgently required two DN500 Donkin Series 555 Soft Seal Gate Valves. The DN500 Donkin Series 555 is far from a standard item, with a normal lead-time of twelve weeks. The AVK team, by 5pm, had allocated the components to enable the valve...

Nittan Europe Announces Sponsoring SERC’s ‘Outstanding Apprentice Fire Alarm Engineer Of The Year’ Program

Nittan Europe, globally renowned manufacturer of conventional and addressable fire detection products, has announced that it is a proud sponsor of South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) ‘Outstanding Apprentice Fire Alarm Engineer of the Year’. Nittan has supplied a prize and trophy, plus free of charge fire alarm products for students to train on. SERC, based in Northern Ireland, provides a wide range of courses, apprenticeships, professional development training, online lear...

IFSM Answers Queries On Performing Fire Risk Assessments During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The Institute of Fire Safety Managers Incorporating Life Safety Managers (IFSM) has received a few queries asking if fire risk assessors and those linked with the fire industry are classed as ‘key workers.’  The Institute’s clear position is in supporting the Government and the main information and guidance for employees and employers is set out on the Governments website, including definitions of ‘key workers.’  Future of fire risk assessment  The...

Telguard’s Cellular Fire Alarm Communicators Get New York City Certificate Of Approval

Telguard, globally renowned company in the field of security and life safety communications, has announced that its cellular fire alarm communicators have been issued a Certificate of Approval, #6316. This means Fire & Life Safety dealers in New York City are now able to use Telguard’s premier cellular fire communicator, the TG-7FS LTE. Fire communicators New York City has strict regulations on fire communicators that can be used, and manufacturers must obtain a Certificate of Approv...

DuPont Announces Effective Monitoring, Managing And Response Towards Global Coronavirus Containment, Control And Prevention

DuPont announced close monitoring of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it continues to spread across the world, and taking key steps to ensure the safety of their employees, customers and communities in which they operate to keep them informed as the health crisis unfolds. Effective COVID-19 response The company said that the health and safety of their employees is of the highest priority. They have corporate, regional and local crisis management teams in place that are actively monitorin...

FIA Updates On Fire Safety Professionals And 'Key Worker' Status

Recently, James Brokenshire, Minister of State for Security at the Home Office stated, “Security and fire safety personnel can play a vital role at this time of national challenge. People working in these sectors who are essential to national infrastructure are ‘key workers’ for the purposes of the Government’s guidance on COVID-19.”  While the Fire Industry Association is continually seeking further clarification from the Government on the issue, Ian Moore, C...

British Government Home Office Updates The Fire Industry Association (FIA) On Key Worker Status Of Fire Safety Personnel

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is continuously seeking further clarification from the Government's position on this issue after Boris Johnson's speech on Monday 23rd at 20:30. FIA CEO Ian Moore has been in discussions with the Home Office on this subject over the last few days. FIA CEO Ian Moore says, “We have received hundreds of calls requesting clarification on what is meant by the Home Office statements. My first response is to be pragmatic about what you deem to be important und...

FFE Ltd. MD Oliver Burstall Says Company Taking Key Steps To Ensure Safe Operations During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Given the unprecedented situation of COVID-19 and uncertainty faced by everyone around the world, FFE Ltd. Managing Director, Oliver Burstall said, “I would like to take this opportunity to reach out and update you on the steps we are taking to ensure operations continue in the safest way possible.” Availability of product He said, “Our primary concern as a business is the health and safety of our colleagues, customers, suppliers and their families. At FFE Ltd., we have been...

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