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Has Christmas come early?

A sea of flame retardant foam has flooded the streets around an airport hangar in the US state of California. The foam deluge suppression system engulfed the hangar at San Jose airport and spilled onto the surrounding streets, making it look like Christmas had come early! See the pics below – we think you’ll agree, […]

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Wired vs. Wireless Fire Alarm Systems

When choosing a new fire alarm system installation for your business premises, one of the decisions to be made is whether to have a wired or wireless fire alarm system. So what’s the difference between the two? As the names imply, wired fire alarm systems use cabling to transmit signals between devices and the system control panel. […]

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Fire Alarms for Temporary Sites

A fundamental part of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order is being able to raise an alarm in the event of a fire. Not only does this apply to permanent buildings, but if you have a temporary or outdoor site, you need a temporary fire alarm. Examples of where temporary alarms are required include: Building […]

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7 Things You Should Know about Emergency Lights that Could Save Your Life

One of the most intrinsic but often overlooked components to ensuring building safety is emergency lighting. The importance of emergency lighting is often underestimated, but cannot be more critical in ensuring the safety of employees and clients. Emergency lighting is completely different from regular lighting, in that its primary function isn’t to illuminate areas. In […]

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The Real Cost of Breaching Fire Safety Regulations!

In 2012, The Chumleigh Lodge Hotel received a massive fine of £210,000 for fire safety breaches. The manager and sole director of the hotel had denied 12 charges of neglecting fire safety laws under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 but was found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court. Fire safety breaches included: Faulty fire […]

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Quick Guide to Fire Assembly Points

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that ‘emergency routes and exits must lead as directly as possible to a place of safety’ and that procedures for serious and imminent danger must enable the persons concerned to ‘immediately proceed to a place of safety in the event of their being exposed to serious, imminent […]

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Chris Moon keynote speaker at BSIA Annual Luncheon

The BSIA has confirmed inspirational speaker and former British Army Officer, Chris Moon, as the keynote speaker at its flagship Annual Luncheon, which takes place on Tuesday 12th July 2016 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Chris Moon is a former British Army Officer with three year’s operational experience. He left to work for […]

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New Board Director appointed at BAFE

At this year’s BAFE Annual General Meeting held in March, the appointment of Simon Banks to the Board of Directors was approved. Mr Banks is the founder and Group Managing Director of CSL DualCom Group Ltd, a leading provider of machine to machine communications with its UK market leading dual signalling system for fire and […]

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6 Top Tips to Preventing a Break In

Is your business really safe from burglary and break in robbery? Protecting your property and your business is essential, with many burglars targeting dark and easy to enter properties out of hours. Here’s our 6 top tips to prevent break ins. 1 – Suitable Locks Be sure to use the right type of locks on […]

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Choosing the Right Fire Detector

With the wide choice available, selecting the correct fire detector or combination of detectors is of paramount importance to ensure that fire is detected at the earliest possible point. However, you also need to balance this other factors such as minimising the risk of false alarms. Fire detectors are designed to detect one or more of […]

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