Fire door code of practice revised

BSI Fire Door Regulations changedBSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 8214 Code of practice for fire door assemblies. The updated standard gives recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors.

BS 8214 now includes updated guidance associated with the sealing between the door assembly and the surrounding structure. The recommendations are applicable to timber-based hinged or pivoted pedestrian door assemblies or door leaves, fitted into frames of any material.  Read more

Scheme member marketing boost from BAFE

BAFEWith FIREX fast approaching this June, our thoughts move to the annual industry outing to the EXCEL centre in London’s Docklands. BAFE has decided this year to use the ever increasing demand on our marketing budget in a more direct manner, rather than exhibiting at Firex. This has involved the appointment of a new marketing specialist in the BAFE office. Frazer Wisniewski, has joined the team in April to Read more

Fire chief calls for sprinkler legislation

solid_shadowA fire chief has urged for national legislation for sprinkler systems in the UK.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority Councillor David Acton pointed to how beneficial this fire safety measure had been in recent blazes.

He made the call in light of the blaze that is still being tackled at a paper recycling plant on Read more

Fire crews to attend automatic fire alarms no longer

Fire Industry Association LogoIn a bid to lower how many calls there are to false alarms, it has been decided that fire crews will no longer be sent to Automatic Fire Alarms (AFA).

According to This is Cheshire, a 999 call will need to made from someone at the premises before a fire engine responds and this must be between 09:00 and 17:00 GMT.

If it is outside of those hours, the centre that receives an alarm will get in touch with the premises and, Read more

FIA Published White Paper; Third Party Certification: What does it mean for Businesses?

Unknown-6In an effort to make Third Party Certification (TPC) easier for fire protection suppliers to understand, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published a new white paper called ‘Third Party Certification: What does it mean for businesses?’. Read more