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Three quarters of tenants would not follow ‘stay put’ advice during a fire

Present fire safety guidance states that if your flat is not affected by fire or smoke then ‘staying put’ cuts the risk of being overcome by smoke in a corridor as well as keeping access routes clear for firefighters. Read More

SMARTair® is improving student life across Europe – and this is just the start

Students at a prestigious Madrid university now open doors with smart MIFARE RFID cards, while Escutcheons monitor and ease access without expensive wired door locks. "Generation Z students expect convenience, not a mechanical solution used in Ancient Egypt,” said Felix Moran of ASSA ABLOY. Read More

Fire door standards and the parlous state of UK fire safety in numbers

This infographic, designed by door locking experts Abloy UK, reveals some sobering statistics on fire casualties and fatalities plus fire service cuts as well as the standards your fire door should comply with. Read More

WATCH: Why fire doors save lives, the five-step check and third-party certification

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has produced a series of hard-hitting films about the dangers of smoke, how to check installed fire doors are compliant and the importance of third-party accreditation. Read More

Fire Door Safety Week 2018: A rundown of activities and 5 ways you can help

Fire Door Safety Week is upon us and we need your help, says Iain McIlwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation. The campaign, now in its sixth year, reached over 19 million people in 2017, delivering messages on the importance of fire doors in saving lives and protecting property. Read More

Gas Tag takes on rogue gas fitters amid growing evidence of carbon monoxide-dementia link

Last year, Gas Tag introduced technology that will undermine rogue gas fitters by providing real-time evidence of site visits. Gas Tag founder Paul Durose sheds light on fraudulent practices in the industry and the links between carbon monoxide and dementia. Read More

FIA adds Advanced Maintainer course to fire detection and alarm pathway

The Advanced Maintainer unit covers legislative requirements, codes of practice like BS 5839, required documentation, maintenance methods, false alarm management and waste management. Read More

WATCH: Insights from the Sprinkler Zone at FIREX 2018

Featuring presentations from Ultrafog on watermist, Aico on standards and installation and automatic fire suppression systems from Reacton. There's also an interview with Garry Adey, managing director of Helios Systems Ltd, about the eBulb, which can be fitted to white goods as well as TVs and other appliances, AMFE suppression and detection for electrical control cabinets, and the PYROsmart and the Rosenbauer system. Read More

What the Grenfell Tower Inquiry reveals about failings in fire protection

James Beale of Invicta Fire Protection explores the flaws in fire doors, ventilation, fire escapes, fire alarms, mains and sprinklers, interior planning and training and policies identified by the Grenfell inquiry. Read More

Fire Door Safety Week to release educational films and white paper for 2018 campaign

The campaign, which runs between 24-30 September, will also witness the introduction of a 'fire door alert' system by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (based on the five-step check launched during the 2015 campaign) and a seminar – 'Are you fire door sure? – held in London on 27 September Read More