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DETECTOR STUDY REVEALS FALSE ALARMS REDUCTION RESEARCH BY the Fire Industry Association (FIA) found that ‘more sophisticated’ multisensor detectors are ‘more effective’ at reducing false alarms than ‘standard’ detectors. The FIA stated that the research has ‘led to some momentous discoveries in the field of fire detection and alarm’, and that the ‘conclusive evidence’ will…

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A ‘MAJOR programme’ of fire protection works totalling £3.7m has been expanded, covering three hospitals. Skegness Standard reported on the fire protection works at County Hospital in Louth, John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough and Skegness Hospital, which began last year and are expected to conclude in the summer. The works were expanded to ‘include extra…

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GOVERNMENT SURVEY ON USABILITY OF BUILDING REGULATIONS GUIDANCE A SURVEY released by the government will look at the usability of guidance on building regulations, and in particular approved documents. NBS Research is carrying out the survey for the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government. It will examine how guidance – especially approved documents –…

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Features of commercial fire doors

Features of commercial fire doors Some commercial fire doors have automatic closing systems which use a time delay door release mechanism, which can be triggered in the case of an emergency. Smoke detectors and smoke seals are other typical features which you can find, and you can expect fire doors to have passed through a…

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Useful Fire Door Tips

8 Useful Fire Door Tips Here is a combination of important and interesting facts – and some of these statistics provide a cause for concern:- 1. “About 3 million new fire doors are bought and installed every year in the UK” 2. “The vast majority of fire doors are made from timber” 3. “In a…

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Why Fire Doors Are So Important

Why Are Fire Doors So Important A question we hear on a regular basis is, why are Fire Doors so important? Well, not only do they protect you and your employees they also protect you against any fines and penalties. On average 3 million Fire Doors are installed each and every year, whether that’s to…

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Fire Stopping & Compartmentation

Fire Stopping & Compartmentation Compartmentation and Fire Stopping is a fire protection system which is made of various different components used to seal openings and joints to prevent the spread of a fire. This means that the area you are in is safe and can protect you. Fire Stopping is created to restore the fire-resistance…

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Passive Fire Protection

The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO) requires all buildings other than dwellings to be regularly checked to ensure that fire safety provisions are adequate and retain the ability to resist the passage and spread of fire throughout their working life. However, fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised if it has not been installed…

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