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FMUK July - August 2017 Contents


Now Is The Time To Review Fire Related Building Regulations

Iain Cox, Chairman of the Business Sprinkler Alliance - The tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire have led to a nationwide debate around fire safety, especially concerning building materials, sprinklers and regulatory reform. One of the key questions which has emerged is why, after the Lakanal House fire in 2009, the government has not prioritised an update to building regulations. At last week’s FIREX International event, held at London’s ExCel Centre, the Fire Sector Federation (FSF) hosted a panel to discuss the lessons learned and to debate why building regulations need to reviewed.

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Kings place takes breeam in-use to award-winning levels

An iconic mixed-use building on London’s Regent’s Canal, Kings Place has won the in-use category at the 2017 BREEAM Awards, testament to the 95% outstanding rating, the highest BREEAM operational rating for property management ever accomplished in the UK.

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Ultimate Secures Land Securities Contract Extension In £37M Deal

London’s leading private security company, Ultimate Security Services, has renewed its contract with Land Securities for another three years, in a deal worth up to £37m.

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Eaton Fire System Boosts Protection of Liverpool University Students

Eaton has delivered a comprehensive fire alarm system to protect the safety of students at a prestigious university accommodation development in Liverpool. The power management company supported EFT Systems, a leading fire and security company in the North West, in providing equipment for Ablett House, named after the late Liverpool and Everton footballer Gary Ablett. The centrally-located Ablett House scheme is The Student Housing Company’s latest development in Liverpool.

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Fire Safety In School Design

“Dangerous and dilapidated”, “wasteful” “school buildings are failing our children and teachers”. A damning report from RIBA on the UK’s school building stock, but what can be done to rectify the situation from a door hardware perspective?

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Water safety – who needs to know?

Ensuring water safety is expensive but the persistent news reports of Legionella and Pseudomonas outbreaks reminds us that it is not a topic for tick-box compliance. Senior managers and owners will take the rap if it goes wrong. Andrew Steel, managing director of water services company Airmec reminds us that you can outsource the work, but not the ultimate responsibility.

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Wrightstyle and retail safety

Wrightstyle is a specialist steel and aluminium glazing company and supplies its fire-rated systems internationally. Jane Embury, the company’s marketing director, looks at safety in the retail sector.

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Chubb Wins Fire and Security Contract with Tesco

Chubb Fire & Security Limited has secured a new contract with retail giant, Tesco, to service and maintain fire extinguishers and security systems in United Kingdom stores and Tesco’s head office, as well as the fire extinguishers in the business’ distribution centres. Chubb, a leading provider of security and fire-safety solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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