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Category: Fire News

Flame Retardant Batteries to support the Low Voltage Directive

What is the Low Voltage Directive? The Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU (LVD) outlines essential safety requirements, for electrical equipment, operating with a voltage of between 50V and 1000V for AC (alternating current) and 75V and 1500V for DC (direct current). The regulations set out the requirements, that must be met, to ensure safe electrical equipment […]

Covid-19 Fire Safety Solutions

As we start to emerge from lockdown it feels like the fire industry is re-establishing itself. Thankfully there is an air of optimism amongst our customers and we are more determined than ever to offer the very best levels of support we can to continue this progress. We have seen many manufacturers and distributors diversify […]

EN54-23 – The Pocket Guide

What is EN54-23, and how does it affect you? There’s new legislation on Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) and they’re causing a bit of confusion amongst installers. We’d like to help you to understand it, and make sure you’re up to date with the new European Standard. The standard specifies the minimum requirements for VADs, providing […]

Fike Increase Twinflex Pro Warranty To 24 Months

Product warranties don’t just give you peace of mind as a customer, they also speak volumes for the quality & robustness of a product and the faith the manufacturer has in it. It is therefore very welcome news that Fike has extended the standard warranty on the complete Twinflex Pro range from 12 to 24 […]

Thermostat Covers Help Drive Down Energy Bills

We are all well aware of the rising energy prices that are inflating our bills and squeezing our wallets both personally and in business. In the UK we are once again braving the cold weather as we move through the winter and staying warm is a must. So how can we have our cake and […]

The Effect of the Construction Products Regulation

Yet again we have to focus on ever-changing legislation and find out how it affects each one of us. The current changes that are particularly relevant to the Fire Industry across the whole of the EU are the Construction Products Regulations (CPR).

Changing Standards: BS5839 Part 1 2013

It seems to be quite a regular occurrence that we have to spend time in familiarisation with some amended or updated guidance document. Of course this is essential, but it leaves us all with the problem of somehow finding out about all the changes taking place. This is a major problem for most of us […]

The Efficiency of Fire And Rescue Authorities

Earlier this month a report was released by Sir Ken Knight CBE QFSM FIFireE in which he outlines his “Findings from the review of efficiencies and operation in fire and rescue authorities in England.”

Most attractive fire alarms in 2023

We have once again rounded off what are, in our opinion, the most attractive fire alarm products for 2023. For some, the installation of important fire alarms and safety devices can negatively impact what has been a meticulously planned and designed environment but it doesn’t need to be that way.