FIA AGM – Waldorf Hotel London

The Waldorf Hotel inLondon’s Aldwych was the 2012 venue for the Annual General Meeting of the FIA (Fire Industry Association). This yearly event is an opportunity for the Association to advise its members of all the activities it has undertaken, as well as some of the more official proceedings. The AGM was, as usual, followed by a formal luncheon and …

A day out at the Palace of Westminster with all party parliamentary group discussing “Fire Safety in Britain Today”

With a packed agenda and a list of attendees consisting of fire professionals and politicians from across the political spectrum, the scene was set for a lively debate on Fire Safety. With Baroness of Enfield chairing the meeting the initial presentations from respected members of the fire service and highly qualified specialists stimulated discussion and comment from the start. The …

Look No Wires – Why radio fire is set to expand in 2012

Just a short number of years ago wireless technology was somewhat niche. Watch any movie pre 1990s and the mobile telephone seemed only to exist in science fiction, yet here we are in a world where wired telephony is fast becoming obsolete. We ask whether the days of cable are numbered. Sit in any public place, and you are bombarded with offers …

Staying away could cost you your life

Barely a week goes by now without some reference or news story about a hotel or guest house that has breached is obligations under the Fire Safety Order. Thankfully not many are about actual fires, although these do occur, and when they do the very fact that guests are strangers to the property, could potentially lead to a disaster. If …

Counterfeit cables

Copying products is a fast growing ‘business’ globally. Estimates vary on the costs of counterfeiting but it isthought to be over £100bn annually, equating to around 5-7% of all goods sold Now imagine if you will fire resistant cable that was counterfeit, the results could be very serious, so serious in fact that it could result in severe injury or even death! Fire resistant …

Fire safety guidance for purpose built flats published – The Local Government (LG) Group

New guidance has been publisehed  on fire safety in purpose built blocks of flats by the  Local Government (LG) Group. The document gives practical and detailed advice across all housing sectors. It is not about the introduction any new standards but simply clarifies a number of complex issues around risk assessment and fire safety management. This will ensure that the residents of …