Ahead of new alarm legislation, SELECT and SCOTSS issue urgent alert over sub-standard and potentially unsafe heat, smoke and carbon monoxide products

Influential trade association SELECT has joined the Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS) to warn that all heat, smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms being fitted under new legislation must comply with the relevant product standards. The leading bodies’ joint alert about sub-standard and potentially unsafe products comes as the February Continue Reading

Experts in connected safety, FireAngel, launch the most technologically advanced gateway in the safety market

Continuing to fulfil its mission to protect and save lives with innovative, cutting-edge home safety technology, FireAngel has launched its New Generation Cellular Gateway enabling social housing landlords to offer a level of protection and prevention measures never seen before in fire safety. Using FireAngel’s Smart RF technology, the New Continue Reading

Raising fire safety standards in social housing through connected technology

With the fire cladding crisis making headline news, industry experts are looking at the role of technology to improve fire safety standards today, and in the future. In response to evidence heard at the Grenfell Inquiry, the Government’s White Paper¹ on social housing and the draft Building Safety Bill, there has Continue Reading

Rhino reveals fire door with industry leading heat radiation performance

One of the UK’s leading designers, manufacturers and installers of engineered doors has this week released test results which suggest an ‘industry changing’ fire door could soon be coming to market. The initial and full-scale tests were carried out on Rhino’s new range of El2 rated, insulated fire doors, achieving significant overruns on Continue Reading

New fire safety guidance for trussed rafter ceiling constructions

New ceiling construction details have been published which show fully tested solutions for fire safety in new homes with trussed rafter roofs. The new TRA guidance provides builders with design options to meet the fire resistance requirements for trussed rafter ceiling constructions in individual homes. When followed correctly, these construction Continue Reading