Published in PBC Today, David Mowatt, chairman of the Smoke Control Association (SCA) has written an article on the future of building regulations and touching on competence, compliance and a commitment to change.
- Posted: August 14, 2019|Categories: Article
Be Safe Direct are pleased to announce a new range of Dampers. Our new damper range has been engineered for optimum performance and have been tested to EN1366-2 & EN1366-10 Fire Damper test standards. Find out more.
If you are a property owner or developer, ensuring that you have the most effective control system in place for your smoke ventilation is vital. When choosing the best control system for smoke ventilation in your building, you will be faced with a number of options, offering different benefits and conflicting advice on each approach. In this article we look at some of the factors you should consider when choosing the controls for your smoke ventilation system.
- Posted: June 13, 2019|
Be Safe Direct have been the leading supplier of fire safety equipment for many years and boast a wealth of knowledge regarding the most suitable products for all types of applications. BSD have been offering the whole package of supply, installation and commissioning services for many years, with the aim to utilise our knowledge and provide the next steps to a compliant, efficient fire safety solution.
Smoke control systems are designed primarily to protect escape routes for occupants to evacuate the premises safely, without being hindered by the effects of smoke. Alongside this, they enable firefighters greater access to tackle the fire more efficiently. Additionally, smoke control systems are implemented to protect stock and machinery and reduce the risk of explosions or potential building collapse.
Car park designs can be complex with many elements to consider when deciding on the appropriate smoke ventilation strategy. This mini guide looks at the role smoke venting plays when it comes to fire safety, the factors to take into account and options available.
- Posted: April 05, 2019|Tags: building regulation
Approved Document B (ADB) states that unprotected parts of a building’s escape route should be limited to ensure that those inside do not have to travel excessive distances when exposed to the immediate danger of fire and smoke. Here, we look at the options that Be Safe Direct can provide to ensure compliance with ADB.
- Posted: March 15, 2019
Regardless of the size or complexity of the project, advanced digital techniques and computer modelling can be used to plan fire safety and smoke control systems, as well as optimise the layout of the building. Here Dan Foster explains Computational Fluid Dynamics and the role it plays.
- Posted: November 19, 2018
New research suggests that tenants are not receiving sufficient fire safety information and advice from landlords.
- Posted: September 28, 2018
Natural smoke ventilation, as the name suggests, facilitates the natural flow of air to extract smoke from a building in the event of a fire. The system uses louvre vents, windows or smoke shafts that open automatically in response to smoke being detected. This allows for the safer evacuation of those inside the building and easier access for the fire services.