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  1. Fire Safety Information Insufficient For Buy To Let Investments

    Fire Safety Information Insufficient For Buy To Let Investments

    New research suggests that tenants are not receiving sufficient fire safety information and advice from landlords.

  2. CQMS Safety-Scheme accreditation

    CQMS Safety-Scheme accreditation

    Following a full assessment of our approach to health and safety, we are pleased to announce that we have achieved CQMS Safety-Scheme accreditation.

  3. What is an automatic opening vent?

    What is an automatic opening vent?

    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.

  4. Gas Safety Week

    Gas Safety Week

    This Gas Safety Week, which is running until the 23rd September, we are supporting the campaign to ensure that as many people as possible are aware of the dangers of faulty or poorly maintained gas appliances and what they can do to improve their safety.

  5. We Are Supporting Gas Safety Week 2018

    We Are Supporting Gas Safety Week 2018

    Across the seven days, Gas Safety Week will explore a number of topics, with each day taking on a separate theme. From information about carbon monoxide to tips for spotting illegal gas workers, the week aims to inform people about the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances and how they can protect themselves.

  6. A Dynamic Approach To Fire Design

    A Dynamic Approach To Fire Design

    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.

  7. Barbeque Safety Advice

    Barbeque Safety Advice

    Summer is now in full swing and that can only mean one thing - it’s barbeque season. Barbeques are a fantastic way of getting everyone together, out in the summer air and around one table. But they also pose a real fire and safety risk.

  8. How to Keep Homes Safer Against Fires

    How to Keep Homes Safer Against Fires

    The Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) in England attended 161,770 fires from April 2016 to March 2017. Worryingly, it was found that smoke alarms had not been fitted in 27% of dwelling fires. The statistics also revealed that in 42% of all residential fire-related fatalities, a smoke alarm was fitted but it failed to operate or did not alert the occupants to the fire.

  9. Be Safe Direct appoints new Group Marketing Manager

    Be Safe Direct appoints new Group Marketing Manager

    Bijan Fard has been appointed as Group Marketing Manager and will oversee all marketing activity for Be Safe Direct.

    Bijan brings with him a wealth of experience from previous marketing and communications strategy roles within the construction industry, including developing effective communication and audience engagement with M&E contractors, architects and developers.

  10. Product spotlight: How to meet Approved Document B

    Product spotlight: How to meet Approved Document B

    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.

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