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  1. Guide to Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV)

    Guide to Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV)

    Positive pressure ventilation, or PPV, can be a safe, effective tool to use during a car park, bike or bin store fire. PPV takes established engineering principles and applies them to establish a means of escape, in accordance with Approved Document B (ADB).

  2. SCA Chairman discusses the future of building regulations in PBC Today article

    SCA Chairman discusses the future of building regulations in PBC Today article

    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.

  3. Be Safe Direct introduce a new range of Dampers

    Be Safe Direct introduce a new range of Dampers

    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.

  4. Key Features of Smoke Control

    Key Features of Smoke Control

    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.

  5. Supply, Install & Commissioning: The benefits of a Seamless Service

    Supply, Install & Commissioning: The benefits of a Seamless Service

    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.

  6. The Benefits of Smoke Control

    The Benefits of Smoke Control

    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.

  7. Car Parks: Selecting the Right Smoke Ventilation

    Car Parks: Selecting the Right Smoke Ventilation

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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