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  1. How Effective Has the Hackitt Report Been In creating a Safer Building Environment?

    How Effective Has the Hackitt Report Been In creating a Safer Building Environment?

    Nearly three years since the Hackitt Report’s publishing, the construction industry has been subjected to gradual changes by introducing regulations. However, the industry will likely face more changes to the legislature.

  2.  Keeping Up With the Evolving Regulations

    Keeping Up With the Evolving Regulations

    Over the last few years, the fire safety and smoke ventilation industry has been experiencing shifting legislature resulting in changes to designing, installing and maintaining fire safety systems. Therefore, it is critical that in order for your projects to remain compliant, that you understand these shifting regulations.

  3. Amendments to Approved Document B

    Amendments to Approved Document B

    On 26th May 2020, both volumes of Approved Document B: Fire safety (2019 edition) were amended.

  4. The FDS FireSmart Control Panel

    The FDS FireSmart Control Panel

    With any building being used for commercial or residential purposes, exhaustive measures must be undertaken to ensure the safety of all occupants in the case of a fire. Be Safe Direct are proud to be able to offer the BS5839 approved FDS FireSmart control panel as a means of securing your buildings safety.

  5. How to Calculate the Free Area of a Window

    How to Calculate the Free Area of a Window

    When creating a smoke ventilation system, natural ventilation provides a simple, reliable solution, with low noise and energy usage. The use of windows as natural smoke vents is a popular choice, as they are often already included in a building’s design, and can increase the amount of natural light in an area, which wouldn’t be possible when using dedicated vents. But what is the 'free area' and how is it calculated?

  6. Mini Guide to Smoke Ventilation in Residential Developments

    Mini Guide to Smoke Ventilation in Residential Developments

    When it comes to specifying, installing and maintaining fire systems, it is important to remember the purpose and importance of smoke ventilation. This mini-guide looks at the options and professional support available when it comes to smoke ventilation specification.

  7. Going the Distance – Extended Travel Distances

    Going the Distance – Extended Travel Distances

    What is the travel distance? Find out how they are defined and why they are important when considering your smoke ventilation system.

  8. Covid-19 Business Operation Statement

    Covid-19 Business Operation Statement

    As a support to your business, we fully understand the impact Covid-19 may be having.  However, we can confirm that Be Safe Direct remains open and operational during the current Covid-19 issues across the United Kingdom.

  9. Automatic Opening Vents (AOVs)

    Automatic Opening Vents (AOVs)

    Automatic Opening Vents (AOVs) can be used in both natural and mechanical smoke ventilation systems. They can be activated to control the ambient temperature and maintain comfort, or to aid with smoke clearance in the event of a fire, to allow a means of escape and access for firefighters. Added convenience can be achieved through automation so that the system reactions to triggers sent from sensors rather than a human response.

  10. Be Safe Direct are Nationwide

    Be Safe Direct are Nationwide

    Be Safe Direct are known for providing the highest quality products direct to your door at a competitive price. Be Safe Direct offers complete reliability, supplying the best products and getting them to you when you need them. But did you know that we are now supplying our products and services nationwide?

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