fire detection

Developments in emergency lighting 2019

For those who are not aware, there have been some recent updates to the standards for emergency lighting, BS 5266-1. With the current situation there has been what is known as ‘Emergency escape lighting’, which provides indication and illumination of exit routes to enable them to be used at all times. However, there are two new developments: safety lighting and dynamic safety signage systems.  Continued monitoring of the safety of premises

Advanced Maintainer course from the qualification pathway re-released

The Fire Industry Association has re-launched the fire detection and alarms Advance Maintainer unit of the qualification pathway, which is available to book now.  This unit forms one of the specialist units of the new qualifications that are designed for those working in the fire detection and alarm sector. The FIA provides nationally recognised qualifications for fire detection and alarm. Those studying the Maintainer unit as part of the qualification

FIM Expo

FIM Expo: Connecting those interested in Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

It’s now two months until next FIM Expo, Thursday 4th October 2018. This time FIM Expo will take place at Doncaster Racecourse. Doncaster is one of the oldest (and in terms of physical capacity – largest) established centres for horse racing in Britain, and is easily accessible by road from Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, and Lincoln areas. Organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA), FIM Expo features many of the UK’s

Interfacing of fire protection systems in commercial kitchens

FIA Technical Manager, Rob Thilthorpe examines the importance of interfacing fire protection systems in commercial kitchens What you need to know Commercial kitchens can have a lot of fire hazards and risks than need to be minimised, which is why it may be necessary for various fire protection methods to integrate with other systems within the kitchen environment and the building in general.  These may include building management systems, kitchen

Fire detection from Comelit

Comelit Fires Up New Division With FIA Membership

Comelit UK has become a member of the prominent Fire Industry Association (FIA) following the introduction of its new fire division, designed to complement its renowned security portfolio.   The Italian door entry manufacturer, known for its high specification solutions, now offers a range of automatic fire detection systems, including conventional and addressable panels, that have proven successful across Europe.   And pledging its commitment to the sector, Comelit has

FIA’s Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Maintainer unit available to book now

The Fire Industry Association has launched the Maintainer unit of the qualification pathway.  This unit forms one of the specialist units of the new qualifications that are now available to book for those working in the fire detection and alarm sector.  This comes one week after the announcement that the Advanced Installer unit was released for booking. The FIA provides nationally recognised qualifications for fire detection and alarm.  Those studying

Meet the level of education specified in EN 16763: Get qualified to install fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the Advanced Installer unit of the new qualification pathway.  The unit forms one of the four units of the qualification that must be undertaken in order to become fully qualified in installing fire detection and alarm systems, and is set to meet the level of education set out in the service standard, EN 16763.   Available to book now, the Advanced Installer unit

The FIA responds to the Hackitt review

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) welcomes Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. We, amongst others, have been pushing for years for changes in the regulatory environment and competency levels in the fire safety industry.    The Hackitt Report is a very wide ranging review of the processes used to ensure high standards of fire safety within the design, construction and end use of buildings. It

Two new courses from the qualification pathway released by the FIA

The Fire Industry Association is delighted to announce that two new courses are now available to book under the ‘Training’ tab of the website. This will no doubt please those who have previously taken the Foundation course of the new qualification pathway, as these two new courses are the next step in the route to becoming qualified. The new qualification pathway is designed for those working within the fire detection

Fire Industry Association discuss the past and present at their Annual General Meeting

  The Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) prestigious Annual General Meeting and lunch was met with great aplomb last week.  The event, held at the stylish London Hilton Bankside Hotel – just a short walk from such famous locations as the London Eye and the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, was extremely well-attended by FIA members and their guests. The morning meeting, held exclusively for FIA members, reported on all areas of the