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Health and Safety Executive reward Mick George Progress

Having grown revenues by 51% (YOY), Mick George Environmental received some more welcome news from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to kick-start 2019.
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Codes of practice – BS 7273-4: 2015 explained

Reading and understanding standards and codes of practice is the fire industry professional’s bread and butter – but sometimes there are issues.
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BAFE, BREXIT, and Grenfell: The three things the fire industry worries about and why

Trends within the fire industry point to uncertainty, the FIA discusses the issues of rising costs and a component shortage in the wake of recent events
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The 7 facts you need to know about the new fire detection qualifications

With the introduction of the new fire detection and alarm systems qualifications, The FIA give you some facts. Sit back, you might just learn something.
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Early success for new fire detection & alarm qualifications as 82% pass

The Foundation unit of the new FIA Fire Detection & Alarm qualifications have got off to a successful early start, giving positive feedback.
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Mick George Environmental offer school asbestos collection for a ‘good gauze’

Following the announcement to remove gauze mats due to risk, Mick George Environmental will be offering asbestos collections from education facilities.
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FIA Member numbers soar as new qualifications kick off

New FIA member numbers are rapidly increasing month-on-month, following new qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems.
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Servicing fire extinguishers

When servicing fire extinguishers, can you use generic parts or should you buy from the manufacturer? Here the FIA answers the question.
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Free seminars on the fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association will be giving two free seminars on the topic of fire detection and alarm systems at the FIM Expo in October 2018
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What’s on the Health and Safety and Environmental unit

The FIA launches the Health & Safety and the Environmental units from their qualification pathway, which are now available online.
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The FIA awards learners its first ever Nationally Recognised Qualification in Fire Safety

Learners attending the FIA’s Advanced Installer beta course are the first candidates to achieve a qualification in Fire Detection and Alarm Installation.
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Servicing fire extinguishers – ‘Verified Alternatives’

Servicing fire extinguishers? Can you use generic parts or should you buy from the manufacturer? The Fire Industry Association sheds some light on BS 5306-9:2015
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Thoughts from the shovel face: Are you taking the PFAS?

Paul Nathanail, managing director of Land Quality Management Ltd discusses a group of contaminants, including PFAS, causing worldwide concern.
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What’s on the Health and Safety and Environmental unit

The Fire Industry Association launches the Health & Safety unit plus the Environmental unit as their courses continue to expand
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FIA launches two courses from the qualification pathway

The FIA has launched two courses from the qualification pathway for Health & Safety plus the Environmental units which will build on the Foundation course
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The FIA courses are changing – Find out how

The FIA courses are being updated to accommodate for progression within the industry.  The reasons and the changes are discussed within this article.
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Qualifications: The Future of Fire Detection & Alarm?

Can you predict the future?  The importance of fire detection and alarms, and associated qualifications referring to fire safety is discussed by the Fire Industry Association What is the future for those working in the fire detection and alarm sector? Whilst staring into a crystal ball probably won’t help, we can analyse the...
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Fire industry recruitment survey

We are launching a survey to find out the extent of the recruitment problems within the fire industry. Our Fire industry recruitment survey has now started. After multiple verbal accounts of how difficult it can be to recruit new people, we are looking to find out the percentage of companies within the fire...
About Access

Design of doors starts with common sense

Ian Streets of About Access discusses the design of doors and their role in accessibility and safety, something often overlooked. We’ve seen all sorts of issues with doors. Probably the most ridiculous is the one with the fire door propped open by an extinguisher. There are other obvious problems, such as...
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Fire Industry Association now open for bookings for new fire detection and alarm qualifications

Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in designing, installing, maintaining, and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire Industry Association has announced that bookings can now be made on the FIA website. The Fire Industry Associations courses are full...
The continual development of BIM: How can you utilise it?

When should you review your fire risk assessment?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places the responsibility on building owners, employers and occupiers to regularly assess the fire safety procedures in their buildings and in the workplace. When should you review your fire risk assessment? Even though there is no fixed period for reviewing fire risk assessments, it...
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A reasonable approach to improving access for disabled people

Ten years after the deadline passed for businesses to make sure their premises and services were accessible, it may be considered surprising to find that many are still vulnerable to claims for discrimination. Then again it may be entirely predictable. There are still many people who do not recognise the...
Callsafe Services Ltd

Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015: Training

Training Effective training should enable all of the dutyholders to achieve compliance with the regulations in an efficient and cost-effective way, achieving the objectives of not hurting people without reducing, and sometimes enhancing, the efficiencies on the project and for future maintenance, cleaning, etc. The courses available from Callsafe Services Limited...
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An inclusive approach to evacuation plans

It is vital for a business to have facilities and procedures in place to help disabled people move around a building – and it is even more important to have effective systems in place to help them get out. When the need arises to evacuate a building the likelihood is...
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CDM2015: Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015

Are we ready? On 29th January 2015, CDM2015 gained parliamentary approval, and will therefore come into force on 6th April 2015. As the final version of the regulations have only just been published and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) only issued the draft Guidances for CDM2015 on 9th January...
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Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015: Are we ready?

Today, 29th January 2015, CDM2015 gained parliamentary approval, and will therefore come into force on 6th April 2015. As the final version of the regulations have only been published today and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) only issued the draft Guidances for CDM2015 on 9th January 2015; the...

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