February 14, 2020

Fines handed out over fire safety failings at student flats

Three companies have been ordered to pay fines totalling £670,000 after admitting fire safety failings at a building used for student accommodation in Leeds. Judge Mairs at Leeds Crown Court heard how Trinity Halls on Woodhouse Street had only one available fire escape which was compromised due to combustible materials, putting at serious risk the 27 students who had moved in, in September 2016. The court heard the students had moved into the building on the upper ground floor while […]
February 12, 2020

Fire-safety chief: Whistle-blowers should be able to report potential building flaws

Whistle-blowers should be able to report potential building flaws to the government’s new building-safety regulator, the head of a leading fire-safety body has said. Fire Sector Federation executive officer Dennis Davis told Construction News that workers should be able to report concerns to the new regulator without fear of retribution. The new watchdog, which was partially detailed by housing secretary Robert Jenrick last month, will enforce more stringent regulations for higher-risk buildings. Dame Judith Hackitt will oversee the creation of […]
February 10, 2020

CAVIUS Alarm Range featured in Firechief 2020 Catalogue

The new 2019/20 Firechief Catalogue is now available and the entire Firechief CAVIUS alarm range is available to order from the catalogue. Featuring more than 2,000 quality, UK-approved fire protection products over 168 pages, the all-new catalogue includes Fire Depot’s exclusive and ever-growing range of Firechief branded products. The entire CAVIUS alarm range is featured within the catalogue, including the very popular smoke alarm, heat alarm and CO Alarm. Managing Director Laurie Pollard said: “We now have the catalogue available […]
January 29, 2020

Meet the team and see the CAVIUS Products in 2020

We are starting to plan our 2020 exhibitions and would love to invite all our followers to come down to the following shows. Fire Safety Event – April 2020 A must attend for anyone who has a focus on improving life safety, business continuity and business protection for their organisation. Birmingham, NEC – more information at: ElexShow – The Electrician’s Exhibition – September 2020 Get some huge deals on the very latest power tools and make sure you’re up […]