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April 2016

Dear XX

Welcome to our April edition of RedBook News.


New MD for BRE Global

Dr Debbie Smith OBE has been appointed as the new Managing Director of BRE Global, the certification arm of building science centre BRE which incorporates international brands such as BREEAM and LPCB. Debbie replaces Richard Hardy who takes on the challenge of driving major change projects across the Group. Read more

New manager for passive fire protection installer approval schemes

BRE Global has appointed Philip Brownhill to manage its LPCB certification schemes for installers of passive fire protection systems. The schemes ensure that installers are appropriately trained and have the necessary expertise to install or apply the product correctly in buildings and infrastructure. Read more

Forthcoming events

Second Annual BRE Fire Research Conference

The Fire Research Conference at BRE Watford on 9 June will provide insights into the latest thinking on fire safety strategies and possible trends in future legislation. Leading experts will discuss issues ranging from sprinklers in housing and wireless fire detection in prisons, to the design of open-plan flats and the safe management of industrial processes. Read more

Join us at IFSEC and FIREX

A reminder that BRE Global will have Red Book Pavilions at both IFSEC and FIREX at London’s ExCeL on 21-23 June 2016. As the UK’s leading security and fire protection events, IFSEC and FIREX provide excellent opportunities for meeting current and new customers, and promoting our product testing, training and delivery of third party certification.


There are still one or two spaces left in the FIREX and IFSEC Pavilions at a reduced rate, for more information click on the individual links.

Click on the map below to see where we will be promoting our Red Book listings in the early part of 2016.

Event reports

Counter Terror Expo (CTX)

BRE Global attended this year’s CTX at Olympia in London on 19-20 April. It was extremely pleasing to see the number of LPCB certificated security companies also attending the show. CTX is a focused exhibition aimed at the high end security protection needed in the fight against terrorism. Read more

Poor installation dangers revealed at the Checkmate Fire seminar

A recent Checkmate Fire seminar held at BRE on Passive Fire Protection was attended by around 125 delegates, representing housing associations, NHS Trusts, consultants, facilities managers and many others. Read more

In the news

Council under fire for ‘failing’ to fine landlords over smoke alarm rules

Haringey Council has come under fire from the opposition over its ‘failure’ to enforce laws introduced last year mandating all landlords fit smoke alarms in private properties. Read more


For a list of LPCB certificated domestic smoke alarms click here.

False alarms cost service millions per year

Scottish fire chiefs in the Perthshire region are taking action in a bid to reduce the number of false alarm callouts faced by crews in the area. A report showed that Perthshire crews attended almost 300 false alarms between October and December last year, from a total of 1,137 in 2015. Read more


Click here for some of the latest research on the causes of and reduction of false fire alarms.


New Red Book Listings

Ningbo Jintian Fire Fighting Indusrial Co., Ltd. Additions to the KX06 range of Fire Hose Reels

Gent by Honeywell (Novar Systems Ltd) S4-34800, S4-34842, S4-34805 & S4-34845 Manual Call Points

Stancold PLC LPS 1500 Approved Installer of Fire Resisting Compartmentation Systems

SMS (Novar Systems Ltd) SEN-800 & SEN-805 Manual Call Points

Angus Fire Ltd. TARTAN Fire Hose Reels

Asiatic Fire System Pte Ltd KILLFIRE Fire Hose Reel

Victaulic Company Installation Ready Pipe Couplings and Fittings

Hochiki Europe (UK) Ltd CHQ range of Visual Warning Devices

Distriplast Flandre SAS FT BLL2 Diplast FR Temporary Protective Covering Material

Bastion Security Products Limited Bastion Door4 Hinged Security Doorset), BastionGrille Louvre vents, Bastion Wall4 Modular Security Enclosure System & Bastion Wall4 Secure Partition Walling Systems

Smartwares Safety & Lighting BV FA370, RM370, RM377 Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Morley IAS by Honeywell MI-VAD-WC-I & MI-VAD-WC-N Alarm Warning Devices

System Sensor Europe, Life Safety Distribution AG, VAD-PC-I# & VAD-PC-N# Alarm Warning Devices

Notifier by Honeywell NFXI-WCF-WC & NFX-WCF-WC Alarm Warning Devices

Bradbury Security ‘Spartan2’ and ‘Spartan 3’ Security Barsets

PSF Wales Limited Hercules Lite SR2 and Hercules Lite SR3 added to the range of Hinged Security Doorsets

Barkers Engineering Limited SecureGuard SR1 & StronGuard SR2 Security Fencing and SecureGuard SR1 & StronGuard SR2 Security Gates

Gilgen Door Systems Ltd SR5-DSHD-FB3 & SR5-DSHD-FB4 added to Roleguard-High Security range of Security Shutters & SR5-DSHD-FB3 & SR5-DSHD-FB4 Roleguard-High Security Shutters – first LPCB ballistics approval to EN 1522

The LPCB Red Book listings are updated daily. To ensure that you are using the most up to date information please go to or use the Red Book App available for iPhone/iPad, Android devices and Windows 8 Phones.

Training from BRE Academy

Fire Door Inspection Training

26 May at BRE Watford
This course is for anyone undertaking fire door inspections including building control officers, safety inspectors, insurers, fire risk assessors, fire professionals and facilities managers. Read more

Fire Research Conference

9 June at BRE Watford

Delegates will gain access to the very latest research information and the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals from across fire-related communities. Read more

Fire modelling for fire investigation and the design of buildings

This online course will allow you to develop an understanding of fire modelling and how it can be used to predict fire progression in real-world situations. Read more

BIM for product manufacturers

BRE Associate Director of BIM, Paul Oakley, answers many of the frequently asked questions about BIM. Read more 


We have a number of promising career opportunities at BRE in our fire and security business including Scientists, Certification Managers, Inspection and Test Engineers. For a full list of vacancies, please click here.

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