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April 2017

Dear XX

Welcome to our April edition of RedBook News.




New guidance on installing fire protection to structural steelwork

Advice on correctly specifying and installing passive and reactive fire protection to structural steelwork was published recently. It identifies key issues for specifiers, manufacturers, contractors and approval authorities, and highlights the importance of adequate testing, product quality, installation and maintenance, and the critical role of third-party certification schemes. Read more

Spacecraft fire safety at Fire Research Conference

The University of Edinburgh’s Grunde Jomaas will give the keynote lecture on spacecraft fire safety at the Fire Research Conference (8 June). This is one of a diverse range of topics including false alarm reduction, fire suppression innovation, fire investigations, firefighting in basements and CE marking opportunities around Brexit. Read more

Fire flashover in modern buildings explained

A new Information Paper outlines the flashover process in fires, and the factors influencing flashover occurrence and development. It provides expert information to fire risk assessors, fire safety managers and other managers with safety responsibilities, as well as community fire safety officers, firefighters and fire investigators. Read more

Promoting fire protection product certification in Sri Lanka

Graham Orme, BRE Global International Director, recently gave a presentation on the testing and certification of fire protection products to an invited audience in Colombo that included representatives of the Colombo Fire Department, consultants and building owners. Read more

Forthcoming events

Security & Counter Terror Expo

3-4 May at Olympia in London

Our security team will be on hand at Olympia to discuss any procurement advice you may need for LPCB approved security products and systems. Please drop by our stand (No: E70) and say hello.

Firex International & IFSEC International

20-22 June at London ExCel

Come and see us at the LPCB Pavilions at Firex (Stand No: C160) and IFSEC (Stand No: B1450). Among the activities will be live attack testing each day on the Pavilion at IFSEC - keep your eye on our website for full details.

Click on the map below to see where we will be promoting our Red Book listings in 2017.

Event reports

Fire & Safety India, 6-8 April, Mumbai

In April BRE Global attended Fire & Safety India at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. There is a rapidly growing demand for fire protection equipment and technology across India, with the fire and safety equipment market expected to reach around US$5 billion by the end of 2019 (India Fire & Safety Equipment Market Forecast & Opportunities). Our new LPS 1666 standard for LPCB approval of direct low pressure application fixed fire suppression systems, was of particular interest to visitors at the BRE Global stand where we were kept busy discussing LPCB listed products and services.


In the news

Qualifications for the fire sector

Despite all the noise and clamour of the fire industry beating our drum over the need for a qualification to improve, gain and maintain high standards of knowledge and competency, the road towards qualifications for the industry so far has been a rather short and bumpy one. Read more


Hundreds of London tower blocks without recent fire risk assessments

Over 300 tower blocks in London have not had a fire risk assessment performed for more than a year, in a shocking revelation by eight London borough councils. Read more


New Red Book Listings

ALUFIRE Sp.z.o.o.Sp.K ALUFIRE EI30; ALUFIRE EI60; ALUFIRE EI120; ALUFIRE Vision Line EI30; ALUFIRE Vision Line EI60 Fire resistant glazing systems.

Vindex Systems LPS 1014 Certified fire detection and alarm system firms.

Duplus Architectural Systems Part Q Capless, Part Q Capped, Part Q Fixed, Part Q Hinged, Part Q Sliding, Part Q Walk On, Part Q+ Capped, Part Q+ Fixed, Part Q+ Sliding and Part Q+ Walk On Fixed and opening rooflights.

Warrior Doors Warrior Enclosure Modular security enclosure system.

Macron Safety Systems ATEX container assemblies & 42 bar container labels (Certs 587a/01 & 02) Gaseous system components.

Honeywell Morley-IAS by Honeywell International HM-PSE-S2 & HM-PSE-S2-I Commercial smoke detectors.

PPG Coatings Europe BV  STEELGUARD™ 751/ STEELGUARD™ 851 Structural steel and concrete members fire protection.

Tanda (UK)  TX7300 Sounder Strobe, TX7140 Manual call point, TX7210 and TX7230 Line units.

Schneider Electric Fire & Security Oy EDI-30 Commercial multisensor detector.

Glazing Vision Octagonal Pyramid Secure, Skydoor Secure, Skyglide Secure, Skyhatch Secure, Sliding Over Fixed Secure, Sliding Over Roof Secure, Standard Box Secure, Standard Pyramid Secure, X-Vent Secure, Skydoor Secure+, Skyhatch Secure+ and X-Vent Secure+ Fixed and hinged rooflights added to the range.

Protec Fire Detection WLS/HT Commercial heat detector, WLS/OP Commercial smoke detector, WLS/MS Commercial multi-criteria detector, 3000/WLS/EXP, WLS/EXP, WLS/BOP and WLS/MIP Line units, WLS/MCP Manual call point and WLS/SB and WLS/SBVID Alarm warning device.

Hochiki Europe (UK) ALN-E(HFP) Commercial smoke detector.

Multron Systems DET-A103E Commercial heat detector, DET-A102E Commercial smoke detector and DET-A101E Commercial multisensor detector.

Syncoln SYN 4000-200 Manual call point.

Everday TR6100 Commercial beam detector.

Detect Fire DF 800 Commercial beam detector.

Context Plus CP550SB, CP550DB & CP850BSW, CON430A/CX/DR, CON431A/CX/W and CON433A/CX/DR Alarm warning devices.

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.

Training from BRE Academy

Fire door inspection training

18 May and 24 August at BRE Watford

Inspection of fire doors is vital to ensuring that the appropriate products are installed to the proper standard, and requires a high level of expertise and competence. More

Waste site fire training

29 June at BRE Watford

Does your waste site meet the latest requirements of the Environment Agency Fire Prevention Plan? More

Timber fire door - installation, repair and maintenance

27 July at BRE Watford

Correctly installing fire doors and doorsets and their on-going repair and maintenance is critical to the safety of building occupants. More

Fire Safety Awareness (International)

Online course
An interactive course for building owners and facilities managers, which will give an overview of the key issues that need to be considered to mitigate and manage fire, specifically in the working environment. More

Fire modelling for fire investigation and the design of buildings

Online course

A course that will help you to more fully understand fire modelling and the ways in which it can predict the progress of fires in real-world situations. 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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