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July-August 2016

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Welcome to our July-August edition of RedBook News.


CE Marking business as usual after EU referendum result

Following the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union, BRE Global remains fully committed to its customers and will continue to provide the CE marking support they need to successfully deliver their products to the market. Read more

Measuring and rating building security

A new BRE Global certification scheme called SABRE, measures and evaluates the security of buildings and infrastructure against a range of credible threats, and provides an independent security risk management rating - a SABRE Assurance Rating. Read more

Leveson rules on Lakanal fire RRO prosecutions

The High Court has concluded that the London Fire Authority should retain responsibility for deciding whether there will be prosecutions under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO), regarding the Lakanal House tower block fire in which six people died. The hearing, held before Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, followed a challenge by the London Borough of Southwark claiming potential conflicts of interest. Read more

EN 50575 - Cables - added to CPR NB Schedule

The standard for power, control and communications cables, EN 50575:2014+A1:2016, has been added to the BRE Global Construction Products Regulation Notified Body (CPR NB) Schedule for System 1+, Product Certification Body, and System 3, Testing Laboratory. The full Schedule can be viewed here.

Fire safety in buildings guidance compilation

A collection of BRE expert guidance on fire risk, protection and detection (ref: AP 312) has been compiled to provide a reference library of BRE Digests, Information Papers, and Good Building and Repair Guides on fire risk, protection and detection. Read more

BIM training goes International

A series of BIM courses have launched in the United Arab Emirates, India and Indonesia by BRE Academy, the training arm of BRE. Designed to provide knowledge and skills that can be applied locally whilst remaining consistent with the industry internationally, the courses are available both in-house and online at See also details of other training opportunities from BRE Academy below.

Fire Door Safety Week

This year’s fire safety week from 26 September to 2 October, commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, the event that gave rise to the ‘fire door’. It will spotlight the fire door’s critical fire safety role and draw attention to common-place bad practice. More information is here (and details of a fire doors training course are below).


Forthcoming events

Fire India South, Chennai, India, 21-22 September

The fire and security market in India is set to grow radically in the coming years because of increasing customer awareness coupled with the implementation of strict state-level norms on fire safety. Fire India South will host key decision makers in the fire and safety Industry, connecting the entire fire safety community of manufacturers, dealers, integrators and end users. BRE Global will be exhibiting at Stand No C-10b. See here for more information.

With India also seeing major growth in sustainable construction, BRE Academy has launched its online building information modelling (BIM) courses there, which will help India's built environment professionals to reap the significant benefits that BIM delivers. More

Security Essen, 27-30 September

The booming world market for security is reflected in the growing number of exhibitors showcasing their products and services at this bi-annual show, where BRE Global will be exhibiting on Stand No 1E31. Representing areas ranging from fire prevention and cyber security to CCTV and outdoor area protection, experts, decision-makers and buyers will be meeting at Security Essen. See here for more information.

Fire & Security Shanghai 2016, 9-11 November

The 12th Shanghai International Fire & Security Technology Equipment Exhibition (Fire & Security Shanghai 2016) will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. If you are visiting the show please pop by and say hello to Ming Stone, China Country Manager, on Stand No A007. See here for more information.

Big 5 Construction, Dubai, 21-24 November

At Big 5, the largest construction event in the Middle East, great interest is shown in the Red Book listings. If you are a specifier, regulator, manufacturer or installer of fire or security protection products, please stop by for a chat at our stand - No: IF41. See here for more information.

UK Security Expo 2016, Olympia, London, 30 November-1 December

BRE Global has taken a stand - No. K41 - at this new government-supported event. Through conferences, workshops and demonstrations, visitors will be able to explore security issues in the areas of design, technology and, in the event of an attack, the capacity to respond.

Gavin Jones, Associate Director, Security & Resilience at BRE, will be speaking on Day 1 in the Designing Out Terrorism Conference. Richard Flint, Physical Security Certification Scheme Manager at BRE Global, will speak on Day 2 in the Critical National Infrastructure Conference. Visitor passes are available free of charge. See here for more information.

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

In the news

Insurers call for compulsory warehouse sprinklers

The Association of British Insurers is calling for sprinklers to be made a legal requirement in all new warehouses over 2,000m2, as average pay outs for commercial fires break the £25,000 barrier for the first time. Read more


For a full list of LPCB approved sprinklers click here.


Home Office publishes first set of fire statistics

The Home Office has published the first set of fire statistics since assuming control of fire services from the DCLG earlier this year. The latest figures include detail on the causes of fires, the use of smoke alarms the seasonality and temporality of fires and other topics of interest to the fire statistics community. Read more




New Red Book Listings

Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd SA5900-908, SA5900-928, SA5900-948 Manual call points.

CLD Fencing Systems Ltd Slidemaster SR1, SR2 and SR3 added to the range of Security gates.

Ningbo Kingdun Electronic Industry Co. Ltd EVE CR123a battery added to the approved batteries for LM-107A, LM-107B and LM-107C Domestic smoke alarms.

Ecotect Engineering Ltd LPS 1301 Approved sprinkler installer (residential and domestic).

Beijing VSAIL Fire Protection Co. Ltd VI-6657 Manual call point

Lionweld Kennedy Flooring T/A Access Design and Engineering Enhanced Security Upstands Covers Horizontal access covers

Liddle Doors Ltd LD SR4 Barset Security grilles, blinds and barsets.

Assa Abloy Limited T/A Abloy UK Abloy PLI340/25, Abloy PLM340/25, Abloy PLI350/25 and Abloy PLM350/25 added to range of padlocks and padlock fittings.

Britannia Metador Defender Xtreme 1, 2 and 3 Hinged security doorsets with glazed leaves.

Nexans Turkiye Endustri ve Ticaret A.S. ALSECURE PLUS NX300 single-core Fire resistant cable.

Dubai Cable Company Ducab FlamBICC 6 Fire resistant cable.

Mavili Elektronik Ticaret Ve Sanayi A.S. ML-2710 Manual call point

Vipond Fire Protection Ltd LPS 1204 Certificated gas fire extinguishing company.

R&M Clarkson Ltd trading as Clarkson Safety Systems LPS 1014 Fire detection and alarm system firm.

Beijing Leader Huaxin Electronics Co. Ltd J-SA P-M-LD2000EN Manual call point

Hochiki Europe (UK) Ltd CHQ-FTM & CHQ-FTM/DIN & CHQ-FTM(HFP) Line units.

AEI Cables Ltd Firetec standard multicore LSZH Fire resistant cable.

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

14 September, BRE Watford

BRE and the Door and Hardware Federation have developed a comprehensive one-day training course covering the issues that must be addressed when conducting fire door inspections. More

BIM International training (BIM Level 2)

19-20 September Kuala Lumpur, 22-23 September New Delhi, 12-13 October, Dubai

Course to educate international building professionals in BIM by introducing UK and international best practice, as well as established standards, methods and procedures. Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Dubai

Fire modelling for fire investigation and the design of buildings


Course to help you understand fire modelling and the way it predicts how fires can progress in real-world situations. More

Fire Safety Awareness (International)

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

BIM Essentials


An online course providing delegates with a robust knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 maturity, which can be applied locally while still being consistent with the industry internationally. More

Career opportunities

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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