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February 2016

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Welcome to our February edition of RedBook News.


Workshop on reducing false fire alarms

Earlier this month a BRE-led workshop - supported by BAFE and the FIA - suggested ways of implementing the recommendations of recent research into ways of preventing false alarms from fire detection systems in the UK. Read more

The Red Book App

All of the Red Book Listings are now available to view in a free, fully searchable App. The newly updated App also gives immediate access to Suspensions, Withdrawals and Notices about Counterfeits. The Apps are available for Apple, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets. You can download a copy via the links on the Red Book homepage at 

Colin Bailey to be keynote speaker at Fire Research Conference

Professor Colin Bailey, Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the Fire Research Conference on 9 June. The lead expert in reviewing the structural fire design on iconic London buildings such as The Shard, The Pinnacle, Heron Tower and Leadenhall, Professor Bailey will speak on ‘Developments in the Practical Application of Structural Fire Engineering’. Read more

Forthcoming events

The next few months will be very busy for us in terms of exhibitions. A full list of these for 2016, as well as reports on past events, can be found here. The exhibitions that we will be attending from March to June include:

Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2016

1-3 March, Dubai International Exhibition Centre

Stand No: 8E21

Security and Policing

8-10 March, FIVE, Farnborough

Stand No: 73B

Fire Fighting Middle East (FFME)/ISNR

15-17 March, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)

Stand No: 6004

Counter Terror

19-20 April, Olympia

Stand No: E70

Fire & Safety India

21-23 April, Bombay

Stand No: 1-10

Fire Research Conference 2016

9 June 2016, BRE Watford

Firex International

21-23 June, London ExCel

Stand No: B160


21-23 June, London Excel

Stand No: C1950

LPCB Red Book Security Pavilion

IFSEC International 21-23 June, ExCeL, London


As part of a major new initiative at IFSEC International 2016, Europe’s leading security trade event, LPCB will be participating at this year’s IFSEC with a dedicated Red Book Security Pavilion specifically aimed at the professional security sector.


Mirroring the successful Red Book Pavilion in FIREX International, LPCB will use the Security Pavilion to promote its expertise and guidance in third party product testing and approvals, and provide support for Red Book listed companies exhibiting at the event. Read more

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

Event reports

Intersec 2016

17-19 January World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE


This year the show was opened by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (son of the President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Emir of Dubai). Intersec 2016 saw 1,200 exhibition stands and visitors from more than 120 countries. Once again BRE Global had two stands, one in the Fire Hall and the other in the Security Hall. Read more

In the news

Landlord putting lives at risk says fire service

London Fire Brigade is offering free smoke alarms to tenants in private rented properties over fears that landlords are not complying with new regulations. In October last year, new rules were brought in requiring landlords to fit smoke alarms on each floor of their rental property, or face a fine of up to £5000. Read more


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


Smoke alarms still absent in some properties

A survey carried out by website has found that as many as 1 in 5 tenants do not have a working smoke alarm in their house-share. 15% of tenants polled said they had no smoke alarm, whilst another 7% said they did have a smoke alarm, but they had removed the batteries. Read more 


The list of LPCB approved domestic smoke alarms can be seen here.


New Red Book Listings

CT Fire Protection Ltd ISO 9001 (Quality Management System)

Grange Door Systems LPS 1197 (Inspection, repair and maintenance of fire and security doors and doorsets) and LPS 1271 (Fire and security door and shutter installers)

Eurotech Fire Systems Ltd Approved products (Odyssey 200-500A Manual call point)

System Sensor, Honeywell International (I) PVT. Limited Approved products (2351/EIA and 2351/EC Commercial smoke detectors)

The Rooflight Company Approved products (Plateau Secured by Design fixed rooflights)

Dudley Safes Limited Approved products (Addition of Europa 0 MK3 and Europa 1 MK3 free-standing Safes)

Boss Fire Protection (Scotland) LPS 1531 (Approved installer of passive fire protection products – Addition of Appendix 1, Penetration, cavity barrier and linear gap seals)

Watex Pumps Industries Approved products (WATEX Fire hose reels)

H S Jackson & Son (Fencing) Limited t/a Jacksons Fencing Approved products (Addition of Sentry SR1, Defender Xtreme SR1, Euroguard Flatform Heavy SR1 and Euroguard Combi SR to the range of security fencing systems and addition of Sentry SR1, Defender Xtreme SR1, Euroguard Flatform Heavy SR1 and Euroguard Combi SR added to the range of security gates)

NAFFCO FZCo Approved products (Eco Barid foam Portable fire extinguisher)

Hochiki America Corporation Approved products (ALN-E(WHT) Commercial smoke detector)

Hochiki Europe (UK) Ltd Approved products (ALN-E(HFP) Commercial smoke detector)

Qatar Factory for Fire Fighting Equipment & Safety Systems Approved products (Portable fire extinguishers)

Wuppermann Stahl GmbH Approved products (WGalweld lightweight sprinkler pipework)

Glazing Vision Limited Approved products (Flushglaze Secure, Flushglaze Secure+, VisionVent Secure and VisionVent Secure+ fixed and hinged rooflights)

Paradise Electrical Industries Approved products (Parashield SFR Fire resistant cable)

Gent by Honeywell (Novar Systems Ltd) Approved products (S4BK-711-V, S4BK-711 and S4BK-711-V-VAD-HPR Commercial multi-criteria detectors)

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. Book before the 31 March and get £25 off using code ‘early2016’. 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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