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February 2017

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Welcome to our February edition of RedBook News.




Irish company approved to LPS 1531

PFP Fire Systems has become the first LPS 1531 approved installer of passive fire protection products in the Republic of Ireland. The certification of this global leader in passive fire protection services for the tunnel and commercial construction sectors, reflects the continued success and spreading influence of LPS 1531. Read more

The role of fire technologies research in shaping standards

A European conference in Berlin this month considered the fire technologies research that could shape future standards. Speakers included Raman Chagger, Principal Consultant in Fire Detection at BRE, who gave two presentations, one on the test fires used to assess smoke detectors and the second on visual alarm devices and their effectiveness in warning of fire. Read more

Technical seminar in Hong Kong

Jenny Morris, BRE Global Certification Manager for Cables, supported one of our approved clients by attending and presenting at a technical seminar for the Association of Registered Fire Service Installation Contractors of Hong Kong. Jenny’s presentation focussed on the importance of independent third party certification, the BS Code of Practice 8519 and its installation guidelines. This was followed by a technical Q&A session.

TechConnect India

Kamil Hamid, BRE Global Country Manager for India, attended the TecConnect seminar at Bengaluru, India on 3 February. The event was a joint initiative of Secutech and Fire & Safety India to provide a platform for presenting and discussing innovation in the Indian fire and security industries. It was opened by the Deputy Director of Karnataka State Fire & Emergency Services, and the Maharashtra Fire Services Director was the VIP guest on the panel. (Image, courtesy of FPAI.)

Forthcoming events

Data Centre World

BRE Global is an official event partner at the Data Centre World event on 15-16 March at London ExCel. This event will showcase the very latest in data centre innovations. It will host over 500 world leading international suppliers of products and services to the data centre industry, covering power and energy efficiency, design and build, physical security, robotic automation, fire and security, and data centre routing and switching. Read more



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

Event reports

Intersec Dubai, 22-24 January 2017

Intersec is the largest fire and security exhibition in the world, hosting more than 1,280 exhibitors and welcoming visitors from 127 countries. We had two stands – one in the Fire Hall and the other in the Security Hall. The show was very busy over all three days, reflecting the major projects underway in the region, such as the World Cup stadia in Qatar and the Dubai 2020 World Fair. Read more

In the news

London Bridge underground station fire reminds us of the importance of sprinklers

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters were called to London Bridge Underground Station on 31 January after an escalator caught fire. Fire crews were called to reports of smoke coming from a motor underneath an escalator. The station’s sprinkler system operated and quickly contained the fire, the London Fire Brigade said, evading a much larger event and potentially saving lives. Read more


For details of LPCB certificated sprinkler systems click here.

Lives saved due to smoke alarms

Certificated domestic smoke alarms fitted in the wake of a fatal house fire in Swindon saved the lives of two people living nearby when a blaze broke out. The fire broke out in the kitchen of the property, but thanks to smoke alarms the alarm was quickly raised and two people escaped uninjured. Read more


For details of LPCB certificated sprinkler systems click here.


New Red Book Listings

Tyco Fire & Security GmbH 601CH Commercial carbon monoxide detector; 601PH and MR601TEx Commercial smoke detector; 850H (516.850.053), 850H (516.850.053.E) & Simplex (4098-6253) Commercial heat detectors; 601F, 601FEx, 801F & 801FEx Commercial flame detectors; 850PC (516.850.054), 850PC (516.850.054.E), Simplex (4098-6254), 850PH (516.850.051), 850PH (516.850.051.E), Simplex (4098.6251) & 851PHN Commercial multi-sensor detectors; 850P (516.850.052), 850P (516.850.052.E) & Simplex (4098-6252) Commercial smoke detectors, and MCP830, FC421CP-I & MCP830M Manual call points.

Tanda (UK) TX7110 Commercial heat detector and TX7980 base added to TX7100 Commercial smoke detector.

Shenzhen Fanhai Sanjiang Electronics EK3060 Addition of alkaline battery to Domestic alarm.

Shanghai Mosafe Equipment EK3060 Addition of alkaline battery to Domestic alarm.

IKEA of Sweden IKEA 6LR61 Addition of alkaline battery to Domestic alarm.

Ceasefire Industries CF-000792 & CF-000793 Direct Low Pressure (DLP) Application Fixed Fire Suppression Systems.

Yuyao Tianning Fire Control Equipment ‘TN’ Semi-rigid hose.

Argus Security  CWS100+ALWS-MOD & CWS100 and CWS100-AV & CWS100-AV+ALWS-MOD Alarm warning devices.

PSF Wales  Herculouvre Door SR2 and Herculouvre Door SR3 Hinged louvre security doorsets.

Godrej & Boyce FS10, FS10-D, FS40, FS40-D, FS45, FS45-D, FS50, FS50-D, FS65, FS65-D, FS85 and FS85-D Secure safe cabinets.

Hochiki Europe (UK) YBO & CHQ range of Alarm warning devices; ACC-E(WHT), ACC-EN, ACC-EN(WHT) & ACC-E(HFP) Commercial multi-criteria detectors; ATJ-E(WHT), ATJ-EN, ATJ-EN(WHT) & ATJ-E(HFP) Commercial heat detectors.

HDR 1460040, 1460050, 1460070 & 1460090 Alarm warning devices.

Siemens Switzerland Additional Sensitivity and base DB110 added to OOH740 Commercial multi-criteria detector.

Honeywell Morley-IAS by Honeywell International  HM-MCP-GLASS Manual call point.

Honeywell International HM-MCP-GLASS Manual call point.

Texecom ESFA1000G & PSS-0151. L-OP-SG Alarm warning devices.

Tyco Fire & Building Products Grinnell Fig. 222 Pipe fitting.

Regal Fire & Seal LPS 1531 – Appendix 1, 3 & 4 Approved installer of passive fire protection products.

Flameshield Products FlameshieldEN Fire resistant duct and FlameshieldEN Smoke extraction duct.

SAXA FB100ECS Alarm warning device.

Oman Cables Industry (SAOG) OCIFLAM1 PREMIUM OCIFLAM2 PREMIUM Fire resistant cables.

AEI Cables Firetec Single Core Fire resistant cable.

Shakun Polymers FrTek 40E Fire resistant cable.

Duyar Vana Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret Duyar Vana Sprinkler heads.

Gielle Container Valves & Actuators Gaseous system components.

Lambent Global Trading Lambent-FireResist3 Standard fire resistant cable.

Swegon Air Management Fire Shield, Smoke Shield PTC & CSS Circular Smoke Shield Fire dampers.

PFP Fire Systems Ireland LPS 1531 – Appendix 1 Approved installer of passive fire protection products.

Woodward & Co. (Environmental) Ltd trading as Woodward & Co. Fire Protection LPS 1048 Approved sprinkler contractor.

Hosiden Besson Banshee Excel Audible warning devices.

Detectomat GmbH SRC 4000 OT Commercial multi-criteria detector.

SeCa GmbH SRD 4000 OT Commercial multi-criteria detector.

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

Timber Fire Door - Installation, Repair & Maintenance

14 March, BRE Watford

This training course is aimed at experienced individuals who are involved with installing and maintaining timber and/or metal doors. 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

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

BIM Essentials

Online course

This course will equip you with an understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and BIM best practice for raising quality standards and saving money. 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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