BAFE calls for better regulation

BAFE, the not-for-profit third party certification registration body for the fire industry, recently hosted a fire safety reception at the Scottish Parliament to highlight continued efforts to improve quality in fire safety through third party certification.

Splendid isolation via C-TEC innovation

C-TEC’s ‘unique’ BF366 keyswitch isolatable relay is at the heart of the life-safety systems at an imposing new care facility in Oslo, Norway.
Apollo launches ‘intelligent’ call point

Apollo launches ‘intelligent’ call point

Following the launch of its original Manual Call Point in 2013, Apollo Fire Detectors has developed a version which will support its new SOTERIA range of detectors.

Salamander protects care home residents

A Salamander radio-controlled fire door safety system that connects wirelessly to a controller wired into the existing fire alarm system has been successfully installed at the Emmaus Trust Care Home in Cumbria to legally hold open fire doors, closing them in the event of a fire emergency to protect residents and staff.

Sligo system should ‘virtually eliminate’ false alarms

As part of a £1.6 million fire safety project, Hochiki Europe has been chosen by Masterfire Life Safety Systems to provide a complete life safety solution to protect the Sligo Regional Hospital.

Rotterdam hospital selects press-fit system

With hygiene a top priority, the design team at Rotterdam’s Maasstad Hospital worked with Wavin to minimise the risk of waterborne bacteria when specifying a high performance hot and cold water system for the facility.

Breakdown risks minimised

Inadequate maintenance of washrooms can result in downtime and potentially increased labour costs, but the consequences, especially in healthcare, can be considerably more serious for end-users, with scalding and the spread of infection both presenting potentially life-threatening risks.

Pure water for biosample centre

High purity water specialist, Veolia Water Technologies, has installed laboratory water purification systems at the National Institute for Health Research’s National Biosample Centre in Milton Keynes.

Advice for HPTs dealing with Legionella

A Public Health England (PHE) guidance document issued last year, Responding to the detection of legionella in healthcare premises – Guidance for PHE health protection teams (HPTs), ‘raises numerous questions about current levels of communication that Trusts have inhouse, and with HPTs, on positive Legionella sample results and what they mean’.
‘Ultimate’ water-saving and energy-efficient tap

‘Ultimate’ water-saving and energy-efficient tap

Ponte Giulio claims that when it comes to exceeding stringent hygiene standards, outperforming water and energy-saving requirements, and ensuring safety against vandalism, the iqua ultra series taps, available in the UK exclusively through the company, ‘have no rivals’.

‘At a glance’ Legionella guide

BSRIA has released a ‘topic guide’ on ‘Legionella’, available to download free from its website.

Championing innovation

Bristan says it is ‘continuing to champion innovation’ in the commercial market with the launch of a ‘new and improved’ version of its ‘iconic’ H64 tap.
Shower mixer ensures patient safety

Shower mixer ensures patient safety

Specifically designed for patient accommodation and residential care facilities, Delabie’s new Securitherm single control thermostatic shower mixer provides anti-scalding safety, infection control, and reduced water consumption.
Door closers are good for health

Door closers are good for health

Available in standard and free swing versions, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are totally concealed when the door is closed, delivering a host of benefits in aesthetics, hygiene, safety and well-being that are proving extremely popular with specifiers, clinicians and facilities managers throughout the healthcare sector.
Handheld safety analyser launched

Handheld safety analyser launched

Rigel has introduced a new handheld safety analyser for the routine electrical testing of basic medical and laboratory equipment.

Vistamatic’s vision panels for women and children’s centre

Vistamatic’s vision panels and leveroperated observation screens feature in the new Women and Children’s Centre at North Middlesex University Hospital, required to accommodate an increase in maternity patients and around 2,000 additional births annually in North Middlesex.

Automatic door compliance ‘just a click away’

A new online log book for automatic doors just launched by GEZE UK – which can be accessed via a QR code using a smartphone or tablet – means ‘there is no need to worry about lost or damaged log books again’.

Fire door holders show their benefits

Agrippa acoustic fire door holders are proving a success at one of the North East’s largest hospital Trusts, where they are legally holding open fire doors, helping to ease access through busy corridors, while protecting occupants in the event of a fire alarm.

Security, strength, and longevity

Building on its success ‘over many years’ in the mental healthcare market, Fendor has recently launched a new ‘stripped back’ window, CareVent, aimed at general hospitals and other care facilities, which it describes as its ‘answer to standard double glazing’, offering ‘strength and longevity, thermal performance, and additional security features’.

Easier access from latest Safevent

Britplas has launched the latest version of its multi-award winning Safevent Window, the Safevent Access.

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