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www.fsmatters.com CONTENTS Safer building 22
You have to understand risk to be able to manage it. Here, Tony
Ryan explores how making good choices can help reduce the
impact of fire.
Curtain call 26
Since fire and smoke curtains play a vital life safety role, it is
essential that they are well maintained, says Jonathan Brown.
Wind of change 30
Fighting fires in remote locations, such as offshore wind farms, has
its obvious dangers and so fire detection and prevention, as well as
rescue plans for stranded operators need to be second to none.
Here, Tony Hanley looks at some of the issues that need
Sense of danger 34
Not all multi-sensors are created equal and it has come to light
that in the absence of standard ratification, some are lacking when
it comes to approvals. Mark Jones explores the potential dangers
this issue poses.
News and prosecutions 4
Latest news, legislation and prosecutions
Speaking for the sector 12
We all need to play our part in ensuring fire safety is on the right
track, says Dennis Davis
Secret risk assessor 14
Doors on escape routes may not have to offer fire protection, but
they do need to meet particular requirements, which the secret risk
assessor outlines here
Products and services 16
Selection of the latest products for fire
Laying down the law 20
Warren Spencer explores how companies are exploiting the
responsible person loophole
Fire Safety North
Event preview 38
Fire Safety North returns to EventCity in Manchester on 8-9 October
for the third consecutive year, boasting a wealth of free
educational content and live demonstrations.
One of a kind 42
We sit down with Fire Safety North content director Mark Sennett
to learn why the event is a must attend at EventCity, Manchester
on 8-9 October 2019.
Exhibitor list 44
Exhibitor profiles 46