BS EN 16763:2017 Services for fire safety systems and security systems

New Standard Specifies Minimum Level of Education Required in Fire Safety Services

Will you be able to meet this standard?

A new standard has just been published – but unlike other standards, it does not specify technical aspects such as how a fire safety product should be designed or maintained.  Instead, the new standard, EN 16763 ‘Services for Fire Safety and Security Systems’ focuses purely on service delivery. It has been almost five years in the making, but ...

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BS EN 16763:2017 Services for fire safety systems and security systems

A fire-safety standard that defines ‘Competence’

A new fire standard has just been published, but unlike other standards, it does not specify technical aspects such as how a fire safety product should be designed or maintained.

Instead, the new standard, EN 16763 ‘Services for Fire Safety and Security Systems’, focuses purely on service delivery.

It has been almost five years in the making, but the new standard explores every part of the service – from planning, through to design, ...

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Yearly Hazard Reviews – BS EN12845 and the LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinkler Installation.

Yearly Hazard Reviews

TB203.3.2.2         Review of hazard

The effect of any changes of structure, occupancy, storage configuration, heating, lighting or equipment of a building or hazard classification or installation design shall be identified in order that the appropriate corrective action may be taken immediately.

The review shall be carried out by one of the following procedures:

  • an inspection by a competent person, for example by an engineer from a sprinkler contractor; or
  • the ...
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Environmental Agency – Fire prevention: environmental permits – November 2016

Guidance

Fire prevention plans: environmental permits

Updated 9 November 2016

  1. Suppressing fires

If you store waste in a building, you must install a fire suppression system. This system should be proportionate to the nature and scale of waste management activities you carry out and the associated risks.

Your system needs to enable a fire to be extinguished within 4 hours. When deciding what type of system to install you need to take into account that:

  • the fire and rescue service may not be ...
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Quantity surveyors fight back over payment rows

Quantity surveyors have been hitting back following a series of stories about cash battles with subcontractors.

Recent Enquirer stories about a “new breed” of aggressive QS have sparked huge industry interest – they have been read more than 50,000 times and shared thousands of times on social media.

Subcontractors have been highlighting their payment horror stories.

But the QS profession is also keen to make its voice heard.

One said: “There’s always two ...

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Opinion: Time to call off the QS cash vampires

The Enquirer has been inundated with horror stories from subcontractors in the wake of our report last week on a new breed of aggressive quantity surveyors employed by main contractors.

Specialists feel they are still being bullied despite years of well-intentioned talk about partnering and looking after supply chains.

As one subcontractor said: “A lot of major firms make all the right noises about looking after the supply chain but then let ...

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Subbies under attack from new breed of aggressive QS

Subbies are coming under pressure on site from a new breed of “super aggressive” quantity surveyors employed by main contractors

A number of specialists have been in touch with the Enquirer to voice their concerns over deteriorating relationships

One said: “It’s like these QSs are making bonuses on the back of how much they can scalp off us.

“It’s pretty depressing at the moment. There’s certainly a new breed of younger QS who are drilled by ...

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Queens Street Accommodation

FDS are pleased to be working alongside Emtec Group Ltd on the new student accommodation block in Exeter. This project comes on the back for the Exeter Cricket fields project fished last august for the same end user.

FDS scope of works is to provide sprinkler protection to each of the 132 student accommodation rooms form a boosted domestic water supply by others. We will also be installing the new dry riser to the building.

From receipt of the order 4th January 2017 ...

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Small Works, Service and Maintenance Sales Manager

Fire Defence Servicing Ltd is a leading Design, Supply, Install, Servicing and Maintenance provider of Suppression Systems in the UK and has been helping to protect, buildings, businesses and lives for over 30 years

FDS operate differently to other Fire Sprinkler Contractors by mainly targeting servicing, small works and major contracts that work within our business plan and needs. We use directly employed service engineers strategically located all over the UK to ensure where possible that each site has their own ...

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