Monday, 18 January 2021

What treasured belongings do you keep in your garage?


It can be easy to overlook the value of what you (and your customers) keep in the garage, but when you stop and add up the cost of vehicles & power tools etc, the total value can be surprising. 

With an alarming amount of burglaries happening in the UK, security is becoming increasingly important. 

This is why Neil Small, the Northern UK Sales Manager for SOMMER DOCO has upgraded to a YOURDOOR garage door. The intelligent burglar resistant operators that automate YOURDOOR garage doors can detect a break in attempt and counter any pressure put on the door in the opposite direction, using up to 3000 N. 

That’s the equivalent of up to 305.9 Kilograms of force. The duplex rollers and strong hinges also offer higher resistance in the event of an attempted break in, keeping your vehicles, tools and other possessions as safe and secure.

Operator accessories such as an alarm system and magnetic locking mechanism can also be installed to further expand your home or business security. This locking mechanism firmly secures the door not only when it is closed, but even if the door has been left partially open for ventilation.


Rain and snow can bring moisture into a garage which can lead to mould, so ventilation is an important factor to consider. Mould makes extremely valuable possessions such as cars, motorcycles, and bicycles much more susceptible to corrosion. The optionally available humidity sensor measures the humidity content of the air in the garage and regulates it by opening the door, ever so slightly, and closing it again when the ideal humidity level is reached.

Whilst a large range of designs are readily available, individual custom designs are always a desirable option. As you can see, Neil did not go with a standard design. He wanted something special and unique.

Using patented technology YOURDOOR can print your design on your panels in high quality (up to 360 dpi). A 10-year surface warranty speaks for its durability against the elements, and overall quality of the print. Custom designs are not just cherished by homeowners, but large printed logos are also highly requested by businesses too.

Aside from being exceptionally secure, YOURDOOR is custom made to fit the opening at no extra cost. There’s no need to make any compromises with standard sizes.

There are no protruding parts that can often cause impact damage. Unattractive views of masonry due to recessed frames are also a thing of the past, thanks to a safe, solid, and sleek design. Speaking of safety, YOURDOOR installations are equipped with protective side covers, which also cover the upper arch of the rail. 

The solid steel cover and stabilising bolted joints between the frame and rail, boost the strength of the overall construction. This boosts service life, as well as keeping curious hands (and paws) safe from injury.

In addition, the stable door panel with 40mm thick insulated sections offers very good thermal insulation. Efficiently designed sealing systems also provide excellent isolation for the system, as well as compensating for areas of uneven ground.

Secure, safe, intelligent, energy efficient, custom made and well ventilated. These are just a few of the reasons why Neil Small chose YOURDOOR. 

For more information on the YOURDOOR range of products, visit www.yourdooruk.co.uk or telephone their well trained and helpful staff on 01904 607 869.




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Sunday, 17 January 2021

First reborn AC Cobra 378 Superblower production car completed!


AC Cars has welcomed the very first production AC Cobra 378 Superblower. Following on from the launch announcement in July 2020, the reborn Superblower showcases the very best of AC Cars’ meticulous attention to detail and quality engineering to bring this iconic nameplate back to the fore.

Powered by a 6.2-litre 580hp supercharged V8 engine and featuring an all-original four-inch round tube ladder frame chassis, the arrival of the reborn Superblower signifies the continued resurgence of the AC brand. The flowing lines and that unmistakable muscular body shape are complemented by an exquisitely hand-crafted interior and overall maintains the true AC Cobra pedigree throughout.

The AC Cobra 378 Superblower complements the recently announced Series 1 all-electric and 140 Charter Edition AC Cobra models that form part of the reborn series of cars to be faithfully recreated exactly like the stunning originals. Like its brethren, every newly produced AC Cobra 378 Superblower MkIV comes with a full certificate of originality along with a designated ‘COB’ chassis number on the correct ‘AC Cars’ chassis plate, too.


Alan Lubinsky, Chief Executive of AC Cars, said: 
“We are incredibly proud to see the first production version of 378 Superblower now built. It’s a tremendous achievement by the full team of engineers to produce such a high-quality car ahead of schedule and in the midst of a challenging global pandemic. This is another big step forward in the ongoing resurgence of the AC Cars brand and we are tremendously excited to start UK sales through our sales team at Boss Motor Company.” 

AC’s UK dealer, Boss Motor Company of Buckinghamshire, is now offering the specially recreated model of the famous AC Cobra 378 Superblower. The car raised plenty of interest when it was conceived and launched by AC’s current owners back in 1998 and serenaded not a few motor-tuned ears with its gruff, distinctive and wholly authentic V8 soundtrack. Only a relatively small number of cars could be built and sold at that time, but now, 22 years later, the Superblower is back!

Priced at £129,500 (OTR) and available through Boss Motor Company in the UK, the Superblower boasts a list of specifications aimed at delivering that authentic driving experience that is so synonymous with the AC brand. 

These include: Original style four-inch inch round tube ladder frame chassis, 6.2-litre 580bhp Supercharged V8 Engine, six-speed gearbox, aluminium radiator and header tank with electric cooling fan, high performance servo-assisted race specification calipers with ventilated disc brakes, 3.45:1 ratio - limited slip differential, front and rear multi-link suspension with coil over shock absorbers, front and rear anti-roll bars, pin drive 7.5” x 15" Front – 9.5" x 15" Rear wheels, hand crafted interior finished in black leather, glovebox in leather, door map pockets, deep pile carpets and leather covered instrument panel.

Orders are now being taken by Boss Motor Company for the new factory-built AC Cobra 378 Superblower. Call: 01923 267200 or visit www.bossmotor.co.uk 

For more information and to view the full gallery of images visit www.accars.eu






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Saturday, 16 January 2021

Brandsafe Specified for Amazon’s New South East Distribution Centre

Brandsafe’s impact protection equipment has been used at Amazon’s new Neasden warehouse and distribution centre in London

New safety and impact protection equipment from specialist Brandsafe has been specified for a major new warehouse and distribution centre in London.

The move sees the UK based company supplying a range of its high-quality safety and protection equipment to online retailer Amazon’s 180,720 sq. ft. multi-storey site in Neasden. This includes products designed to facilitate pedestrian and parking safety while improving vehicle traffic routing and calming for the site.

The work also involves Brandsafe, which is working on the product specification side with project architects SMR Architects, providing consultancy and project design, together with a comprehensive package of aftersales service support. 

Brandsafe’s impact protection equipment has been used at Amazon’s new Neasden warehouse and distribution centre in London

The Neasden site is part of on-going plans by Amazon to upgrade its international distribution infrastructure to improve its operations and boost deliveries to millions of customers. Several sites across the UK and Europe are either under new construction or being upgraded to provide state-of-the-art centres to meet the current and future operational requirements.

Hundreds of items of impact protection products, including Armco safety barriers featuring integrated safety ends, corners and post caps together with pedestrian safety handrails, column protectors, bollards, speed bumps and flexible traffic delineators, are among a package of equipment being installed onsite by Brandsafe’s service team. Security caging, fencing, gate posts and panels have also been supplied.

Brandsafe’s impact protection equipment has been used at Amazon’s new Neasden warehouse and distribution centre in London

The equipment is manufactured at the company’s Milton Keynes site and sees close cooperation between product supplier and contractor teams as part of an extensive scope of work to provide added safety planning services and expertise.

The project is the latest success for Brandsafe, which has produced a strong business performance in the last three years on the back of significant contract wins and a focus on new product development and introductions.

Brandsafe’s impact protection equipment has been used at Amazon’s new Neasden warehouse and distribution centre in London

Paul Roehricht, UK strategic account manager, said:
“This is another success and boost for Brandsafe, reflecting its growing reputation as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of warehouse and distribution safety and impact protection products and integrated systems.
“This project shows how we continue to meet the requirements of our global customers, adding value in the process through bespoke planning and consultancy services. It also vindicates our continued investment in building our capability and expertise to be able to deliver time critical, complex and high-profile contracts.”

About Brandsafe

Brandsafe specialises in bespoke designed impact protection systems and solutions for distribution centres, warehouses, manufacturing and production facilities. Our innovative product range combines the versatility of polymer with the inherent strength and cost-effectiveness of steel. Brandsafe prides itself on its unmatched project and consulting expertise, which provides an unrivalled solution for companies who put safety first. 






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Friday, 15 January 2021

AluLock... The NEW security-enhanced lock for aluminium bifolds from Alutech Systems


Yorkshire-based aluminium systems supplier, Alutech, are offering their fabricator customers the ultimate security kit for aluminium bifolding doors, with the exciting launch of their new AluLock.

The Kit
Alutech MD, Steve Hudson, explains, “AluLock is available exclusively for Alutech customers, providing a top security solution for their bifold doors in one easy to order kit, which combines a 1-star barrel, with the option to upgrade to the Ultion 3-star barrel, along with the Brisant Sweet Handle and an exclusively designed Duplex Double Hook Lock.”
“The AluLock kit has been designed to remove the headache for our fabricators of sourcing locking hardware separately and provides premium security and aesthetics to help them differentiate their product above that of their competitors.” 

The Barrel
The Ultion 3-star barrel provides double the sacrificial protection, made from materials 25% denser than iron and with twice the number of pins than the average lock available on the market (including an antipick pin) and 20-point drill protection as standard. If attacked, the barrel enters ‘lockdown mode’, meaning the lock is practically impossible to penetrate without heavy and noisy power tools.

Brisant are so confident of this that they will pay £1000 direct to the homeowner should a burglary take place within 10 years from the point of installation and entry was achieved by snapping an Ultion lock. The guarantee can be activated by the homeowner via the online claim form within 28 days of installation.


The Lock
The Duplex Double Hook Lock has been designed by UK-based Ingenious’ highly experienced and dynamic design team, providing a 6-point locking system, instead of 3-hook, for additional security. It comes with a dual follower to allow twin spindle function, which prevents unauthorised entry when the lock is in a latched position. Extremely robust with effortless operation, ideal for any modern, security conscious home.


The Handle
Safe and stylish, the Sweet Handle is impressively durable, carrying multiple coatings of brass and nickel ensuring robust performance against the elements, with Brisant offering a 10-year direct to homeowner anti-corrosion guarantee for peace of mind. 

The sleek curved design is not only pleasing to the eye, but is an impressive security feature - stopping gripping tools designed to snap off handles during break ins. Available in black, white, grey, chrome and stainless steel. Gold and rose gold also available.

To find out more, please download a brochure from: alutechsystems.co.uk, contact an Alutech Sales Representative, call 01924 350 110 or email sales@alutechsystems.co.uk.





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Thursday, 14 January 2021

SBD companies double their Christmas community security door prize


Not one but two community buildings that help protect young people in supported accommodation will benefit from a brand new communal security door, door entry and access control system, donated by three Secured by Design (SBD) member companies.

The companies – F.Bamford (Engineering) Ltd, known in the industry as Bamford Doors, and its key partners Key Management Systems Ltd (KMS) and Entrotec Limited – were overwhelmed by the number of applications received for their competition held during December.

Heartened by the amount of great work going on in local communities across the country, the judging panel, which was made up of representatives from the three companies, could not decide on one worthy cause as they originally intended. Instead, they decided that they would double up their charitable donation and have two winning projects receive a complete communal door entry solution installed free to improve the security of their building.


The winners of this competition were:

A North Wales Housing owned refuge for young single parents facing a future alone with their child. Referred by their local authority, the tenants receive support to learn skills to live independently and provide for the needs of their child. They are likely to have come from housing where they were vulnerable, such as from abusive ex-partners or family members. The existing communal door to the share accommodation can be opened easily or tends to be left open by visitors – making tenants feel insecure and at risk.

Supported accommodation for young people aged 16-21 who are homeless, run by Riverside, a social housing provider. Situated in North East of England, the premises provides safe accommodation to prepare for independent living. Most residents are likely to have endured trauma such as neglect or finding themselves homeless due to family breakdown. Replacing the current door will revitalise the appearance of the building while also offering greater security to residents. 


Alexis Smith, Managing Director, of Bamford Doors, who is leading on this charitable initiative for the three companies, said: 
“We have been thrilled and delighted by the huge response and have been so impressed by the amount of good work going on in communities around the UK. It’s so great to learn what people are doing to help those who are most vulnerable and at risk in our society,” she added.
All three companies are long-standing members of SBD, the official police security initiative, which is a police-owned organisation working on behalf of the Police Service in the UK to deter and reduce crime. It does this by encouraging architects, developers and local authority planners to incorporate security related products, such as doors, windows, locks and walling systems that meet the Police Preferred Specification standards, into new developments. Sectors include housing, education, health, sport and leisure as well as business, retail, commercial and industrial premises.


Hazel Goss, Development Officer, SBD, said: 
“This is a fantastic initiative. These companies have got together to give their time and money to help people most in need. I am really blown away by their generosity and their commitment to make a positive difference. It’s brilliant work. My many congratulations to the two winners and thrilled that one of the successful initiatives is in North Wales where I live!”

Bamford Doors
Bamford Doors specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of Secured by Design communal solutions, meeting the needs of local authorities, housing associations, builders, private landlords, schools, student accommodation and other public and private sector buildings.

Entrotec
Entrotec are trusted pioneers and leading manufacturers of door entry solutions in UK residential and commercial markets. They are renowned for manufacturing and supplying high quality audio and video vandal resistant door entry, concierge systems and proximity access control systems. Established in 1987 Entrotec have significant experience designing and bringing to market innovative systems tailored to client specific requirements to ensure the security of their property, their people and their communities.

KMS
Key Management Systems Ltd (KMS) are the UK’s leading supplier of residential access control products and services, predominantly supplying the social housing sector (Local Authorities, Housing Associations etc) and Private Landlords. The SimpleKey Web system is a unique and innovative access control solution for all multi-user residences with instant fob administration from any web enabled device.

Secured by Design



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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

New Technal Hybrid Sliding System for High Rise Buildings


Designed to future-proof for an ageing population, more extreme weather conditions and increasingly noisy, high-rise cities, TECHNAL has launched TIGAL. This new, hybrid sliding aluminium system combines the advantages of a sliding door with the high performance of a window, and is especially suitable for tall buildings.

Designed to provide quiet, comfortable surroundings for occupiers whilst performing well in challenging high-rise conditions, TECHNAL has paid particular attention to TIGAL’s design. Combining sleek lines and concealed hardware, it delivers a balanced aesthetic that won’t detract from the overall design intent of the building.

Up to four times more watertight than traditional sliding door

This hybrid system combines multi-point locking around the perimeter and its patented central sealing system guarantees exceptional water-tightness performance – up to four times better than a traditional sliding door.

The action of turning the door handle releases pressure from the perimeter gaskets integrated around the door opening and when closing, the mechanism compresses the door against the gaskets. This seals it tightly to provide E1200 water-tightness and up to Class 5 wind resistance of 3000 Pa.

Good acoustic and thermal performance
Delivering excellent sound proofing up to 45dB, which is ideal acoustically for an urban environment, the system also offers high thermal performance with U values up to: 0.85 W/m2K (Ug: 0.5 W/m2K). 

Hidden micro-ventilation innovation for natural airflow

Particularly suited where doors are installed at height and exposed to potential high pressures, TECHNAL has designed an inward ‘Pull Slide’ opening mechanism that provides an interesting alternative to the traditional in these situations. 

Unlike a conventional sliding door, the door pulls 6mm internally and will sit in either a parallel secure fixed position or slide open, quietly and smoothly along its track. In the micro ventilation position this creates a hidden ventilation gap to all four sides allowing a gentle, well-dispersed airflow internally.

Accessibility has been carefully considered too with TIGAL featuring a recessed threshold and disabled access threshold of 15mm high, purposefully designed for ease of use.

Responsibly designed for sustainability

Also designed with sustainability in mind, 70% of the materials and components of TIGAL are recyclable and durable. The extrusion of its aluminium profiles can be produced with Hydro CIRCAL 75R, recycled low carbon aluminium. That means it’s prime quality aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled end-of-life aluminium (post consumer scrap). Hydro CIRCAL has one of the smallest CO2 footprints worldwide: 2.3 kg of CO2 per kilo of aluminium. This makes TIGAL a much more sustainable model, taking into account that the average carbon footprint of aluminium in Europe is around 8kg.

Large dimensions maximise light opportunity

Floor-to-ceiling glazing is possible up to a height of 2.70 m and width of 4 m using one sliding and one fixed leaf, with each pane capable of weighing up to 300kg and carrying a glazing thickness of up to 52mm.

Always looking to meet the changing demands of construction in the UK, Allan Barr, TECHNAL UK Sales Director commented on the launch of TIGAL: 
“Tall buildings are becoming more and more important for cities of the future. TIGAL introduces innovations that meet the daylighting, ventilation and safety challenges of what can be a demanding but increasingly prevalent environment, putting the comfort of building users first.
“Purposefully designed for great ease of use, TIGAL’s secure micro-ventilation system and smooth, silent operation, provides a serious option for architects designing tall buildings in situations where a high performance door solution is required.”

TECHNAL is part of Hydro, a world leader in aluminium solutions. It shares its values and commitment, namely the preservation of natural resources, the reduction of CO2 emissions and waste, the guarantee of employee safety, the satisfaction of quality expectations and the improvement of consumers' quality of life. As part of our commitment, we hold BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products accreditation.

For further information about TIGAL, please visit www.technal.co.uk





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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Touch free entry protects patients, visitors and NHS workers at Milton Keynes University Hospital


As the UK and its national health service continues to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, one South East hospital has taken physical security measures to help contain the spread of the virus and manage infection control. 
 
Milton Keynes University Hospital has installed a Videx VX2200 system, one of the UK’s leading access control manufacturer’s flagship door entry systems with 5178 hands free audio units and touch free entry points. Through opting for a touch free entry solution, the hospital has been able to reduce physical contact between people to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
 
Four independent units were installed by ST Fire and Security in different buildings of the hospital. One was installed at The Campbell Centre, a 38-bed acute inpatient mental health unit, another system fitted at the hospital’s dental surgery, a system fitted at the entrance of urgent care and a final one at Eaglestone Health Centre which is a specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) facility.


Simon Turpin, owner of ST Fire and Security, said: 
“The Videx VX2200 system with hands free audio apartment station and touch free entry points delivers huge benefits to the hospital by safeguarding patient, visitor and NHS staff safety as well providing easy and convenient access. 
“The new system reduces waiting times as when a visitor uses it, someone in the building is immediately notified and will come to see them to complete entry. 
“The Videx kit is the only one on the market currently that can offer convenient access in a touch-free way - they’re highly useful in helping the hospital ensure people stick to the designated one way system in place.”
 
As well as providing touch free access, the Videx system has replaced an existing system that had failed, affecting secure and convenient access to and from The Campbell Centre. The Videx solution means no patient or member of staff is waiting for access into the secure mental health unit, safeguarding patients and employees.


Ben Davies, South East Sales Manager, Videx UK, said: 
“Our touch free access control range has proved hugely popular in recent months as minimal contact remains key to reducing the spread of the coronavirus. 
“The range offers both exit buttons and entrance panels in a touch free format using infrared sensor technology, providing a no touch solution for businesses as they focus on creating a COVID secure environment for their employees, partners and customers.
“Proximity access control can be added allowing authorised personnel to enter buildings touch free, which is particularly useful for hospitals and other NHS buildings such as GP surgeries and urgent care facilities.
“We can also provide fully customised options, offering bespoke entry panels and exit buttons that are in keeping with the surroundings of the building whether that’s a specific hospital ward, GP surgeries, or dentist practices.”

To find out more about the touch free Videx range, please visit: https://bit.ly/3ltEUIc 
 





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Monday, 11 January 2021

Why do fire shutters need to be CE marked?


All manufacturers of roller shutter products and components must supply the correct documentation and assessment data for CE marking to be applicable. It has been a compulsory requirement for CE marking of roller shutters since the introduction of the Machinery Directive 1995. 

As of July 2013, the Construction Product Regulations 2013 compliance and associated marking became mandatory for doors within the scope of BS EN 13241:2003+A1:2011. Doors with fire and smoke resisting characteristics were excluded from the scope at that time, from 2016 the scope was amended to incorporate these characteristics. 

Under the Construction Product Regulations (EU) 305/2011, the legislation requires “assessment and verification of constancy of performance for essential characteristic” of the product is a requirement. A standard roller shutter comes under the scope of AVCP system 3 & 4 and requires test evidence from a notified test laboratory for characteristics such as ‘Resistance to Wind load’ for external doorsets, ‘Safe opening’ with anti-fall back technology and ‘Operating forces’ are a minimum requirement. 

Under Article 36 of the Construction Product Regulations 2013, allows manufactures of components to have approved testing evidence to be cascaded but must be referenced correctly in the Declaration of Performance and technical documentation. Any manufacturer who desires to make use of the cascaded evidence for the compliance of their product, must gain written permission and details of the limitation from the component manufacturer. Once this technical documentation is obtained, the manufacturer must include this within their Factory Product Control file (F.P.C). SSS Industrial Doors Ltd use cascaded evidence for such components as the roller shutter lath or motors, this is referencing to such testing data is stated in the Declaration of Performance.


A fire shutter on the other hand comes under the scope of AVCP (Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance) system 1. Therefore, it is a necessary requirement that a notified body audit test the manufacturer prior to the furnace test being considered (BS EN 1634-1). 

Once the notified body observes a successful completion of the furnace test, a certificate of Constancy of Performance is provided. This certificate allows the manufacturer to produce, supply and install their fire shutters within the UK marketplace. 

Since the 1st November 2019, new legislation was introduced regarding the manufacturing, testing and installation of fire shutters. It is now a mandatory requirement that all fire shutters must be CE marked to BS EN 16034:2014 under the Construction Product Regulations (EU) 305/2011. The previous standard BS 476 part 22 (1987) is now a non-compliant and cannot be sold on the UK marketplace. 

The testing methodology for fire shutters has altered slightly, the furnace test (BS EN 1634-1) is a compulsory requirement which is observed and recorded by a notified body. A manufacturer of a fire shutter must supply the correct documentation and assessment data so that the product can be CE marking correctly. 

What is CE marking?

The CE mark is a conformity mark that is recognized worldwide. Primarily, the CE mark is only applicable within the European Economic Area (EEA). However, some countries also accept CE mark products due to the manufacturer’s declaration which states the product meets the EU standards for health, safety and environmental protection requirements. The CE mark is not a quality indictor for the product(s) or a certification mark. 

As a result of the United Kingdom’s referendum in 2016, which took place on the 23rd June 2016. The United Kingdom and Gibraltar asked the electorate whether the country should remain within the European Union as a member state or leave. The people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Therefore, on the 31st January 2020 the United Kingdom left the EU27. 


Will CE marking still be applicable after the UK has left the EU27?

As of January 2021, the United Kingdom has left the European Union with a new agreement. As a result, CE marking will no longer be recognized within the GB marketplace after 31st December 2021. It will be replaced by the United Kingdom Conformity Assessment mark, commonly referred to as UKCA mark. 

UKCA marking will still be applicable for goods currently subject to the CE marking. The technical requirements (‘essential requirements’) for the conformity assessment processes and standards will still be required. The previous EU standards will become ‘designated standards’ within the GB marketplace and therefore will still have relevance and be required. 

All CE marked fire shutters manufactured within the United Kingdom will be recognized and legally compliant up until the end of the transition period. Once this date has passed, it will be necessary for fire shutters to be UKCA marked. 

All notified bodies, such as WarringtonFire, within the UK which were previously EU notified bodies will no longer be recognized. They will however be recognized as UK approved bodies and will be able to provide UKCA marked certification.


SSS Industrial Doors Ltd has pro-actively transferred their certification (BS EN 16034) from WarringtonFire Ltd (UK) to Elements Materials Technology (Rotterdam), which is the subsidiary company based within the Netherlands. As a result of transferring the fire certification, SSS Industrial Doors Ltd will be able to continue to CE mark fire shutters regardless of any potential agreement between the UK and EU27. WarringtonFire will also be able to supply UKCA marked certification once the transition period has begun. 

Is it possible to identify if a manufacturer can supply CE marked fire shutters?

BS 476 part 22 (1987) is no longer recognized for CE marking or UKCA marking purposes. However, it is still valid for existing products installed within the GB marketplace. It is not a requirement to replace existing fire shutters which were manufactured under this standard unless they operate without anti-fall back protection. If a fire shutter does not have a valid conformity mark (CE mark or UKCA mark) it is illegal to be manufactured, distributed and installed within the United Kingdom. 

Any manufacturer of compliant fire shutters will be aware of the testing procedure(s), documentation and regulations which are necessary for CE and UKCA marking a fire shutter. Prior to purchasing a fire shutter, it is recommended that the customer request a copy of the certification from the notified body which states BS EN 16034, ‘Declaration of Performance’ and ‘Certificate of Constancy of Performance’. Failure to provide the following documentation is evidence of non-compliant fire shutter. 

The notified body or UK approved body, who provided the manufacturer with the certification, will be able to confirm the validity of the certificate if required. Also, the ‘Declaration of Conformity’ will clearly state the classification of the fire shutter and include the certificates reference number. 

What documentation is provided to the manufacturer upon achieving certification?

A fire shutter is tested to BS EN 1634-1 at a notified body testing facility. However, due to the limitations of the testing facility it is not possible to test fire shutters that are installed on larger applications. Therefore, the notified body use data collated from the furnace test and calculate the necessary components required to increase the size of the fire shutter or integrity rating of that which was tested. The Extended Application Report (BS EN 15269-10), commonly referenced to as the EXAP report, is calculated by the UK Approved body and provides the manufactured with critical information on the components required for manufacturing fire shutters to the size required

Can a fire shutter be installed on a supporting structure for which a manufacturer has no evidence of performance?

It is not possible for a manufacturer to supply a fire shutter to an alternative structural type than that which was tested. Due to the structural type reacting differently whilst under fire conditions, the Extended Application Report (BS EN 15269-10) clearly states on Section J.1.2 that changing the structural type from a rigid to a flexible structure is “not possible without additional testing”.
If a manufacturer’s original fire shutter was tested to a masonry (rigid) structure, then the manufacture can only supply fire shutters which are only intended to be installed on a masonry structural type. The same applies to fire shutters which were originally tested to a timber (flexible) structure. Failure to provide additional test data for both structural types is evidence of non-compliance. 

If manufacturer has the additional test data for both structural types, which is necessary for a fully compliant fire shutter. The manufacturer must be able to provide this evidence prior to placing the product on the GB marketplace. Below are two extracts taken from the Extended Application Report which was provided to SSS Industrial Doors Limited by WarringtonFire upon ascertaining test data from both structural types.  
(WF Test No. 404452) The above extract is taken from the Extended Application Report for a Masonry / Concrete structure. This is commonly referred to as a rigid structure. 




(WF Test No. 429933) – The above extract is taken from page 22 of the Extended Application Report which clearly states that a Timber Stud Partition was tested. This is commonly referred to as a flexible structure. 

In-conjunction with the Extended Application Report (BS EN 15269-10) the building regulations compliance for CE marking is also applicable. The following information has been taken from approved Document B:

Any test evidence used to verify the fire resistance rating of a doorset or shutter should be checked to ensure both of the following:

a. It adequately demonstrates compliance. 
b. It is applicable to the complete installed assembly. Small differences in detail may significantly affect the rating.

Therefore, if a fire shutter is installed on a structural type which the manufacturer cannot provided evidence of additional testing or, fails to provide data which supports that the structure has been tested by a UK approved body. It would be in violation of section b and is therefore a non-complaint product and the persons responsible would be liable. 

SSS Industrial Doors Ltd recommends that any contractor/installer should ask to see the additional test data (an example is provided above) as evidence that their fire shutters are tested to both timber and masonry structural types. 

About SSS Industrial Doors

As one of the UK’s most reliable manufacturers of roller shutters and industrial doors, SSS is ready to meet the most demanding market needs. Based in the North West and operating from Red Earth Farm, Edgworth. SSS Industrial Doors can provide a quality service nationwide with short lead times and reliable after sales support.




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Sunday, 10 January 2021

Rare opportunity to drive a genuine Jordan F1 race car

Follow in the footsteps of Grand Prix legends and drive a Jordan F1 race car once driven by motor sport legend Takuma Sato.

F1 fans and petrolheads alike now have the rare opportunity to drive a Jordan F1 single seater, one of the most powerful race cars in the UK.

The all new experience, available from TrackDays.co.uk, actually allows participants to get in the very same cockpit that was once graced by race legend Takuma Sato in 2002, as he battled fellow F1 legends such as Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello.

The legendary car itself, still sporting the instantly recognisable DHL yellow exterior, cost a cool £4.5 million to build. It is also to date the only EJ12 chassis in existence available to drive.

TrackDays.co.uk is offering race fans the chance to fully experience a genuine F1 race car that cost £4.5 million to build.

Dan Jones, operations manager at TrackDays.co.uk, said: 
“It’s very rare to have the chance to drive a genuine F1 race car that was driven in anger in the world’s foremost motorsport championship.
“However, it’s not for the fainthearted, as it boasts 600 bhp, an engine that can spin to an astonishing 10,500 rpm courtesy of a 3.0 litre Judd engine, while reaching 60 mph in under five seconds.”
TrackDays.co.uk is currently offering Jordan F1 packages at Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire. The entry level is called the Jordan F1 Driving Experience, while even more intense options include the Jordan F1 Suzuka Legend Experience and the ultimate Jordan F1 Grand Prix Experience, which includes 30 driving laps and many other extras.

F1 fans and petrolheads alike now have the rare opportunity to drive a Jordan F1 single seater, one of the most powerful race cars in the UK.
Dan added: “Unsurprisingly, our Jordan F1 driving experiences are some of the most premium packages we offer.
“However, when you consider that it could cost up to £250,000 to own a genuine model, plus the astronomical running costs, then these driving experiences in them are a real bargain while still enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.”

To learn more about TrackDays.co.uk, including other single seater race car experiences, visit www.trackdays.co.uk, while to discover more about the Jordan F1 experience, which can be booked as a 10 month open voucher, visit the Jordan F1 page here

Since 2004, TrackDays.co.uk has been thrilling thousands of customers with driving experiences, bike and car track days and experience gifts. TrackDays.co.uk prides itself in offering a huge range of experiences at tracks and venues across the UK and Europe. 

This is possible as TrackDays.co.uk is independent and not tied to any one track, provider, hotel or events team. Truly memorable experiences include supercar driving, rallying, drifting, off-roading and much, much more, to suit all ages and tastes. 





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Saturday, 9 January 2021

FIS Supports New CICV Forum Face Mask Safety Campaign


With essential construction work set to continue during the latest lockdown, FIS has helped the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum create a new face mask campaign that urges operatives to make a safe start to 2021.

The unique collective has launched an animation and downloadable infographic to remind workers that it’s vitally important to help protect everyone by following the rules and using the right face covering in the right way.

Headlined Mask for Task: Cover for Covid, the initiative emphasises that workers should wear the appropriate respirator or mask for each task and that a face covering of suitable material should be worn when moving around site.

It also gives specific instructions on how to – and how not to – wear face coverings as well as instructions for taking care of personal protective equipment, such as storing masks in a sealable bag when not in use.

Watch the animation here


The material was initiated through the FIS H&D Working Group and developed by Iain McIlwee, FIS Chief Executive, in partnership with Rebecca Crosland, Health and Safety Adviser at the Building Engineering Services Association and Chair of the Forum’s Health and Safety sub-group, and Iain Mason, Director of Membership and Communications at SELECT and Chair of the Forum’s Communications sub-group.

Iain McIlwee said: 
“Since the CICV Forum was established, FIS has played a key role in creating engaging animations and infographics that have proved effective tools and helped deliver essential messaging to an extremely wide audience.
“The new animation is designed to be shared on social media and the poster can be downloaded free of charge. Both reinforce the responsibility that everyone in construction shares to make sure that they use the correct face covering for the correct situation, worn in the correct manner.”
Rebecca said:
“One of the most direct ways of staying safe is to ensure correct mask use, which this latest infographic and animation promotes. The information is easy to follow and will help operatives protect themselves and their colleagues, customers, friends and family.”

As the industry picks up tools again after the festive break, the Forum is also reiterating its latest guidance on practical measures that workers can follow to protect themselves and their colleagues, customers, friends and family.

Driving home the message that we are In This Together, the Forum is reissuing its suite of guidance that outlines safety during domestic projects, guidance on returning to work safely, the importance of physical distancing outside work and giving contractors space to carry out essential work.

Iain Mason said:
“With essential construction work being allowed to continue during lockdown, it is incumbent on everyone working in the sector to ensure that they are operating safely, whatever their capacity.
“That’s why we are also stepping up our full range of social media messaging about travel, social distancing and domestic work to ensure everyone is clear on exactly what behaviours are required at all times.”
Watch the animation here

Made up of trade associations, private companies and professional bodies, including the FIS, the Forum was set up in March 2020, since when it has drawn on the collective expertise of its members to maintain a steady supply of information and practical advice to the sector.

FIS is the representative body for the £10 billion finishes and interiors sector in the UK. The FIS has close to 500 members drawn from contractors, manufacturers and distributors of ceilings, steel framing systems, partitions, operable walls, plastering, drylining, and specialist interior fit-out and refurbishment businesses. 

FIS exists to support its members, improve safety, minimise risk, enhance productivity and drive innovation in the sector. As well as specialist publications, technical support and expert helplines, FIS is a dynamic network that brings the sector together through a range of events, awards and specialist working groups, all aimed at sharing best practice, setting standards and advising Government, that help its members to improve performance and win work. 

Members of the FIS are subjected to an audit and vetting process when they join and then again, every three years that underpins the values by which the organisation operates. To drive quality and ensure the future sustainability of the sector, FIS has a dedicated skills and training team and works with a number of Approved Training Providers to attract new people to the sector and deliver a fully qualified and competent workforce. 

FIS is dedicated to collaboration in construction and a proud member of BuildUK, the Construction Products Association and the Passive Fire Protection Forum. 
 




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