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DORGARD X ARRIVES AT ST PANCRAS GRAND BRASSERIE


The St Pancras Grand Brasserie, Oyster and Champagne Bar, located alongside the Eurostar platform of St Pancras International, has installed Fireco's hard wired System X with Dorgard X wireless fire door retainers to legally and


safely hold open fire doors and enhance access without compromising fire safety.


When the fire alarm sounds, Dorgard X receives a signal from System X to release the fire doors, preventing the spread of fire and smoke.


THE SILENT KILLER


Every year, over 4,000 people are poisoned by carbon monoxide (CO); a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that can prove fatal in our homes, our workplace, or even the great outdoors.


CO is very easily produced. At home, the most common sources are faulty boilers or badly ventilated ovens. For Gas Emergency Services and Ambulance personnel, the workplace poses a hazard, and during our leisure time, the report points to the spate of camping incidents when individuals have taken barbecues into their tents causing fatalities.


A recently launched report, which was the result of a six month parliamentary inquiry, examines how we can mitigate the toll CO poisoning takes on our health, our lives and the NHS budget. Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Gas Safety Group inquiry, said: “Low-level carbon monoxide poisoning is a constant risk to us all. Because the gas is so difficult to detect, and the symptoms, such as headaches, are so common, many people may be


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poisoned without knowing it. Moreover, a crude calculation suggests that the effects of such poisoning are currently costing the NHS £178 million a year. But as this report shows, changing this situation is relatively easy. Carbon monoxide alarms must become as common as fire alarms; everyone needs to be CO aware.”


The report was launched at the same time as “Be Alarmed”, a national campaign to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by carbon monoxide. The campaign calls for every household to be fitted with an audible carbon monoxide alarm; an objective whose effectiveness is supported by the parliamentary inquiry. Steve Rotheram, the MP for Liverpool Walton who attended the event said: “I think there should be a public health campaign about this. A CO detector is only about £20, but could save lives. Buy a CO detector!”


The long-terms effects of CO poisoning are not yet fully explored, but are thought to range from long term brain damage to death.


System X can be either hardwired into the fire alarm panel or a completely wireless acoustic system. Any number of Dorgard X units can be linked to any one System X unit within range, although a site survey


must be carried out prior to installation.


www.firecoltd.com


SIEMENS SECURES SECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS CONTRACT


Siemens Security Solutions has secured a major contract to provide an integrated security and communications solution at a new underground natural gas storage facility in Cheshire.


The new facility is being constructed for Storengy (a company of the GDF SUEZ Group) as part of a strategy to expand its presence in the growing


UK gas storage market.


The Fire Safety and Security team at Siemens will provide an integrated security and communication system at the site which is designed to hold over 400 million cubic metres of gas underground and is expected to be in operation for at least 25 years.


www.siemens.co.uk


STANNAH LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE


If you are looking for information about lift products, their applications, technical information, product


images and the latest legislation then take a fresh look at www.stannahlifts.co.uk


On the company’s brand new and easy to use site, you’ll find a host of resources relating to all Stannah lift products and services; from small service lifts to enormous moving walkways.


www.tomorrowshs.com


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