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CONNECTED Dynamic information management is the future for a modern fire service if it wants to prepare for the full impact of budget cuts and stay ahead of the constantly changing demands within communities and local government. And as budgets cuts begin to bite, all Fire Services in the UK are expected to invest to save.


In response to this, ACTIVE Solutions Europe Ltd has partnered with the world’s leading software company and, using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 as its platform, CONNECT™ has becomes a single source of information, replacing multiple databases and systems from across key departments within the fire service, including Community Fire Safety, Technical Fire Safety, Fire Investigation and

Operations. Invited by Microsoft to be one of their twelve high potential ISV’s, ACTIVE Solutions Europe Ltd are the first to develop cloud based solution dedicated solely to dynamically managing information within the UK Fire and Rescue Service.

Steve Ainsworth, CEO at

ACTIVE Solutions said: “Taking our knowledge and combining it with Microsoft technology, we have created a single solution that is

guaranteed to always use the latest technology to help Fire and Rescue Services save money and, most importantly, save lives.”

“CONNECT changes everything. A single and fully integrated solution that offers the ability to complete all the functions of a modern day fire service” said Richard Aspin, Head of Emergency Services MSFT UK.

Cova Security Gates’ newly introduced CSG10140 Sliding Cantilevered Gate has successfully passed the PAS68:2010 Vehicle Impact Test - 7.5 tonne vehicle at 40mph - under the TRL’s strict conditions and watchful eye.

The CSG10140, designed to provide discreet vehicle mitigation for critical infrastructure and protect high security sites, repelling ram-raiders or rioters,

maintains the outward appearance of an equivalent non crash tested product.

Constructed from standard steel sections and due to its unique patented internal arrestor device, this gate can also be considered a low cost option, utilizing

The Construction industry recently witnessed the highly successful introduction of the innovative Safety Station©

, and its

continued success has now lead it to be widely accepted by the Manufacturing and Food Processing industries.

Health & Safety Managers across these market



standard off the shelf automation. Without the challenging main entrance aesthetics of many PAS68 compliant products currently available, the CSG10140 is capable of blending seamlessly with any building or site perimeter line. Requiring an

sectors have recognised that the product has become a vital asset in helping to inspire and communicate safety to their workforce, as opposed to simply providing the statutory requirements, whilst several major construction management and logistic companies have embraced the concept as an item of ‘Best Practice’.

The distinctive red units are fast becoming a regular feature on many of the construction projects and shop floors across the U.K. as the Safety Station©


both robust and flexible and available in various

installation depth of only 400mm, this gate is ideally suited to shallow and/or utility-congested substructure.

configurations and sizes to suit the clients requirements.

The product simply collates and combines all of the necessary Health & Safety standard information and equipment on one highly distinctive unit in one location allowing quick and easy access for the work force and effective management of Health & Safety information and supplies.

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