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The significance of standards in relation to the law

10 October 2023

The significance of standards in relation to the law All aspects of human life: management, education, health, education, energy, transport, aerospace, environment, electricity, gas, fire, and security, together with all aspects of engineering are controlled and managed by the use of standards. The earliest...

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The need for force testing

10 October 2023

In recent social media posts, some people and organisations have been implying that force testing of doors and gates is not legally necessary, nor particularly beneficial.  This article seeks to clarify the situation; it should be read in conjunction with the previous article regarding the significance of...

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DHF throws its support behind new fire safety regulations

10 October 2023

The introduction of the Building Safety Act 2022, and specifically Section 156, has brought in Phase 3 of the Home Office plan to improve fire safety in higher risk buildings. Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) makes a number of amendments to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) to...

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