This new fire safety bill aims to help people feel safe in their homes around the country, whilst ensuring that a fire related tragedy similar to that of Grenfell Tower fire never happens again.
The proposed Fire Safety Bill will ‘amend the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify that the responsible person or duty-holder for multi-occupied, residential buildings must manage and reduce the risk of fire for:
This clarification will empower fire and rescue services to take enforcement action and hold building owners to account if they are not compliant.’
Today we celebrate the day when, exactly 50 years ago, Ernst Meili founded Euralarm. Starting with 24 companies from 12 countries and two national associations for fire safety, Euralarm developed into a European association that represents today over 5,000 companies, employing 700,000 people, within the fire safety, security, extinguishing and related services industry with an estimated revenue of € 67 billion.
For almost 50 years Euralarm has been proactively contributing to standardisation processes, providing guidance in the digitalisation of our industry, raising the standards for training and qualifications to address society’s needs for safety and security and partnering with research institutes.
On this special day we’d like to thank all our partners for sharing our passion and for joining us in our journey towards a safer and more secure Europe.
In light of the COVID virus and the possible effects on traveling across Europe, the Euralarm organisation committee decided to postpone the GA, Industry Forum and 50th anniversary celebration.
In an increasingly digital global economy, new technologies have a lot of benefits to offer Europe. Tools such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing, drones, and quantum computers can make the industry more efficient, sustainable and successful. European Standards (ENs) are on the forefront to make new technologies trustworthy and safe: they provide European best practices to lead the digital transformation of society and boost innovation, while establishing a level-playing field.
For those who missed the presentation on the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) in Brussels this video gives all the answers you might have on OSSA . Vice President Daniel Vornefeld explained the purpose of the Alliance during a keynote speech at Milestone's MIPS event in Dallas, Texas. Click on the image below to start watching Daniel's presentation instantly.
(Sunday - March 1, 2020)
The '50th Anniversary, Industry Seminar & General Assembly' has been moved from 27 & 28 May 2020 to 29 & 30 October 2020.
Cybersecurity. Companies tumble around each other for attention when it comes to digital security and protection against cybercrime. Cybersecurity is also a top priority within the European Community. Around this topic, a network of organisations, institutions and companies has been formed that deal with the subject from different angles. Together with CoESS Euralarm published a brochure on the threats and possibilities of cybersecurity. Orgalim is emerging from the industrial business world. We spoke to Orgalim’s Christoph Luykx, Policy Director who is, among other things, responsible for the subject of cybersecurity.
On April 29, 2020, the international conference of VdS experts on fire protection systems will be held in Bucharest. The event is organized by VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH in cooperation with the Romanian Facility Management Association (ROFMA) and is supported by Euralarm member ARTS (Romanian Association for Security Technique).
Throughout history, standardisation has been driving collaboration, productivity and innovation. Standardisation is the backbone of a single European market and allows us to find collective harmony within a society that grows increasingly complex. For almost 50 years Euralarm has been proactively contributing to the standardisation process and thus to a safer and more secure society.
Click on the image below and watch Martin Harvey's invitation.
As stated in the Priorities and Challenges that were presented last year, Euralarm believes that standards for products and services are at the heart of our industry’s success and one of the cornerstones for a successful Single Market. Our members need a fast and flexible standards-setting system because it is the best way to serve the interests of customers, the industry and society. An agile system would help us to respond rapidly to customers’ demands and put European companies on the best footing to serve global markets. It would help us to continue to deliver the highest levels of safety and security to citizens. Against that background Euralarm together with 20 other industry associations has now co-signed a Joint industry statement and recommendations on harmonised standards in support of a competitive European industry. Read the full statement here.
Euralarm has informed the members of the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) on its response on the Evaluation of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). In our representative role for the electronic fire safety industry we welcome the opportunity to provide comments for consideration on the Commission Staff Working Document – Evaluation of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011.
Euralarm strongly supports the free movement of products within the EU and therefore agrees on the need for EU legislation on construction products. We recognize the positive impact of the CPR on cross-border opportunities and trade and share with the EC the conclusion that a revision and a simplification of the CPR is needed. However, we disagree on the Commission’s evaluation of the standardisation system.
For several decades, Euralarm has been heavily involved in European standardisation. Our members have together more than 100 experts on CEN Technical Committees writing candidate harmonized standards under the CPR. Euralarm also gained the official status of CEN Partner.
Unlike the Commission concludes, the issue is NOT with the production of standards but with the requirements set up by the Commission for the harmonisation of standards under the CPR.
Please click here to read the full briefing.
"From cybersecurity to standardisation, this collaboration helps us advocate the right policy framework for the future."
"WAGNER decided to permanently engage in Euralarm’s activities with special respect to matters of fire safety, contributing to reduce trade barriers and to enhance competitiveness and harmonisation of the European market."
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