Checkmate Fire News
Rapid Growth of Checkmate Fire Leads to Redhill Expansion
Only a few short months after the opening of our Glasgow office, we’re delighted to announce further expansion of the company, with a new Surrey branch now open in Redhill!.
Checkmate Fire gain ISO27001 International Information Security Standard
Checkmate Fire is delighted to announce that the company has gained the ISO27001 International Information Security Standard.
‘Path to Passive Fire Compliance’ CPD a Huge Success!
Checkmate Fire enjoyed another successful CPD event, hosted by our insurance partners, Aviva, in Bristol this month.
2019 in Review and a Look Towards 2020
With yet another successful year drawing to a close, we wanted to look back on all that 2019 has brought us, as well as casting a quick eye over what’s to come in 2020.
Trainee Scheme a Massive Success for Checkmate!
Already an incredible success, the initial goal was to have 12 trainees committed to the scheme by November, however, that figure was quickly exceeded, with 17 trainees having signed up.
Checkmate Fire appoints regional manager amid Scottish Expansion
Checkmate Fire, the UK’s largest supplier of passive fire solutions, has appointed a regional manager, amid the firm’s expansion into Scotland.
Join us at UK Construction Week and The Fire Safety Event North
Having enjoyed a brilliant stint at both UK Construction Week and The Fire Safety Event North last year, Checkmate Fire will once again be present at both events!
Checkmate Fire Introduces App to Solidify Reputation for Quality and Compliance
For the past eight months, our internal compliance department has helped us to go above and beyond the standards set by industry bodies and provide both double the protection and double the value to our clients.
Compartmentation in Residential Buildings
Passive fire protection regulations can be traced back as far as the 17th century, but there is still work to do to ensure modern standards are correctly implemented.
Clear Advances in 'Green' Building Design
When considering integrated whole-building design and energy efficiency, choosing the appropriate glazing solutions is critical.
Checkmate's Covid19 Response
Checkmate has taken advice from the government and public health experts, and we are monitoring developments closely.
Checkmate's Big Charity Pub Quiz!
Raising £400 for The Children's Trust - a whopping 160% of our original target - Checkmate’s Big Pub Quiz went down a storm this weekend.
Protecting the Emergency Services
What is passive fire protection? As its name suggests, passive fire protection (PFP) is a form of fire safety provision that remains dormant, or inert, during normal conditions but becomes
The Importance of Certification
Too often, rogue contractors are leaving homeowners and businesses with poor quality workmanship and service. When looking for fire stopping service providers, it is important to hire a qualified, experienced
Lakanal House: The Verdict
On 3 July 2009, six people died in a fire at a council-owned tower block in south London. The inquest into their deaths found opportunities to prevent the tragedy were
Do My Fire Doors Need Inspecting?
Fire doors play an essential role in providing passive fire safety protection. Fire doors are an important safety feature of any building in which people work or visit, as they offer resistance.
Passive vs. Active Fire Protection
When someone asks about your building’s fire protection system, you probably think about its alarm and sprinkler systems when, in reality, it is much more. It is a collaboration of systems between Active Fire Protection and Passive Fire Protection.
Shepherd's Bush Tower Block Fire
About 50 people spent the night away from their homes following a blaze in a west London tower block. The Shepherd’s Bush Green blaze affected five floors of the 18-storey
Great Walls of Glass!
The style and beauty of glass walls enhance any space. Alufire has combined the beauty of glass with the functionality of fire-rated partitions in a range of glass wall partitions
The Silent Killer
Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death for victims of indoor fires. Smoke inhalation injury refers to injury due to inhalation or exposure to hot gaseous products of combustion.
Simplifying the Fire Safety Act
So, – what are your responsibilities? At Southwark crown court, Judge Jeffrey Pegden ordered Southwark council to pay a £270,000 fine plus £300,000 costs. London fire brigade (LFB) brought the.
Checkmate Fire Take on Challenge for Children With Brain Injury
Checkmate Fire has pledged their support for children with brain injury by signing up to take part in Step Forward to raise funds for The Children’s Trust.
Your Money or a Life?
Correctly specifying and installing fire resisting systems and fire protection construction products (also known as passive fire protection products) is fundamental to fire safety in buildings.
Fire Doors Save Lives and Property
Buildings are compartmentalised to delay the spread of fire from one area to another. These compartments are usually linked by fire doors to allow the flow of traffic
Improved Safety and Mood Through Fire Resistant Glazing
Interior glazed partitioning is a growing trend in commercial office interiors today and for good reason. An array of new capabilities is possible with glazing that is fire resistant
Carillion Staff and Suppliers Told to Carry on Working
The Official Receiver and its special managers PwC are telling Carillion subcontractors and staff to continue working as normal. PwC has set up a website here to advise the industry
New Birmingham Office Announcement
With established offices in Yorkshire and Essex, our new offices located at Fort Dunlop in the heart of Birmingham,
Specifying Fire Resistant Glass
With public awareness now high around fire safety, the glazing component of structures is more important than ever as fire-resistant glass is an important requirement on many projects.
The Importance of Passive Fire Protection in Buildings
It is hard to over-emphasize the importance of a passive fire protection (PFP) strategy and its subsequent governance in buildings. Comprising some kind of an assessment of the likely fire.
Play it Safe: Fire Safety in Tall Buildings
Tall buildings present fire safety issues that don’t affect other structures. For instance, high structures are beyond the reach of ladders preventing exterior rescues from ladders and the suppression of fires.
Checkmate Fire Responds to the Hackitt Review
The publication of the long-awaited Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, commissioned by the Government following the Grenfell Tower fire, saw Dame Judith Hackitt propose far-reaching changes
Protecting Your Building Against Fire: Certifications and Regulations
We are in unsettling times regarding building fire protection. There have been many changes in fire regulations over time and potentially more are ahead following many recent tragedies.
Checkmate Fire Solutions’ Expansion Continues With Harlow Move
Checkmate Fire Solutions, the UK’s biggest passive fire protection specialist, is relocating its south-east office to larger premises in Harlow as a result of ongoing growth.
Fire Door Safety Week 2018 – Fire Door Inspection Checklist Download
Fire Door Safety Week 2018, which runs from September 24th to 30th, is designed to promote awareness of the importance of choosing the right fire doors and ensuring they are properly installed and maintained.
The Importance of Fire Doors
Fire doors are always important, but it can be even more crucial for those who manage buildings with a sleeping risk such as hotels and hospitals.
Why Third-Party Certification is Crucial for Fire Door Installations
Checkmate Fire are long-time advocates of the benefits of third-party certification for all passive fire protection and our belief has been further strengthened by the Government’s ongoing investigation
100 Miles for Charity!
Please join us in congratulating Damien Ward, our Technical and Compliance Manager, for completing the grueling 100 mile bike ride this month for Charity.
Compartmentation - Ceilings and Walls
It’s something you hope will never happen: a fire roaring through your building...
Workplace Fires: More Common Than You Think?
Checkmate Fire are committed to helping companies and public sector bodies protect their staff, customers and the general public by reducing the risk of a devastating fire at their premises.
Passive Fire Protection Services for the NHS
During the NHS’s 70-year history the UK’s hospitals and healthcare facilities have evolved and expanded, presenting estate managers with a unique set of fire safety challenges.
Fire Doors: Your Guide to Safety
Fire doors are required in almost every building built in the UK. English and Welsh Building Regulations are divided into parts with corresponding Approved Documents with guidance as to how to achieve the requirements of each part.
GCSE Success for our Budding Fire-Fighter
It’s results day for the nation’s GCSE students, and in spite of the unprecedented times our youth are experiencing, we want to say a huge congratulations to our former work experience student, Conor McBride!
Checkmate's New Commercial Director!
Huge congratulations to our Commercial Director, Craig M Bendall, for being promoted from commercial manager within his first 4 months at Checkmate!
Kieran Carlisle is shortlisted as a finalist at the ASFP Awards
We are delighted to announce that our very own Kieran Carlisle has been shortlisted for the Individual Rising Star at the prestigious Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) Awards taking place on 26th November 2021.
Checkmate pledge over 2000 hours to UK charities
Supporting the communities in which we operate is vital for achieving effective delivery and positive relationships - and we are proud to go the extra mile in engaging and helping those around us – playing our part in creating a better society.
A Fire Door Survey is Just Checking a Fire Door, Right?
Our industry has prodded the slowly waking giant, and it is clear that businesses, facilities managers, building managers and the amazing people who work across fire safety are making inroads into resolving fire door issues. But I’m going to put this out there; inspecting a door does not improve life safety in a building, providing maintenance to ongoing defects does.
Why do my Buildings Need Firestopping?
It’s a question we have answered before, but one we think is always worthy of reiterating. What makes firestopping SO important to a building’s safety strategy? Read on to find out more...