Expert Brief: Requirements of Irish Standard 291:2015 Portable Fire Extinguishers

Irish Standard 291 which governs the selection, commissioning, installation, inspection and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers was revised in 2015. We outline the key requirements here:   Competent Person Inspection Frequency At least every 12 months More frequently where the environment, risks or other factors dictate so.   User Inspection At least every month (recorded…

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Geofire Salamander Fire Door Closer and Holder

Salamander opens the door to fully compliant wire-free fire door safety Geofire’s Salamander range of radio controlled fire door safety products have all the benefits of hard-wired electromagnetic door retainers and closers, but as the range’s devices are wire-free, they are quick and easy to install, saving time, installation costs and disruption to a building’s…

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Construction Products Regulation 2013

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) comes into effect across Europe on the 1st July 2013 and is directly applicable in its entirety in Irish law. In brief, the CPR aims to overcome the technical barriers to trade, which arise where different countries in Europe have different standards, testing and labelling approaches for the same construction…

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