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The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) and “Service-Free” Extinguishers
22/03/17

Read about the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”), our complaint, and their involvement with Britannia Fire's advertising of their P50    Read


The New BS 5306-8 Now Published
29/10/12

12 years after the last revision, the new BS 5306-8:2012 is published today. Read more about this on this page.    Read


New Standard for Risk Assessments Launched
31/08/12

BSI publishes the new PAS 79:2012 today. Read more about this on this page.    Read


Happy 65th Birthday to Us!     ...and no sign of retiring!
01/01/12

We had our sixty-fifth birthday on New Year’s Day this year with parts of our group having been trading since 1947!    Read


Responsible Person and his Risk Assessor both Jailed!
12/07/11

A normal fire Authority inspection led to a Responsible Person being jailed along with his risk-assessor under the Fire Safety Order. The fact that the Responsible Person had paid at least £150 for this third party to undertake what transpired to be inadequate risk assessments was no defence for the Responsible Person!     Read


Maintenance Engineer Prosecuted
23/12/10

The latest Fire Safety Order prosecution following a fatality serves an important reminder of the need for the Responsible Person to ensure the competence of all of their fire safety suppliers. Read about a third-party maintenance engineer’s prosecution under the Fire Safety Order for his sub-standard work, and the implications for the Responsible Person.     Read


Regulator Falls Foul of its own Regulations!
20/09/10

Read about how the head quarters of the CLG, the governmental department with responsibility for fire, got served a Crown Enforcement Notice in connection with its own breaches of its own fire legislation, the Fire Safety Order.     Read


FIA Meets Business Secretary, Vince Cable
01/09/10

The FIA recently met with the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP. Find out about their discussions.     Read


Major High Street Chain ‘New Look’s Appeal Dismissed - Record Fine of £400,000 Upheld
21/06/10

Read more about New Look’s failed attempt to appeal their record fine previously imposed for their admitted breaches of the Fire Safety Order.     Read

Expanded Scope of BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Certification
18/06/10

Anderstore has always maintained and developed its excellent accreditations. Read more about the developments of our most recent BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certificate here.     Read

Tesco Prosecuted under the Fire Safety Order
16/06/10

Read more about one of the UK’s largest retailer’s admission of guilt and subsequent prosecution under the Fire Safety Order.     Read


88% of Fires Put Out by Extinguishers
16/06/10

Find out about FIA’s latest research showing that 88% of all fires are put out by fire extinguishers.     Read


All Change at Communities & Local Government
21/05/10

Following the recent change of Government, The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP becomes Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (“CLG”) and Bob Neill MP becomes the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State with responsibility for Fire & Resilience.     Read


National Chip Week 2010
15/02/10

February 15th sees the start of 2010’s National Chip Week, which also serves as a good reminder of the need for proper firefighting protection.     Read


Landlord Breaches Fire Safety Order and is Jailed for 2½ Years
12/05/10

Read more about the jail sentence handed down to Landlord Michael Billings in a distressing case involving offences under the Fire Safety Order.     Read


BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Certification
25/01/10

Anderstore has always maintained and developed its excellent accreditations. Read more about their most recent BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certificate here.     Read

High Street Chain ‘New Look’s Given Record Fine Under the Fire Safety Order - Ordered to pay more than £500,000!
27/11/09

Read more about one of about one of the UK’s major high street chains, ‘New Look’s admission of offences under the Fire Safety Order and their subsequent record fine.     Read

Shell ordered to pay £345,000 in fines and costs for breaches of the Fire Safety Order
08/06/09

Read more about one of the world’s largest petrol retailer’s admission of guilt and subsequent prosecution under the Fire Safety Order.     Read

Watchacre Properties fined £21,000 and its Director Imprisoned for breaches of the Fire Safety Order
24/10/08

Read more about how the landlord, Watchacre Properties Limited, was fined £21,000 and one of its directors, Mr Mehmat Parlak, imprisoned for 4 months in the first custodial sentence under the Fire Safety Order.     Read





We are members of FIA, the Fire Industry Association (formerly FETA and the BFPSA). Click here to find out more. We've over 70 years experience with parts of our group having been trading since 1947! Click here to find out more. We are BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certified by the UKAS-accredited independent third party, BSI. Click here to find out more. We are registered with BAFE, the British Approvals for Fire Equipment. Click here to find out more. We are members of the IFE, the Institution of Fire Engineers. Click here to find out more. We carry comprehensive Public & Product Liability and/or Professional Indemnity Insurance up to the value of a staggering £5m! Click here to find out more. We are members of IFEDA, the Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors Association. Click here to find out more.