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CP Electronics taking safe route to success Accreditation ‘completes the set’ and offers further peace of mind to customers

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CP ELECTRONICS, the market leading designer and supplier of lighting controls solutions, is celebrating the award of a prestigious international safety standard. The London-based company is believed to be the first lighting controls manufacturer in the UK to become accredited to British Standard BS OHSAS 18001-2007. The award follows a rigorous audit process spanning 12 months and covering a variety of areas from risk assessment and legislative compliance to welfare policies and staff awareness of health and safety issues. The accreditation means companies working with CP Electronics can be assured that it is operating to rigorous, independently verified standards in all areas of health and safety, with a safe, well-trained and competent workforce and the lowest possible risk of delays in production. It completes the set for CP Electronics which has held the ISO 90012008 quality management standard since 1999 and the ISO 14001-2004 environmental standard since 2009. Once again the company is believed to be the only lighting controls manufacturer in the UK to hold all three accreditations. CP Electronics’ quality manager Mo Moharananjan explained: “Quality is a watchword at CP, as evidenced by our returns failure rate of just 0.003% and our offer of a five-year warranty on the majority of products. Similarly, our commitment to the environment and sustainable practices is clearly demonstrated through our ISO14001 accreditation. “However, we believe we have really broken the mould in the lighting controls sector with the OHSAS 18001-2007 acrreditation. This is something we believe no other lighting controls supplier has achieved and so sets us apart, guaranteeing customers and specifiers of the standards to which our 160-strong workforce operate and so providing peace of mind when selecting a supply partner.

Maureen Sumner Smith, managing director at BSI UK & Ireland, and Mo Moharananjan, quality manager for CP Electronics “In a sector where some manufacturers have chosen to relocate production abroad, CP Electronics has once again proven itself as a great example of a UK company setting the standards globally in quality, innovation and service.” CP Electronics supplies a range of innovative, energy-saving lighting control systems which are at the heart of major projects across a broad spectrum of sectors including education, housing and commercial buildings. q • For further information visit www.cpelectronics.uk.com.

150 wirless fire alarm devices in use on Battersea Power Station redevelopment [

BULL PRODUCTS’ Cygnus wireless fire alarm system has been selected for use during the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, one of London’s major landmarks. The Grade II listed building is undergoing an £8 billion redevelopment within 42 acres of former industrial land. Phase 2 of the development involves the iconic power station building itself, where no less than 150 Cygnus wireless alarm systems are installed to ensure a safe environment for construction workers on site. With the project at groundwork stage and nearly all of the internals demolished, the Cygnus system is there to protect workers in the old wash towers, on ground levels and around all the pedestrian walkways. The Cygnus system provides a comprehensive network of fire alarm call points, first aid alerts, combined call points and first aid alerts, smoke detectors and heat detectors which are linked together in different zones. As many as 480 alarm and detector units can be linked in this way. Darren O’Brien, security and fire systems manager for Woodlands Site Services, which is working for Skanska UK on the project, was keen to specify the Cygnus wireless alarm system, commenting: “We have had much experience of using the Cygnus system on other projects and had no hesitation in using this for Battersea Power Station. It is absolutely perfect, is very solid and robust and does the job extremely well.” Intended purely for use on construction sites, the CE marked Cygnus system has been specifically designed for use in dense concrete and steel structured buildings and areas where there are many other radio frequencies in operation, and so particular attention has been given to achieving an impressive

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connection range. Where there are multiple sites within range of each other, the Cygnus system has been designed to operate on different site addresses in order to keep each system separate and free from interference. A major feature of the Cygnus system is the optional control panel. It provides a very sophisticated capability with an event log function recording events such as an alarm activation, low battery warning and signal faults – all of which can be viewed in the history folder held on the panel. The system also has the ability to test all units and has an evacuate function which will act as a call point to the rest of the alarm units. Each unit in the system can provide the panel with information at regular intervals. This explicit information confirms the unit is still present and what the battery status of each device is. Known as the ‘heart beat’ this message is monitored by the control panel and if it is not heard for several intervals, the control panel logs a fault status for that unit. A PIR option is now available on any of the modules which can detect an intruder and alert off-site personnel for added safety protection. Bull Products offers a full one-year guarantee on all Cygnus devices and provides high levels of technical, on-site and after-sales service support in addition to its standard maintenance contracts. q • Further information on the Cygnus wireless alarm system is available from Bull Products on 01432 371170, by emailing info@bullproducts.co.uk or by visiting the company’s website at www.bullproducts.co.uk.

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