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Article Date: 28th July 2016

Bilco joins British Safety Council

British Safety Council - Smoke Vents - Roof Access Hatches

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Bilco has joined The British Safety Council as part of its commitment to raising safety standards and professional expertise in the specification of access products. The company, which specialises in high quality engineered roof and floor access products, has expanded its range in recent years to provide a complete safety solution for building access from the basement to the rooftop. In addition to smoke vents and access hatches and doors, Bilco now provides safety products including the LadderUp® safety post, which helps maintain the recommended three points of contact when using a ladder when passing through an access hatch. It also offers a range of ladder cages, rooftop walkways, stepover stairs and roof edge protection.

"For some years, much of the industry’s expertise in roof hatches and smoke vent specification has resided with the manufacturer," says Bilco Managing Director James Fisher. "By joining the British Safety Council, we are aiming to spread the pool of knowledge further throughout the industry and ensure that eventually, the safest, most appropriate products will be specified for every construction and refurbishment project. We will certainly be doing our best to help the UK construction industry to achieve that goal." Bilco’s membership of the British Safety Council follows its memberships of the Single Ply Roofing Association, Constructionline and the National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited.

As well as providing CPD seminars for architects and M&E contractors, Bilco is proactively making its knowledge available to construction professionals online, via its Bilco Assist initiative. Since its launch, Bilco Assist has seen thousands of downloads of its product CAD drawings, BIM information and NBS Building specifications. Bilco Assist also provides an online product selector, site visits for specification advice and a technical advice telephone helpline.

"Expert access product specification requires skill and experience and we’re determined to share ours for the benefit of the construction industry as a whole," adds Fisher.

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