FIA Launches Access to Foundation Course Focused on Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

FIA Training Courses

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has launched a new fire detection and alarm training course. Access to Foundation, which is now available to book under the Training tab on the FIA’s website. It is specifically aimed at individuals who may wish to do some additional preparatory study in the fire detection and alarms field before tackling the first course on the Qualification Pathway.

Government Moves to Review Building Regulations

Planning Permission

The Government has clarified building regulations’ fire safety guidance, following recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt, and is seeking views on the revisions one of which is a mandatory requirement on landlords in the private rented sector to ensure electrical installations in their property are inspected every five years. Woodward Group offers all types of Inspection and Testing Initial Verification to cover a wide range of needs. We also provide free advice on the frequency of formal inspections of electrical installations as well as routine checks.

Latest e-Mobility Forecasts

electric cars

Did you know that according to the International Energy Agency’s latest e-mobility forecasts, the number of electric vehicles on the world’s roads is set to triple by the end of the decade and under current national policies may soar to as many as 125 million by 2030?

We, at Woodward Group, understand the key issues when using an electric car, the car of the future. With limited range and a lack of places to charge up, it can put a negative impact on your decision to purchase one. Latest technologies and improved battery life has enabled extended journeys to be undertaken, with most owners using their home charging units and the occasional chargers that have been installed at work.

If you are considering buying an electric car and require a charging point or you are an employer who would like to incorporate and facilitate the growth of green technology within their corporate responsibility division, we can help. To read more on prices, networks, charger types and top tips on Electric Car Charging in the UK, click on this link:

For a free consultation please call Woodward Group on 01283 819379

Responding to New Amendments in Fire Resistance Wiring Regulations

suspension and cable management systems

As a company that uses suspension and cable management systems, we are happy to announce that our quality and distribution network not only delivers a good service but also keeps up with the latest amendments in fire safety.

Gripple Limited, the manufacturer of wire suspensions for building services installation, has taken cable management to yet another level in response to new wiring regulations where fire resistant suspended services are required.

The company has launched the specifically developed Trapeze Plus FR No. 3 to comply with amendment 3 of the 17th edition wire regulations relating to wiring systems in escape routes. This applies to cabling and containment systems which must be protected to ensure they are not prone to premature collapse in the event of fire.

Supplied with stainless steel wire, the all-steel Trapeze Plus FR No. 3 is fire-rated, with various levels of certified exposure times and load limit specifications available depending on the level of protection required.

Latest Statistics Show Increase in UK Fires

Increase in UK Fires

The latest statistics from the Home Office show a 14 per cent increase in the number of fires attended by fire and rescue services across England. The figures also reveal a 7 per cent increase in the number of incidents attended. We offer free consultations on fire risk assessments within domestic, commercial and industrial premises.

Congratulations to The Oasis Foundation

Oasis Foundation

Woodward Group would like to congratulate The Oasis Foundation, for rescued and abandoned babies, on receiving their status of an official Foundation after a long and gruelling registration process.

We look forward to continuing our support of their meaningful work in Thailand and wish them all the best with their future endeavours.

If you wish to learn more about them, please visit their website at

childrens foundation

New Starter – Charlotte (Administrator)

Charlotte Harris

Woodward Group welcomes its new starter, Charlotte Harris to the team. Charlotte has recently joined the company and has already shown great enthusiasm and dedication to her role.

Being organised and regimented in the way she works, Charlotte’s role of Administrator will be a great asset to the Group. Embracing the change of having worked with an estate agency for the last five years, Charlotte also looks forward to lending her support to Woodward Group’s marketing team with her thirst for success through tackling challenges.

Charlotte sees herself building a long-term career for herself at Woodward Group whilst growing both as an individual and within her role.

New Company Vans

New Vans

Bearing the safety of their staff and the needs of their clients in mind, Woodward Group has added three new vans to their fleet since the increase in national contracts.

This expansion has brought about the need to provide a quick and efficient service. They’ve looked to meet their needs with the Peugeot Boxer Vans that are equipped to turn the cab into an office on wheels, whilst offering a range of safety functions and the largest range of Gross Vehicle Weight options in its class.

The vans have been sign written by Lime Turtle, a local signage business based in Burton on Trent. Woodward Group would like to take this opportunity to thank all its customers for their valuable support.

Woodward Group is Now a Proud Partner of KNX

KNX Partner

Woodward Group is now a proud partner of KNX due to a growing interest from clients in KNX, its capabilities, and huge potential within all business and residential sectors.

Our Automation division is excited to have successfully completed the associated training at the Ivory Egg training centre in Chichester. You can now find us listed as a qualified partner on the KNX website

KNX is the durable and efficient solution for smart buildings with many benefits of the KNX technology such as reduced energy costs, improved security, and stylish spaces created with maximum integration. It doesn’t matter whether you want to implement KNX in a new building or a renovation project. Building automation can be realised in every type of project.

If you would like to know more about KNX or any of further services that Woodward Group provides, please do not hesitate to contact us via email [email protected]

New Starter – Ethan (Apprentice)

New Apprentice

Woodward Group would like to introduce Ethan Mellor who has recently joined us as an apprentice with GCSE grades ranging from A* to C. Ethan has shown great motivation and enthusiasm and we are proud to have him on board our Electrical Division. Having recently passed his ECS qualification which allows him to work on site, we believe he will continue to be an asset to our contracting team.