Alison Fava

Freelance journalist, SHP Online

June 27, 2017

Sign up to free email newsletters

Download

Integrated thinking: Connected security for smart infrastructure

Grenfell fire

All 75 high-rises tested in wake of Grenfell tragedy fail fire safety standards

Photo: Brandon Butterworth under CC4.0

The government has said cladding on 75 buildings in 26 council areas had now failed fire safety tests – every single panel tested so far.

And the US firm that supplied cladding used on London’s Grenfell Tower says it has ended global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks.

Arconic said it was discontinuing sales of Reynobond PE for tower blocks due to “issues” identified by the fire, which is feared to have killed at least 79.

Fire safety tests are taking place on the fire resistance of cladding on up to 600 buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire in north Kensington on 14 June.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said all buildings examined so far had failed the test. Councils were told to prioritise buildings they had most concern over.

Communities secretary, Sajid Javid, has said all hospitals and schools had also been asked to carry out “immediate checks”.

The original article was published on our sister site, SHP Online.

Fire Safety is Life Safety at FIREX 2018

19-21 June, ExCeL London

There's still time to register for this year's FIREX event, running alongside IFSEC International. Join the industry to reflect on a year of hugely significant discussions and see how this is shaping the future of the fire safety industry.

Life safety is a right not a privilege.  Be part of the answer.

Related Topics

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of