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ASFP to provide update on the Building Safety Act at London seminar

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is hosting a CPD seminar at the Aviva Building in London on Wednesday 13 September 2023. Read More

Government, Regulator and NFCC issue joint warning to building owners delaying fire safety remediation work

A joint statement has warned building owners who have not yet begun remediation work on fire safety defects that consequences are coming.   Read More

Gove opens Cladding Safety Scheme and commits to mandating second staircases in new residential buildings over 18m

Michael Gove outlined his long-term plans for housing in England on 24 July – with a portion dedicated to building safety. Read More

DHF’s Michael Skelding reflects on post-Grenfell legislation and its impact on members

DHF General Manager & Secretary, Michael Skelding, looks back on this year’s developments with regards to fire safety legislation. Read More

Firefighters support proposals to insist on two staircases in high rise buildings – but want legislation to go further

Firefighters are supporting government proposals to increase the minimum requirements of staircases in high rise residential buildings - but want legislation to go further. Read More

Building Advisory Committee aims to support Building Safety Regulator and drive industry best practice

Ron Alalouff reports on the inaugural meeting of the Building Advisory Committee – set up to provide technical advice and best practice. Read More

Government opens consultation proposing second staircases in buildings and mandatory sprinklers in care homes

Several new updates to Approved Document B have been proposed, including sprinklers in care homes and second staircases for new tower blocks. Read More

Government aims to speed up cladding repairs with bolstered enforcement teams to pursue reluctant building owners

The Government has put aside £8 million to provide extra support for local councils to pursue freeholders to begin cladding repairs. Read More

Updates to Approved Document B (fire safety) published incorporating 2022 amendments

Approved Document B (fire safety) has been republished for volumes 1 and 2 to incorporate 2020 and 2022 amendments. Read More

Simon Clarke appointed new UK Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Simon Clarke MP has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 6 September. Read More

Grenfell Tower Fire: latest Inquiry updates and full timeline

IFSEC Global reports on the timeline of events related to the Grenfell Tower fire, which took place on 14th June 2017, killing 72 people. Read More

Consultations on new safety regime for occupied buildings and building regulation changes open

The UK’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has opened two new consultations related to the Building Safety Act 2022. Read More

The digitisation of building information and its relationship with the ‘Golden Thread’

Reporting from FIREX 2022 where experts explored the golden thread principle and how digital information can support in achieving its goals. Read More

Government announces £5 billion agreement towards the building safety scandal to come from major housing developers

An agreement between government and major developers will see £5 billion committed from industry towards addressing the building safety scandal. Read More

BAFE and NAPIT publish new data highlighting growing fire safety failure rates

BAFE Fire Safety Register and NAPIT have published new research considering domestic fire safety, highlighting failure rates. Read More

Emphasis on need for culture change in built environment from Industry Safety Steering Group’s third report

The third report from the ISSG on the progress of culture change in the built environment industry has been published. Read More

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