Fire


“There is a lack of political intent for systemic change in building safety” – Gill Kernick on why lessons aren’t being learnt following Grenfell

We speak to Gill Kernick about why lessons from Grenfell have still not been learnt, and the need for systemic change in the housing sector. Read More

“Focus on smart fire detection to replace Waking Watch”, says Hochiki

Hochiki Europe is calling for authorities and building owners to focus on incorporating intelligent fire detection into ‘at-risk’ properties. Read More

Fire Safety Bill proposals to protect leaseholders from costs of repairs defeated in the Commons

On the 19th March, The Home Office introduced the new Fire Safety Bill, in an effort to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. Follow all the latest, here. Read More

FIREX Tech Talks: Registration now live!

Register for the upcoming IFSEC & FIREX Tech Talks, providing an opportunity for security and fire professionals to discover new products. Read More

London Fire Brigade must do more to fully address failings from Grenfell, says report

A HMICFRS report has found that the London Fire Brigade still has more work to do to fully address its failings from the Grenfell Tower fire. Read More

FIA Fireside chat: ‘Digital capability is exciting for the future of the fire industry’

We catch some of the highlights of the Fire Industry Associations fireside chat with Chief Fire Officer, Paul Fuller. Read More

New Chief Inspector of Buildings appointed to lead Building Safety Regulator

Peter Baker has been appointed to the new Chief Inspector of Buildings role, which will establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator. Read More

National Grid fined £4m over missing gas network records in high-rise multi occupancy buildings

The company was fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise multi occupancy buildings were up to date. Read More

Fire system from Advanced installed at cosmetic giant’s South African HQ

An intelligent fire detection system from Advanced has been installed at the South African head office of cosmetics manufacturer, Revlon. Read More

Firestopping of service penetrations: Best practice guide

Five organisations have launched a Best Practice Design and Installation Guide for Firestopping of Service Penetrations. Read More

Your guide to fire-resistant glass and glazing

Everything you need to know about fire glass and fire-resistant glazing, in conjunction with the Glass and Glazing Federation. Read More

Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities in the home identified in BRE paper

Having recently published the final phase of a research study into fire fatalities in Scotland, Raman Chagger, Principal Consultant at BRE Global, provides an overview of the findings. Read More

Housing Secretary announces extra £3.5bn to tackle cladding crisis

Robert Jenrick has promised an extra £3.5bn from Government to help remove the unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings over 18m. Read More

Futureproofing fire alarm systems – Apollo’s Salvy Vittozzi on Waking Watch replacements and the future of fire safety

Salvy Vittozzi discusses the latest guidance in high-rise residential, the need for clear legislation and what lies ahead for fire safety. Read More

Manchester luxury development specifies Aico 3000 Series of fire and CO alarms

The Aico 3000 Series of Fire and CO alarms have been specified for a new development in Trafford to help protect residents from fire. Read More

Building safety management – moving forward with big data management solutions

Chris Miles and Simon Ince discuss the issues in building safety data management that have led UL to develop Built InForm. Read More



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