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Sitting alongside the industry-leading FIREX International event, IFSEC Global aims to provide professionals with the latest news, legislative updates and opinions from the world of fire safety – particularly focused on the UK market.

Fire safety has always been vitally important, and much of the current UK regulation stems from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (currently under consultation). The issue was very much thrown into the public spotlight in the UK following the events of the Grenfell Tower Fire, which led to the tragic deaths of 72 of its residents. The fallout of the disaster continues to be felt in the sector today, and at the time of writing, the Public Inquiry is currently in its second phase of assessing what caused the events on the night of the 14th June 2017.

Legislation is now moving at greater pace in the fire safety and construction sector than ever before (though many have argued not quickly enough), with the Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Bill both set to be implemented sometime in 2021. Keep up to date with these two key legislative developments at the links below:

Below, you will find critical guides to support in efforts to improve fire safety standards, while our latest news section covers breaking stories and updates to legislation that will impact on everyone from property owners, to fire safety consultants and fire risk assessors. You can also download IFSEC Global’s Fire Safety 2020 eBook here, which rounds up all the biggest stories of 2020.

 

Fire safety guides from IFSEC Global


Fire detection system designed to ‘detect fire before cladding is breached’ removes waking watch patrols in ‘high risk’ buildings

Said to be able to detect fire before cladding is breached, the Intelliclad system is designed to remove the need for waking watch patrols. Read More

Ministers urged to reveal whether dangerous cladding tested in the early 2000s was used at Grenfell

Dr Jonathan Evans is demanding ministers disclose whether cladding that failed fire tests in 2002, was used at Grenfell Tower. Read More

Tech Talks: Testing, classification and certification of building products with a reaction to fire performance requirement

UL's Stephen Harris introduces the standard testing requirements for reaction to fire of building products, and what can influence fire test performance. Read More

Fire sprinkler systems: what’s required after installation?

Prinicipal Consultant at the FPA, Dale Kinnersley shares the LPC's guidance on the maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems. Read More

Property management company fined over £80,000 for 10 separate fire safety failings

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 for safety failings, after inspections from the LFB. Read More

Aico invites local charities to its headquarters to celebrate continued partnerships

Home safety manufacturer Aico, recently invited local charities to its headquarters to celebrate continued partnerships. Read More

Law changes require all social housing providers to fit smoke alarms in rented accommodation

Law changes will now require all housing providers to install smoke alarms in social housing and CO alarms where fixed appliances are present. Read More

Fire Safety Act 2021: How can businesses prepare for the incoming legislation?

Simon Molloy explains what Responsible Persons can do now to ensure they prepare ahead of the Fire Safety Act becoming law. Read More

Tio Fire Systems launches digital fire logbook

The digital fire logbook from Tio Fire Systems is said to help replace paper logbooks for modern, digitalised safety requirements. Read More

LFB voices growing concerns over number of new properties being ‘deliberately’ designed to avoid fire safety rules

The LFB has expressed mounting concerns over the quantity of new properties being designed to avoid adhering to post-Grenfell fire safety rules. Read More