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Construction bodies urge government to make sprinklers mandatory in residential buildings higher than 11 metres

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have signed a statement that also calls for sprinklers to be retrofitted where possible. Read More

FIM Expo to debut compliance section covering BAFE schemes and FIA membership

The Fire Industry Manufacturer’s Expo (FIM Expo), coming to Reading Madejski Stadium on 3 April 2019, will feature some new […] Read More

Inadequate risk management and compartmentation contributed to Glasgow School of Art fires: Parliament report

The delayed installation of a water mist suppression system and presence of obsolete ventilation ducts exacerbated two fires at the […] Read More

International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference announces Rockwool as headline sponsor

The 6th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference, which takes place between 18–20 June 2019 at Excel, London alongside the FIREX International Exhibition, aims to consider how procedures and equipment used for tall building fire safety and firefighting should evolve. Read More

How Brexit might affect the fire protection sector

The vast majority of fire protection products such as fire detection and suppression systems, construction materials and products, fire stopping […] Read More

WATCH: 5 reasons to attend FIREX International 2019

Whether you’re an architect, fire risk assessor or responsible for the safety of occupants in an office, industrial or residential building, FIREX 2019 is well worth a visit. Read More

Third-party certified fire doors have just aced their fire-resistance tests

Government-commissioned fire-resistance tests have been passed with flying colours by third-party certified fire doors, demonstrating the value of traceability and certification when it comes to specifying fire doors, writes the British Woodworking Federation. Read More

FPA appoints ex-AVIVA underwriting chief John Smeaton as chair

Smeaton has had two previous roles at the FPA: a non-executive director for 10 years and interim managing director for six months between 2017-18. Read More

FPA wins UKAS accreditation to assess effectiveness of external cladding

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has won the right to carry out BS8414 tests backed by UKAS accreditation. BS8414, which comprises two parts, concerns the fire performance of external cladding systems. Read More

Portable fire extinguishing: FIA updates guidance and fact files

The Fire Industry Association’s Extinguishing Council has updated a number of guidance notes and fact files around portable extinguishers – covering the ADR, electrical risks, environmental guidance and more. Read More