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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


Global fire menace is ‘enormous’ but can be tamed, says leading fire expert

What is the Decade of Action for Fire Safety initiative preparing to do in the global fire safety industry? We report from FIREX 2022. Read More

Rebuilding public trust and influencing cultural change within the fire sector with Fire Aware

Julian Hall reports from FIREX 2022 on a new fire industry initiative set up by Gavin Skelly, Fire Aware. Read More

What’s on at FIREX today?

We detail everything fire safety professionals can look forward to at today's FIREX International at London's ExCeL. Read More

FIA unveils new guidance note at FIREX 2022 for fire alarm considerations for people with sensory sensitivities

A guidance note has been launched by the Fire Industry Association regarding fire alarm considerations for people with sensory sensitivities. Read More

Emirates Stadium housing development invests in new fire detection system

The Ashburton Triangle has recently installed Nittan’s addressable fire detection system installed to protect against false alarms. Read More

Keeping up with the latest fire door regulations

Fire doors play a vital role in keeping residents safe but how can housing providers ensure that fire doorsets in their properties comply? Read More

ASFP announces passive fire protection seminar line-up for FIREX 2022

ASFP experts will be on hand to talk passive fire protection, discuss the latest legislation and its training courses at FIREX 2022. Read More

Over 30% of fire and security alarm call-outs due to poor maintenance, research reveals

With poorly maintained alarm systems responsible for over 30% of call-outs, businesses are being urged to maintain their fire & security alarms. Read More

Blaze in Harlow destroys ‘unsprinklered’ local food factory

The Business Sprinkler Alliance has highlighted the lack of sprinklers in the building which may have helped contain the fire. Read More

Gerda announces exclusive session highlighting changing requirements to fire doorsets at FIREX 2022

Gerda will be running a session at FIREX 2022 examining how new legislation and standards will affect flat entrance doorset requirements. Read More