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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.


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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


FIA and NFCC release new Premises Information Box (PIB) Code of Practice for residential buildings

The FIA and National Fire Chiefs' Council have released a new Code of Practice for Premises Information Boxes (PIBs) in residential buildings. Read More

NBS and ASFP partner up to provide support in developing specifications for passive fire protection systems

NBS and the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) have announced a new safety-based collaboration. Read More

Full inquiry to be held into Cameron House hotel fatal fire which led to two deaths and £500,000 fine

Cameron House Resort was fined £500,000 for breaches of fire safety legislation following a fatal fire in December 2017. Read More

A practical guide to fire safety for offices

A guide to fire safety for offices, covering common hazards, fire risk assessments and common sense measures. Read More

Pro range, DMS and more all on show from Fireco at FIREX Connect

Fireco provides an overview of what FIREX Connect visitors can expect to see, with the team available for meetings throughout June. Read More

Building Safety Managers – the future for compliance?

Why defining the future role of Building Safety Managers is imperative to improve the standards of building management. Read More

FIA Fireside Chat: Fire Sector Federation’s Dennis Davis – “The fire sector is coming together more”

We pick out some of the best bits from the FIA's recent fireside chat with Dennis Davis. Read More

Building a Safer Future Charter launches ‘Charter Champion’ initiative to “help drive systemic culture change in building safety”

The initiative has been designed to drive systemic culture change in building safety. Read More

Preliminary report into New Providence Wharf fire reveals smoke ventilation failure, with timber balconies “facilitating external spread of fire”

Over 100 firefighters tackled a fire at a block of flats in East London's New Providence Wharf on 7 May 2021. Read the latest on the incident. Read More

“The loss of a school can be avoided with a sprinkler system” – Jonathan O’Neill responds to new proposals for schools

Jonathan O’Neill offers his thoughts on the recently published proposals regarding fire safety in schools. Read More