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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 2021 eBook here, which rounds up all the biggest stories of 2020.

 

Fire safety guides from IFSEC Global


GFE’s fire detection system chosen for residential development in Istanbul

A fire detection and alarm system has been installed for a residential development located in Turkey by Global Fire Equipment (GFE). Read More

Are the sustainability and fire safety agendas compatible?

IFSEC Global reports on the sustainability and fire safety compatibility debate held at the 2022 Fire Conference. Read More

What is the true cost when a business is forced to close due to fire?

IFSEC Global hears from Tom Roche, Secretary of the BSA, on the impact and after effects of a fire on businesses. Read More

Comelit-PAC launches upgraded LogiFire addressable fire safety systems

Comelit-PAC has upgraded its entire fire system range with the launch of LogiFire, a range produced to aid the evolution of its addressable platforms. Read More

Stirling Council to further invest in connected home technology across its housing portfolio

After an IoT working trial, Stirling Council will roll out Aico's environmental sensors to collect information around tenants’ homes. Read More

How care homes can benefit from wireless fire safety technology

Tom Crane explains how wireless fire devices and solutions can improve the safety of care homes, residents and their staff. Read More

Gove says government should “look again” at position on PEEPs

Michael Gove has suggested the Government should look again at the issue of personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs) for disabled people. Read More

New UK fire resistance testing lab opened by UL and the Fire Protection Association

A major new fire resistance testing laboratory at Blockley, Gloucestershire, opened on 15 November by the FPA and UL. Read More

Major UK housebuilder estimates fire safety issues on buildings could take between 5-7 years to fix

Barratt Homes has estimated that work to fix fire safety defects on buildings could take up to seven years to fix. Read More

£600k fine for building contractor and director following “repeated failings” in fire risk management

A building contractor has been fined £600,000 and its director has been ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and fined £4,200. Read More