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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


‘If you put your family in that building, would you be happy with it?’ – Andy Frankum discusses the road ahead for fire safety in social housing

IFSEC Global sits down with Andy Frankum, Chair of the NSHFSG to discuss building and fire safety in 2023. Read More

Inadequate fire doors and concerns over compartmentation revealed by Perth hotel audit three weeks before fatal fire

The hotel in Perth where three people died in a fire in January was the subject of a range of fire safety recommendations just 3 weeks prior. Read More

IFSEC Global Podcast: Episode 9 – Working towards gender equality in security, fire and safety

Join us for episode 9 of the IFSEC Global podcast, centring on a discussion about gender equality in the security, fire & safety sectors. Read More

LFB report into New Providence Wharf fire finds no offences committed under Fire Safety Order

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

Improving fire detection performance for building owners, responsible persons, and facilities management teams

Considerations for building owners and responsible persons for reducing false alarms and improving fire detection performance. Read More

RIAS calls for sprinklers to be mandatory in all public buildings after fatal hotel fire

The RIAS urges for sprinklers to be made mandatory in all public buildings, after an inquiry into the death of two men in a hotel fire. Read More

Fire Safety Regulations 2022: What you should be aware of

A guide to what fire and building safety professionals need to know for the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022. Read More

ASFP announces three new appointments to its team

The newly extended team will take forward new initiatives and develop a range of new technical and competency services. Read More

Building Advisory Committee aims to support Building Safety Regulator and drive industry best practice

Ron Alalouff reports on the inaugural meeting of the Building Advisory Committee – set up to provide technical advice and best practice. Read More

Registration now open for FIREX 2023: “Bringing competency in fire safety to the forefront”

FIREX, exclusively supported by the Fire Industry Association, is back at the ExCeL in London on 16-18 May 2023. Registration is now open! Read More