Fire safety news and resources

Fire Protection Strategy: A Barbour Director’s Briefing

Sign up to free email newsletters

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.

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, however, 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.

To keep up with the latest in the fire safety industry, The Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference will be running as a digital event in 2020, taking place across three days: Wednesday 30 September, Wednesday 7 October and Wednesday 14 October.

Find out all about it and book your place, here!

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.

Fire safety guides from IFSEC Global

Fire door hardware: What you need to know

Dominick Sandford, Director and Head of Merchandising and Marketing at IronmongeryDirect, outlines the regulations surrounding fire door installation and maintenance. Read More

Fire Door Safety Week 2020 is here!

Fire Door Safety Week 2020 is here! Find out what the week is all about, and what companies in the sector are doing to support this year's campaign. Read More

Kentec launches iNS – Intelligent Networking Solutions

Kentec has launched its Intelligent Networking Solutions (iNS) providing advanced interconnectivity and monitoring of fire alarm control panel networks – critical where multiple panels are installed across a single site. Read More

Firestopping and third party certification

In this final article of three related to firestopping, Simon Ince discusses the value of independent Third Party Certification, illustrating how it can support improved fire safety standards. Read More

ASFP publishes independent guidance on active fire curtains

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published its most up-to-date guide to the provision of proprietary active fire curtains. Read More

Advisor Network launched by Apollo Fire Detectors

Apollo Fire Detectors has launched Apollo Advisor Network, a new market insight programme to help the business continue to support its customers. Read More

Euralarm welcomes first associate member

Euralarm has welcomed Kiwa as its first associate member. The organisation recently opened its doors to associate members for the first time. Read More

St Albans Civic Centre receives wireless fire protection upgrade

St Albans Civic Centre has completely renewed its fire system, with Hyfire supplying over 500 wireless devices as part of a significant upgrade to the 1980s building. Read More

Fire Safety Bill passes House of Commons vote

On the 19th March, The Home Office introduced the new Fire Safety Bill, in an effort to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. Read More

ASFP responds to Building Safety Bill consultation

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has submitted evidence to the pre-legislative consultation on the Building Safety Bill. Read More