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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


Those most at risk from fire highlighted in new initiative

Plumis has launched an initiative to raise awareness around most common types of fires and those at greatest risk from fire-related injury. Read More

SCS Director discusses the importance of smoke control system maintenance

Allan Meek discusses the importance of smoke control maintenance and why it should only be done by industry professionals. Read More

FireQual begins development of Fire Door Installation Qualification

FireQual is developing a qualification that will provide the underpinning knowledge and skills required by those who work within the area of fire door installation. Read More

The importance of third-party certification in fire door safety

IFSEC Global explores why industry professionals so often stress the importance of third-party certification for fire doors. Read More

One in 10 renters fear raising fire safety concerns will affect their tenancy

One in 10 renters fear raising fire safety concerns will affect their tenancy, according to research conducted by Fire Door Safety Week. Read More

Hyfire wireless protection installed in historic Irish church

Hyfire wireless fire protection technology has been installed in a historic Irish church to preserve the building's structural interior. Read More

Calls for greater education on fire door safety and compliance as Fire Door Safety Week 2021 kicks off

A greater awareness and education of fire door compliance is needed in the UK, says Abloy UK, as Fire Door Safety Week 2021 begins. Read More

Three-quarters of £30m Waking Watch Fund for fire alarm installations approved as second round for applications opens

Announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, ihe fund is set to “remove” or “reduce” the need for interim safety measures at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding. Read More

Changes to fire safety laws in Scotland require all homeowners to have interlinked alarms

New changes have been introduced by the Scottish Government where all homeowners will be required to have interlinked fire alarms. Read More

Competence framework PAS 8673 for new role of building safety managers on track for publication

A guide to the new specification for the competence of building safety managers, PAS 8673, which is set to be published in December. Read More