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Fire Protection Strategy: A Barbour Director’s Briefing

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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.

 

Fire safety guides from IFSEC Global


Disagreements exposed over personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people and stay put policies in high-rises

Disagreement has broken out over the role of personal emergency evacuation plans for people with disabilities in high rise blocks. Read More

Cape Town business park specifies C-TEC’s CAST system for fire protection

C-TEC’s CAST fire alarm system has been installed at a multi-functional business park in Cape Town, South Africa. Read More

Webinar: How a ‘Responsible Person’ selects competent fire risk assessors and management support

SHP will be hosting a webinar on 5th May discussing how responsible persons select competent fire risk assessors and management support. Read More

The road to Grenfell: A disaster they knew would happen

Mike Fox explains his belief that the tragic events of Grenfell Tower were an inevitable consequence of a damaged industry culture. Read More

Aico selected as alarm supplier to UK Fire and Rescue Service

Aico has been selected as a supplier of smoke, heat and CO alarms for the West Midlands Fire Service Framework. Read More

Fire safety in 2020 eBook – A year of challenges and change

Download this free eBook from IFSEC Global and FIREX International, covering the must-know developments in the fire sector throughout 2020. Read More

Why raising standards through training is the key to unlocking the fire industry’s potential

IFSEC Global speaks with Kentec about why the company places such importance on training for its customers, and its response to the pandemic. Read More

London Fire Brigade launches external review of its culture

The London Fire Brigade has announced that it has opened an independently-led external review of its culture. Read More

IFSEC & FIREX Tech Talks: Registration now live for April!

Register for the upcoming IFSEC & FIREX Tech Talks, providing an opportunity for security and fire professionals to discover new products. Read More

Responding to a crisis – Making a case for improved resilience

Russ Timpson details how the Crisisboardroom kit can assist security leaders in managing and responding to crisis events. Read More