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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. 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

Fire at London’s New Providence Wharf flats that were “due for ACM replacement”

Over 100 firefighters have tackled a fire at a block of flats covered in ACM cladding in East London's New Providence Wharf. Read More

Fire Safety Bill becomes Fire Safety Act 2021

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. Follow all the latest, here. Read More

Kentec launches Ekho wireless fire detection system to KIP installers

Kentec has launched the Ekho wireless fire detection range exclusively to its Kentec Installation Partners. Find out more about the launch! Read More

Serious fire incident leaves Network Rail footing £700,000 fine

Network Rail has been fined for failing to protect the safety of staff following an electrical fire incident in Kent at the end of 2018. Read More

SHP launches April legislation update covering the latest in fire safety, mental health and COVID legislation

SHP’s April 2021 Health & Safety legislation eBook covers the latest progress on the Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill and more. Read More

Advanced helps protect luxury resort in Greece

A fault-tolerant network of Axis EN fire panels from Advanced has been installed at one of Crete’s most exclusive beachfront hotels. Read More

FIA Fireside Chat: Chandru Dissanyeke, Director of Building Safety Reform at MHCLG

Read the FIA's Fireside Chat with Chandru Dissanayeke, Director, Building Safety Reform at the MHCLG. Read More

SSAIB awarded accreditation to certify installers for BAFE’s emergency evacuation scheme

SSAIB has announced it has achieved accreditation for BAFE’s SP207 scheme for emergency evacuation systems. Read More

Visitor registration opens for FIREX Connect and In-person 2021

Visitor registration has now opened for FIREX Connect 2021 and FIREX in-person. Find out more and sign up for free, here! Read More

Tall Building Fire Safety training partnership improving standards and enabling compliance for safety professionals

How a new partnership between Tall Building Fire Safety Limited and SFJ Awards is enabling stakeholders to remain compliant and competent. Read More