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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


FIA Fireside Chat: Raman Chagger on the importance of research and collaboration within the fire industry

We pick out some of the best bits from the FIA's recent fireside chat with Raman Chagger, Principal Consultant (Fire Safety) at BRE. Read More

“It would be naive of us to say there are no challenges for women in the industry, because we’ve witnessed them first-hand” – IFSEC Global speaks to Women in Fire Safety Awards Co-Founders

Ahead of the first ever Women in Fire Safety Awards, IFSEC Global speaks to its Co-Founders Kate Blake and Chloe Vickery. Read More

People with disabilities ‘at risk’ due to lack of clarity over emergency evacuation process, warns Evac+Chair

Safety experts warn that people with disabilities are 'at risk' due to lack of clarity over emergency evacuation processs. Read More

Milan tower block blaze: “A disaster waiting to happen” and similarities to Grenfell highlight global problems in building safety

The fire at the 18-storey Torre del Moro in Milan was “a disaster waiting to happen” according to a preliminary report by a fire engineer. Read More

GFE fire detection equipment used to protect Europe’s largest mixed-use shopping mall

Fire detection solutions from Global Fire Equipment (GFE) have been installed in KUMSmall Factory Shopping Mall, the largest in Europe. Read More

ASFP launches new industry magazine

The ASFP is set to launch a new magazine to update members and the wider fire, design and construction sectors. Read More

“Fire safety for disabled residents is not a minority issue” – Using technology to manage fire safety risks in social housing

Exploring how and why the Internet of Things is set to transform fire safety in the social housing sector. Read More

Hyfire wireless systems replaces waking watch to protect London residents

Hyfire's Taurus wireless fire system has been installed in a London tower block currently awaiting the replacement of defective cladding. Read More

Home Office seeking to externally commission new updates to Fire Safety Order guidance documents

The Home Office is seeking to externally commission new guides and updates to existing fire safety guidance documents. Read More

FIA Fireside Chat: Neil Gibbons on his appreciation for fire professionals and how CROSS is key to improving fire safety for all

We pick out some of the best bits from the FIA's recent fireside chat with Neil Gibbons, Fire Lead at Collaborative Reporting for CROSS-UK. Read More