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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


Aico invites local charities to its headquarters to celebrate continued partnerships

Home safety manufacturer Aico, recently invited local charities to its headquarters to celebrate continued partnerships. Read More

Law changes require all social housing providers to fit smoke alarms in rented accommodation

Law changes will now require all housing providers to install smoke alarms in social housing and CO alarms where fixed appliances are present. Read More

Fire Safety Act 2021: How can businesses prepare for the incoming legislation?

Simon Molloy explains what Responsible Persons can do now to ensure they prepare ahead of the Fire Safety Act becoming law. Read More

Tio Fire Systems launches digital fire logbook

The digital fire logbook from Tio Fire Systems is said to help replace paper logbooks for modern, digitalised safety requirements. Read More

LFB voices growing concerns over number of new properties being ‘deliberately’ designed to avoid fire safety rules

The LFB has expressed mounting concerns over the quantity of new properties being designed to avoid adhering to post-Grenfell fire safety rules. Read More

ASFP announces 2021 Passive Fire Protection Awards shortlist

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection has announced the shortlist for its 2021 Passive Fire Protection Awards, Read More

Uptick launches in the UK to support technicians with its fire maintenance software

Uptick is taking aim at the UK fire protection industry, offering products specifically built for companies performing asset maintenance. Read More

UL achieves Technical Assessment Body designation for UK and European fire safety product markets

UL can now provide the full suite of conformity assessment services to manufacturers for a wide range of fire safety products for the UK and Europe. Read More

BSI joins FIA’s Internet of Things Forum to support effective adoption of IoT in fire safety

The BSI is set to join the FIA Internet of Things (IoT) Forum to facilitate knowledge sharing and improve fire safety in the UK. Read More

Latest updates designed to provide further clarity on how key aspects of the Building Safety Bill will work in practice

The government has published new draft regulations providing further clarity on aspects of the Building Safety Bill. Read More