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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


Construction of Canary Wharf skyscraper halted over fire safety concerns

Plans to build a 51-storey, 174m high tower block in east London have been put on hold due to fire safety concerns. Read More

Aico announces Little Stars Baby Bank as its charity of the year

Aico has announced that it will be supporting Shrewsbury-based charity, Little Stars Baby Bank for 2022, through its Charity of the Year initiative. Read More

Housing Safety & Wellbeing Taskforce launched

The unveiling of the Housing Safety & Wellbeing Taskforce, which was joined by Sir Peter Bottomley MP, took place online on 13th January 2022. Read More

Hochiki life safety systems installed in mutliple Darlington schools

During the summer of 2021, multiple school sites were undergoing major upgrades to their life safety systems with Hochiki's fire detection services. Read More

BUPA ordered to pay over £1m for fire safety failings following death of care home resident

BUPA, has been fined a record £1.04m after a resident died in a fire while smoking at one of its care homes. Read More

FIA acquires Igneo’s market fire safety platform

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has announced the acquisition of Igneo's market fire safety platform. Read More

Comelit-PAC launches LogiFire fire safety systems

Comelit-PAC has upgraded its entire fire system range with the launch of LogiFire, a range produced to aid the evolution of its addressable platforms. Read More

FIA Fireside Chat: Peter Stephenson on welcoming a new generation of talent to the industry

We pick out some of the best bits from the Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) recent fireside chat with Peter Stephenson. Read More

Amthal obtains majority shares in Integrated Protection Maintenance Services Ltd.

Amthal has completed its acquisition of majority shares in Integrated Protection Maintenance Services Ltd (IPMSL). Read More

Latest on the Building Safety Bill – Report Stage for MP amendment proposals to take place in January

The latest news on the Building Safety Bill, said to be a "key step in an extensive overhaul to building safety legislation" in the UK. Read More