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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, however, 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.

Fire safety guides from IFSEC Global


National construction products regulator established to ‘build homes safer’ following Grenfell revelations

A new national construction products regulator was announced by UK Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick on 19 January 2021. Read More

FIA publishes guidance on fire procedures during COVID-19

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published new guidance on fire procedures for occupied buildings during the COVID pandemic. Read More

IFSEC & FIREX Tech Talks: Registration now live!

IFSEC and FIREX are delighted to announce IFSEC & FIREX Tech Talks is back for 2021, the digital initiative designed for security and fire safety professionals to discover new products and services. Read More

How VR is producing more effective and engaging fire safety training

How VR is being used to provide more immersive, engaging and effective fire safety training to employees. Read More

Hyfire introduces EvacWireless for BS8629 requirements

With high-rise residential building managers preparing for the new BS8629 evacuation control regulations, Hyfire has launched EvacWireless. Read More

ASFP announces new qualification requirements for members

Find out more about the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) new membership requirements, introduced from 1 January 2021. Read More

COVID-19 test sites protected with Bull Products

Bull Products has been selected to supply its Cygnus Wireless Alarm System to around 50 COVID-19 standalone test sites across the UK. Read More

Building Safety Minister calls on cladding executives to “step up” and face Grenfell inquiry

Stephen Greenhalgh has added pressure to the calls for cladding executives who supplied materials for the Grenfell Tower to face the ongoing inquiry. Read More

Fire safety professionals and ‘critical worker’ status

We provide updates from the FIA on the latest regarding fire safety personnel and 'key worker' status. Read More

Aico rewarded for commitment to wellbeing, environmental initiatives and business excellence

Aico has won three awards at this year’s Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, including for its commitment to employee wellbeing and environmental responsibility. Read More