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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.

 

Fire safety guides from IFSEC Global


FIA Fireside chat: “Fire safety is increasingly becoming a multi-disciplined profession”

We catch a few highlights of the conversation between Ben Bradford, Chief Executive of BB7 and the FIA’s Adam Richardson. Read More

Aico launches new eco-fit range of alarms as part of sustainability drive

Aico has launched its new eco-fit range of alarms, as part of its drive to be more environmentally conscious and sustainable. Read More

FIREX Tech Talks: Registration now live!

Register for the upcoming IFSEC & FIREX Tech Talks, providing an opportunity for security and fire professionals to discover new products. Read More

Major UK housebuilders commit funds to fire safety works

Several of the UK’s major housebuilders have announced focused pots of funding to be used on the replacement of cladding and other fire safety issues. Read More

C-TEC’s Hush ActiV fire alarm system specified for apartment block to improve resident safety

A luxury apartment block in Bolton has specified C-TEC’s new Hush ActiV domestic fire alarm system to improve protection for residents. Read More

COVID-related considerations when updating fire risk assessments

As employees return to work, it is important COVID-related considerations are taken into account when updating fire risk assessments. Read More

Webinar: What do the Fire and Building Safety Bills mean for you?

Barbour EHS’s next webinar will be focusing on The Fire Safety Bill, The Building Safety Bill and The Environment Bill. Read More

“There is a lack of political intent for systemic change in building safety” – Gill Kernick on why lessons aren’t being learnt following Grenfell

We speak to Gill Kernick about why lessons from Grenfell have still not been learnt, and the need for systemic change in the housing sector. Read More

“Focus on smart fire detection to replace Waking Watch”, says Hochiki

Hochiki Europe is calling for authorities and building owners to focus on incorporating intelligent fire detection into ‘at-risk’ properties. Read More

Fire Safety Bill proposals to protect leaseholders from costs of repairs defeated in the Commons

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