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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.

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.

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


FIM Expo in Northern Ireland moved to March 2021

As part of the FIA’s Northern Ireland Week, the FIA will be hosting its very first Northern Ireland Fire Industry Conference (NIFIC). Read More

Passive fire protection webinars announced by ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced a programme of free passive fire protection (PFP) webinars. Read More

Fire 2020 sets theme of ‘Modern Methods of Construction’

Find out all about Fire 2020, the inaugural conference put together by the FPA, IFE and NFCC to help "drive change in fire safety". Read More

Amthal supports BRNS Group maintain compliant fire safety

BRNS Group has partnered with Amthal Fire & Security to deliver on fire maintenance for its extensive London development portfolio. Read More

Bolton flats fire: “Many lives saved by evacuation procedure”

On Friday evening (15th November), a major fire broke out in a block of flats housing students from The University of Bolton. Read More

ASFP releases new advice on the fire protection of structural steel and firestopping seals

The ASFP has released a suite of new Advisory Notes related to the fire protection of structural steel, and the compatibility between pipes and acoustic or firestopping seals. Read More

BAFE and NSI call for responses to Emergency Evacuation Scheme public consultation

BAFE has announced its new Emergency Evacuation Scheme, which is available to view and comment on for a four-week consultation period by industry. Read More

A guide to intumescent paint for passive fire protection

In this guide, Alex Chenery-Howes from CLM Fireproofing explains in greater detail how intumescent paints work, which materials they protect, and how to apply them. Read More

WATCH: IFSEC Global’s 5 most read across June & July 2020

Check out IFSEC Global’s top 5 most read articles across June and July 2020 Read More

Welsh Government invites responses to role of Fire & Rescue Authorities in planning applications

The Welsh Government is inviting views on proposals to make Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) statutory consultees on planning applications relating to specified developments. Read More