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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 2021 eBook here, which rounds up all the biggest stories of 2020.

 

Fire safety guides from IFSEC Global


Updates to Approved Document B (fire safety) published incorporating 2022 amendments

Approved Document B (fire safety) has been republished for volumes 1 and 2 to incorporate 2020 and 2022 amendments. Read More

Fire destroys ‘iconic’ roof and damages sustainable bus station

The blaze spread from a bus to the station’s roof canopy which was largely destroyed, Iain Cox, Chair of the BSA reports. Read More

Thousands to be spent on replacing cladding at university accommodation in Kent

The façade on an accommodation building owned by Canterbury Christ Church University is set to be replaced following defects in the cladding. Read More

Government launches pilot scheme for medium-rise buildings requiring fire safety remediation measures

The Government has launched a pilot scheme for medium-rise buildings in England to provide funding for the remediation of fire safety risks. Read More

Manchester school upgraded with integrated fire safety solution

Comelit-PAC works with GB Integrated Systems to fit latest fire safety solutions at Claremont Primary School. Read More

London Fire Brigade to take “immediate action” following damning independent review into “institutionally misogynist and racist” culture

LFB firefighters face suspension or dismissal if they are found to have bullied or been racist, misogynistic or homophobic, following the review. Read More

Euralarm Task Group grows database for residential fire safety

We hear more from Euralarm about why this initiative was brought back for issue of fire safety in the domestic environment. Read More

Licensing SAVI offers security and fire safety advice to venues ahead of the festive period

IFSEC Global hears from Licensing SAVI, offering security and fire safety advice for licensed premises during the Christmas season... Read More

GFE’s fire detection system chosen for residential development in Istanbul

A fire detection and alarm system has been installed for a residential development located in Turkey by Global Fire Equipment (GFE). Read More

Are the sustainability and fire safety agendas compatible?

IFSEC Global reports on the sustainability and fire safety compatibility debate held at the 2022 Fire Conference. Read More