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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


False alarms make up 98% of automatic fire alarm confirmed incidents in 2020/21

In new data released by the Home Office, statistics show that the vast majority of confirmed automatic fire alarm incidents are false alarms. Read More

Government consults on new fire safety regulations for ships

Ron Alalouff examines proposed regulations to improve fire safety on ships, including fire detection and suppression on cabin balconies. Read More

Fire and the haunting impact of past decisions in building design

Iain Cox highlights the importance of looking at a building's design and use as a priority when considering fire safety. Read More

ASFP opens nominations for its 2022 PFP Awards

The PFP Awards highlight excellence in passive fire protection and rewards those who contribute to the advancement of the sector. Read More

London Fire Brigade warns of “unprecedented increase in grass fires” during second UK heatwave of the summer

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned that data is showing a major increase in grass, rubbish and open land fires compared to last year. Read More

Aico improves HomeLINK App to support residents in improving their ‘home health’

Seeking to empower residents to create safer and healthier homes, Aico has launched its third version of the HomeLINK App for residents. Read More

Kensington & Chelsea council found liable for effects of Grenfell Tower fire on nine people

The Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been found liable for the effects of the Grenfell Tower fire on nine people, including four deaths. Read More

CIBSE and Society of Digital Engineering launch conference series to support the delivery of a safer built environment

CIBSE and the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) are launching a new series of conferences around the Building Safety Act and golden thread. Read More

FireAngel partners with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service to deliver fire safety education to school children

FireAngel has partnered with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) to produce a home fire safety jigsaw puzzle for school children. Read More

Fire service prosecuted after firefighters left seriously injured in training exercise

A fire service has been prosecuted after two of its firefighters received serious head injuries after a training exercise. Read More