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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.


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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


Self-storage fire in Manchester: BSA highlights vulnerabilities of unsprinklered buildings

A fire in a self-storage facility in Denton, Manchester has destroyed hundreds of rented units, with the cause currently unknown. Read More

Benefits of Artificial Intelligence to optimising fire detection showcased at EUSAS Conference

Euralarm reports on the European Society for Automatic Alarm Systems (EUSAS) conference highlighting AI in the future of fire detection. Read More

E-learning platform for passive fire protection launched by ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched an e-learning platform in support of its Foundation in Passive Fire Protection. Read More

FIA Fireside Chat: BAFE’s Douglas Barnett on opportunity and progression in fire safety

The Fire Industry Association sits down with Douglas Barnett, Director at AXA and Chairman of BAFE - we pick out some of the highlights. Read More

Protecting the Riverside TV studios with Hochiki’s multi-sensors

To ensure the safety of users, London’s Riverside TV and film studios has upgraded its fire detection systems with Hochiki Europe’s offering. Read More

Disagreements exposed over personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people and stay put policies in high-rises

Disagreement has broken out over the role of personal emergency evacuation plans for people with disabilities in high rise blocks. Read More

Cape Town business park specifies C-TEC’s CAST system for fire protection

C-TEC’s CAST fire alarm system has been installed at a multi-functional business park in Cape Town, South Africa. Read More

Webinar: How a ‘Responsible Person’ selects competent fire risk assessors and management support

SHP will be hosting a webinar on 5th May discussing how responsible persons select competent fire risk assessors and management support. Read More

The road to Grenfell: A disaster they knew would happen

Mike Fox explains his belief that the tragic events of Grenfell Tower were an inevitable consequence of a damaged industry culture. Read More

Aico selected as alarm supplier to UK Fire and Rescue Service

Aico has been selected as a supplier of smoke, heat and CO alarms for the West Midlands Fire Service Framework. Read More