Building safety


“We’re importing new building techniques, but not the necessary fire protection systems to work with them” – Jonathan O’Neill on the challenges ahead for the fire safety sector

Jonathan O’Neill OBE provides his thoughts on the major challenges ahead for the fire industry and his concerns over new building techniques. Read More

Innovation, legislation and sustainability on the agenda at the FPA InfoZone at FIREX 2022

The Fire Protection Association InfoZone seminar theatre returns for 2022, covering a wide range of crucial talking points in fire safety. Read More

Latest on the Building Safety Bill – Receives Royal Assent to become the Building Safety Act

The latest news on the Building Safety Bill, said to be a "key step in an extensive overhaul to building safety legislation" in the UK. Read More

Scotland to ban combustible cladding on high-risk buildings over 11 metres

Legislation to ban the use of combustible cladding in Scotland on high-risk buildings above 11m has been laid before Scottish Parliament. Read More

Government announces £5 billion agreement towards the building safety scandal to come from major housing developers

An agreement between government and major developers will see £5 billion committed from industry towards addressing the building safety scandal. Read More

Mayor’s fire safety plan for London aims to exceed national building regulations

Ron Alalouff examines the details of the fire safety proposals for London set out by Mayor Sadiq Khan in early 2022. Read More

Official admits he could have taken steps to prevent Grenfell Tower fire

Brian Martin has admitted at the Grenfell Inquiry that he could have potentially prevented the fire on a number of occasions. Read More

Government scraps Building Safety Manager role by amending Building Safety Bill

The government have announced that the role of Building Safety Manager – a key part of the Building Safety Bill – will be scrapped. Read More

Expertise and guidance on hand at FIREX International 2022: Agenda announced!

We unveil what's on the agenda at this year's Expertise & Guidance Theatre at FIREX International 2022 in May. Read More

Fire Safety in 2021 eBook – Is the industry ready to embrace systemic change in building safety and fire risk management?

Download this free eBook from IFSEC Global and FIREX International, covering the must-know developments in the fire sector throughout 2021. Read More

Mayor of London launches new fire safety planning guidance proposal

Sadiq Khan has launched a public consultation on draft guidance that puts fire safety at the centre of the planning process for new developments. Read More

New laws announced to protect leaseholders in the debate over who is responsible for building safety costs

Michael Gove has announced that strict new measures will be enforced to ensure industry pay to remove un-safe cladding. Read More

Emphasis on need for culture change in built environment from Industry Safety Steering Group’s third report

The third report from the ISSG on the progress of culture change in the built environment industry has been published. Read More

The importance of using approved Category 3 Control fire performance cables

Stuart Dover explains the significance of a new Code of Practice for Category 3 Control fire performance cables. Read More

Law firm guarantees victory for Essex flat owners facing costly waking watch bills

Ellisons Solicitors has won a court battle on behalf of Essex flat owners fighting against costly waking watch bills. Read More

Law relating to building safety in England is changing

HSE has continued its work with partners in the public and private sector to develop information that it hopes will form a toolkit for building owners and managers. Read More



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