Building safety


People with disabilities ‘at risk’ due to lack of clarity over emergency evacuation process, warns Evac+Chair

Safety experts warn that people with disabilities are 'at risk' due to lack of clarity over emergency evacuation processs. Read More

Serious fire safety law breaches at London flat lead to £20k fine and prison sentence

The London Fire Brigade prosecuted a West London building owner after breaches of fire safety law were discovered following a major blaze. Read More

UK Government creates new department for building safety

Government announces new name and focus for the home of building safety, with the creation of the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Read More

Are industry professionals confident in the new Building Safety Bill?

Experts discuss whether they believe the proposed Building Safety Bill can prevent another tragic event like Grenfell from happening again. Read More

Three-quarters of £30m Waking Watch Fund for fire alarm installations approved as second round for applications opens

Announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, ihe fund is set to “remove” or “reduce” the need for interim safety measures at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding. Read More

Competence framework PAS 8673 for new role of building safety managers on track for publication

A guide to the new specification for the competence of building safety managers, PAS 8673, which is set to be published in December. Read More

Fire industry responds to the Building Safety Bill

We round up the opinions and comments from several leading industry bodies and stakeholders on the Building Safety Bill. Read More

Building industry must change its safety culture by adopting ‘golden thread’ principles says building regulations committee

The BRAC believes industry needs to change its culture and embrace digital information to rise to the challenges of improved building safety. Read More

The vital role of digitalisation in construction and property management

Why new legislation will make the digitalisation of building safety and property management processes increasingly vital. Read More

Latest on the Building Safety Bill – Set to introduce the “biggest changes to building safety regulation in a generation”

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

New residential high-rise development plans required to incorporate fire safety considerations as Planning Gateway One comes into force

Planning Gateway One will ensure that fire safety issues needing to be incorporated into schemes before planning permission is granted. Read More

Modern methods of construction and the importance of a systematic approach to fire safety

Ian King explores the benefits of modern methods of construction and why a competent, holistic approach to fire protection is required. Read More

SHP Podcast: Fire safety experts discuss how to make buildings safer

Listen as experts explore the changes required in fire safety, and the wider sector, to ensure buildings are made safer for occupants. Read More

£16.5m of successful applications for fire alarms under £30m waking watch fund alternative scheme

The Government has released figures on the number of successful applications for funding of fire systems under its Waking Watch Relief Fund. Read More

Buildings under 18m no longer require EWS1 forms after independent research finds “no systemic risk of fire in blocks”

The Government has set out that EWS1 (External Wall System) Forms should no longer be requested for buildings below 18m. Read More

Calls for building safety professionals to test new regulatory compliance tools

UL is calling for housing providers, facilities managers and social landlord ‘early adopters’ to test two new compliance products in the UK. Read More



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