Building safety


Major UK housebuilders commit funds to fire safety works

Several of the UK’s major housebuilders have announced focused pots of funding to be used on the replacement of cladding and other fire safety issues. Read More

New Chief Inspector of Buildings appointed to lead Building Safety Regulator

Peter Baker has been appointed to the new Chief Inspector of Buildings role, which will establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator. Read More

Your guide to fire-resistant glass and glazing

Everything you need to know about fire glass and fire-resistant glazing, in conjunction with the Glass and Glazing Federation. Read More

Housing Secretary announces extra £3.5bn to tackle cladding crisis

Robert Jenrick has promised an extra £3.5bn from Government to help remove the unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings over 18m. Read More

Building safety management – moving forward with big data management solutions

Chris Miles and Simon Ince discuss the issues in building safety data management that have led UL to develop Built InForm. Read More

Worshipful Company of Firefighters lecture set to discuss the impact of Grenfell on Building Regulations

The upcoming Worshipful Company of Firefighters lecture, taking place on 25 March, is set to discuss the impact of Grenfell on Building Regulations. Read More

£30m Waking Watch Fund for fire alarm installations now open for applications

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

National construction products regulator established to ‘build homes safer’ following Grenfell revelations

A new national construction products regulator was announced by UK Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick on 19 January 2021. Read More

‘Hundreds of blocks of flats’ in England and Wales found to have ‘missing’ or ‘faulty’ fire prevention measures

A BBC investigation has detailed how post-Grenfell cladding inspections have uncovered a series of other fire risks - many related to compartmentation issues. Read More

IFSEC Global’s 2020 most read in fire safety

Check out our most read and popular articles and resources related to the fire safety sector in 2020! Read More

Setting the Bar for competence in the building safety sector

Setting the Bar, released on 5th October 2020, is the second and final report of the Competence Steering Group and is an update on the interim report, Raising the Bar, published in August 2019. Read More

ACM cladding remediation works “begun or completed on 77% of identified high-rise buildings”, says MHCLG

In the latest figures, remediation works to remove and replace unsafe Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) cladding have either started or been completed on 77% of those high-rise buildings identified. Read More

Improving the aesthetics and appeal of retrofitted sprinkler systems with pipework boxing

Gavin Byram from Pendock explains how pre-formed pipework boxing can improve the aesthetics and ease of installation of retrofitted sprinkler systems. Read More

October legislation update from SHP includes latest from Fire Safety and Building Safety bills

Safety & Health Practitioner has launched its latest free legislation ebook, providing guidance on everything from the latest coronavirus advice to updates on the incoming fire safety legislation. Read More

Modern methods of construction and fire performance – time for a rethink?

The economic and environmental benefits of modern methods of construction are a big factor in the dash to build new homes. But are there inherent fire safety issues which should lead us to pause for thought? Read More

NSI calls for third party certification to be “more widely adopted” in response to Draft Building Safety Bill

The NSI has cautiously welcomed Government proposals in its newly introduced Building Safety Bill to overhaul building regulations and introduce a clearer legal system to prioritise residents’ fire safety. Read More



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