Building safety


The building safety occupation regime and the Golden Thread – filling in the details

In this article, Natalie Sellar, Managing Associate at Addleshaw Goddard, looks at the Safety Risk Regulations that came into force on 16 January, and provides further detail on how those responsible must manage safety risks at occupied higher-risk buildings. Read More

Defective cladding – a legal perspective

In a new collaboration with regular articles from legal firm, Kingsley Napley, IFSEC Insider hears from Partners, Hannah Eales and Claire Lamkin, who provide answers to common defective cladding questions. Read More

58% of unsafe buildings yet to start remediation works, government data shows

Data from the Department for Levelling Up and Housing and Communities monthly remediation report, shows that 58% of buildings identified with unsafe cladding are yet to start remediation works. Read More

Bristol landlords ordered to replace cladding deemed a fire ‘safety risk’

Landlords of a block of flats in Bristol have been ordered to fix cladding after surveyors found defects in the building. Read More

Fire safety: Reflections and predictions from fire industry experts

As 2023 draws to a close, we've collected insights from fire industry experts on the evolution of fire safety in 2023 and 2024 forecasts. Read More

Safety risks & RAAC

In this article, Natalie Sellar, Managing Associate at Addleshaw Goddard, explores the legislative framework in place, consequences of non-compliance, and practical considerations. Read More

Overview of the Building Safety Regulator’s strategic plan

The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) published its first three-year strategic plan on 28 November. Natalie Sellar, Managing Associate from Addleshaw Goddard, provides a summary of the plan. Read More

Changes proposed for building regulations in Northern Ireland – How will this affect residential buildings?

Substantial changes to building regulations in Northern Ireland have been proposed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire which, if implemented, will amend regulations and guidance primarily on blocks of flats. Read More

IFSEC Insider’s most-read in fire safety: 2023 edition

Here we reveal the top stories that IFSEC Insider readers engaged with throughout the year! For the full articles, simply click on the linked title for each. Read More

Philip White to lead Building Safety Regulator in permanent role

Philip White, HSE’s Director of Building Safety (DoBS), will continue in his current role leading the BSR on a permanent basis. Read More

Building Security Assessment Scheme relaunched in collaboration with NSI

The City of London Crime Prevention Association has relaunched the Building Security Assessment Scheme in collaboration with the National Security Inspectorate. Read More

Building Safety Act awareness e-learning course launched by CIOB

Adrian Montague at CIOB talks about a new health and safety course CIOB has recently launched and the benefits its academy can provide for building and fire safety professionals. Read More

Building Safety Regulator sets out three-year plan to create competent built environment and restore trust in sector

The Building Safety Regulator has published its first three-year strategic plan outlining its overarching direction and vision. Read More

Bringing certainty: A closer look at third-party certification of fire doors

Helen Hewitt, CEO of BWF’s Fire Door Alliance discusses why certified fire doors and correct installation is the most important way to track fire door performance for building safety. Read More

Calls for the European institutions to prioritise fire safety

Undersigned organisations representing the European fire safety sector call for uropean institutions to prioritise fire safety in buildings. Read More

Evacuation alert system helps keep residents safe

Advanced has supplied its EvacGo evacuation alert system to three social housing tower blocks in Halewood, Merseyside. Read More



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