Building safety

“I’ve spent three years fighting for the right to escape from a burning building” – What’s next for PEEPs?

At this year’s FIREX, attendees heard what PEEPs bad practice and good practice looks like in reality - and where next for the debate? Read More

Registration of buildings with new safety regulator underway

Around 750 applications have been opened with the Building Safety Regulator since its building safety registration process opened in April. Read More

Majority of large developers have now signed government’s remediation contract – three remaining yet to commit

39 of the country’s largest housebuilders have committed to and signed the developer remediation contract. Read More

Don’t forget low-rise fire risks, FIREX attendees told

Lakanal revisited, competence ‘myth’ busted and residents’ circumstances flagged as vital to fire risk assessments on the first day of […] Read More

“A comprehensive suite of fire safety measures for the public sector” – What’s the LHC Fire Safety (FS2) framework all about?

A deep dive with Paul Dawson as he provides more detail into the launch of the LHC's FS2 Fire Safety Framework for the public sector. Read More

Independent Review of Construction Product Testing calls for full supply chain to take greater responsibility to restore trust in system

A summary of the findings from the Independent Review of the Construction Product Testing Regime that was published in April 2022. Read More

Gove encourages investors of cladding companies linked to Grenfell to “use influence” to ensure firms pay for unsafe cladding

Gove has written to the CEOs and investors of legacy flammable cladding and insulation suppliers to Grenfell, calling on them to 'pay up'. Read More

‘Inadequate compartmentation’ revealed as reason behind Leeds student accommodation fire safety prohibition notices

Inadequate compartmentation was the reason behind prohibition notices served on five blocks of student accommodation in Leeds. Read More

16 die in Dubai apartment blaze in Al-Ras neighbourhood

A fire that broke out on Saturday 15 April at a residential apartment in Dubai has left 16 people dead, with another nine injured. Read More

Grenfell: System Failure – A review… “The culpability for what happened must be a collective one”

Ron Alalouff his impressions on the play Grenfell: System Failure and its role in highlighting the shortcomings of the fire safety industry. Read More

The Building Safety Act 2022: ‘Accountable Persons’ and ‘Principle Accountable Persons’ – What do these terms mean?

A guide to the roles and responsibilities of Accountable Persons and Principal Accountable Persons that came from the Building Safety Act. Read More

Almost 1,000 practitioners attend inaugural conference for new Building Safety Regulator

Almost 1,000 people attended the first conference hosted by the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) which aimed to prepare people for a new regime. Read More

DLUHC publishes new guidance for fire safety in small premises

The Home Office has published three new fire safety guides for those responsible for the fire safety of small premises. Read More

IFSEC Insider’s Annual Fire Safety Report 2023 – Is the industry ready to embrace a new safety culture?

Read the Fire Safety Report 2023, as we look at what’s changed in the last year and what’s on the horizon for the fire safety sector. Read More

Firefighters support proposals to insist on two staircases in high rise buildings – but want legislation to go further

Firefighters are supporting government proposals to increase the minimum requirements of staircases in high rise residential buildings - but want legislation to go further. Read More

Building Safety Act – Key concepts: What defines a higher-risk building or relevant building?

A guide to what buildings are in scope under the Building Safety Act 2022 as higher-risk buildings and relevant buildings. Read More

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