Building safety

FPA adds four new courses to its training to bolster high standards

The FPA is introducing four new training courses to help meet the demand for trained and competent fire safety professionals. Read More

Leaseholders face total of £250,000 insurance bill to avoid risk of eviction

Residents in Greater Manchester have been told to pay an upfront insurance bill of £250,000, after fire safety defects were found. Read More

Advanced welcomes fire safety guidance for new high-rise residential buildings

Advanced, has welcomed the amended Approved Document B of the Building Regulations as a “positive step in the right direction”. Read More

Government releases guide on the application process for the Building Safety Fund

The government has released a short guide on the Building Safety Fund (BSF) which provides funding to address life safety fire risks in England. Read More

FIREX International 2022 eBook – Evolving opportunities, same challenges for the fire industry

Download this exclusive eBook from IFSEC Global, providing a summary of the key debates and discussions that took place at FIREX 2022. Read More

The digital management of fire safety information – An overview of BS 8644-1

An overview of what the new BS 8644-1 Code of Practice for the digital management of fire safety information is all about. Read More

Simon Clarke appointed new UK Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Simon Clarke MP has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 6 September. Read More

Concerns raised from BRAC and Government on single staircase provisions in tall residential buildings

A letter has been sent by DLUHC highlighting concerns over tall residential buildings with single staircases. Read More

Which non-residential properties are most at risk of fire?

New research has revealed the non-residential buildings that have the highest amount of fire service attendance in the UK. Read More

Fire and the haunting impact of past decisions in building design

Iain Cox highlights the importance of looking at a building's design and use as a priority when considering fire safety. Read More

CIBSE and Society of Digital Engineering launch conference series to support the delivery of a safer built environment

CIBSE and the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) are launching a new series of conferences around the Building Safety Act and golden thread. Read More

Court ruling finds contractor liable for £8 million cost of removing unsafe cladding

The High Court in London has handed down a landmark judgment that establishes legal liability for remedial safety work on buildings. Read More

Higher-risk buildings government consultation – What is proposed to be considered ‘higher-risk’?

Ron Alalouff summarises the provisions consulted on as the government closes its consultation on higher-risk buildings. Read More

ASFP to hold seminar on building safety

The ASFP is holding a seminar in London on Monday 5 September to examine the impact the Building Safety Act will have on fire professionals. Read More

Building Safety Fund reopened with £4.5 billion available for eligible buildings above 18m

The Government has announced the Building Safety Fund has been reopened for new applications on 28 July 2022. Read More

Consultations on new safety regime for occupied buildings and building regulation changes open

The UK’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has opened two new consultations related to the Building Safety Act 2022. Read More

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