Two new Experienced Worker Assessment routes approved for fire and security industry

Two new routes to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) gold cards for the FESS sector have been approved. Read More

Construction company fined £20k after building site fire hazards

A Manchester-based construction company has been fined after numerous health and safety failings following an inspection. Read More

CROSS report finds ‘near miss’ incident as combustible cladding material ignited during remediation works

A CROSS report found that combustible insulation on the external walls of a high-rise had been ‘ignited’ during remediation work. Read More

EBOOK: Lessons from FIREX 2023 – Emerging challenges in fire safety

Discover insights from FIREX 2023 in our eBook – explore key sessions, industry trends, and interviews with fire safety professionals. Read More

Early engagement: Why the Security Overlay to RIBA Plan of Work is a ‘game changer’ for security industry

Exploring new guidance from RIBA for integrating security into the building design process and its impact on the security industry. Read More

Wireless evacuation and nurse call system launched in Australia

Ramtech has launched its WES3 Wireless Evacuation and Nurse Call System at a construction site in Australia. Read More

HSE publishes fire safety guidance for building planning stage

Advice on the fire safety matters that should be considered at the planning stage, has been published by the Health and Safety Executive. Read More

NFPA 241: An introduction to construction site fire safety in the United States

Ron Alalouff provides an overview of the NFPA 241 code relating to construction site fire safety in the US, based on a talk from FIREX 2023. Read More

Construction products not covered in indefinite extension given to UKCA marking – June 2025 deadline remains

The Government has announced that businesses will be given until 30 June 2025 to apply new product safety marking on construction products. Read More

‘Crimewave’ on construction sites as 9 out of 10 tradespeople victims of theft

Tradespeople are being warned to step up security as new research shows an increase of theft on construction sites in the UK. Read More

The hazards of Lithium-ion batteries on construction sites

There has been a “huge increase” in the use of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries on construction sites, speakers explained at FIREX 2023. Read More

What’s new in construction site fire safety guidance?

Outlining new provisions in the latest editions of two principal guidance documents on fire safety for construction sites. Read More

Hot spots: fire hazards multiply to threaten construction sites

Hunter Seymour addresses the growing number of fire hazards on construction sites due to new and developing risks. Read More

Paul Morrell to offer exclusive insight into Review of Construction Product Testing at FPA InfoZone at FIREX

Find out what's going on at the FPA InfoZone at FIREX 2023, with Paul Morrell set to talk about the review of testing for the first time! 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

Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference to focus on high rise construction, sustainability and crisis management at FIREX 2023

The Tall Building Fire Safety Network will be running off-the-show floor conference sessions on 16, 17 and 18 May alongside FIREX 2023. Read More

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