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

Guide for construction site security issued by Secured by Design

SBD has issued a guide for construction site security, providing advice on how to secure a site from the start to the end of a project. Read More

Securing temporary sites with video surveillance

Lucas Young of Axis Communications discusses the benefits of video solutions to effectively secure non-permanent facilities, particularly for those in hard-to-reach settings. Read More

Keeping construction sites secure and safe during the pandemic

Equipment like temporary CCTV towers can support in keeping construction sites safe and secure, even during the challenges a pandemic brings. 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

How to prevent crane climbers from accessing construction sites

Crane climbers are a common security issue, so just how do you secure your site better and prevent this from happening? Kai Stok explains. Read More

Construction professionals call for wider combustibles ban

The CIC is recommending government extends the ban on the use of combustible materials to a wider range of buildings than is currently proposed. Read More

ASFP offers free access to key fire safety guidance documents

To support the construction and fire sector during the Coronavirus pandemic, the ASFP has removed charges for pdf downloads of its key guidance documents. Read More

Another high-rise building fire in UAE, while South Korean construction blaze results in deaths

Concerns over fire safety continue across the world, as 12 were injured in a recent high-rise building fire in UAE, while 38 were killed in a fire at a warehouse in South Korea in late April. Read More

Calls for thermal cameras to spot hot works fires

Insurance company says thermal imaging cameras are to be advised and implemented in companies where there is a risk of fire caused by ‘hot works’. Read More

Combatting fires on construction sites

The answer is not complex, the answer is to begin training, says Adam Richardson, Operations and Content Coordinator at the Fire Industry Association (FIA). Read More

Glasgow development chooses Cygnus for fire protection

Bull Products has won a contract to supply its Cygnus Wireless Alarm System to a flagship residential development in Glasgow. Read More

ASFP calls for quality of construction improvements

In the wake of a number of large loss fires in recent months, the ASFP has called for an improvement in the quality of construction. Read More

The importance of independent certification and competency in fire performance technical assessments

Simon Ince discusses why assessment reports are both necessary and vital to the fire safety industry, and highlights the need for quality, competent justification when carrying them out. Read More

5 steps to a safe construction site

The construction sector accounts for a quarter of all fatal workplace injuries, while many fires break out on sites each year. Bull Products director Bradley Markham has compiled a checklist for construction site managers and health and safety professionals. Read More

How to prevent fire from spreading on your construction site

Fires on construction sites and in buildings undergoing refurbishment cause injury, destroy property and create costs that businesses many never recover from. Bull Products offers advice on implementing protective fire measures to prevent a fire from spreading. Read More

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