evacuation


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

New simultaneous evacuation guidance for purpose-built blocks of flats

An explanation of the main provisions of the NFCC's new edition of simultaneous evacuation guidance for purpose-built blocks of flats. Read More

University of Warwick enhances safety as it installs emergency lighting system with remote monitoring

The University of Warwick required a fully functioning emergency evacuation system to cater for up to 700 people. Read More

Evacuation of disabled people – What are the existing legal liabilities responsible persons and fire safety professionals must consider?

Elspeth Grant outlines the legal liabilities associated with the evacuation planning of disabled people that professionals should consider. Read More

What’s next for fire safety in the social housing sector?

A leading panel of experts took to the stage at FIREX in May to examine the challenges in improving fire safety in the social housing sector. Read More

Lack of government commitment to PEEPs in high rise residential blocks is a ‘kick in the teeth’ for disabled people

Speaking during the Tall Buildings Conference at FIREX 2022 in May, Elpseth Grant underlined her view on the importance of PEEPs. Read More

The single stair debate: One staircase or two in tall buildings?

The pros and cons of having just one staircase in high rise residential buildings was the subject of an impassioned debate in May. We report. Read More

Evacuation alert system from C-Tec specified for eight-storey London residential block

An eight-storey block in Southwark, London, has installed C-Tec’s EVAC-ALERT evacuation alert system to comply with BS 8629 Read More

New Government fire guidance covers information boxes, evac alert systems and tougher external wall system standards

The guidance is designed to ensure tall buildings are made safer and said to meet recommendations from Phase One of the Grenfell Inquiry. Read More

“Adherence to ‘stay put’ policy doesn’t work without a credible backup” – experts say at the Tall Buildings Conference

Various views on the stay put policy were debated in a panel discussion session at the 2022 Tall Buildings Conference at FIREX in May. Read More

An alternative solution for the challenges of single stairways in high-rise buildings – EVACSTAC on display at FIREX

IFSEC Global gets the lowdown on EVACSTAC, a solution designed to provide an alternative evacuation route for residents in tall buildings. Read More

Mayor’s fire safety plan for London aims to exceed national building regulations

Ron Alalouff examines the details of the fire safety proposals for London set out by Mayor Sadiq Khan in early 2022. Read More

How evacuation technology can influence the brain in crisis mode

Marc Gaunt gives readers an insight into how evacuation technology can be used to influence the brain in crisis mode. Read More

Mayor of London launches new fire safety planning guidance proposal

Sadiq Khan has launched a public consultation on draft guidance that puts fire safety at the centre of the planning process for new developments. Read More

IFSEC Global’s 2021 most read in fire safety

IFSEC Global reveals the top 10 most popular fire-related stories that caught the eye of IFSEC Global’s readers throughout 2021... Read More

Grenfell Tower Inquiry: “‘Stay Put’ strategy should have been disregarded sooner”, says Kent FRS engineer

In a recent Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast, facilitated by BBC Sounds, the 'stay put' strategy was once again discussed. Read More



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