fire news

Defective cladding – a legal perspective

In a new collaboration with regular articles from legal firm, Kingsley Napley, IFSEC Insider hears from Partners, Hannah Eales and Claire Lamkin, who provide answers to common defective cladding questions. Read More

Fire training course launched with focus on studying ‘state-of-the-art’ modern alarm systems

Tavcom Training has launched a new course said to equip professionals in the fire security industry with skills for the design and implementation of state-of-the-art fire detection and alarm systems. Read More

Electric buses withdrawn in Wimbledon after bus fire

TfL are investigating the cause of an electric double decker bus catching fire in Wimbledon yesterday (11 January), after a 'huge bang' was heard. Read More

Equestrian yard owner fined for fire safety breaches

An equestrian yard owner in Bicester has been fined £5000 for fire safety breaches in their staff accommodation. Read More

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) announces the 2024 FIM Expo

The Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo takes place at Action Stations, located in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, on Wednesday 6 March. Read More

Japan plane crash provides fire safety insight on composite materials

On Tuesday 2 January, a Japan Airlines plane collided with a smaller coastguard plane during its landing at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in Japan. Read More

The future of foam

Aisha Farooq, Deputy Editor of Fire & Risk Management (F&RM), the journal of the Fire Protection Association, looks at the latest measures to phase out ‘forever chemicals’. Read More

Responses to Government’s Fire Reform Whitepaper released

The government has released details from its whitepaper consultation to introduce "system-wide reform" in England for fire safety led by the Home Office. Read More

“Accidental ignition” fire damages 11 vehicles at Bristol Airport

A fire broke out earlier this week (Sunday 10 December) at Bristol Airport's carpark, damaging 11 vehicles, said to be caused by an "accidental ignition". Read More

Major fire at building site in Reading

The blaze broke out in Reading city centre on Thursday (23 November) morning, with the site having to be evacuated. Read More

“They have gambled with our families’ lives”, say residents evacuated from Bristol tower block

Barton House, a residential tower block had to be evacuated unannounced last week after a survey revealed the building had severe fire risks. Read More

Construction company fined £240,000 after residents put at risk during cladding removal

A health and safety inspector discovered cladding that posed a serious fire risk lying on residents’ balconies at a Liverpool apartment block, resulting in a fine of £240,000 for the construction company found to be at fault. Read More

New regulations bring about ‘all-inclusive access’ to fire safety say DHF

Phase 3 of the Home Office's plan to improve fire safety in higher risk buildings allows for improved cooperation and collaboration in the industry, say DHF. Read More

All fired up – but where do we go? Top tips for responsible persons in demonstrating fire safety regulation compliance

IFSEC Insider hears from Catherine Henney and Charlotte Wood from Eversheds Sutherland who explore the fire safety legal framework and guidance. Read More

‘Consistent stream of queries’ on fire performance cables

Questions around correct cabling in critical applications is an ongoing issue for supply chains and decision makers, say AEI Cables. Read More

Third-party fire door certification decreases despite legislation awareness, according to new research

Third party certification awareness for fire doors is growing, yet the proportion of certified fire doors in use has dropped according to the BWF. Read More


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