fire risk assessments


FIA releases guidance on cladding and external wall systems in fire risk assessments addressing challenges involved

The FIA addresses the issues to fire risk assessors for cladding and external wall construction for multi-occupied residential premises. Read More

Professional indemnity insurance scheme launched for EWS1 assessors

A professional indemnity insurance scheme for professionals carrying out external wall assessment has been launched by the Government. Read More

HSE report reveals “evidence gaps” in composite repair system response to fire

HSE report outlines guidelines on the use of engineered composite repairs to fix defective and corroded pipework. Read More

£40k fine for Bedford office block landlord for “multiple breaches of the Fire Safety Order”

After multiple breaches of the Fire Safety Order, a landlord and responsible person for an office block in Bedford have been fined £40,000. Read More

Record-breaking fire safety fine on Bupa Care Services explained

January saw the highest ever fine imposed for fire safety breaches under the Fire Safety Order 2005. We examine the record-breaking aspects of the case. Read More

Fire Risk Assessment guide: What is it and how do you get one?

A beginner's guide to everything you need to know about a fire risk assessment, the duties of the responsible person and fire risk assessor. Read More

WEBINAR: Best practice in fire risk assessment and competency: How do you make sure you comply?

On Monday 28th February, Barbour EHS will be joined by the Fire Protection Association on their webinar, exploring best practice in fire risk assessment. Read More

“38% of businesses do not have suitable fire risk assessments in place”, according to new research

JLA, has revealed that many companies are ill-equipped to deal with the growing risk of fires at their sites. Read More

An overview to appointing Responsible Persons in the workplace for fire safety

What duties should be considered for responsible persons and understanding the role they play in mitigating fire risks in the workplace. Read More

New code of practice for external wall fire risk assessment published

A new code of practice for the fire risk appraisal of external walls and cladding of multi-occupancy residential buildings has been published by BSI. Read More

“Over a third of businesses do not have suitable fire risk assessments in place”, new survey finds

New research by fire safety specialist, JLA, has revealed that many companies are ill-equipped to deal with the growing risk of fires at their sites. Read More

Zero tolerance: The impact of Covid on fire safety risk management

Hunter Seymour assesses the impact of Covid on fire risk management procedures, and considers best practice pathways for the years ahead. Read More

“Lack of standardisation for fire risk assessments is leaving the wind industry exposed”, says new Firetrace report

A new report by Firetrace, has set out best practice to the importance of conducting effective fire risk assessments at wind farms. Read More

Fire Safety Act 2021: How can businesses prepare for the incoming legislation?

Simon Molloy explains what Responsible Persons can do now to ensure they prepare ahead of the Fire Safety Act becoming law. Read More

People with disabilities ‘at risk’ due to lack of clarity over emergency evacuation process, warns Evac+Chair

Safety experts warn that people with disabilities are 'at risk' due to lack of clarity over emergency evacuation processs. Read More

Serious fire safety law breaches at London flat lead to £20k fine and prison sentence

The London Fire Brigade prosecuted a West London building owner after breaches of fire safety law were discovered following a major blaze. Read More



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