Fire safety failings


Official admits he could have taken steps to prevent Grenfell Tower fire

Brian Martin has admitted at the Grenfell Inquiry that he could have potentially prevented the fire on a number of occasions. Read More

BAFE and NAPIT publish new data highlighting growing fire safety failure rates

BAFE Fire Safety Register and NAPIT have published new research considering domestic fire safety, highlighting failure rates. Read More

Is my hotel safe from fire? A guest’s perspective on concerns over hotel fire safety standards

Alan Cox highlights the many hotel fire safety issues he’s found and explains his experiences upon liaising with owners and the relevant FRS. Read More

Holiday apartments owner fined for serious fire safety breaches

Holiday apartments owner, Philip Hunt, has been ordered to pay a £12,800 fine for failing to put in place suitable fire safety measures. Read More

Can we do more to learn from major fires in other countries?

Ron Alalouff investigates the lack of examples of international action following fires in other countries. Read More

Construction of Canary Wharf skyscraper halted over fire safety concerns

Plans to build a 51-storey, 174m high tower block in east London have been put on hold due to fire safety concerns. Read More

BUPA ordered to pay over £1m for fire safety failings following death of care home resident

BUPA, has been fined a record £1.04m after a resident died in a fire while smoking at one of its care homes. Read More

Number of unsafe buildings in London suspending ‘stay put’ strategy passes 1k – Fire Commissioner calls for urgent action

Urgent action has been called for by the London Fire Commissioner after the number of apartment blocks in London deemed unsafe exceeds 1,000. Read More

Grenfell Inquiry resumes with limited attendance

The Grenfell Inquiry resumed on Monday 6th July after chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick suspended the process due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More

Hotel owner sentenced for ‘extremely serious’ fire safety failings

The owner of a hotel has been handed a nine-month sentence after putting ‘anyone staying on the premises at risk of death or serious injury’. Read More



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