“The loss of a school can be avoided with a sprinkler system” – Jonathan O’Neill responds to new proposals for schools

Jonathan O’Neill offers his thoughts on the recently published proposals regarding fire safety in schools. Read More

Fire competency – A guide for safety practitioners

Exploring fire competency and what those responsible for health and safety within a building need to know. Read More

“It’s not just a cladding issue” – Fire industry calls for funding to address wider safety faults in high-rise buildings

The wider fire industry, including the ASFP and FPA, is supporting calls for greater funding to be provided to address fire safety failings. Read More

Delay in implementing Grenfell recommendations “abysmal”, says FPA

Jonathan O’Neill, Managing Director of the Fire Protection Association (FPA), believes the delays to fire safety legislation are "abysmal". Read More

FPA launches Know Your Building campaign as large fire losses average £650k

Launching its Know Your Building campaign, data from the Fire Protection Association reveals the huge financial impact of fires on businesses and services in the UK over a ten-year period. Read More

Fire Sector Summit 2019 to focus on cladding, toxicity and timber frame buildings

Held on 5 November at One Great George Street, this year’s summit will cover newly emerging issues such as the toxic effects of fire - something research has shown can cause ongoing health issues. Read More

FSA Awards wins backing of four influential industry bodies

The Fire & Security Association (FSA) Awards have four new partners: BAFE, the Fire Protection Association (FPA), National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB). Read More

Home Office to address ‘Building a safer future: a call for evidence’ seminar

Following a commitment to improve fire safety regulations within the built environment, 6 June saw the government provide a strong indication on areas in which we can expect to see long-awaited change. The FPA's seminar will endeavour to unravel the government’s response. Read More

Grey areas of Hackitt Review implementation the focus of forthcoming FPA seminar

Due to the sell-out success of the Fire Protection Association’s 'Building a safer future' seminar in Gloucestershire in February, a similar event has been planned to take place in London in April. Read More

FPA appoints ex-AVIVA underwriting chief John Smeaton as chair

Smeaton has had two previous roles at the FPA: a non-executive director for 10 years and interim managing director for six months between 2017-18. Read More

FPA wins UKAS accreditation to assess effectiveness of external cladding

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has won the right to carry out BS8414 tests backed by UKAS accreditation. BS8414, which comprises two parts, concerns the fire performance of external cladding systems. Read More

Ocado blaze: Automated warehouses create new fire protection complexities, says expert

A fire at an Ocado warehouse in Hampshire has only just been extinguished after raging for three days. Dr James Glockling, technical director at the FPA, says the blaze raises questions about the role of sprinklers and complexities created by the automation of warehouse facilities. Read More

Hackitt implementation plan to be focus of forthcoming FPA seminar

Sweeping reforms of building regulations and standards announced by the government will be under the spotlight in a forthcoming seminar […] Read More

Toxic gases emitted by external cladding during fire pose serious health risk, study shows

Building regulations overlook the health hazards posed by toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding, smoke toxicity tests conducted by the FPA have suggested. Read More

Hackitt Review: Seminar to consider implications for testing, standards and regulation

The government’s response to the Hackitt Review will be the focus of a seminar taking place in London on Monday 3 December, with places still available. Read More

Government ignored our warnings pre-Grenfell and Hackitt doesn’t go far enough: FPA

Grenfell was “predictable and preventable”, attendees at the FPA's annual Fire Summit heard recently. The impact on trade of Brexit was also addressed by speakers, who were broadly alarmed at the range of possible implications. Read More

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