Grenfell tower fire


Grenfell Tower fire: London Fire Brigade chief to step down four months early

A report, due to be published after the first phase of an inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, has heavily criticised the response of The London Fire Brigade (LFB) citing ‘serious shortcomings’ and ‘systemic failures’. Read More

The Grenfell legacy: learnings from history

Tracie Williams, Managing Director of Evident Software, details why responses to the Grenfell tragedy need to be better than similar catastrophes in the past. Read More

An epidemic of fire door failings

A litany of fire door failures in both residential and commercial properties have been documented by a leading buildings surveyor. Read More

Government promises to go beyond Hackitt recommendations

Government plans to implement all recommendations made in the post-Grenfell review of building regulations and fire safety have been cautiously […] Read More

Hackitt’s ‘golden thread’: Steps to true transparency and accountability

Can we get the entire supply chain to agree on a common process to achieve true transparency of information across our buildings? And how do we get there? Read More

The future of fire risk assessment and management post-Hackitt

Competency was a recurrent theme as FPA principal consultant Howard Passey explored the implications for fire risk assessors (FRAs) of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety at FIREX 2019. Read More

Joint Competent Authority heralds “era of stronger enforcement”

“Dame Judith Hackitt’s proposed Joint Competent Authority will bring in an era of stronger enforcement and a new package of sanctions,” according to the Chairman of the Fire and Security Association. Read More

More fire risk assessors could be prosecuted in a post-Grenfell world, leading lawyer warns

Fire safety professionals could be held accountable for fire safety breaches in the same way as building owners, according to an expert in fire safety law. Read More

Clean sweep as timber fire doors pass government fire-resistance tests

All timber fire doors subjected to fire-resistance testing by the government have surpassed 30-minute burn time requirements stipulated by building regulations. 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



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