Grenfell tower fire

Government backs down on refusal to foot £200m cladding bill

Until now the government has insisted that freeholders – not the taxpayer – should meet the costs of replacing ACM cladding. Read More

“The Fire Safety Order might need a judicial review”: Warren Spencer on the post-Grenfell landscape

Warren Spencer, managing director of Blackhurst Budd Solicitors, has defended or prosecuted over 190 cases under the Fire Safety Order […] Read More

Building regulations call for evidence: Our recommendations at FM Global

Tom Roche, senior consultant for international codes and standards at FM Global, covers sprinklers, the combustible materials ban and compartment sizes in industrial premises. 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

WATCH: Fire safety in housing – highlights from Westminster

Organised by Frankham RMS in partnership with Engie and Gerda, ‘Fire Safety in Housing – preparing for a changing landscape’ examined the findings of the Hackitt Report and potential outcomes for housing providers, tenants and those who service and supply the housing sector. Read More

Hackitt and housing: From “unconscious incompetence to conscious incompetence” – and beyond

The steps the housing sector must take to achieve accountability, competence and traceability post-Grenfell have been mapped out by speakers from Frankham RMS, LABC, National Fire Chiefs Council, Gerda Security, ASFP and ENGIE UK & Ireland at an event at Westminster. 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

Housing fire safety: it’s time to ACT

A free seminar will explore possible outcomes from the Hackitt Review recommendations in terms of their impact on the rights of tenants and the legal obligations of housing providers and those who service and supply the housing sector. Read More

Hackitt plan prescribes changes the fire community called for long before Grenfell: ASFP

Responding to the government’s pledge to implement Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations in full, ASFP CEO Niall Rowan said: “We strongly agreed with [Dame Hackitt’s] conclusions, many of which reflect what the fire community, including the ASFP, has been saying for some years.” Read More

FSF welcomes government pledge to implement Hackitt recommendations in full

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has broadly endorsed the government’s plan for implementing recommendations resulting from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. Read More

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