Lakanal House

Grenfell Inquiry: Government “hid” fire safety risks to buildings

Consecutive governments have been accused of “deliberately covering up” the dangers posed to combustible materials before the Grenfell Tower fire. Read More

London fire: Community group warned that “catastrophic event” was likely

A number of fatalities have been reported after fire tore through a 24-storey London tower block in the early hours of the morning. Read More

Watch: The Lakanal House fire safety prosecution revisted by Dr David Crowder

Watch our interview with BRE Global's Dr David Crowder about the ramifications of the Lakanal House fire safety prosecution. Read More

Revisiting the lessons of the tower block tragedy

Following the £570,000 fine recently handed down to Southwark Council, Kathy Manson of Fireco re-examines multiple failures uncovered in the investigation into the 2009 blaze that left nine residents dead. Read More

Southwark Council fined £570,000 over Lakanal House deaths

Southwark Council has been fined a total of £570,000 for safety failures at Lakanal House, the south London tower block in which three women and three children lost their lives in 2009. Read More

Learning from Lakanal: Improving Fire Safety in Multi-Storey Residential Blocks

IFSEC Global asked a number of fire-safety experts for their prescriptions on preventing another, similar tragedy. Read More

FSF Urges Government to Clarify Fire-Safety Responsibilities in Wake of Westminster Debate

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has urged the government to rethink UK fire-safety legislation following a recent debate in the Houses of Parliament. Read More

Fire Door Safety Week Q&A With BWF Chief Iain McIlwee

Iain McIlwee says the event's second year has already eclipsed the inaugural edition with numerous events being held around the country. Read More

Specifying and Installing Fire-Rated Partitions and Doors – Joe Cilia at FIREX International 2014

The technical manager of AIS FPDC emphasised the importance of attention to detail when fitting fire doors and partitions. Read More

Lakanal Legacy Talk and New-Look-Fire Barrister Confirmed for FIREX Academy 2014

Social housing, Regulation 38 and the liabilities of fire risk assessors feature among the topics announced for the show, which runs from 17-19 June at ExCel London. Read More

LFB Tests New Post-Lakanal House Procedures

The London Fire brigade (LFB) carried out a major training exercise last week to test the new initiatives and improved […] Read More

Spotlight on Lakanal is painful but helpful

David Crowder of RE Global Ltd on lessons hopefully learned from the 2009 tragedy, which killed six people in a southeast London tower block. Read More

David Crowder: Spotlight on Lakanal Is Painful But Helpful

2023 Fire Safety eBook – Grab your free copy! Download the Fire Safety in 2023 eBook, keeping you up to […] Read More

Awards, Tech & Fire Songs Take Center Stage at FIREX

FIREX International 2013 was a roaring success by any measure. In case you missed it, we wanted to share the […] Read More

Eric Pickles Dismisses Lakanal House Advice

Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has hardly rolled over in […] Read More

‘Burden’ of Fire Risk Assessments Could Be Reduced

Look back into the recent past, and there were debates about whether there should be registration schemes for fire risk […] Read More


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