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Drone users face new rules across Europe and UK

New rules have come into force governing how pilots can operate their drones across all EU member states, Norway, Iceland and the UK. Read More

New regulations on sprinklers in Scotland for multi-occupancy residential buildings

Guidance has been published for the house building industry ahead of new regulations on fire suppression systems coming into effect next year from the Scottish Government. Read More

Fire safety changes to sprinkler thresholds in Approved Document B come into force

Documents in Approved Document B, the documents relating to fire safety in the Building Regulations, have been updated to incorporate 2020 amendments. Read More

FIREX Tech Talks: Barbour EHS online health and fire safety library

Barbour gives viewers a glimpse into its service, providing users with easy access to a wealth of fire safety news and legislative updates. Read More

Lengthening sentences for those guilty of assaulting emergency workers

Anyone who assaults or attacks emergency workers could face longer jail terms, following the announcement of a consultation on doubling the maximum penalty for the offence. Read More

Draft Building Safety Bill announced by UK government

The Draft Building Safety Bill has been announced by Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Read More

Construction professionals call for wider combustibles ban

The CIC is recommending government extends the ban on the use of combustible materials to a wider range of buildings than is currently proposed. Read More

Government rejects FIA & BSIA timeline extension requests to the UKCA mark

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) and British Security Industry Association (BSIA) have sent a joint letter to the UK Government, urging a reconsideration of the detail and timelines of the UKCA mark. Read More

Queen’s Speech outlines fire safety as key priority

The Queen’s Speech outlined that new measures will be made a key priority in 2020, with new measures set to be brought forward to improve building safety. Read More

Euralarm Joins Calls for Tougher EU Regulations on Carbon Monoxide Safety in Tourism Accommodation

A coroner has also urged the government to lobby for new legislation to prevent deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning in holiday properties. Read More

French Court Rules in Favour of Controversial Surveillance Law

Le Conseil constitutionnel has upheld the surveillance law enacted after the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Read More

One in Two European Fire Installers Unfamiliar With Latest Fire and Emergency Lighting Legislation

Nearly two-fifths of those polled by Hochiki Europe also confessed to having not received any fire or emergency lighting training in the last two years. Read More



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