legislation


Home Office seeking to externally commission new updates to Fire Safety Order guidance documents

The Home Office is seeking to externally commission new guides and updates to existing fire safety guidance documents. Read More

Changes to fire safety laws in Scotland require all homeowners to have interlinked alarms

New changes have been introduced by the Scottish Government where all homeowners will be required to have interlinked fire alarms. Read More

Latest on the Building Safety Bill – Set to introduce the “biggest changes to building safety regulation in a generation”

The latest news on the Building Safety Bill, said to be a "key step in an extensive overhaul to building safety legislation" in the UK. Read More

Security workers and the law: Who protects the protectors?

Steve Johnson uncovers the lack of protection in place to prevent violence against security professionals – despite the challenges they face. Read More

Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021 will “protect the public and keep streets safe”

The Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021 is said to be the "biggest shake-up of terrorist sentencing and monitoring in decades". Read More

Fire Safety Bill becomes Fire Safety Act 2021

On the 19th March, The Home Office introduced the new Fire Safety Bill, in an effort to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. Follow all the latest, here. Read More

SHP launches April legislation update covering the latest in fire safety, mental health and COVID legislation

SHP’s April 2021 Health & Safety legislation eBook covers the latest progress on the Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill and more. Read More

New “groundbreaking plans” unveiled by Government to improve cyber security of smart IoT devices

As the uptake of smart devices continues to increase, the UK Government has announced its "groundbreaking plans" to ensure they are more cyber secure. Read More

Government announces measures to strengthen Fire Safety Order

Find out the measures contained in the Government's response to the Fire Safety Consultation to improve competence and cooperation in the sector. Read More

Webinar: What do the Fire and Building Safety Bills mean for you?

Watch the on-demand webinar from Barbour EHS, focusing on The Fire Safety Bill and The Building Safety Bill. Read More

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



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