Tall Buildings


Milan tower block blaze: “A disaster waiting to happen” and similarities to Grenfell highlight global problems in building safety

The fire at the 18-storey Torre del Moro in Milan was “a disaster waiting to happen” according to a preliminary report by a fire engineer. Read More

Number of unsafe buildings in London suspending ‘stay put’ strategy passes 1k – Fire Commissioner calls for urgent action

Urgent action has been called for by the London Fire Commissioner after the number of apartment blocks in London deemed unsafe exceeds 1,000. Read More

Three-quarters of £30m Waking Watch Fund for fire alarm installations approved as second round for applications opens

Announced by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, ihe fund is set to “remove” or “reduce” the need for interim safety measures at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding. Read More

Protecting occupants by ensuring smoke control systems remain operational

Why it is so important for those responsible to ensure smoke control systems are maintained and operational to protect occupants. Read More

FIREX Tech Talks: Advanced – Simultaneous evacuation & BS 8629 compliance

Watch as Advanced explains the latest guidance on the installation and commissioning of evacuation alert systems, including BS 8629. Read More

Tall Building Fire Safety training partnership improving standards and enabling compliance for safety professionals

How a new partnership between Tall Building Fire Safety Limited and SFJ Awards is enabling stakeholders to remain compliant and competent. Read More

Disagreements exposed over personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people and stay put policies in high-rises

Disagreement has broken out over the role of personal emergency evacuation plans for people with disabilities in high rise blocks. Read More

FIREX Tech Talks: Kentec – EVAC-POINT, ekho & Waking Watch

Watch as Kentec showcases how its EVAC-POINT and ekho devices can support building owners overcome the issues of Waking Watch patrols. Read More

Responding to a crisis – Making a case for improved resilience

Russ Timpson details how the Crisisboardroom kit can assist security leaders in managing and responding to crisis events. Read More

National Grid fined £4m over missing gas network records in high-rise multi occupancy buildings

The company was fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise multi occupancy buildings were up to date. Read More

Housing Secretary announces extra £3.5bn to tackle cladding crisis

Robert Jenrick has promised an extra £3.5bn from Government to help remove the unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings over 18m. Read More

FIA online portal for EWS-1 forms goes live

Designed to overcome some of the challenges in creating a consistent process for the uploading and retrieval of EWS-1 forms, the FIA has developed a portal to provide a reliable location for the forms. Read More

“Drones are not a new threat, but simply a new delivery mechanism” – The role of data in mitigating against the drone risk

IFSEC Global reports on a recent presentation from Dedrone on the growing threat of drones to security, and how data can support in mitigating the risk. Read More

High-rise apartment fire in South Korea leads to “dozens hospitalised”

A fire on the evening of October 9 in the city of Ulsan in South Korea has led to “dozens hospitalised” according to reports, with the blaze continuing until the early hours of Friday morning. Read More

EVAC-ALERT by C-TEC to headline sponsor the Construction Fire Safety Conference on Wednesday 14th October

FIREX International and The Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network are delighted to announce that EVAC-ALERT by C-TEC will be the headline partner of the Construction Fire Safety Conference, taking place online on 14th October 2020. Read More

“Sharing best practice is critical in tall buildings crisis management”

IFSEC Global chats to Andy Baker, QPM, LLB (Hons), AKC, and former Head of Security at The Shard, about what attendees can expect from the opening day of this year’s Tall Building Fire Safety Conference. Read More



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