Fire Protection


Tougher building safety regulations announced

The Government has announced new plans to create a more effective regulatory framework to improve building safety. The Building a Read More

Toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding pose serious health risk, study shows

Building regulations overlook the health hazards posed by toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding, smoke toxicity tests have suggested. Read More

The heat is on – looking back at Fire Summit 2018

One of the most important sessions on the day examined the Grenfell Tower tragedy and its implications for the fire protection sector. Read More

Behind the scenes at Luton Airport Fire Station

SHP caught up with Luton Airport Fire Station Manager Paul Allen to find how the firefighting team play a huge role in keeping all staff at the airport compliant. Read More

Insurers warn cladding ban does not go far enough

Speaking at the Fire Protection Association’s Fire Summit, the ABI’s Director of General Insurance Policy, James Dalton, said government plans to ban the use of combustible materials for all new high-rise residential buildings taller than 18 metres, “runs the risk of unnecessarily limiting the public safety benefits”. Read More

Smoke alarms: Mother knows best

A smoke alarm playing a recording of a mother’s voice is more likely to wake a sleeping child than one with a conventional high-pitched alarm, according to a new study. Read More

Fire safety in construction a bigger priority post-Grenfell, but construction sector frustrated by government response

The construction industry has seen myriad improvements to fire safety since the Grenfell Tower fire, but there is frustration that the government has responded too slowly, a new study reveals. Read More

Three quarters of tenants would not follow stay put advice during a fire

The research also found that 39% of tenants lacked confidence in their building’s ability to stop the spread of smoke and fire. Read More

Hackitt warns it is impossible to rule out another Grenfell

Dame Judith Hackitt has warned it is impossible to rule out another 'catastrophic event' like the Grenfell Tower tragedy if changes are not made to the regulatory system. Read More

WATCH: A tour of Honeywell’s fire and safety solutions for the home and commercial buildings

In this video Daniel Wan, Customer Marketing Leader for Commercial Security EMEA, Honeywell, speaks to IFSEC TV about the Fortune 100 giant’s range of fire and security technology for the home and commercial buildings. Read More


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