Fire Protection


Using COVID-19 to revamp fire and security protections at your business

COVID-19 has caused a huge range of challenges for businesses – but it is important that companies do not dwell on the negative. Instead, it may provide you with the opportunity to upgrade and revamp the fire and security protections at your premises, says Dakota Murphey. Read More

Hotel owner sentenced for ‘extremely serious’ fire safety failings, including a switched off fire alarm

The owner of a hotel has been handed a nine-month sentence after putting ‘anyone staying on the premises at risk of death or serious injury,’ following a lengthy investigation. Read More

Construction professionals call for wider combustibles ban

The Construction Industry Council (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 launches £1bn Building Safety Fund to replace cladding on high rise residential buildings

The UK Government has launched its £1 billion building safety fund, initially revealed in the most recent Budget announcement by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. The registration process is now open and closes on 31 July 2020. Read More

Notre Dame one year on: ‘Don’t be complacent about fire safety’

One year on from the devastating Notre Dame blaze, London Fire Brigade (LFB) is warning managers of London’s closed historic venues not to be complacent about fire safety during the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

FBU calls for priority COVID-19 testing for firefighters

With approximately 12% of firefighters and control room staff self-isolating in some areas, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is calling for the UK Government to provide “urgent coronavirus testing of its members so they can return to work”. Read More

FPA issues security and arson protection advice during the COVID-19 outbreak

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has compiled a guide to managing risk for businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak, entitled: “Unauthorised occupation of non-residential premises”. Read More

London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade announce blue light partnership to tackle COVID-19

London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade have announced a new partnership to boost the COVID-19 emergency response which will see firefighters helping with a number of roles across the ambulance service. Read More

Fire Safety Bill introduced by the Home Office

The Home Office has introduced a new Fire Safety Bill, in an effort to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales Read More

Cladding manufacturer holds fire tests to prove panel safety

A cladding manufacturer has undertaken a series of ‘real life’ tests to prove that it’s cladding products do not burn. Read More


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