Fire & Emergency

Seven years on from Grenfell – Has anything changed?

Today (14 June) marks the seventh anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. SHP hears from the team at passive fire protection specialists, Quelfire, on what changes have been happening since the tragedy. Read More

Introducing the Principal Designer Building Regulations Register

The Principal Designer Building Regulations (PDBR) register has been launched to ensure building firms are competent and compliant with new regulations. Read More

What are the fire safety considerations for a historic site? Is there a careful path to tread for making a site compliant?

Hannah Eales, Partner and Kathryn Sheridan, Senior Associate at law firm Kingsley Napley, discuss fire safety considerations for historic sites. Read More

UK fire services face 46% increase in Lithium-ion battery fires

New research reveals UK fire services attended 46% more fires linked to Lithium-ion batteries in 2023 compared to the previous year. Read More

EV manufacturing: Protecting worker safety in the gigafactory boom

Matthew Parr at Hughes Safety Showers explains the necessity for emergency safety showers and eye/face washes within gigafactories as their popularity across Europe is on the rise. Read More

NFCC calls on the Government to strengthen sprinkler requirements

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) today published a position statement urging the Government to introduce more robust regulations for mandating Read More

Residents in £3m legal claim for loss of homes in destructive fire

The residents of a housing block destroyed in a fire are claiming more than £3 million in damages from the company that built it, and from the housing association that owned it. Read More

New publication affirms ‘Alarming gap’ in lithium-ion battery fire risk awareness

E-book on the latest developments in reducing risk from fire involving lithium-ion batteries has been published by SHP in conjunction with Firechief Global. Read More

Electric vehicles and lithium-ion battery fire safety feature at the HRB Conference

2-4 December 2024 will see the 8th International Tall Building HRB Conference (UK) come to London alongside Anticipate London at the Excel exhibition centre. Read More

EV fleet – are electric cars safe?

EV fleets are becoming mainstream in the UK due to fuel shortages in recent years, fluctuating oil prices and environmental concerns - but are they safe? Read More

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