Fire & Emergency


Scotland highlights £900m funding gap for cladding remediation

As the move to identify and remove dangerous cladding on high-risk buildings continues across the UK following the Grenfell Tower fire and the inquiry’s findings, the Scottish Government has identified a £900million shortfall to carry out remediation work. Read More

Could the ECHO intruder alarm system be coming to UK fire and rescue services?

The ECHO automated alarm signalling system could be graduating to fire and rescue services, delegates at this year’s FIREX International heard. Read More

Campaigners launch petition to implement Grenfell Inquiry recommendations for PEEPs

Disability Rights UK, alongside Clad Dag (a leaseholder Disability Action Group) and Grenfell United, have launched a petition calling on the Government to implement the Grenfell inquiry recommendation on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs). Read More

Grenfell Tower fire: Scotland highlights £900m funding gap for cladding remediation

72 people were killed by the horrific fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. Read More

Landlord fined for failing to carry out fire safety improvements

A property company has been fined £20,000 for failing to carry out safety and fire safety improvement works after ignoring requests to do so by housing officers. Read More

Scotland to ban combustible cladding on high-risk buildings over 11 metres

Legislation to ban the use of combustible cladding in Scotland on residential and other high-risk buildings above 11m has been laid before Scottish Parliament, which will make it the strictest limitation on the use of such cladding in the UK. Read More

FIREX to welcome world leading thinkers on high rise safety at Tall Building Fire Safety Conference 2022 – Agenda announced!

SHP provides the latest updates on what the International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference has to offer at FIREX 2022. Read More

£40k fine for landlord over non-compliance of fire regulations

A landlord and the Responsible Person for an office block in Bedford have been fined over £40,000 for multiple and repeated breaches of the Fire Safety Order. Read More

Human impact of fire investigated in new study

The Centre for Economics and Business Research and founding member Aico, and the Housing Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce, is conducting research into the human impact of fire. Read More

Is my hotel safe from fire? A guest’s perspective on concerns over hotel fire safety standards

After visiting several hotels across England, Alan Cox, whose career spans 50 years in the fire and safety profession, underlines his concerns that standards of fire safety are significantly lacking in this sector, putting the lives of guests and staff at risk. Read More



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