Fire & Emergency


Holiday Inn fire: Should all hotels be fitted with sprinklers?

The recent spate of UK hotel fires – most recently at a Holiday Inn in Walsall – raises the issue of whether or not all hotels should be fitted with sprinklers. Read More

‘Dame Judith Hackitt’s proposed Joint Competent Authority will bring in an era of stronger enforcement and a new package of sanctions,’ says Chairman of the Fire and Security Association

Speaking at Firex International, Tom Brookes said overall Dame Judith made 53 recommendations in her final report, which was published in May 2018 and the government said they will take forward all 53. Read More

USDAW call on Government to do more to protect safety of retail workers

The Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw), retailers and their representative organisations urged for the Home Secretary and other Ministers to take more action towards abuse against retail workers. Read More

Orbis Protect joins forces with TBS to provide single access point for lone workers

A new partnership between technology and management solutions company have produced a new solution for lone workers protection. Read More

A growing number of risk assessors could be prosecuted for breaches in fire safety in a post-Grenfell world, a leading lawyer warns

Speaking at FIREX International, Kizzy Augustin, a partner at Russell Cooke LLP said she believes more individuals will be held accountable for the assessment and management of fire safety. Read More

Non-compliance with notices leads to fine

The Solid Surface Shop UK Ltd, has been sentenced for non-compliance of Improvement Notices and failure to effectively manage health and safety. Read More

Company fined for Respirable Crystalline Silica exposure

Contractor fined after it didn’t provide employees with adequate control measures to prevent exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS). Read More

What will Brexit mean for the fire industry?

British fire safety firms need to take 'plan b action' and start preparing for what Brexit could mean when it comes to selling products in Europe, according to one expert. Read More

Fire safety community has to ‘get on board’ with technological changes

Tall building fire safety expert warns that construction fire safety in the UK is currently “very poor”. Read More

Grenfell anniversary: Have lessons been learned two years on?

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed 72 lives and exposed shameful complacency and shortcomings in UK fire safety. Read More



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