Fire & Emergency


Hackitt Review: British Safety Council voices concerns

The British Safety Council has voiced concerns around some of the recommendations in last week’s report by Dame Judith Hackitt into improving fire safety. Read More

Should Dame Hackitt have recommended a ban on combustible cladding?

Within hours of the report being release, the Government announced it would consult on the matter. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced the plan “having listened carefully” to others on the issue. Read More

Grenfell Tower: Government will consult on cladding after Hackitt report fails to recommend ban

Dame Judith Hackitt has delivered her final recommendations for improving fire safety in the built environment, commissioned following the Grenfell Tower fire. Read More

MPs warn Grenfell is the Government’s ‘biggest challenge’

MPs have warned Grenfell Tower is the biggest challenge the Government faces, as thousands of protestors marched on Parliament. Read More

MPs call for ban on the use of desktop studies

An influential group of MPs has written to the new housing secretary, calling for a ban on the use of […] Read More

Ministers urged to resist “industry pressure” over desktop studies

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the Government to resist “industry pressure” to keep using desktop studies as […] Read More

Public poll backs tougher fire safety regulations

The vast majority (90%) of people want all new high-rise buildings clad in non-combustible materials only, according to a new […] Read More

ABI slams laboratory fire safety tests as inadequate

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned many of the laboratory tests used to check the fire safety of […] Read More

Developer to pay fire safety costs for Croydon leaseholders

Barratt Developments has agreed to pay for the removal of dangerous cladding from a tower block in Croydon, after a […] Read More

Will banning desktop studies lead to improved fire safety?

The Government recently announced it will consider banning or restricting the use of desktop studies, but what impact could this […] Read More



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