Fire & Emergency

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

Graham Watts OBE appointed Chair of BSCF

Graham Watts OBE, chief executive of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), has been appointed as the new Chair of the Building Safety Competence Foundation (BSCF). Read More

Legal insight: Common errors in fire safety

Hannah Eales, Partner at law firm Kingsley Napley, discusses the role of Accountable Persons and urges for familiarisation with their duties under building and fire safety regulations. Read More

Assessing the risk- Investigating Fire Risk Assessors

What happens when a fire risk assessor finds themselves under investigation by the authorities? Hannah Eales from law firm, Kingsley Napley, explores. Read More

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