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Fire safety in 2020 eBook – A year of challenges and change

Download the Fire Safety in 2020 eBook, from IFSEC Global and FIREX International, to keep up-to-date with the biggest stories of the year. It includes the latest legislation, Grenfell Tower Inquiry revelations and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected professionals in the sector. Read More

‘Collaboration will be key to implementing cultural change in building safety’ – Peter Baker, Chief Inspector of Buildings, outlines his priorities

As part of the Building Safety Bill’s proposals, a new Building Safety Regulator will be developed to oversee the safety and performance of all buildings. IFSEC Global Editor, James Moore, spoke to Peter Baker, the newly appointed Chief Inspector of Buildings at the HSE, who will lead the programme to develop the role. Read More

Fire safety regulation breaches could lead to unlimited fines, according to new regulations

The Government has announced new regulations to boost building safety and £16 million for fire and rescue authorities. Read More

Major UK housebuilders commit funds to fire safety works

Several of the UK’s major housebuilders have announced focused pots of funding to be used on the replacement of cladding and other fire safety issues. Read More

Lessons from Grenfell: Why aren’t we learning?

In episode 8 of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Gill Kernick about the pressing need to improve building safety culture post-Grenfell. We then look ahead to 2021 with some news from the Women in Safety & Health Network, plus hear an update on the One Percent Safer Foundation. Read More

What do the Fire and Building Safety Bills mean for you?

Barbour EHS will be focus on the The Fire Safety Bill and The Building Safety Bill and how they impact your business. Read More

New Chief Inspector of Buildings appointed to lead Building Safety Regulator

Peter Baker has been appointed to the new Chief Inspector of Buildings role, which will head up the establishment of and lead the new Building Safety Regulator. Read More

‘Hundreds of blocks of flats’ in England and Wales found to have ‘missing’ or ‘faulty’ fire prevention measures

A BBC investigation has detailed how post-Grenfell cladding inspections have uncovered a series of other fire risks. Read More

‘Unacceptable’ that some building owners have yet to start remediation work on unsafe ACM buildings, says Building Safety Minister

In a statement released in January, Building Safety Minister Lord Stephen Greenhalgh noted that it was “unacceptable a minority” of buildings identified by the Government as having unsafe ACM cladding have yet to start remediation works. Read More

Government’s £30m Waking Watch Fund for fire alarm installations is open for applications

Designed to 'remove' or 'reduce' the need for interim safety measures at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding, the UK Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced the £30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund is open for applications. Read More



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