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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

Government backs down on refusal to foot £200m cladding bill

The government has pledged to pay the £200m bill for replacing aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding on about 150 private high-rise blocks across England. Read More

Grenfell cladding 55 times more flammable than other materials

Academics at the University of Central Lancashire have published a new report in the Journal for Hazardous Materials Read More

Slipped ladder led to shattered elbow

A cladding firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker shattered his elbow in a fall from height. Read More

Minister admits dangerous cladding remains on council tower blocks

Dangerous cladding remains on 44 council or housing association tower blocks, according to the latest government figures. Read More

Toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding pose serious health risk, study shows

Building regulations overlook the health hazards posed by toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding, smoke toxicity tests have suggested. Read More

Government bans combustible cladding

Combustible materials will not be allowed on the external walls of new buildings over 18-metres containing flats, hospitals, residential care premises, dormitories in boarding schools and student accommodation. Read More

The heat is on – looking back at Fire Summit 2018

One of the most important sessions on the day examined the Grenfell Tower tragedy and its implications for the fire protection sector. Read More

Insurers warn cladding ban does not go far enough

Speaking at the Fire Protection Association’s Fire Summit, the ABI’s Director of General Insurance Policy, James Dalton, said government plans to ban the use of combustible materials for all new high-rise residential buildings taller than 18 metres, “runs the risk of unnecessarily limiting the public safety benefits”. Read More

IOSH calls for cladding ban to be widened

Safety experts have warned that a new government ban on combustible cladding on new tower blocks does not go far enough. Read More



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