Fire Prevention


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

Cheshunt care home fire: £175k fine for serious breaches

A fire at a care home which left two people dead – with a further 33 having to be rescued from the collapsing building – was found to be caused by an electrical fault that spread to the roof. The company running the home has been fined £175,000 for five fire safety breaches. Read More

Notre Dame wake-up call: The dos and don’ts of protecting heritage buildings

The Notre Dame blaze has been described as a 'wake-up call' for the guardians of the Palace of Westminster, with restoration works on the crumbling structure not due to start until the mid-2020s. Read More

Architects warn fire safety guidance is ‘deeply flawed’

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has called for two staircases to be built in all new tower blocks, after warning current safety guidance is “deeply flawed”. Read More

Brexit and UK fire exports: Hazards on the roadmap ahead

Hunter Seymour, security market analyst with expertise in both the fire and security markets, looks into how Brexit could affect the UK fire industry. 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

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



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