Fire Prevention


Number of unsafe buildings in London suspending ‘stay put’ strategy passes 1k – Fire Commissioner calls for urgent action

Urgent action has been called for by the London Fire Commissioner after the number of apartment blocks in London deemed unsafe exceeds 1,000. Read More

Serious fire safety law breaches at London flat lead to £20k fine and prison sentence

The London Fire Brigade has prosecuted a West London building owner after major breaches of fire safety law were discovered following a significant blaze on 9 August 2018. Read More

Are industry professionals confident in the new Building Safety Bill?

Experts discuss whether they believe the proposed Building Safety Bill can prevent another tragic event like Grenfell from happening again. Read More

Home Office looks to externally commission updates to Fire Safety Order guidance documents

As part of its overhaul of guidance, the Home Office is seeking to externally commission new guides and updates to fire safety documents. Read More

Changes to fire safety laws in Scotland require all homeowners to have interlinked alarms

The Scottish Government has introduced new fire safety laws legislating that all homeowners be required to have interlinked alarms in their properties. Read More

Shetland hotel fire underlines concerns over fire safety standards of modular buildings

Following a Freedom of Information request to the fire services after a fire at the Moorfield Hotel last year, the BBC has reported that experts believe further investigation into the risks of modular buildings is required. Read More

Three-quarters of fire doors in recent years have failed inspection

Thousands of fire safety installations in the past two years have failed their inspections, according to the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS). Read More

Landlord receives £50,000 fine for fire safety breaches in converted house

A landlord has been handed a suspended prison sentence and a fine of £50,000 for fire safety breaches. Read More

New residential high-rise development plans required to incorporate fire safety considerations as Planning Gateway One comes into force

From 1 August, new planning requirements (Planning Gateway One) came into force on developments involving high-rise residential buildings, with fire safety issues needing to be incorporated into schemes before planning permission is granted. Read More

£16.5m of successful applications for fire alarms under £30m waking watch fund alternative scheme

The Government has released interim figures on the number of successful applications for funding of fire detection and alarm systems under its Waking Watch Relief Fund. Read More



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