fire protection


Councils call for tougher fire safety rules

The LGA has called for called for sprinkler systems to be installed in all new care homes and residential schools. Read More

FPA appoints ex-AVIVA underwriting chief John Smeaton as chair

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has announced the appointment of commercial property insurance expert John Smeaton as its new chair. Read More

Sprinklers must be made mandatory for all residential new-builds, says LFB

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is urging the government to make the installation of sprinklers mandatory on all new-build residential developments – whatever their height. Read More

Fire protection guidelines issued for automated warehouses

Fire protection guidance for warehouses staffed by robots has been published by property insurer FM Global. Read More

Ocado blaze: Automated warehouses create new fire protection complexities, says expert

The recent fire at an Ocado warehouse in Hampshire ranged for three days before finally being extinguished at the end of last week. Dr James Glockling, Technical Director at the FPA, says that the blaze raises questions about the role of sprinklers and complexities created by the automation of warehouse facilities. 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

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

Behind the scenes at Luton Airport Fire Station

SHP caught up with Luton Airport Fire Station Manager Paul Allen to find how the firefighting team play a huge role in keeping all staff at the airport compliant. 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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