fire protection


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

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

Fighting fires with the help of drones

The tragic fire that threatened to completely destroy Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral in April this year was a stark reminder Read More

3 fire protection lessons from Notre Dame and other heritage fires

The devastating fire at Notre Dame in April was the latest in a spate of fires that has caused severe Read More

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



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