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Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week was first launched in 2013, in response to a legacy of fire door neglect. It returns once more for its seventh year in 2020, highlighting research undertaken into the state of fire door maintenance, inspection and replacements across local authority owned and managed housing in the UK Read More

Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference 2020 to take place online

The Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network has developed a unique opportunity to learn about key issues and trends from high-level international speakers on an accessible, online platform. Read More

Using COVID-19 to revamp fire and security protections at your business

COVID-19 has caused a huge range of challenges for businesses – but it is important that companies do not dwell on the negative. Instead, it may provide you with the opportunity to upgrade and revamp the fire and security protections at your premises, says Dakota Murphey. Read More

Hotel owner sentenced for ‘extremely serious’ fire safety failings, including a switched off fire alarm

The owner of a hotel has been handed a nine-month sentence after putting ‘anyone staying on the premises at risk of death or serious injury,’ following a lengthy investigation. Read More

Construction professionals call for wider combustibles ban

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is recommending government extends the ban on the use of combustible materials to a wider range of buildings than is currently proposed. Read More

Notre Dame one year on: ‘Don’t be complacent about fire safety’

One year on from the devastating Notre Dame blaze, London Fire Brigade (LFB) is warning managers of London’s closed historic venues not to be complacent about fire safety during the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

FBU calls for priority COVID-19 testing for firefighters

With approximately 12% of firefighters and control room staff self-isolating in some areas, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is calling for the UK Government to provide “urgent coronavirus testing of its members so they can return to work”. Read More

FPA issues security and arson protection advice during the COVID-19 outbreak

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has compiled a guide to managing risk for businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak, entitled: “Unauthorised occupation of non-residential premises”. Read More

Contractor fined for student block fire safety failings

The main contractor was among three firms ordered to pay fines totalling £670,000 after admitting fire safety failings at a building used for student accommodation in Leeds. Read More

Themes confirmed for Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference 2020

The Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference, co-located with Safety & Health Expo in September 2020, is set to focus on three major themes, High Rise Firefighting, Construction Fire Safety and Crisis Management. Read More



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