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Ministers urged to reveal whether dangerous cladding tested in the early 2000s was used at Grenfell

Safety expert, Dr Jonathan Evans, is demanding ministers disclose whether ‘highly dangerous’ cladding that failed fire tests commissioned by the Government in 2002, was used at Grenfell Tower. Read More

Fire Safety Act 2021: How can businesses prepare for the incoming legislation?

Following the passing of the Fire Safety Act in April, Simon Molloy, National Fire Risk Assessment Manager at JLA, explains what Responsible Persons can do now to ensure they prepare ahead of the legislation becoming law. Read More

Law changes require all social housing providers to fit smoke alarms in rented accommodation

Following an announcement from Housing Minister, Eddie Hughes MP, on 23 November, all housing providers will now be required by law to install smoke alarms in all social housing. Read More

LFB voices growing concerns over number of new properties being ‘deliberately’ designed to avoid fire safety rules

The LFB has expressed mounting concerns over the quantity of new properties being designed to avoid adhering to post-Grenfell fire safety rules. Read More

Gove admits ‘mistakes made’ in cladding crisis, questions leaseholder responsibility for costs and revokes advice on low-rise buildings

Safety advice released in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire that has stood since January 2020, and has led to hundreds of low-rise buildings being deemed unsafe, is to be withdrawn by Christmas according to Michael Gove. Read More

LFB updates on progress in implementing its Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations

Two years after the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (GTI) published recommendations for London Fire Brigade (LFB) and others, LFB has published an update on its progress in implementing them. Read More

Historic landmarks urged to complete fire emergency salvage plans by London Fire Brigade

Thousands of historic artefacts are at risk of being lost forever if venues do not have the correct salvage plans in place, London Fire Brigade has warned. Read More

LFB warns home workers of increased fire risk related to use of portable heaters

As people continue to work from home, the LFB urges individuals to be aware of the increased fire risk related to the use of portable heaters. Read More

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



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