fire safety and emergency


2019/20 England fire and rescue incident statistics show ‘lowest number of fatalities in annual series’

The Home Office has released its latest fire and rescue incident statistics, for the year ending March 2020, with some of the key results summarised here. Read More

Scotland explores potential for firestopping certification scheme

After the Scottish Government commissioned a series of independent inquiries into building safety and the effectiveness of the Scottish Building Standards system, a study was undertaken to identify whether a new firestopping certification scheme should be implemented. Read More

Draft Building Safety Bill announced by UK government

Alongside the Fire Safety Bill and fire safety consultation, the Building Safety Bill is said to be bringing the “biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years”. The Draft Bill was announced on 20 July by Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Read More

Hot works and safety failures blamed for separate fire incidents in Derbyshire

A report on two separate fire safety failures that have taken place in Derbyshire recently. Read More

Post-Grenfell regulation aims to transform fire safety in buildings

Nearly three years after the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has published its proposals for what it calls “the biggest change in building safety for a generation”. IFSEC Global reporter, Ron Alalouff, highlights the main features of the wide-ranging provisions. 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

London lockdown sees spike in outdoor waste burning

Firefighters in London have seen a spike in bonfires as Londoners take to burning waste at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Read More

Fire safety failures result in £88k fine

The owner of a property has been fined £88,000 for a ‘string of failures’ in the home, including fire safety issues. Read More

April 2020 legislation update Q&A

Following April's Legislation Update webinar, we put some of your unanswered questions to panellists Simon Joyston-Bechal, from Turnstone Law and James Meredith, from Russell-Cooke. Read their answers here, or listen back to the session in full. Read More

Fire safety warning as millions work from home

Firefighters issue urgent #StayHomeStaySafe advice as millions of people work from home amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Read More



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