fire safety and emergency


Housing Secretary pledges additional £3.5bn to tackle cladding crisis

Fund is in addition to the £1.6bn released for the Building Safety Fund, announced last year, and will be used to help remove unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings, but critics say the proposals fall short of what is needed. Read More

Government’s £30m Waking Watch Fund for fire alarm installations is open for applications

Designed to 'remove' or 'reduce' the need for interim safety measures at high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding, the UK Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, announced the £30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund is open for applications. Read More

‘75% of attendees positively change their behaviours as a result of VR training’

John Kersey, SHP’s safety technology expert and judge in the SHP Trailblazer in Technology awards, speaks to Luke Robinson, H&S Programme, Strategy and Innovation Manager at Wincanton PLC, about his personal experiences in implementing and taking forward immersive training technology in the workplace. Read More

IFSEC Global’s 2020 most read in fire safety

Check out the most read and popular articles and resources related to the fire safety sector in 2020. Read More

Revision of PAS 79 published to help reduce fire risk and improve the safety of non-domestic buildings and housing premises

BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, has published PAS 79, Fire Risk Assessment. Guidance and a recommended methodology. Read More

‘COVID-19 controls increasing fire risks at work’, warns safety expert

Controls to limit the risks of COVID-19 transmission are having an impact on the management of workplace fire risks, according to a firefighter and safety trainer. Read More

Delay in implementing Grenfell recommendations ‘abysmal’, says FPA

Jonathan O’Neill, Managing Director of the Fire Protection Association (FPA), has commented on the Lord’s amendment which requires Grenfell Inquiry recommendations to be implemented on the Fire Safety Bill. Read More

Luton landlord prosecuted after fire in HMO resulted in tenant death

After a fire in a HMO (house of multiple occupancy) resulted in the death of Mr Evaldas Grisciukas in March 2019, the landlord, Mr Bhagwent Sagoo, has been prosecuted by Luton Town Council. Read More

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



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