fire safety and emergency


“Post-Grenfell, we will see changes to regulations, firefighting practice and how building materials are tested and certified, but I am not confident that we will see systemic change”

SHP speaks to Gill Kernick about her new book ‘Catastrophe and Systemic Change: Learning from the Grenfell Tower Fire and Other Disasters.’ Read More

London Fire Brigade launches external review of its culture

The London Fire Brigade has announced that it has opened an independently-led external review of its culture. Read More

Fire safety regulation breaches could lead to unlimited fines, according to new regulations

The Government has announced new regulations to boost building safety and £16 million for fire and rescue authorities. Read More

Bristol pub fined £132k for breaching fire safety rules

A microbrewery in Bristol has been convicted after breaching health and safety regulations which led to a fire in 2018. Read More

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



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