fire safety and emergency


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

Property management company fined over £80,000 for fire safety failings

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 for safety failings which “exposed a potentially large number of people to risk of death or serious injury from fire”. Read More

Landlord receives £50,000 fine for fire safety breaches in converted house

A landlord has been handed a suspended prison sentence and a fine of £50,000 for fire safety breaches. Read More

New residential high-rise development plans required to incorporate fire safety considerations as Planning Gateway One comes into force

From 1 August, new planning requirements (Planning Gateway One) came into force on developments involving high-rise residential buildings, with fire safety issues needing to be incorporated into schemes before planning permission is granted. Read More

£16.5m of successful applications for fire alarms under £30m waking watch fund alternative scheme

The Government has released interim figures on the number of successful applications for funding of fire detection and alarm systems under its Waking Watch Relief Fund. Read More

“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



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