fire safety and emergency


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

Property management firm fined after fire

A resident who was unable to access an emergency escape route during a fire was found standing on a windowsill hanging from guttering and had to be rescued by firefighters. Read More

Contractor fined for student block fire safety failings

The main contractor was among three firms ordered to pay fines totalling £670,000 after admitting fire safety failings at a building used for student accommodation in Leeds. Read More

Why fire training is a hot topic in health and safety

Why should managers place fire safety training for their entire workforce high on their priority list? Read More

Hotel fined £45k for fire safety failings

A Stratford hotel and its owner have been ordered to pay a total of £45,000 for 'serious and systemic' fire safety failures which 'put staff and guests at risk'. Read More



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