fire safety


What can be done to better fire safety in schools?

On Wednesday 29 June, the FIA held an exclusive seminar at Informa’s (the company behind Safety & Health Expo and FIREX International) Blackfriars HQ. Entitled FIA Seminar: Fire Safety in Schools, attendees heard from various speakers across the sector, as they discussed the methods in which schools can be protected in the best way possible, and also to deter false representation of fire incidents. IFSEC Global, SHP's sister title, reports on a snippet of the event. Read More

Cheshire hotelier fined £5,000 and sentenced to 12 months in prison after fire safety breaches

The owner of the Main Top Hotel on Mersey Road in West Bank, Widnes, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to nine breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Read More

Grenfell Tower fire: Scotland highlights £900m funding gap for cladding remediation

72 people were killed by the horrific fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London on Wednesday, 14 June 2017. Read More

Scotland to ban combustible cladding on high-risk buildings over 11 metres

Legislation to ban the use of combustible cladding in Scotland on residential and other high-risk buildings above 11m has been laid before Scottish Parliament, which will make it the strictest limitation on the use of such cladding in the UK. Read More

£40k fine for landlord over non-compliance of fire regulations

A landlord and the Responsible Person for an office block in Bedford have been fined over £40,000 for multiple and repeated breaches of the Fire Safety Order. Read More

Human impact of fire investigated in new study

The Centre for Economics and Business Research and founding member Aico, and the Housing Safety and Wellbeing Taskforce, is conducting research into the human impact of fire. Read More

Is my hotel safe from fire? A guest’s perspective on concerns over hotel fire safety standards

After visiting several hotels across England, Alan Cox, whose career spans 50 years in the fire and safety profession, underlines his concerns that standards of fire safety are significantly lacking in this sector, putting the lives of guests and staff at risk. Read More

Care home fined £46k after woman dies in fire

A care home has been fined £46,000 for health and safety breaches after a 95-year-old resident died in a fire. Read More

New fire safety guides introduced in Scotland

Multiple new fire safety guides have been introduced in Scotland, including practical guidance for existing high-rise domestic buildings. Read More

5 tips for how businesses can prevent fire hazards: The importance of fire safety in the mass return to work

As businesses welcome workers back to offices, Peter Martin, Operations Director or Fire and Security at JLA, offers up 5 tips for how businesses can prevent fire hazards, creating a safer environment for all. Read More



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