fire safety


Buildings under 18m no longer require EWS1 forms after independent research finds “no systemic risk of fire in blocks”

Following new advice from fire safety experts commissioned by the Secretary of State earlier this year, the Government has set out that EWS1 (External Wall System) Forms should no longer be requested for buildings below 18m. Read More

The Building Safety Bill and the role of fire engineers in fire and building safety

The Women in Health & Safety network’s next virtual event takes place on Tuesday July 20. The event is free to attend and is open to all, male and female, member and non-members. Read More

Grenfell Tower fire: Government wants new proposals on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans

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

“Indefensible” that leaseholders have not been protected from costs – British Safety Council responds to Fire Safety Act

The Fire Safety Act passed into law in late April. The British Safety Council provides its view on the legislation. 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

Fire competency – A guide for safety practitioners

Howard Passey, Director of Operations and Principal Consultant at the Fire Protection Association, explores fire competency and what those responsible for health and safety within a building need to know. Read More

Fire Safety Bill becomes Fire Safety Act 2021

The Fire Safety Bill has recently passed through the House of Commons and House of Lords after a long-running parliamentary battle over the insertion of a clause to protect residents from remediation costs. Read More

Network Rail fined nearly £700,000 after serious fire accident

Network Rail has been fined after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, for failing to protect the safety of staff following an incident at Godinton substation in Kent. Read More

Cameron House Hotel fire prosecution: ‘An important precedent for Scottish fire safety’

Lynne Gray, Partner at Burness Paull LP, looks into the recent Cameron House Hotel judgment, which resulted in a £500,000 fine for fire safety failings that led to the deaths of two guests in 2017. Read More

SHP legislation update eBook – April 2021

SHP’s latest health & safety legislation eBook covers the latest progress on Fire Safety Bill, Building Safety Bill, Environment Bill, coronavirus legislation, Mental Health Act reform, energy and environment and much more… Read More



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