fire safety


Grenfell Tower fire: Inquiry suspended following UK lockdown

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

‘Hundreds of blocks of flats’ in England and Wales found to have ‘missing’ or ‘faulty’ fire prevention measures

A BBC investigation has detailed how post-Grenfell cladding inspections have uncovered a series of other fire risks. 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

How COVID-19 may be affecting fire safety procedures for SMEs

Dakota Murphey explores some of the ways that COVID-19 has affected fire safety procedures at smaller businesses, many of who may not have dedicated safety officials, and what they need to consider upon reassessment. Read More

Fire Safety Bill receives amendments from House of Lords

On 19 March 2020, The Home Office introduced the new Fire Safety Bill, in an effort to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. In September the Bill passed its first stage before becoming law, clearing the commons despite calls from politicians to make adjustments to ensure the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower inquiry’s first phase were implemented. Read More

40 schools a month hit by fires in the past year

A recent study from Zurich Municipal reveals 480 primary and secondary schools endured fires in 2019, a staggering 40 incidents every month. Zurich inspected 1,000 schools, finding two thirds were rated with ‘poor’ fire protection measures. Read More

False alarms account for 42% of FRS incidents in 2020

Fire and rescue incident statistics for England, have been released by the Home Office for the year ending June 2020, containing statistics about incidents attended by the services (FRS). Read More

Ealing Council implements connected IoT approach to fire safety

In a move designed to improve the quality of life and safety of its residents, Ealing Council has made significant investments in the delivery of its housing services across 17,000 of its West London properties. As part of these plans, the council has implemented a connected IoT fire safety solution to allow social housing providers to remotely monitor devices in real time for 24/7 compliance. Read More

Time to take a remote approach to fire safety

Ian Ballinger, Head of Projects and Certification at FireAngel, explores the benefits of following the principles of the Draft Building Safety Bill by procuring connected fire safety technologies that successfully future-proof an entire housing portfolio through the facilitation of a ‘Golden thread’ of digital building information that is accessible in real time by all necessary individuals. Read More

New cloud-based solution launched to provide connectivity and visibility to fire safety systems

Honeywell has launched the first tools from its new suite of Connected Life Safety Services (CLSS), its first all-in-one cloud platform for fire safety systems. Read More



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