fire safety


Building safety – A dangerous storm is brewing

Ian King, COO at Zeroignition, discusses essential fire safety considerations when converting the use of a building from commercial to residential. Read More

Changes to fire safety laws in Scotland require all homeowners to have interlinked alarms

The Scottish Government has introduced new fire safety laws legislating that all homeowners be required to have interlinked alarms in their properties. Read More

Grenfell Tower fire: Panels failed fire tests 13 years before Grenfell

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

Shetland hotel fire underlines concerns over fire safety standards of modular buildings

Following a Freedom of Information request to the fire services after a fire at the Moorfield Hotel last year, the BBC has reported that experts believe further investigation into the risks of modular buildings is required. Read More

Three-quarters of fire doors in recent years have failed inspection

Thousands of fire safety installations in the past two years have failed their inspections, according to the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS). Read More

UK Government confirms one-year extension for UK products to implement UKCA marking

The UK Government has confirmed that UK businesses will be given an extension to implement UKCA marking, the new product safety marking in the UK, following several appeals from industry associations including the Fire Industry Association and BSIA. Read More

Fire safety: Making buildings safer

In episode 13 of the Safety & Health Podcast, we take a look at the legislative and systemic changes required in fire safety, and the wider building sector, to ensure buildings are made safer for occupants. Read More

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

“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



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