fire safety


Global standards for fire safety in buildings launched

More than 30 organisations from around the world have united in a single group – The International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition – to develop landmark industry standards to globally address fire safety in buildings. Read More

All buildings should be publicly rated for fire and life safety, says Australian firefighter

Speaking at FIREX 2018, which ran alongside Safety & Heath Expo, Justin Francis from Queensland Fire Service said a ratings system, similar to those already used for environmental and food standards, could drive up safety standards. Read More

Grenfell: Cladding tests must reflect real life

The Grenfell Tower fire is one of the most significant the UK has seen for years, bringing widespread attention to a number of failures and to a system described by Dame Judith Hackitt as ‘not fit for purpose’. Read More

Pre-Grenfell there was a “genuine belief that fire was under control and there were bigger fish to fry”

The chair of the Fire Sector Federation has said he was disappointed there had still been no review of Approved Document B – the framework setting out building regulations – a year after the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Read More

Webinar: Grenfell – Building a safer future – Learning lessons from Grenfell to deliver safer buildings

It is now one year since 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire: a shocking and harrowing event that has caused a series of searching questions to be asked about our society and in particular our relationship to fire safety in buildings. Read More

Grenfell could spark more prosecutions for extended duty holders

It’s not just the owners of a building that are responsible for upholding fire safety, and “ignorance is not bliss” when it comes to fire safety responsibilities, says Kizzy Augustin, Partner at Russell-Cooke. Read More

New Cambridge hospital opening delayed over cladding concerns

The opening of a new hospital in Cambridge has been delayed because of concerns over some of the insultation materials used in the new building. Read More

Coping with the moving target of high rise buildings

Simpler and more readily-available information is needed for firefighters and residents to react to fires and other emergencies within high rise buildings, says US fire expert Curtis Massey. Read More

Tall building fire safety management essential in wake of Grenfell

Chartered fire engineer Russ Timpson has affirmed management in tall building fire safety was imperative in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Read More

Discover first-hand how Virtual Reality can invigorate training

Myriad Global Media will be showcasing three new HSE training scenarios, at Safety & Health Expo, allowing visitors to discover first-hand how Virtual Reality can invigorate commonplace HSE training. Read More



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