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What will Brexit mean for the fire industry?

British fire safety firms need to take 'plan b action' and start preparing for what Brexit could mean when it comes to selling products in Europe, according to one expert. Read More

Fire safety community has to ‘get on board’ with technological changes

Tall building fire safety expert warns that construction fire safety in the UK is currently “very poor”. Read More

Sixth International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference will focus on innovation, drones, fire science and more

The 6th International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference will take place on 18–20 June 2019 at Excel, London as part of the FIREX International Exhibition, which runs alongside Safety & Health Expo 2019. Read More

‘As soon we separate the UK from Europe, it is unclear how certification will work’: In Conversation with Oliver Burstall, FFE

SHP recently sat down with the Managing Director of fire detection specialists FFE, Oliver Burstall to talk about the key issues facing the sector, including Grenfell, Brexit and the need to recruit more people into the sector. Read More

Fire risk assessment sector must undergo cultural change in wake of Hackitt report, says safety expert

Speaking at FIREX 2018, Brian Gregory from Safety Management UK told delegates that “somebody needs to stand up and do something different” following the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety. 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

The concept of mass panic during a disaster is a myth, says Dr Chris Cocking

Dr Chris Cocking's talk 'Human behaviours during emergencies' presented at the FPA Infozone at FIREX provided insight into how people really behave during an incident and how understanding this can be implemented into evacuation plans to ensure people's safety. 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



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