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£40k fine for landlord over non-compliance of fire regulations

A landlord and the Responsible Person for an office block in Bedford have been fined over £40,000 for multiple and repeated breaches of the Fire Safety Order. Read More

FIREX International puts third-party certification centre stage

FIREX International is fully committing to promoting third-party approvals, independent accreditation and competency for construction products and services. 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

Housing Secretary pledges additional £3.5bn to tackle cladding crisis

Fund is in addition to the £1.6bn released for the Building Safety Fund, announced last year, and will be used to help remove unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings, but critics say the proposals fall short of what is needed. Read More

Delay in implementing Grenfell recommendations ‘abysmal’, says FPA

Jonathan O’Neill, Managing Director of the Fire Protection Association (FPA), has commented on the Lord’s amendment which requires Grenfell Inquiry recommendations to be implemented on the Fire Safety Bill. Read More

FPA launches Know Your Building campaign as large fire losses average £650k

Launching its Know Your Building campaign, data from the Fire Protection Association (FPA) reveals the huge financial impact of fires on businesses and services in the UK over a ten-year period. Read More

FPA issues security and arson protection advice during the COVID-19 outbreak

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has compiled a guide to managing risk for businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak, entitled: “Unauthorised occupation of non-residential premises”. Read More

Bolton fire: ‘A reminder of the depth of issues within England’s building regulations and fire-safety regime’

In the aftermath of a fire which ripped through a block of student flats in Bolton on Friday night, a fire safety expert has said that sound understanding of building and fire science is needed. Meanwhile, Greater Manchester’s mayor has called the cladding on building a cause for ‘concern’. Read More

FPA appoints ex-AVIVA underwriting chief John Smeaton as chair

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has announced the appointment of commercial property insurance expert John Smeaton as its new chair. Read More

Ocado blaze: Automated warehouses create new fire protection complexities, says expert

The recent fire at an Ocado warehouse in Hampshire ranged for three days before finally being extinguished at the end of last week. Dr James Glockling, Technical Director at the FPA, says that the blaze raises questions about the role of sprinklers and complexities created by the automation of warehouse facilities. Read More



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