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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

Brexit and UK fire exports: Hazards on the roadmap ahead

Hunter Seymour, security market analyst with expertise in both the fire and security markets, looks into how Brexit could affect the UK fire industry. Read More

Toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding pose serious health risk, study shows

Building regulations overlook the health hazards posed by toxic gases emitted by burning external cladding, smoke toxicity tests have suggested. Read More

The heat is on – looking back at Fire Summit 2018

One of the most important sessions on the day examined the Grenfell Tower tragedy and its implications for the fire protection sector. Read More

ABI slams laboratory fire safety tests as inadequate

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned many of the laboratory tests used to check the fire safety of Read More

Brandon Lewis MP to speak at the first Fire Sector Summit 2016

Brandon Lewis MP, the Minister of State for policing and the fire service will address key fire industry decision makers Read More

Safety & Health Expo: The Competent Person in 2016

Join prominent Fire Safety expert Howard Passey of the FPA at The Safety and Health Expo at 11am on 21 Read More

Fire Risk Assessments – should you outsource or train?

Conducting fire risk assessments is an important task for all businesses. Either conducting or outsourcing them incorrectly could land you Read More



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