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“Risk of major fire tragedy remains” claims ECA in wake of ‘Raising The Bar’ consultation

The risk of further fire tragedies following the fatal Grenfell Tower blaze has been raised by leading engineering services Trade Association the ECA in its response to the ‘Raising The Bar’ consultation. In the aftermath of the tragic blaze at the Grenfell Tower high-rise block...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
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Construction and fire industries set out sweeping proposals on building safety

BAFE has welcomed the publication of ‘Raising The Bar’, the summary and reports issued by the Working Groups established after the Hackitt Review following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. BAFE contributed significantly to a number of the Working Groups and supported...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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FSF chair acknowledges frustration at progress to prevent fires like Grenfell Tower

Introducing a lively debate on ‘Building a Safer Future’ at FIREX International, Michael Harper (who became the Fire Sector Federation’s chairman last year) welcomed the progress made, while also expressing the frustration professionals and residents have concerning...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Brexit: A Time to Export?

Having written about exporting for Risk UK back in 2014, Dave Smith observes that it’s interesting to note how much has stayed the same since that time, but also notably just how much has changed. The single biggest factor is, of course, Brexit. Nearly three years after the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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Fire Sector Federation welcomes Government’s decision on Fire Safety Implementation Plan

The Fire Sector Federation has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Implementation Plan in response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. The Federation is heartened that the Government “agrees with the Review’s diagnosis and...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019
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Tall building fires under the spotlight at Birmingham’s NEC during Emergency Services Show

Responding to fires in tall buildings will be a key focus at this year’s Emergency Services Show which runs in Hall 5 at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September. Russ Timpson, founder of the Tall Building Fire Safety Network, will present a session in the...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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“Attention must now focus squarely on quality of fire risk assessments” urges BAFE

British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) – the independent not-for-profit organisation that creates schemes for the fire protection industry based on UK and European Standards and Best Practice for third party certification – considers it “imperative”...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
Fire has decimated the Selsey Academy, the main building of which dates back to the 1960s
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Fire Sector Federation urges Government to reconsider school fire safety design proposals

The Fire Sector Federation is calling on the Department for Education (DoE) to re-introduce the concept of property protection into its proposed revisions to Building Bulletin (BB) 100: Design for Fire Safety in Schools*. The move follows the devastating fire that occurred at The...
Posted On 30 Aug 2016
FIA CEO Ian Moore addresses the audience at the House of Commons
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Fire Industry Association celebrates double anniversary with honorary event at the Houses of Parliament

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) celebrated a double anniversary on Tuesday 12 April with a special honorary event held at the Houses of Parliament. The prestigious gathering of industry professionals and representatives of the media was hosted by Sir David Amess, the...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016
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Fire Industry Association calls for drive to cut down on false fire alarms

Throughout the world there’s a problem with false alarms from automatic fire detection systems. In the UK, this problem has been brought squarely under the spotlight due to the Localism Bill. Indeed, the London Fire Brigade announced in January 2014 that it was to begin charging...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016