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FPA’s leader strongly urges Government to mandate third party certification

Focusing on the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster, Fire Protection Association (FPA) managing director Jonathan O’Neill OBE has used the organisation’s annual Fire Sector Summit as a platform for urging the Conservative Government to “get on with...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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FIA develops new Level 3 qualification in fire detection and alarm systems

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is offering training to a new Level 3 qualification for the fire detection and alarms (FD&A) sector, namely the FIA Awarding Organisation Level 3 Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Non-Domestic Premises. This qualification...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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Losing Sleep Over Fire Safety Compliance

As practitioners right across the UK continually strive to improve upon fire safety and building standards in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Karen Trigg discusses the pressure now exerted on specialised housing landlords in their ongoing efforts to keep residents safe....
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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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
Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI
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Working Together: Raising Standards in the Fire Safety Sector

Appointed by BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) provides third party certification to companies offering design, installation, commissioning and maintenance services for various fire protection and...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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CIC announces support for sprinkler installations in buildings above 11 metres

The Construction Industry Council, which is the representative forum for professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry, has released a statement referencing the use of sprinklers that will form the basis of its...
Posted On 21 Oct 2019
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LFB urges Government to take stronger action on “buildings that fail”

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has called on the Government to undertake urgent research and take stronger action on “buildings that fail”. Buildings that were designed to have a ‘stay put’ policy have been closely looked at by the Brigade, which is now...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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FIA publishes Wave 11 of Market Conditions Survey for fire business sector

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the results of Wave 11 of its regular Market Conditions Survey. This survey is a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide. Each Wave is conducted every 12 months. Wave 11 reveals the impact of the Grenfell...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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Loss of life at Grenfell Tower caused by “deep-seated culture of complacency”

A pamphlet issued by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and launched at the Labour Party’s Annual Conference claims that Government bears ultimate responsibility for the Grenfell Tower fire and that deregulation by consecutive administrations led to the tragedy. ‘The...
Posted On 26 Sep 2019
Roy Wilsher
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NFCC chair outlines key focus areas in wake of new fire minister’s appointment

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is “looking forward” to working with Kit Malthouse, the newly-appointed Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service at the Home Office. NFCC chair Roy Wilsher has outlined key areas for which he would like to see...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019