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IFED secures 239 years’ jail time for fraudsters as specialist unit turns seven

The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), which has now secured 239 years in custodial sentences, is celebrating its seven-year anniversary this month. Since its inception back in 2012, the IFED has convicted 433 insurance fraudsters leading to...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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Enforcement activity will continue to fall “until Fire and Rescue Services are allocated sufficient additional resources”

Fire safety inspections in buildings have fallen by 40%, leaving thousands of people at risk. According to the Fire Protection Association (FPA), that statistic “should be a source of deep shame for this Government”. “What value do we place on the lives of our...
Posted On 09 Jan 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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Government publishes Implementation Plan for change in wake of Hackitt Review

The Government has published its plan for implementing changes to the regulatory framework around building safety in response to the recommendations set out in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety overseen by Dame Judith Hackitt. The Implementation Plan...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018
The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in West London took place in June 2017
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Fire Brigades Union offers recommendations in wake of Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase One

Phase One of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has concluded and, in the closing statements, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) gave a series of recommendations. The FBU has requested a review of Fire Service procedures and training to plan for residents of all high-rise buildings to be...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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Hackitt Review Update Seminar organised by Fire Protection Association

On Monday 3 December, the Fire Protection Association (FPA), the UK’s national fire safety organisation, will be hosting a Hackitt Review Update Seminar to discuss the imminent Government response to the Hackitt Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety energised in...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Global organisations appoint dedicated fire safety experts to develop industry standards

More than 40 organisations from around the world have appointed fire safety experts tasked with developing landmark industry standards to address fire safety in buildings in the public interest. The group, known as the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, was...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Fire Door Safety Week attains record number of supporters for 2018 campaign

The award-winning Fire Door Safety Week campaign reached a new high in 2018, gaining support from more than 350 individuals, organisations and businesses while also reaching out to millions through press coverage and social media activity. The week of sustained activity is run...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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Speaker line-up announced for 2018 edition of CSL’s popular Insurers’ Forum

CSL – the specialist provider of bespoke secure connectivity solutions for the security, fire and telecare sectors – has just announced the line-up of speakers and their subject matter for this year’s edition of the CSL Insurers’ Forum, an event which...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018
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FIA Market Conditions Survey details impact of Grenfell Tower, Brexit and ‘cutting corners’ on fire industry

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the results of its Market Conditions Survey Wave 10 that offers a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide. Each Wave is conducted annually. Wave 10 reveals the impact of the changes in the landscape...
Posted On 12 Oct 2018