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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
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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
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Fire Doors: Are Yours Fit for Purpose?

Fire doors are doors with fire-resistance ratings that are used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and enable safe egress from a building. In the wake of Fire Door Safety Week, which ran...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
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Kensington and Chelsea Council fraudster jailed for stealing £62,000 from Grenfell survivors

A Kensington and Chelsea Council employee who was responsible for administering cash to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after stealing more than £60,000 to finance her luxury lifestyle. Jenny McDonagh, 39, was sentenced at Isleworth...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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Association for Specialist Fire Protection welcomes launch of RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced the launch of a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) consultation on the RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety. The document represents the culmination of work which was initiated in 2016 when the ASFP...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018