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Fire safety and construction issues under the microscope at 2018’s Build Show

Fire doors failing to meet standards… Concerns that the Hackitt Review was “too light”… Calls for a wider ban on combustible cladding… Fire safety and construction issues are never far from the headlines, but with media prominence comes conflicting...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
Grenfell Tower as it appears in the Summer of 2018
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Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee MPs call for combustible cladding system ban

Urgent and wide-ranging action to ensure the safety of people living in high-rise buildings needs to be taken by the Government, including extending a proposed ban on combustible cladding and tackling the conflicts of interest that are pervasive throughout the construction...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018
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Incoming BSIA chairman Simon Banks targets more apprenticeships in security sector

Speaking at the Trade Association’s Annual Luncheon and British Security Awards 2018 Ceremony held in central London on Wednesday 11 July, the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) new chairman Simon Banks – co-founder and Group managing director at CSL...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018
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Independent Steering Group to take forward Dame Judith Hackitt’s collective recommendations on competence

Many organisations spanning the construction and fire sectors have come together to form a Steering Group to take forward key recommendations in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety with a view to improving competences for those working...
Posted On 17 Jun 2018
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Risk Warden streamlines risk assessment and management process for end users

Risk Warden, a pioneering Internet-based risk assessment and management tool, is now available to help assessors and building managers improve levels of safety. The “most comprehensive solution” of its kind, it simplifies the identification, management and ownership...
Posted On 21 May 2018
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Leading industry associations confirm support for The Fire Safety Event 2018

Leading fire industry associations including the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Rail Industry Fire Association, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, the Association of Insurance Surveyors and the National Association of...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018
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Policing minister listens to officers’ first-hand experience at well-being roundtable

At a roundtable discussion held on Tuesday 16 January, Nick Hurd (Minister for Policing and the Fire Service) heard from experts and senior officers – including a chief superintendent who has written a personal memoir about policing and mental health – on the subject...
Posted On 23 Jan 2018
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Is Your Fire Safety Training Up-To-Date?

Keeping your training up-to-date regarding fire safety and fire door hardware comes with a whole host of benefits for the business. Doing so will mean that you’ll reduce the risk of the company facing unnecessary fines, a potentially damaged reputation and even situations...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
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Fifth International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference focuses on issues arising from Grenfell Tower blaze

The rate and complexity of tall building construction is increasing worldwide, with cities forecast to house many more people in such structures as the years progress. In parallel, the tragedy that occurred at Grenfell Tower in London back in June, along with several other...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017
Tom Brookes: the new chairman of the FSA
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Tom Brookes appointed chairman of Fire & Security Association to succeed Pat Allen

Tom Brookes, a senior figure within the fire sector, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Fire & Security Association (FSA) after being confirmed in the role last week. Brookes harbours over 25 years’ experience within the fire industry, having started work as a fire...
Posted On 25 Sep 2017