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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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Programme details announced for tall building fire safety events running in 2017-2018

The recent fires at Grenfell Tower in London and at The Torch in Dubai have highlighted the need for improvements in tall building design, construction, management and firefighting. With this in mind, the Tall Building Fire Safety Network – which offers regular courses and...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary extends remit to encompass Fire and Rescue Services

Building on the experience of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in inspecting and reporting on the efficiency and effectiveness of all police forces in England and Wales, Nick Hurd (the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service) has announced that it will now...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
The Grenfell Tower blaze in June
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Independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety set in motion by DCLG

An independent review of the Building Regulations and fire safety has been announced by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government. This follows the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London, which raised serious questions about the fire...
Posted On 09 Aug 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
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Gate Safe calls for automated gate Best Practice to be observed in wake of Grenfell Tower tragedy

In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the campaigners at Gate Safe – the organisation established to improve the understanding of existing legislation and standards affecting safe gates – were “horrified” to read in the national media...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017