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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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FIA publishes Annual Report for 2019 outlining “year of growth and change”

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published its Annual Report for 2019 outlining in some detail the growth, changes and difficulties that the organisation has faced in the past year when it comes to a number of areas including membership, compliance, training, councils and...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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Fire Management and Building Regulations: What Lies Ahead?

According to a recent survey conducted by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA), although two-thirds of participants were fully aware of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, it’s thought that the review process itself has...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019
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ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions events ‘Unlock Compliance’ for Fire Door Safety Week 2019

Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire, yet the strict specification, maintenance and management of these doorsets is still not fully understood. This is something that ASSA ABLOY is passionate about changing. To coincide with Fire Door Safety Week 2019 (which...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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“Government ‘far too slow’ in Grenfell Tower fire response” states HCLG Committee

In the two years since the Grenfell Tower fire, the Government has been “far too slow” in reforming the building and fire safety regime and is still not doing enough to remove dangerous cladding from existing buildings. That’s the view of the Housing, Communities and Local...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Home Office launches call for evidence on fire safety in non-domestic premises

Employers and business owners are being asked for their views on fire safety in workplaces in England as part of a Home Office call for evidence. The central Government department is seeking feedback on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which underpins fire safety...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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BAFE issues new instructional video focused on benefits of third party certification

BAFE, the independent register of fire safety service providers, has released a new instructional video promoting the benefits of third party certification. The video, entitled ‘What is Third Party Certification?’ and available either on the BAFE website or...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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FIA Technical Briefing

Becoming qualified is a vital process in demonstrating competence in the fire industry, writes Ian Moore. Fire safety has to be taken seriously, as we’ve seen from the many devastating fires in the news over the last year or two (Grenfell Tower immediately springs to mind...
Posted On 23 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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