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Sitting alongside the industry-leading FIREX International event, IFSEC Global aims to provide professionals with the latest news, legislative updates and opinions from the world of fire safety – particularly focused on the UK market.

Fire safety has always been vitally important, and much of the current UK regulation stems from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (currently under consultation). The issue was very much thrown into the public spotlight in the UK following the events of the Grenfell Tower Fire, which led to the tragic deaths of 72 of its residents. The fallout of the disaster continues to be felt in the sector today, and at the time of writing, the Public Inquiry is currently in its second phase of assessing what caused the events on the night of the 14th June 2017.

Legislation is now moving at greater pace in the fire safety and construction sector than ever before (though many have argued not quickly enough), with the Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Bill both set to be implemented sometime in 2021. Keep up to date with these two key legislative developments at the links below:

Below, you will find critical guides to support in efforts to improve fire safety standards, while our latest news section covers breaking stories and updates to legislation that will impact on everyone from property owners, to fire safety consultants and fire risk assessors. You can also download IFSEC Global’s Fire Safety 2021 eBook here, which rounds up all the biggest stories of 2020.

 

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Kensington & Chelsea council found liable for effects of Grenfell Tower fire on nine people

The Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been found liable for the effects of the Grenfell Tower fire on nine people, including four deaths. Read More

CIBSE and Society of Digital Engineering launch conference series to support the delivery of a safer built environment

CIBSE and the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) are launching a new series of conferences around the Building Safety Act and golden thread. Read More

What to expect from FIM Expo Cardiff 2022

Taking place on 13 September at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, the FIA has revealed what’s in store for attendees FIM Expo 2022. Read More

FireAngel partners with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service to deliver fire safety education to school children

FireAngel has partnered with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) to produce a home fire safety jigsaw puzzle for school children. Read More

Fire service prosecuted after firefighters left seriously injured in training exercise

A fire service has been prosecuted after two of its firefighters received serious head injuries after a training exercise. Read More

Court ruling finds contractor liable for £8 million cost of removing unsafe cladding

The High Court in London has handed down a landmark judgment that establishes legal liability for remedial safety work on buildings. Read More

“If we can fit sprinklers and save lives, it’s the right thing to do” – Rob Barber, Chair of the National Fire Sprinkler Network

IFSEC Global interviews Rob Barber, after he was appointed as the new Chair of the National Fire Sprinkler Network (NFSN) at FIREX 2022. Read More

Higher-risk buildings government consultation – What is proposed to be considered ‘higher-risk’?

Ron Alalouff summarises the provisions consulted on as the government closes its consultation on higher-risk buildings. Read More

Fire-rated walk-on glass flooring system launched by Promat

Promat UK has unveiled its SYSTEMGLAS Stratum integrated passive fire protection walk-on glass solution. Read More

ASFP to hold seminar on building safety

The ASFP is holding a seminar in London on Monday 5 September to examine the impact the Building Safety Act will have on fire professionals. Read More