Mind the gap

Commenting on the Building Safety Bill, which received Royal Assent on 29 April, Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of leading consumer protection charity, Electrical Safety First, said: ‘We are delighted the Bill takes us a step closer to addressing the “safety…

Expertise and guidance on hand at FIREX International 2022: agenda announced

Some of the leading personalities in fire safety law and standards, fire risk assessments and building safety will provide a mix of informative individual presentations and expert panel discussions at FIREX International in May. Gill Kernick has partnered organisations in…

Comment from Electrical Safety First on Building Safety Bill

Commenting on the Building Safety Bill (Report Stage) and amendments tabled by Andy Slaughter MP to introduce five-yearly electrical safety checks for social tenants and leaseholders in High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB), Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First…

Impossible to accurately say how many UK residential buildings contain complete fire safety records

Joule Group, a leading fire safety engineering consultancy, reports that currently it is not possible to accurately determine how many residential buildings have complete and accurate fire safety records. This presents a significant opportunity for the fire safety industry to…

AESG responds to UK’s Building Safety Bill with new digital logbook and audit tool

Specialist consultancy, engineering and advisory firm AESG has released Fire+, a secure, cloud-based data-management platform devised to host and store the information required for the new Fire and Emergency File mandated by UK law, ensuring a building’s ‘Golden Thread’ of…

Bureau Veritas urges developers to prepare for major regulation shake-up

Leading building control and regulation expert Bureau Veritas has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Building Safety Bill and its 53 recommendations to drive cultural change and safety improvements within the industry, hailing it as a ‘crucial step’ in overhauling…

ASFP comments on the Building Safety Bill

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the publication of the new Building Safety Bill but remains concerned about the length of time it may take to pass through Parliament, the continued lack of funding and support for leaseholders…

What next for the future of fire safety? Going above and beyond the Fire Safety Act 2021

As the Fire Safety Act 2021 attracts controversy, industry expert FireAngel shares new, intelligent ways to cut fire risks in social housing. The Fire Safety Act 2021 updates the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify who is accountable for reducing…

Firefighters identify deadly private sector inspection threat in Building Safety Bill

Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack has responded to the Building Safety Bill passing its second reading in Parliament on 21 July by saying that it is ‘vitally flawed’ in its present form. The bill is set to see…

2021 Fire Safety Regulations explained

Fire safety has been at the forefront of conversations around building architecture and construction since the tragedy at the Grenfell Tower in 2017. With a recent fire at a New Providence Wharf tower block, which used the same cladding as…

Housing and estates partners needed to test new compliance tools in advance of Building Safety Regulations

Housing providers, estate and facilities managers and social landlords keen to explore how they meet new building safety requirements in advance of the government’s major new legislation are invited to help test two new compliance products – for free. UL…

Building Safety Bill: Essential Understanding – detailed Insights and Impacts

Key knowledge for Owners, Constructors, Contractors and Building Managers. Two leading industry figures, supported by subject matter experts, have combined their experience and insight to deliver a ground-breaking training course – ‘Building Safety Bill: Essential Understanding – detailed Insights and…

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