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…

Book Review: Catastrophe and Systemic Change

The Grenfell Tower tragedy was the worst residential fire in London since the Second World War. It killed 72 people in the richest borough of one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Like other catastrophic events before it and…

FBU responds to government building safety announcement

Responding to the government’s announcement of further measures to tackle the building safety crisis, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has accused the government of taking a ‘piecemeal and patchwork approach – designed to shield itself from responsibility’. Matt Wrack, FBU…

Fire protection ‘needs all parties onside’

A new call has been made to fill the gaps in the fire protection process as Britain’s modern complex buildings continue to rise. Leading specialist Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings is supporting a new initiative aiming to bridge these shortfalls working…

‘Factory-prepared doorsets are the way forward’: DHF reacts following police investigation into Grenfell

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has re-issued its call for the use of factory-prepared doorsets in the wake of recent findings regarding the Grenfell tragedy.  It was reported last week that a police investigation has found a number of the…

Institution of Fire Engineers welcome Dame Judith Hackitt’s report

Following publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report into the Building Regulations and Fire Safety, Peter Wilkinson the Chairman of the IFE Board of Directors has issued the following statement; The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) welcomes Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report…

Grenfell inquiry must be fire safety “watershed” – IOSH

The Grenfell Tower public inquiry must be “a watershed for fire safety”, says the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The UK Government has announced the terms of reference for the inquiry. Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted in full the recommendations…

The Grenfell Tower Fire – What will it teach us?

On 14th June the Grenfell Tower fire in London killed at least 79 people. A faulty fridge freezer sparked the fire. The exterior cladding and insulation on the tower have been blamed for accelerating the fire’s spread. Non-existent fire protection…

Grenfell Tower: ASFP statement

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the fire service.…

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