The only conference in the UK focussed on water-based fire suppression as the most robust form of fire protection

Wednesday 14th November 2018 Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Meriden, Birmingham CV7 7HR Day delegate rate: £190 including refreshments & materials Set in the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, this is a unique event in the UK’s fire building professionals’ calendars. Organised…

UK Member of Parliament James Brokenshire moves to review building regulations fire safety guidance

The UK government has clarified building regulations fire safety guidance, following recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt, and is seeking views on the revisions in a consultation launched on Thursday 19 July. The Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire…

FIA Highlights Details Of A Leaked Report About Refurbishment Work at Grenfell

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has highlighted a leaked report which blames refurbishment issues at Grenfell Tower, details of which have been published by London Newspapers. Further details can be found here www.fia.uk.com/news/leaked-report Image for illustration. Picture from MDM Library.

Memorial Service Remembers Those Who Died in the Grenfell Tower Fire and Looks to the Future

Six months after the horrific fire engulfed the Grenfell Tower in London, UK, survivors of the tragedy gathered at St Pauls Cathedral in the City for a memorial service. The service was opened with a minutes silence by the Dene of…

Three Assessors Appointed to Grenfell Inquiry

Chairman of the Grenfell Inquiry,  Sir Martin Moore-Bick, has appointed Professor David Nethercot, Joe Montgomery and Joyce Redfearn and to assist with the Grenfell Tower inquiry. The role of assessors includes: Taking part in Inquiry proceedings as requested by the Chairman…

Post Grenfell Fire Safety skills crisis exposed by London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade says there will be an increase in serious building fires unless the construction industry starts to take fire safety more seriously. The responsibility for ensuring buildings are constructed with proper fire safety measures sits with the construction…

UK Fire Industry Association Says There is Too Much Complexity in Fire Regulation

‘We need a simplification of the rules and better enforcement of existing requirements’ is the verdict of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) in response to the recent call for evidence for the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.…

Scottish Firefighters have visited more than 1,000 high rise homes to offer reassurance and support following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy.

Fires in high rise flats are at their lowest in eight years with statistics released by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) showing a total of 238 incidents reported over 2016/17 in buildings at least ten storeys high. This…

Grenfell 100 days on – London Fire Brigade makes fire safety plea

One hundred days on from the Grenfell Tower disaster and London’s fire chiefs are using the anniversary to remind landlords and residents about their high-rise fire safety responsibilities. The cause and spread of the Grenfell fire, as well as the response to…

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