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…
‘An “Accountable Person” must be a qualified person’ – tall buildings fire safety expert reacts to Building Safety Bill amendment
An amendment to the Building Safety Bill, which removes the requirement for landlords to appoint Building Safety Managers in leasehold buildings seven storeys and over, is being challenged by a leading tall buildings fire safety expert. Russ Timpson – a…
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…
Firefighter union leader tells MPs that ‘governments for decades’ at fault on fire safety
Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack has told a cross-party committee of MPs that ‘governments for decades’ have been responsible for reducing emphasis on fire safety, in a session on post-Grenfell building rule changes yesterday. He said there had…
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…

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