New legislation will create a perfect storm for fire risk assessment
Fire Risk Assessors, together with the building owners and safety managers who employ them, face additional challenges in satisfying new legal requirements to meet fire-safety competency standards that have come into force with commencement of the Fire Safety Act 2021,…
Code of practice for the fire-risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats published
BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, has published a new code of practice for the fire-risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multistorey and multi-occupied residential buildings. It has been developed primarily to…
Lack of fire-risk standardisation leaves wind industry exposed
A lack of standardisation for fire-risk assessments is leaving the wind industry exposed, a report by Firetrace, a leading provider of fire-suppression technology with systems in place across 35 countries in five continents, has found. An effective fire-risk assessment (FRA)…
PI insurance crisis risks building safety
The challenges in securing professional indemnity insurance for fire-risk assessors continues and appears to be diluting the already stretched capacity of the sector, making it harder for responsible persons to find competent people to assess the fire safety of buildings.…
Virtual business safety advice
It is fire-safety business as usual as Cleveland Fire Brigade goes virtual to give vital advice and support during lockdown. Businesses, care homes and other organizations can get what they need to ensure they comply with all the latest regulations…
Horbury Secures Fire Safety Contract With Castles & Coasts Housing Association

Castles & Coasts Housing Association, based in Carlisle, has appointed Horbury Property Services, part of the Horbury Group, to provide fire safety services across its housing portfolio. The contract, which started in September, will see Horbury Property Services providing fire…

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