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THE PAST 25 years have witnessed the construction of a significant number of new buildings, writes Iain Cox, yet questions have still to be answered when it comes to fire safety features and strategies within many of these properties.
ONE OF the most common questions asked of legal experts by serving fire officers is whether or not a conflict of interest would arise with the latter’s Fire and Rescue Service employer if they started carrying out fire risk assessment procedures on a private basis. In the first instalment of a two-part series, Warren Spencer addresses this somewhat complicated issue.
THE ELECTRICAL Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Fire and Security Association welcome the Building Safety Bill, but the industry should grasp the opportunity to raise training and electrical safety standards, writes Mike Smith.
DO WE need an Institute of Fire Risk Assessors? If we bring together accredited fire risk assessors (ie the very people the Government will focus on as examples to the rest), argues Warren Spencer, then their voice becomes stronger, both in an advisory capacity and from a negotiating perspective.
IN JUNE 2017, the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, a block of flats in West London, claimed the lives of 72 people. In the aftermath of the episode, questions were asked about the safety and security of high-rise buildings, writes Michael Knibbs.