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09 August 2022

THE FIRE Industry Association’s (FIA) annual Fire Industry Manufacturers (FIM) Expo visits the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Tuesday 13 September, with the inaugural edition of the FIA’s Fire Conference running on the following day from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm.

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09 August 2022

THE BRITISH Standards Institution (BSI) has published three new standards – sponsored by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities – which set out competence requirements for building safety management including the roles of principal designer and principal contractor.

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09 August 2022

THE HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently published an updated version of HSG168, the organisation’s dedicated publication centred on the subject of Fire Safety in Construction. The document’s contents concentrate on eliminating fire risks during the design phase (where practicable), preventing fires from starting and also ensuring people’s safety if they do.

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09 August 2022

FIRE AND Rescue Services in England are improving, but further change is urgently needed – and particularly so when it comes to culture and diversity. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has reported on 15 Fire and Rescue Services across the country in the second phase of its second round of inspections. The Inspectorate has identified some encouraging improvements, but also believes that far more needs to be done to reduce risks to public safety.

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09 August 2022

THE ASSOCIATION for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is now inviting nominations for the Passive Fire Protection Awards, which aim to highlight excellence in passive fire protection and reward those who contribute to the advancement of awareness, quality and education within the sector.

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04 August 2022

THIS YEAR’S Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) National Conference will take place on Thursday 20 October at the Novotel London West Hotel. The over-arching theme is ‘Bringing buildings to life’ and the event will feature a wide range of speakers considering how the industry can make buildings “fit for people, fit for purpose and fit for life”.

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04 August 2022

CAMPAIGNING CONSTRUCTION sector Trade Association SELECT has been nominated for three prestigious awards for the organisation’s response to COVID-19, its stakeholder magazine and an ongoing crusade to install free heat, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for vulnerable householders.

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04 August 2022

WREXHAM MINERAL Cables – the manufacturer of fire-resistant cables for the built environment – believes that building safety will “remain on a knife edge” if product testing regimes are not strengthened. The company’s clarion call for more stringent testing standards follows on from a spate of fires.

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02 August 2022

THE GOVERNMENT is consulting on proposed changes to Building Regulations under Part Three of the Building Safety Act 2022. The consultation is seeking views on policy proposals for legislation to be introduced in order to create the building control procedure for higher-risk buildings, as well as wider changes being put forward to improve the building control system overall.

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02 August 2022

EXPLORING PAS 9980 was the topic of a sell-out gathering organised for fire safety professionals to increase their understanding and share knowledge of this core document. Organised collaboratively between the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the event featured input from several experts operating within the fire safety sector.

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