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26 February 2021

THE ASSOCIATION for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire protection sector, is supporting calls for greater funding to address identified fire safety failings in tall buildings.

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24 February 2021

STUART SMITH, the area commander for the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, has voiced the view that the widespread use of lateral flow testing devices for COVID-19 has been a “vital resource” in protecting fire teams and allowing the Fire and Rescue Service to operate at full capacity.

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24 February 2021

THE INSTITUTION of Fire Engineers (IFE) has issued a response to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) consultation focused on the ‘Valuation of Properties in Multi-Storey, Multi-Occupation Residential Buildings with Cladding’.

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24 February 2021

THE AVON Fire and Rescue Service has secured a conviction against Brewhouse and Kitchen following a fire in 2018, subsequent to which the business was found to have failed to comply with elements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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24 February 2021

ON FRIDAY 19 February at Taunton Crown Court, Ms Nicola Selwood – the owner of 23 Holway Avenue in Taunton, a two-storey end of terrace house providing five let rooms – was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, having previously entered a guilty plea to three offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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22 February 2021

THE HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced the appointment of a Chief Inspector of Buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator. Presently the HSE’s director of building safety and construction, Peter Baker will take up the post with immediate effect.

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22 February 2021

COMPANIES ARE being asked to take part in the biggest-ever review of construction’s growing professional indemnity (PI) insurance crisis. The review process has been orchestrated by the Construction Leadership Council.

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22 February 2021

UPON BAFE's acquisition of the Fire Industry Association’s Awarding Organisation last year, FireQual was established and has been diligently working on developing this platform to offer qualifications for individuals working in the fire safety industry. FireQual is pleased to announce that approval has now been achieved from regulatory bodies in both Northern Ireland (ie the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) and Scotland (ie the Scottish Qualifications Authority) for the organisation to offer qualifications covering fire safety with the initial offer concentrating on fire detection and alarm systems work.

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22 February 2021

THE FIRE Industry Association (FIA) has launched a short survey designed to show the Government the true impact of UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking and shine a light on how many products need to be re-certified in tandem with outlining the number of products that have already been put through this process.

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22 February 2021

UPWARDS OF 27,000 vaccinations have been given to the public by Fire and Rescue Service staff following a drive to assist with the national programme. This equates to firefighters and other Fire and Rescue Service staff administering approximately one in every 600 immunisations out of the 16.5 million given to date.

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