The recent publication of The Higher-Risk Buildings (Management of Safety Risks etc) (England) Regulations 2023 (the Regulations) serve as a timely reminder that the deadline for the registration of higher-risk buildings is fast approaching. Read more via IFSEC Global.
Advice on the fire safety matters that should be considered by local planning authorities, applicants and other technical specialists involved in high rise residential and educational accommodation buildings at the planning stage, has been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Ron Alalouff reports. Read more on the SHP Online website.
The Chief Executive of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), Ali Perry, has praised a recent report in Inside Housing magazine that highlights the shockingly low-level of sprinklers retro-fitted in high-rise residential buildings since the Grenfell tragedy – that took place in June 2017. Read more via IFSEC Global
In his keynote presentation, Guillermo Rein, Professor of Fire Science at Imperial College London, outlined the key layers of fire protection. They are, he explained: precaution; detection, compartmentation; suppression; evacuation; and structural resistance. None of them is perfect, he said, but hopefully enough will work together to prevent a disaster. Read more via IFSEC Global.
Last year, the Scottish Government announced that it had reached an agreement with developers to assess and, if necessary, make safe more than 100 buildings that are being assessed for dangerous cladding. Responding to a question from Kaukab Stewart MSP, Humza Yousaf said he would resort to legal means to get the work done if there […]
Registration is part of the new stricter regime from the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) to protect residents. All high-rise residential buildings – those that are at least 18 metres tall or have seven or more floors containing at least two residential units – must be registered by law. Read in full via IFSEC Global.
A group of more than 900 bereaved family members, survivors and local residents (BSRs) whose lives were devastated by the Grenfell Tower fire have agreed a settlement of their civil claims arising from the fire. Read in full at Inside Housing.
Multi-occupied residential buildings, namely those containing flats, are subject to increasingly stringent fire safety measures. The 2017 Grenfell tragedy has been a catalyst for the introduction of positive and important measures to better protect tenants from potential hazards. But what are the main risks involved, and how can they be minimised? Read in full at […]
The London Fire Brigade has said it supports the proposals to make it mandatory for new residential buildings above 30 metres to have a minimum of two staircases. However, the brigade wants to ensure the government properly considers whether a lower threshold would be more appropriate. Keep reading via IFSEC Global
The government has revealed the names of 11 developers that failed to sign its contract to fix fire safety defects, and face being frozen “out of the housebuilding business unless and until they change course”. Keep reading on Inside Housing website. The details in this story were accurate as of 15 March 2023, and the […]