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
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.
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry will not publish its much-anticipated second and final report into the disaster until next year, it has been revealed The report will detail the causes of the 2017 fire, which killed 72 residents in the 24-storey residential tower block in North Kensington. But its publication, which was due later this year, […]
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