New fire safety regulations come into force on 1st October within section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022, but what does it mean for those responsible for public buildings?

The FIA looks into the introduction of the Building Safety Act 2022, and specifically Section 156 and what this means for Responsible Persons

Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) explains best practice for fire doors in public buildings

The Fire Industry Association on the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 and what it means for local authorities and housing providers

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has published a white paper calling for a wider discussion to create a national fire safety strategy that goes beyond current legislative proposals

The government’s Emergency Evacuation Information Sharing + (EEIS+) consultation closed on 21 August and the government is now analysing the feedback. Government Business takes a look at the intention, the questions and some of the responses that have been published
 

What sort of built environment do we want for the future?

Regarding fire safety, it’s important that we ask the question: what sort of built environment do we want in the future?

Time for a fire safety revamp, after inadequacies highlighted

Several reports have heavily criticised the London Fire Brigade in recent weeks. But what does it mean moving forward?

Fire Safety and contractor competence

Post-Grenfell report, BAFE explain why checking contractor competence is an important step to help reduce risk within a building

Sprinklers ensure resilience for businesses

The inclusion of a sprinkler system can prevent major financial and equipment losses for businesses, says the Business Sprinkler Alliance

Considering the retrofitting of sprinklers in high-rise stock

The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association looks at the accredited bodies that operate certification schemes for sprinkler installations

Fire safety legislation and refurbishment

Catherine Nelms, of the Fire Industry Association, explains why fire safety legislation must be adhered to through any planning or refurbishment process

What next for local authority fire safety?

In light of the Grenfell Tower fire last month, GB looks at the safety regulations and what can be done to prevent future large-scale fires

Enforcement of the Fire Safety Order

The Fire Industry Association explain another of the 14 sections of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - enforcement

The Fire Industries Association’s Fire Safety Law leaflet looks at how public sector organisations can determine what fire risks are present and identify the measures necessary to minimise the risk to an acceptable level.

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