Fire safety

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    The UK government should fund all cladding removal

    The government’s recently announced plan to fund the removal of unsafe cladding from residential buildings over 18 metres does not go far enough.

    By Jonathan O’Neill, Fire Protection Association on 17 March 2021

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    The UK's cladding crisis is far from over

    A shortage of contractors to remove flammable cladding from high rise apartment buildings means people will be living in potentially unsafe homes for years to come.

    By Nigel Glen, Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) on 03 March 2021

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    Grenfell cladding suppliers ignored results of safety test

    Cladding used on Grenfell was ten times more flammable than an alternative product that could have been used, an inquiry heard yesterday.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 February 2021

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    The regulation complex

    Is it time for the public to take back safety?

    By Matthew Holder on 01 December 2020

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    Improving fire safety: British Safety Council response to consultation

    The British Safety Council has called for stronger sanctions in any non-compliance with fire safety, in a recent government consultation linked to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

    By British Safety Council on 04 November 2020

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    Improving fire safety in India: a discussion

    A group of experts discuss ways India can improve its fire safety standards and protect lives.

    By Gajal Gupta on 08 September 2020


    Building safety regime – major changes

    The Fire Safety Bill, introduced to the UK Parliament during lockdown, is likely to become law in the autumn.

    By Katherine Metcalfe, Pinsent Masons LLP on 03 September 2020

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    UK Building Safety Bill – at long last

    As parliament goes away for summer recess until 1 September, the government has published the Building Safety Bill.

    By Charles Pitt, British Safety Council on 10 August 2020

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    Idle and at risk

    With many buildings across the UK temporarily unoccupied as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, property owners and responsible persons must do everything possible to prevent the risk of fires starting and spreading.

    By on 03 July 2020

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    307 UK high-rises still have dangerous cladding

    Government will miss its deadline for removing dangerous combustible cladding from high-rise buildings, it has been revealed on the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 25 June 2020