Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

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The Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety has now been completed by Dame Judith Hackitt. Its purpose is to make recommendations that will ensure a sufficiently robust regulatory system for the future and to provide further assurance to residents that the complete system is working to ensure the buildings they live in are

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Mobility scooter guidance now published

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New national mobility scooter fire safety guidance has now been published, following a sector led exercise to involve a range of stakeholders. It is recognised that the use of mobility scooters can enhance the quality of life for many older or less mobile residents, who otherwise may be limited in their ability to access common

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New simultaneous evacuation guidance released

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New guidance on evacuating high-rise buildings has been launched on the 1st May 2018 by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), providing essential advice for building owners, their professional advisers and Fire & Rescue Services. It focuses on introducing a ‘simultaneous evacuation’ strategy in purpose-built blocks of flats which is where all parts of a

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Fire Door Safety Week is Back!

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It’s National Fire Door Safety Week starting Monday 14th September through to Sunday 20th and the industry is gearing up again this year to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance. For the latest events and a toolkit that you can use

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Fire Door Safety Week 2014

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It’s National Fire Door Safety Week starting Monday 15th September through to Sunday 21st and the industry are gearing again this year to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance. Various Events are happening during the week including: FDIS are running some

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