Fire safety

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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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    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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    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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    307 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

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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 Chris Power, SOCOTEC UK on 10 July 2020

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    How to handle flammable liquids and other dangerous substances

    Dangerous substances can and do put people’s safety at risk. Find out how to handle them.

    By Andrew Lawrence, Empteezy on 07 January 2020

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    Sleeping workers among 43 killed in Delhi factory blaze

    At least 43 people have died in a factory fire in north Delhi, India, on 8 December, which broke out while workers were sleeping inside.

    By Gajal Gupta on 10 December 2019

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    Looking for the root cause: method and aim

    One of the common experiences of older safety practitioners is the frustrating sense of déjà vu when reading accident investigation reports.

    By Lawrence Waterman on 29 November 2019

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    Heaters and smoke simulate fire emergencies in new ‘immersive VR’

    Researchers at Nottingham university have discovered how a pioneering immersive virtual reality system might be able to improve workers’ response to a fire – by getting users to smell smoldering ash and feel heat.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 September 2019