It is essential that WOBO members and fellow professionals maintain their competency in respect of fire safety.
Data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ (DLUHC) monthly remediation report, shows that 58% of buildings identified with unsafe cladding are yet to start remediation works.
‘Enhancing Building Safety Through Standardising Processes in Firestopping’ was the title of a panel discussion held at the London Build Expo in November 2023, aimed at debating best practice in fire safety.
Dr Tony Cash, an independent chartered Engineer and International President of the Rail Industry Fire Association sets out top considerations for the planning, design and conduct of major emergency exercises in rail transport.
Here, fire safety experts from SOCOTEC discuss how to safely use and store lithium-ion batteries to protect the safety of your people and your workplace.
THE COMPETENCE Steering Group (CSG) – the cross-sector cohort charged with raising standards for those working in safety-critical occupations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire – has issued a new report urging companies and individuals alike to adopt new competence practices and measures with a view towards creating a safer built environment.
ACCORDING TO the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), 2024 will witness “significant change” to the legal liabilities of building services contractors because of new powers introduced under the Building Safety Act 2022. The “dramatic extension” of the claims period for defects from six to 30 years is the standout potential legal issue for contractors as it substantially redraws the 1972 Defective Premises Act.
LATE LAST year, London Build Expo ran at London’s Olympia. As part of the conference programme for The Fire Safety Stage, a Quelfire-sponsored panel discussion involving selected professionals took place on 16 November from 11.00 am-11.50 am. The core subject up for debate? Standardising processes when it comes to firestopping. Fire Safety Matters reports on the key points that emerged.