Fire, Health & Safety

  • SCA signs up to support 100% Hackitt initiative

    By Sarah on November 7, 2018
    The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has declared its backing for a new industry initiative launched to encourage the government to deliver on all of the recommendations laid out in Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety processes. The 100% Hackitt initiative, introduced by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the British Board of Agrément (BBA), […]
  • BBA and LABC’s rallying call for 100% Hackitt

    By Sarah on October 25, 2018
    100% Hackitt – an industry initiative to encourage the government to deliver all of the recommendations contained within Dame Judith’s report – was launched in Westminster on Monday (October 22) by Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the British Board of Agrément (BBA). These two influential organisations have united to bring focus to industry calls for a full adoption of […]
  • NAPIT responds to the Hackitt Review

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    NAPIT – The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers ­– has welcomed many elements of the thorough review conducted by Dame Judith Hackitt, after her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published today (May 17). The review was ordered following the Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017, in which 71 people died after a faulty fridge […]
  • BESA backs Hackitt’s recommendation to focus on the broader system

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    Dame Judith Hackitt was right to resist pressure for a complete ban on combustible building cladding, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)*. The Association welcomed the findings of the independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety chaired by Dame Judith in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It said the committee had made the right call […]
  • McCann wins coveted RoSPA Gold Award for a third consecutive year

    By Debbie Eales on April 27, 2018
    Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann, has completed a hat trick of successive award wins after being announced as a winner for a third consecutive year at the impending RoSPA Health and Safety Awards for ensuring the safety of its staff and contractors. The company has achieved the Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal […]
  • Specialist Somerset manufacturing company wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    By Debbie Eales on April 25, 2018
    A small Somerset business is receiving its second Queen’s Award in the space of five years. Jo Bird, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of storage cabinets to protect vital lifesaving and fire safety equipment, received official notification to say it has won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most […]
  • Government statistics reveal fall in cable related fires

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) believes there has been a 15% fall in incidents of accidental electrical fires attributed to wiring, cables or plugs, since it launched its Initiative in 2010. According to the latest Government Fire Statistics collated by the Home Office from detailed information on incidents attended by Fire and Rescue Services, since 2010 there has been 962 […]
  • Smoke Control Association submits proposals to Building Regulations review team

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2018
    The Smoke Control Association (SCA) has submitted proposals to improve smoke control guidelines within Approved Document B of the Building Regulations. The SCA fully supports the current independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety and welcomed the publication of the interim report in December 2017. Representing companies and consultants across the smoke control sector, the association has a history […]
  • BESA backs Hackitt’s call to action following Grenfell Tower fire

    By Debbie Eales on January 2, 2018
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the interim report issued by the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the Grenfell Tower fire. The need for future regulations to focus on the whole lifecycle of buildings and for the industry to “sharpen up” on skills and competence were particularly welcome, the Association said. The Review, chaired […]
  • dhf welcomes tougher Building Regulation and Fire Safety recommendations

    By Debbie Eales on January 2, 2018
    dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) has welcomed recommendations made in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety’s Interim Report, published on 18 December, in particular, that those working on the design, construction, inspection and maintenance of complex and high-risk buildings are suitably qualified. “We fully support the proposals presented by this report, particularly pertaining to appropriate qualification of […]