Protection and Building Safety News

17-07-17

Advice from DCLG has been sent to all building control bodies in England

A statement from the Department for Communities and Local Government has been released stating it has written to all building control bodies in England highlighting key Building Regulations requirements when cladding work on high rise buildings over …

07-07-17

Expert panel recommends further tests on cladding and insulation

DCLG has issued a press release stating that the independent expert panel on safety has advised further testing as the next step to be conducted in helping landlords to ensure the safety of their buildings. Please see the full press release below.&…

15-06-17

Radio 4 Today Programme features update about Grenfell Tower

Following the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington, news outlets across the country have been running updates on what is known so far.  To date, 17 people have lost their lives. That figure is expected to rise - it has been announced n…

08-06-17

Honour for study which revealed ‘intuitive’ fire commanders

Innovation in Policy Award Research improving how fire service commanders tackle major incidents has won an award for innovation. The study used helmet-mounted video cameras to show how commanders dealt with fast-moving emergency scenarios. …

22-05-17

NFCC Launches Specialised Housing Guidance

The official launch of the NFCC Specialised Housing Guidance took place on 4th May 2017 at the CFOA Health and Housing Conference in London. The NFCC has provided recommendations designed to protect an estimated three quarters of a million resident…