Protection and Building Safety News

20-07-20

NFCC welcome Home Office consultation on the Fire Safety Order

National Fire Chiefs Council Chair Roy Wilsher has welcomed proposals released from the Home Office today on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The consultation, which will run for 12 weeks, includes proposals for the imple…

20-07-20

NFCC calls for draft Building Safety Bill to be strengthened

National Fire Chiefs Council Chair Roy Wilsher has stated that Fire Chiefs will be taking the opportunity throughout the coming weeks and months to feedback on building safety plans laid out by the Government today.  Proposals rele…

16-07-20

Amazon removes balcony barbecues from sale after London Fire Brigade raise fire risk fears

Online retail giant Amazon has removed products marketed as balcony barbecues after London Fire Brigade (LFB) highlighted fire safety concerns.  The Brigade wrote to a number of manufacturers a…

15-07-20

Ready, Willing and Able: how Fire & Rescue Services supported COVID-19

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of staff from across the UK FRS stepped forward as volunteers to carry out a number of additional activities, supporting their local communities. Ready, Willing and Able staff volunteers Ian and Nicho…

14-07-20

New report on mental health and wellbeing of emergency responders

The mental health of emergency responders (ER) could be improved by better integration of wellbeing support into organisations, sharing of ‘best practice’, a single gateway to help navigate support services, and greater consideration of…