Protection and Building Safety News

13-01-21

Lithium-ion battery waste fires costing UK over £100m a year

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are responsible for around 48% of all waste fires occurring in the UK each year, costing the UK economy some £158 million annually, according to new research conducted by Eunomia Research & Consulting. …

24-11-20

NFCC welcomes draft Building Safety Bill report

The National Fire Chiefs Council has today welcomed a Report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee into the draft Building Safety Bill. A number of recommendations in the report reflect some of the issues and conc…

30-10-20

NFCC driving change in response to Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations

The Grenfell Tower fire was an appalling tragedy that has sent shock waves throughout this country and the rest of the world. Nowhere more so than in fire and rescue services across the UK. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is working with ev…

19-10-20

Leading bodies call for installation of sprinklers in all schools 

Leading bodies in the built environment have signed a joint statement, calling on the Government to require the installation of sprinklers in schools, including the retrofitting of sprinklers in existing school buildings when relevant refurbishment…

05-10-20

NFCC reiterates its calls for schools to be fitted with sprinklers

The National Fire Chiefs Council has once again called for all schools to have sprinklers fitted, following the devastating loss of two schools in Derbyshire over the weekend. It has emerged that neither building had…