Protection and Building Safety News

02-04-20

NFCC responds to building safety announcements

NFCC Chair Roy Wilsher has today welcomed Ministerial announcements on sprinklers but expressed disappointment as the final scope of the new regime was revealed. Following the consultation Building a Safer Future, Government has an…

19-03-20

NFCC: pleased to see new Fire Safety Bill announced

The National Fire Chiefs Council is pleased to see today’s announcement of the new Fire Safety Bill, which includes measures NFCC has been calling for since 2017. The new bill – which amends the Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005 –…

02-12-19

NFCC launches new sprinkler position and responds to Government consultation

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has submitted a response to the Government’s Approved Document B consultation paper ‘Sprinklers and other fire safety measures in high-rise blocks of flats’. …

15-11-19

NFCC responds to latest Home Office fire statistics

 The National Fire Chiefs Council has voiced its concern that the latest Home Office figures show a six per cent increase in fire fatalities over the last year – and a 19 per cent increase in dwelling fire fatalities. Ac…

05-11-19

Ministers must do more to make the "inconsiderate and irresponsible" use of fireworks as socially unacceptable as drink-driving, MPs have said.

A report by the Petitions Committee has called for tougher regulations to reduce the distress fireworks cause to animals, people with health conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and small children. The cross-party comm…