Industry News Roundup

Metro : 2nd December 2018

Continued work is required to raise public awareness of the fire risks of leaving unattended domestic laundry appliances running.

GOV.UK : 29th November 2018

Government bans combustible materials on high-rise homes.

The Guardian : 27th November 2018

The government has ordered a review of building safety advice amid concerns that scores of tall buildings fitted with combustible cladding and insulation may have been missed by a testing programme following the Grenfell Tower fire.

GOV.UK : 26th November 2018

On 15 January 2018, Defra and the Welsh Government published a consultation which had as part of its remit proposals to tackle poor performance in the waste sector and looked at raising the standard of operator competence at permitted waste sites. The Consultation Outcomes have now been published, along with the Government’s planned response.

INSIDE HOUSING : 23rd November 2018

Sprinklers fitted in only 4% of London tower blocks.

Insurance Business : 21st November 2018

Insurers reach agreement on back of devastating Liverpool car park fire. There are still almost 1,200 vehicles inside the remains of the seven-storey waterfront building, with around a thousand cars completely burned out.

GOV.UK : 20th November 2018

A landowner who allowed two men to set up an illegal waste wood recycling business in the Devon countryside has been ordered to pay a total of £12,850 in fines, costs and compensation at Exeter Crown Court.

Insurance Business : 19th November 2018

Ford blames insurers in stalled engine fire investigations.