Industry News Roundup

BBC News : 20th March 2019

Homes built by one of the UK’s largest developers were constructed without essential barriers to slow the spread of fire

BBC News : 18th March 2019

Grantham Recycling Centre fire may have been caused by lithium-ion batteries according to the chief executive officer at Envirocom.

FSR Annual Report : 15th March 2019

The Forensic Science Regulator has published her annual report – see page 27 for comment on fire investigation.

Seatrade Maritime News : 14th March 2019

What can be done about fires that originate in containers, or, in ro-ro ships carrying vehicles with fuel in their tanks or flammable cargo in trailers?

Ships & Ports : 13th March 2019

The fire stricken Italian ship, MV Grande America, owned by the Grimaldi Group, has sunk in the Bay of Biscay.

LocalGov : 12th March 2019

The Local Government Association (LGA) says the height threshold at which automatic fire suppression systems are required in residential buildings should be lowered to 18 metres, down from the current 30-metre/10-storey limit.

Fire & Security Matters : 12th March 2019

Ahead of a debate in Parliament on fire safety and sprinklers, the National Fire Chiefs Council has said that England is lagging behind Scotland and Wales when it comes to the inclusion of sprinklers and calls for a change in legislation.

BBC News : 11th March 2019

Electrical Safety First is encouraging consumers to register their appliances with manufacturers to make sure they are contacted when faults are identified.