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INSIDE HOUSING : 15th January 2019

Welsh government to consider compulsory third-party checks for sprinklers.

RTE : 14th January 2019

Inquest finds that the fire at the Glenamuck halting site in Carrickmines, Co. Dublin which killed ten people in 2015 was caused by a chip pan.

Fire and Risk Management Journal : 10th January 2019

Home office data shows a 43% increase in deliberate fires on construction sites between 2015 – 2017 causing concerns for industry and fire safety experts.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services : 10th January 2019

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) reports a substantial drop in fire safety audits.

Construction News : 10th January 2019

Home office data shows a 43% increase in deliberate fires on construction sites between 2015 – 2017 causing concerns for industry and fire safety experts.

Seatrade Maritime News : 5th January 2019

The crew of the containership Yantian Express have been successfully evacuated as the fire in containers on its deck has “significantly” increased in intensity.

LFB : 4th January 2019

LFB’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety Charlie Pugsley has issued a public warning to highlight the fire risks associated with the popular ‘Hygge’ trend – the Danish concept which means to live cosily.

The Guardian : 1st January 2019

A leaked fire safety report has raised concerns about army barracks and fire risks.