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2017
12
Fire safety in tower blocks is an “endemic problem” say campaigners
Less than a year since fire door safety campaigners turned a spotlight on high rise tower blocks, the country wakes to news of the devastating inferno at Grenfell Tower, West London. Hannah Mansell, chair of the Passive Fire Protection Forum, trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust and spokesperson for the BWF’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign, said... Read more...
2017
6
Council housing residents receive fire door safety award
A local fire door safety campaign to inspire hope and raise awareness of fire safety in Southend-on-Sea following the tragic death of a mum-to-be is one of three initiatives to receive awards this month from the BWF Read more...
2017
1
After the fire: Seven years on from Lakanal House and what have we learned?
A legal wave of pain is heading Southwark Council’s way, warns Hannah Mansell. And it could easily hit other London councils too. Read more...
2016
31
2016 fire door safety campaign has biggest impact to date
This year’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign achieved the active involvement of 174 organisations, including housing and construction companies, fire and rescue services, and a wide range of businesses involved in the fire door supply chain. Read more...
2016
17
Is the Responsible Person playing with fire? Stop them lurking in the shadows, says BWF
Exactly 10 years since new fire safety laws came into force in England and Wales, campaigners are calling for a public national register of the people with legal responsibility for fire assessments in buildings, to help tackle continued safety concerns. Read more...
2016
16
The anatomy of a fire door
10 years since the new fire safety laws came into force in England and Wales, many building owners, landlords and estates managers continue to be confused about what a good fire door should look like. Perhaps this will help – the Anatomy of a Fire Door, by the BWF-Certifire team: Read more...
2016
26
Nation’s poorest are at greatest risk from fire, warns fire door safety campaign
New data released today for Fire Door Safety Week shows that the poorest in society continue to be at greatest risk from fire, with lower income tenants more concerned about fire safety where they live, less informed about how to protect themselves, and less able to move away from perceived danger. Read more...
2016
21
Fire door safety campaign gets strong political backing in 2016
The Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) campaign to improve fire safety has received strong endorsements from Ministers. On Twitter? Want to support FDSW? Sign up to the Thunderclap and on Monday 26 September at 12:00pm you will be part of a simultaneous tweet promoting the campaign. Read more...
2016
16
Door wedge sculpture warns of dangerous complacency in fire safety
'For most of us, it is almost impossible to imagine the inferno or the devastation afterwards, but we can all perhaps picture that sleepy Saturday evening, going to bed with a quiet and well deserved restful Sunday on our minds. Fire doesn’t happen ‘til it does.' Read more...
2016
24
Building regulations need serious improvements on fire safety, says manifesto
A manifesto for fire safety has been produced by the BWF-Certifire fire door and doorset scheme, calling upon Westminster and devolved Governments to significantly improve the level of fire protection for building users within UK legislation. Read more...
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