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What is Regulation 38 and fire safety engineering

Regulation 38 is a requirement under the Building Regulations for England and Wales to provide fire safety information to the ’responsible person’ at the completion of a project, or when the building or extension is first occupied. It links the Building Regulations to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (known as the RRO or […]

What is the Fire Safety Order (Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the biggest single reform of fire safety laws in over 30 years.  It simplifies the law for businesses and places a greater focus on prevention. The law, which came into force on 1st October 2006, consolidates existing fire safety laws, which were scattered across more than 70 pieces of legislation. It also places […]

Grenfell Inquiry day 80: fire doors in tower differed from those tested by manufacturer

NEWS 26/11/18 BY PETER APPS Further evidence about poor-quality fire doors and failures of compartmentation was raised at today’s Grenfell Inquiry in central London. Dr Barbara Lane, who has produced a lengthy expert report for the inquiry and gave evidence last week, appeared before the inquiry again today to address further evidence points. She began with […]