News

GRENFELL TOWER PHASE 2 INQUIRY

Grenfell architect clashed with council over fire prevention
Lead fire safety consultant ignored email about cladding
Leslie Thomas QC, also representing bereaved families, said the 2017 fire was “inextricably linked with race”.

Grenfell Tower FIRE NEWS

Government failures over cladding leading to extra fire safety checks
The 46 urgent safety changes that need to be made to tower blocks
Government failures over cladding leading to extra fire safety checks
Petition to replace all flammable cladding on buildings in the UK
Only fraction of £600m pot to fix Grenfell-style cladding spent so far
2,000 buildings still covered with dangerous cladding three years on from tragic fire

TOWER BLOCK EVACUATIONS 2020 For details of tower block evacuations in the UK, click here

FIRE STATISTICS

There were 2,981 rescues from primary fires and 5,639 primary fires that involved an evacuation.

Eight per cent of fires in purpose-built high-rise flats spread beyond the room of origin, and a similar percentage to purpose-built medium-rise flats and purpose-built low-rise flats

For detailed Fire and Rescue Services statistics, click here.

LEGISLATION

Fire Safety Bill 2019 – 2020: House of Commons Library Briefing on the Fire Safety Bill

BUILDING A SAFER FUTURE: Dame Hackitt’s Independent Review

Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report