Advice for building owners on assurance and replacing of flat entrance fire doors (Updated 2 August 2018)

Sample Testing of Fire Doors;

Purpose of this eAlert is draw attention to recently issued guidance to Building Standards Managers, relating to the testing of Fire Doors by the UK Government’s Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

An initial letter was issued on the 6 August to draw attention to issues about fire door tests.  A second letter was issued on the 18 September providing an update.  At this time, we also published a fire door test guidance document.

All three documents can be accessed at;



Considerations for those in control of premises who currently have a “Stay Put Policy” in a fire emergency.

Stay put policy needs extra support;

C-TEC’s ANDY Green commenced his presentation in the Fire & Evacuation Theatre at Fire Safety North with a pertinent question: why do the buildings in which we work have to have a second staircase and comprehensive fire-alarm system, even though we don’t sleep or cook there, yet high-rise residential buildings, where we do sleep and cook, do not?



19th Oct 2018 – THE GOVERNMENT has released £248m of the promised £400m to councils and housing association for removing and replacing combustible aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding.


Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report

May 2018 – Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng;


29 September 2017 Government guidance on interim mitigation measures to be taken whilst pending remediation of non-compliant cladding works are conducted.




Scottish building safety of a ‘lower standard’ than England?

THE GRENFELL inquiry was told by CS Todd Fire Safety Consultants that fire safety rules for buildings in Scotland are of a ‘lower standard’ than England’s.