Fire safety

Motion #23
Mon, 2018
  • Brent

THAT Conference notes that the Grenfell fire showed how ignoring and weakening safety regulations in order to cut costs led to the horrific deaths of about 80 residents.

NUT, FBU and ATL Call on Government to strengthen fire safety in schools

Last week, faced with criticism that it was putting profit before children’s safety, it was reported in the press that the Government had finally caved in to pressure from the NUT, FBU and ATL not to weaken current fire safety advice to schools.

Fire Brigade and Teaching Unions demand answers to fire safety in our schools

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) seek urgent reassurances about fire safety in schools in light of the tragic and avoidable fire at Grenfell Tower last week.

Fire safety

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order consolidates all previous fire safety legislation. It requires employers to carry out fire risk assessments to examine and control the likelihood of a fire starting, and the consequences of a fire if one were to start.