Fire experts urge government to make immediate changes to regulations

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The government has been urged by fire experts to implement three changes to regulations immediately

FIRE experts have sent a joint open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to immediately make three key changes to regulations.

Building magazine reports that the government has been urged to act immediately to address safety in high-risk buildings.

Building’s report says: “In joint open letter to the prime minister the group called on the government to implement three important regulatory changes to significantly improve fire safety for high-rise and high-risk buildings, and do so with immediate effect.

“For such buildings, which include schools, hospitals and care homes, the fire safety experts urged government to instantly require only non-combustible cladding and insulation be installed; that they be fitted with automatic fire sprinklers, and that all new buildings of these types have alternative escape routes.”

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