Six years after Grenfell, the UK’s high-rise dwellers continue to be burdened with the issue of fire safety in their buildings. With successive changes in rules, regulations and best practices, building managers are under pressure to achieve rapid results, especially in the tens of thousands of buildings blighted with defective cladding and other issues. The good news is that wireless fire devices can deliver rapid and cost-effective solutions.
Following the Grenfell Tower fire, new government indications were issued for residential blocks of flats having hazardous combustible cladding systems, asking for flammable material removal and the temporary implementation of a simultaneous evacuation strategy instead of the previous stay put policy, considered unsafe. The Hyfire wireless fire systems are the ideal solution to assist the evacuation of tenants in high-rise residential buildings, quickly detecting fire, efficiently warning to escape, and providing long-term lasting peace of mind.
Over three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, the fallout is still rarely out of the news, with stories relating to unsafe cladding, new fire regulations and ongoing inquiries continuing to generate headlines and keep the tragic event and its implications in the public eye.