In the wake of Grenfell Tower, what does a modern fire safety system look like? How can facilities managers (FMs) improve their systems? Dave Howell reports.

The fire that took place at Grenfell on 14 June 2017 threw the spotlight on not only fire safety in tower blocks but also the entire fire prevention environment encompassing building materials, construction and maintenance.

In the wake of the disaster, a complete review of building regulations was undertaken to assess what changes need to take place to prevent another fire like Grenfell. In its report, the Independent Reference Group said:

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