All 75 high-rises tested in wake of Grenfell tragedy fail fire safety standards

Grenfell fire Photo: Brandon Butterworth under CC4.0 The government has said cladding on 75 buildings in 26 council areas had now failed fire safety tests every single panel tested so far. And the US firm that supplied cladding used on London s Grenfell Tower says it has ended global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks. Arconic said it was discontinuing sales of Reynobond PE for tower blocks due to issues identified by the fire, which is feared to have killed at least 79.

Fire safety tests are taking place on the fire resistance of cladding on up to 600 buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire in north Kensington on 14 June. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said all buildings examined so far had failed the test. Councils were told to prioritise buildings they had most concern over. Communities secretary, Sajid Javid, has said all hospitals and schools had also been asked to carry out immediate checks . The original article was published on our sister site, SHP Online. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas.

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