Following the reports and subsequent media coverage surrounding fire safety in an apartment block and five schools constructed under the rapid-build programme, there are now calls for Fire Safety Audits to be undertaken in public buildings throughout Ireland.

Although this unlikely to be forced through new legislation, there is now an increased focus on fire safety by the public and government, which will ultimately filter though to the commercial sector.

If you own or manage commercial premises or social housing premises, the advice is to undertake a Fire Safety Audit now, before you receive an official request for your fire safety audit building reports.