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    When securing your business energy supply, it’s important to compare business electricity prices to get the best deal possible. However, getting the cheapest price should never be at the expense of safety.

    This was the case when Grenfell Tower was renovated in 2012, where the construction company undertaking the renovation opted for a cheaper, more flammable, cladding system.

    In 2017, a fridge freezer caused a high-rise fire in Grenfell Tower. The building’s exterior, including the cladding system, caused the fire to spread rapidly, resulting in one of the worst structural fires since 1988.

    The Grenfell Tower fire disaster has increased the spotlight under which cladding comes. Although the cause of the disaster was an electrical fault in a fridge freezer, the flammable ACM cladding system installed was the catalyst for the fire’s spread.

    Local authorities have set out to ensure something like this never happens again. However, some areas of the UK have made more progress than others.

    We wanted to find out which areas of the UK have cladding systems which are unlikely to meet building regulations, which areas have had the most incidents attended by fire and rescue services, and which types of buildings experience the most fires.

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    Salford and Tower Hamlets are most at risk from inadequate cladding, with more than 20 buildings identified with ACM cladding systems, and 11 to 20 of these buildings yet to be remediated

    ACM cladding, or Aluminium Composite Material cladding, is made from polyethylene, and placed between two thin aluminium sheets. It’s a highly flammable product installed on either side of Grenfell Tower.

    We found out which local authorities had the most buildings with ACM cladding systems and which were slow to get them removed.

    UK areas with the most buildings at risk due to inadequate cladding

    UK areas with the most buildings at risk due to inadequate cladding

    In total, there are five local authorities with more than 20 buildings identified with ACM cladding systems, which were unlikely to meet building regulations. These five local authorities are Salford, Tower Hamlets, Manchester, Greenwich, and Newham. The most at risk of these five local authorities are Salford and Tower Hamlets, as 11-20 of these buildings are yet to be remediated.

    Greenwich and Newham are the local authorities which have taken the most action against their buildings with ACM cladding systems, with just 1-5 buildings yet to be remediated.

    There were more incidents attended by Fire and Rescue services in Cleveland than in any other area of the UK, with 1,849 fires per 100,000 people

    To find out the areas that are most at risk of fires, we’ve looked at the areas of the UK which recorded the most incidents in the 2022/23 financial year. We’ve then normalised these figures against the population to determine which areas of the UK had the most incidents per 100,000.

    UK areas with the most recorded fire incedents in 2022/23

    1. Cleveland – 1,848.5 fires per 100,000 people

    Cleveland, in Yorkshire, called upon the services of their fire and rescue team more than any other area of the UK, experiencing 1,848.5 fires per 100,000 people. There were a total of 10,532 fires in Cleveland, which is the 20th highest in the UK. Cleveland Fire Brigade serve Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees and operates from 14 stations.

    2. Tyne and Wear – 1,634.6 fires per 100,000 people

    In second place is Tyne and Wear, with 1,634.6 fires per 100,000 people. There were 18,743 incidents that required the services of Tyne and Wear’s fire brigade – the eighth-highest total in the UK. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service operates in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland, North Tyneside, and South Tyneside.

    3. Humberside – 1,506 fires per 100,000 people

    Humberside completes our top three, with 1,506 fires per 100,000 people. Operating from 31 fire stations, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service serves the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire. There were a total of 14,073 fires in Humberside, which was the 14th highest total in the UK.

    The most recordered number of fires

    Private non-residential buildings experienced more fires than any other building type, with 3,587

    Fires can start in any type of building at any time. That’s why we’ve looked at the types of buildings most likely to catch fire.

    The top 10 building types that are most likely to catch fire

    1. Private Non-Residential Buildings – 3,587 fires

    Private non-residential buildings, with just over 3,500 fires, are the building type with the most fires. This type covers several buildings, including private greenhouses, garages, summer houses, and garden sheds.

    2. Industrial Premises – 1,749 fires

    Industrial premises are the type of building that had the second-highest number of fires, with 1,749. Industrial premises include manufacturing buildings, quarries, and research facilities, often used by larger businesses.

    3. Other Public Buildings – 1,100 fires

    Our top three is completed by other public buildings, with 1,100 fires in total. Other public buildings cover a variety of building types, including places of worship, sports facilities, public toilets, and car parks.

    Buildings which are most likely to catch fire

    Methodology

    We used Government data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities for the ACM remediation progress by local authority.

    We then used Government data for the incidents attended by fire and rescue services in England, by incident type and rescue authority. We then normalised these figures against the rescue authority population. Isles of Scilly was removed from this data.

    Finally, we used Arinite for the types of buildings most likely to catch on fire.

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