Nursing home building regulations should be more stringent, says Dublin Fire Brigade

Current safety measures are outdated, according to DFB, which says sprinkler systems should be necessary

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
9th November, 2020
Nursing home building regulations should be more stringent, says Dublin Fire Brigade
Dublin Fire Brigade is the buildings control authority for a number of local authorities in Dublin. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) has warned that current building regulations for nursing homes in Ireland are outdated and should be made more stringent, according to recently filed planning documents.

It is the latest attempt by DFB to raise the issue of what it sees as insufficiently robust regulations around fire safety for nursing homes.

DFB is the buildings control authority for a number of local authorities in Dublin. On several occasions over the past five...

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