Press Release from the IRG Working Group

As we are now getting to work on the details of competencies across the whole construction and fire sector, please see here a press release from the IRG working Group As you can see from this document, we are actively working at representing our Member’s interests at the highest levels in this fast changing environment … Continued

IFSM President’s Dissertation Competition

Are you an original thinker in the fire industry under the age of 30? If so, you could be in with the chance to win £200.00* with this year’s IFSM President’s Dissertation Competition. Tell us about what ideas, theories or strategies you can see developing, influencing or moving the Fire Industry forward and be in … Continued

Steering Group on Competences for Building a Safer Future

Many organisations spanning the construction and fire sectors have come together to form a steering group to take forward key recommendations in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, to improve competences for those working on the design, construction and operation of higher risk residential buildings. Read the competence group press … Continued

Witness reports released by the Grenfell Inquiry

Several expert witness reports have been released by the Grenfell Inquiry and can be downloaded from the below link:   https://www.grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk/evidence   Professor Luke Bisby – ignition of façade materials Dr Barbara Lane – fire protection measures within the building and extent to which they failed Professor Jose Torero – fire spread throughout the building … Continued

Final Report of Dame Judith Hackitt

Hot off the press please find the link below to the Final Report of Dame Judith Hackitt. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/independent-review-of-building-regulations-and-fire-safety-final-report  

Consultation on proposed amendments to Approved Document B

It is the start of the consultation process of ‘all things’ that will come out of the Hackitt review. It is highlighted for members information but as you can see, you can comment directly on the document (there are 12 questions they ask) but also, Council will be putting in the Institute’s corporate response. So, … Continued

Statement issued following Industry Summit

Dame Judith Hackitt held an industry summit the other day following her interim report. We weren’t directly invited to the summit but a representative from the FSF attended.  Following this summit a statement was issued and the link if you care to read it is https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dame-judith-hackitt-hosts-industry-summit. Things are moving really fast at the moment so … Continued

Dame Judith Hackitt, Interim Report

The Hackitt Review Interim Report was published on Monday 18th December 2017 and provides a ‘first step’ critical analysis of the building regulations system and fire safety provisions including regulation. The Institute welcomes this report along with all its key recommendation for improvement and we, together with our other colleagues in the fire sector will … Continued

Please share your views on Approved Document B

Since 2012, the Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has been working to shape future policy and strategy related to the UK Fire Sector.  The Institute has been a very pro-active member and participant in this work and I would urge all members to do the survey.   I have also added a page of FAQ’s just … Continued

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