Government Guidance on Working Safely

Please see below a link to the new guidance on returning to work issued by the UK Government.  I am sure it will also be valid or act as a benchmark at some time for members who are working in non UK countries as well.   As we see more sectors returning to work we thought … Continued

Fire Sector Federation Revival Planning

We are all hopeful that recovery from the pandemic can start soon and thoughts are now turning towards economic revival. The Fire Sector Federation, who we are a member of, wishes to assist where it can in this process, for example, by working with others to solve any issues by informing or requesting support from … Continued

Suspended Payment of Membership Fees – Covid-19

As a Nation we find ourselves in very unfamiliar waters during the current pandemic and as an Institute we have discussed the current situation during our online meetings. Our thoughts go out to all people involved on the frontline in this situation. We value our members greatly and without you there would be no organisation … Continued

Results of the Building a Safer Future consultation

The Government has published the results of the Building a Safer Future consultation and the two outcomes, Response and Economic Impact, can be found at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/877628/A_reformed_building_safety_regulatory_system_-_gvt_response_to_the_Building_a_Safer_Future_consultation.pdf https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/877521/A_reformed_building_safety_regulatory_system_-_economic_assessment_of__benefits_and_costs_to_the_gvt_response_to_the_Building_a_Safer_Future_consultation.pdf I am sure that at this time most of you will be able to find time to read these documents!

Bureau Veritas Emergency Preparedness Pack

Council member and Life Vice President John O’Sullivan has kindly shared with us Bureau Veritas Emergency Preparedness Pack which can be used by all members and their clients. Grateful thanks to John and BV for sharing this preparedness pack with all of us.

Corona Virus – Specific Information

We have received a few queries asking if fire risk assessors and those linked with the fire industry are classed as ‘key workers’. The Institute’s clear position is in supporting the Government and the main information and guidance for employees and employers is set out on the Governments website, including definitions of ‘key workers’. The … Continued

Interim arrangements for Corona Virus

As you all are aware, the COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) is a topic of conversation and concern. This note is intended to give you guidance and will be updated as the ongoing situation changes. IFSM is keen to protect the health & safety of its staff, members and visitors. The current situation is changing daily, but … Continued

Proposed consultation by BSI for PAS 79 1 and 2

We have received notification regarding the proposed consultation by BSI for PAS 79 1 and 2.  A public consultation will take place around mid-next year on these two documents. Download project overview here >> We will be responding at the time via our Technical Sub Group but will also contact all members to collate any … Continued

Call for Evidence on the Technical Review of AD B. Government

The Government have now completed its consultation after its Call for Evidence on the Technical Review of Approved Document B.  The document signals the start of the full technical review of AD B. For your information, the document can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/technical-review-of-approved-document-b-of-the-building-regulations-a-call-for-evidence?utm_source=7ca85d1e-54ff-42ee-9463-1d996f6d74e6&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=daily The extent of the review is large so there are potentially stages … Continued

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