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17 March 2021
Our industry-leading councils have and will continue to be at the forefront of contributing to positive and meaningful changes. We are pleased to announce that our Fire Engineering Council has 3 spaces available for FIA members to join. We need your expertise and experiences to help shape the fire industry of the future. For those that don’t know here is a little bit about of Fire Engineering Council.
What do they do?
The Fire Engineering Council represents fire engineering service providers.
It defines fire engineering as the application of scientific and engineering principles to protect people, property and the environment from fire.
The Council’s key role is to present the collective views of this sector of the industry, including negotiation and discussion with government and other external bodies.
What are they working on?
The Fire Engineering Council has been busy over the last 12 months with responding to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Phase 1 Report and helping Government implement its recommendations. It has been working with Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors on the development of the External Wall Survey (EWS1) form and its implementation. With the Government supporting the Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Phase 1 Report recommendations and the changes to Approved Document B and more changes expected, it looks like a busy year ahead for the council.
The Council have produced:
- FIA Guide to the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018
- Guide for the procurement of Fire Engineering Services
- Standard Scope of Works for the Fire Engineer
The Council have contributed to:
Government consultations on changes to legalisation including the:
- Fire Safety Bill
- The Building Safety Bill
- Changes to Approved Document B
- The regulatory reform (fire safety) order
The Council works on various British Standards:
- BS 7974:2019 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings and the associated PD documents that support it
- BS 9997:2019 Fire risk management systems
- Taking an active interest in the new proposals for the revision of BS 9991 and BS 9999
The council have worked with non-governmental organisations:
- Local Authority Building Control
- Royal Institute of British Architects
- Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors
- Institute of Fire Engineers
How to apply?
It is pretty simple. You must be an FIA member and all you need to do is email Will Lloyd, FIA Technical Manager at [email protected] for further information