BSI and the FIA to launch partnership at FIREX INTERNATIONAL 2022

BSI, the business improvement and standards company, has announced the launch of a collaboration with the FIA (Fire Industry Association) at the leading fire-safety exhibition, FIREX INTERNATIONAL on 17 May 2022. The partnership will provide members of the FIA with…

Code of practice for the fire-risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats published

BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, has published a new code of practice for the fire-risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multistorey and multi-occupied residential buildings. It has been developed primarily to…

BSI joins FIA’s Internet of Things Forum to support fire safety

BSI, the business improvement and standards company, are to take a seat on the Fire Industry Association’s (FIA) Forum to facilitate knowledge sharing and improve fire safety in the UK. The FIA’s Internet of Things (IoT) Forum will facilitate the…

Joule Group: new digital code of practice for fire safety is welcome but overdue

Joule Group, a fire safety engineering consultancy, has welcomed the publication of landmark proposals for a new digital code of practice for the management of fire safety information in the real estate industry, by the British Standards Institute (BSI), the…

British Standards Institution withdraws fire-safety guidance after legal threat

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has withdrawn its new guidance on fire-risk assessments after a bereaved Grenfell family threatened legal action, saying it ignored critical inquiry recommendations relating to people with disabilities. To learn more about this go to www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/british-standards-institution-withdraws-fire-safety-guidance-after-legal-threat-from-grenfell-bereaved-69881

BAFE and BSI announce pioneering Third-Party Certification has been achieved

BAFE and BSI are pleased to announce that the first registration and Third-Party Certification has been achieved for the new wet and dry riser service and maintenance scheme. A crucial service for high-rise buildings and the tall building environment to…

British Safety Council demands action from the Housing Minister after three years of delay post-Grenfell disaster

Too many buildings are unsafe, and too many residents feel trapped in their homes says chief executive Mike Robinson The chief executive of the British Safety Council has today written to the Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher, to ask the government…

BSI releases full revision of standard for fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic buildings

In the UK, around 80% of all fire deaths and injuries occur in domestic premises , totalling over 300 deaths and around 9,000 related injuries each year. Fire detection and fire alarm systems are proven to substantially reduce the risk of…

New standard launched to increase city resilience

Helping cities to protect critical resources, create and sustain opportunities for enterprise, and empower individuals, communities and places to adapt and prosper With an estimated three million people moving to cities each week worldwide1,  the need to build resilience within our…

Major revision of international standard for auditing management systems

BSI, the business standards company, has published the revised international standard for auditing management systems, BS EN ISO 19011:2018. The document provides comprehensive guidance on all types of audits, whether internal or external. It covers everything from the management of…

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