Built Environment Issues & Affairs

Celestine Cheong

Workstream Chair

Celestine Cheong

E-mail:  cececheong1@gmail.com

The Built Environment Issues & Affairs Workstream manages a number of pressing issues and matters that require immediate or undue attention, and do not fit under other FSF work-streams – in particular Building Regulations and Approved Document B (AD-B).

The Workstream aims to unite FSF members to function as a unit alongside relevant industry stakeholders on certain pressing issues or matters pertaining to fire for a better, safer and more resilient UK.

Where potential policy change and a review of the Building Regulations, Code and/or AD-B is concerned, the Workstream’s objectives are to:

  • Work closely with other Workstreams and relevant stakeholders to ensure a review of AD-B of the Building Regulations incorporates fire’s comprehensive impacts based on robust evidence
  • Support awareness for the need to review existing policy where evidence suggests
  • Provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of opinions on pressing issues where considered management is needed
  • Promote dialogue between policy makers and stakeholders relevant to building policy and fire
  • Assist with the development of recommended and revised policy material

The core panel of the FSF Executive Committee and Workstream members agree to:

  • Assess the issues or matters and follow up (if necessary) in an appropriate manner with agreed actions
  • Convey the Workstream’s harmonised opinion on issues
  • Provide direction to FSF members and relevant stakeholders to facilitate appropriate actions through various communications channels if and/or when necessary

Scheduled meetings:

  • 3 June 2015
  • 7 July 2015
  • 8 September 2015
  • 2 November 2015

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