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Draft Procedural Guidance out for consultation

Draft Building Control and Fire Safety Procedural Guidance is being released for full consultation via the Enforcement Workstream of the Fire Sector Federation (FSF).

The Guidance has undergone detailed analysis by FSF members, Local Authority Building Control (LABC), the Building Control Alliance (BCA) and the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA). It has also been reviewed by the Enforcement Workstream with the consent/support of the Department for Communities and Local Government.

To ensure that effective consultation is undertaken at the earliest opportunity, full consultation is currently being undertaken on the draft Procedural Guidance prior to its publication. The deadline for comments of 10 September 2014.

All comments must be sent to the Chair of the Enforcement Workstream using the appropriate consultation form, which is available from the FSF website. At the end of the consultation period, the outcome of the process will be lodged on the FSF website to achieve maximum transparency.

The Procedural Guidance aims to provide those persons with influence over buildings, such as designers, contractors, owners and occupiers, with best advice to assist in reducing build costs, minimising risk and maximising safety.

The revised draft aims to modernise the document, update statutory references and to include references to Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations to ensure appropriate information is provided to the end user for the effective management and maintenance of the building in terms of fire safety.

The FSF recognises the importance of continuous review and improvement within the field of fire safety. It is a body where representatives of organisations who work with or within the built, natural, fire and rescue and national resilience environments in the UK can expertly consider issues of common interest. The FSF seeks to give voice to and exert influence in shaping future policy and strategy related to the UK Fire Sector.

It aims to develop an informed fire sector, through original research and objective analysis; coordinating academic research and fire and rescue service evaluation and reviews; and disseminate knowledge and best practice through the production of advice and guidance.

To download the Draft Procedural Guidance and the Consultation form visit the Enforcement Workstream area of the Fire Sector Federation website.