Supporting & working with the Fire Sector Federation to move fire safety forward
The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) is a forum of debate and discussion for expert representatives of organisations which work with or within the built, natural, fire and rescue and national resilience environments in the UK. The Federation seeks to give voice to and exert influence in shaping future policy and strategy related to the UK Fire Sector.
It is a disparate group with many conflicting views on some occasions. Nevertheless all members have a similar desire to raise the issue of fire safety in the UK. It has the interest of HM Government in the form of the All Party Group of MPs
The FSF meets quarterly to discuss a broad agenda of topics relating to fire safety throughout the UK.
Wishing to ensure that the views of our organisation are represented at such a strategic level the IFSM is a fully paid up stakeholder and our representative attends the quarterly meetings. Likewise, we also provide representatives on a number of strategic Work-Streams feeding observations and recommendations to the main FSF forum.
CROSS was founded in 2005 and is jointly funded by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). It is also supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
With support funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), on 29 March CROSS officially expands its service to cover fire safety.
CROSS helps professionals and others to make structures safer.
- Providing a secure, independent and confidential safety reporting system, based on anonymised information, that gives professionals the opportunity to share their experiences to help others
- Maintaining a continuing review of matters affecting safety in the built environment
- Publishing safety information based on the reports we receive and information in the public domain
- Analysing information to help improve safety
- Supporting and informing safety learning at all levels across the built environment, including individuals, organisations, regulators and government
- Helping to build a culture that supports and values the sharing of safety related information and learning from each other’s experiences