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FIA Code of Practice

The Fire Industry Association and National Fire Chiefs Council Release the Code of Practice for the Provision of Premises Information Boxes in Residential Buildings.

Prepared jointly by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), this code of practice is intended to support the proposed, new legislation and guidance to be introduced by the Government, in response to the recommendations in the Phase 1 report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. The report recommended that premises information boxes (PIBs) should be provided in all high-rise residential buildings. The report also recommended that the contents of PIBs should include various information that will be of value to firefighters during an emergency. 

There were specific recommendations for owners and managers: 

• to provide their local fire and rescue services with up-to-date plans in both paper and electronic form of every floor of the building identifying the location of key fire safety systems; 

• to ensure that the building contains a premises information box, the contents of which must include a copy of the up-to-date floor plans and information about the nature of any lift intended for use by the fire and rescue services. 

Find out more by reading the new Code of Practice.

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