Helpful Documents

We know there are hundreds of documents out there all offering different information for the fire sector. That's why we have created this page as a central point for you to access and download the documents we believe are most benefcial for you and your business. 

Thatched Properties 


Fires in Thatched Properties with Wood Burning Stoves

Factors that might potentially contribute to the occurance of fires in thatched roof buildings from the use of wood burning stoves are many, varied and interrelated. The research descibed in this report establishes that woodburning and multi-fuel stoves represent a greater hazard in thatched roof buildings than open fires and, as such, are not a recommended form of heating. Click download below to read the full report or view the guide for a short infographic. 




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Competency Documents

Fire Risk Assessment Competency Criteria 
The document was produced as a result of amiguity of competency for Fire Risk Assessors. The Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council, comprises a broad group of relevant stakeholders and its objective has been to establish agreed, industry-wide, criteria against which the competence of a fire risk assessor can be judged.

It is anticipated that these criteria will be used by professional bodies and third party certification bodies who register or certificate fire risk assessors and, by commercial companies providing fire risk assessment services.

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Document published 2018 

Fire Competency Framework - Fire Sector Federation (FSF) 

This first edition working document has been prepared to assist in the development of competency by individuals operating in the subject discipline of fire and fire safety by outlining a framework of areas of study to gain knowledge and education.

The framework is intended as guidance for interpretation by those providing training and education. The framework’s primary purpose is as a guide to those who are engaged in fire safety work as a member of the fire safety sector. 


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Document publish May 2018 





Grenfell Tower


Building a Safer Future - An Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety 

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, the Government launched an idependent review of current Building Regulations. Dame Judith Hackitt identifies a number of key issues underpinning the system failure, including: 

ignorance, indifference, lack of clarity on roles and responsibilities and inadequate regulatory oversite and enforcement tools.


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Document published May 2018




ABI Cladding Systems research Report 

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) commissioned the Fire Protection Association (FPA) to carry out a series of carefully controlled experiments recreating more realistic building conditions than those in which the standard tests are done, in an effort to measure what difference these factors could make in the event of a fire


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Document Published May 2018