FIA to assess state of fire industry in latest Market Conditions Survey
02 August 2022
THE FIRE Industry Association (FIA) has produced and issued its annual Market Conditions Survey document in a bid to assess the state of play currently pertaining within the UK’s dedicated fire sector.
The survey is designed to examine the state of the fire industry from the perspective of all businesses within and provides insight into the current trends in the levels of skilled through to unskilled workers, employment of apprentices, payment periods and changes in supplier costs.
Further, the Market Conditions Survey affords an ideal opportunity for practitioners to voice their opinion on the issues that matter most to them within the fire industry.
The FIA is asking businesses working within the fire sector to contribute to the survey, as this will form an essential piece of research and help when it comes to predicting the market trends within the industry.
Once all of the data from the survey has been collected, the responses will be collated to create a report that will be made freely available to all. The results will be anonymised in the report so that practitioners can speak their mind freely when airing their views.
Proforma templates available
Thanks to the generosity of Colin Todd MBE (FIA Board member and current chair of the organisation’s Fire Risk Assessment Council), the proforma templates contained within PAS 79-1 and PAS 79-2 are now freely available for download and use from the FIA’s website.
The templates are reproductions of Annex A and Annex D of PAS 79-1 and PAS 79-2. All three legislative areas have their own proforma template.
PAS 79 was first prepared back in 2005 by the British Standards Institution in association with C.S. Todd & Associates, with the support and encouragement of the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Northern Ireland Fire Safety Panel and the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.
The document was subsequently revised in 2007, 2012 and again in 2020 which is when it was split into two parts (ie PAS 79-1 and PAS 79-2). This was written for the housing sector. The current revisions were, once again, drafted by C.S. Todd & Associates.
The documents can be downloaded here: