The Department for Education (DfE) is launching a Call for Evidence on Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire Safety in Schools, (BB100).

The aim of the consultation is to ensure the Department for Education’s guidance to those who build schools is fit for purpose and aligns with the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) wider review of fire safety, we are launching a call for evidence on BB100 ahead of a consultation and thorough review.  Fire in schools remains a concern in the UK with 682 instances recorded in educational premises in 2017/2018.  Whilst there have been no fatalities in school fires since the 1940’s, the cost to the local community can be significant.  Please send any information or views that you feel you would like to see included in the FIS response to by 24 May, so that we can include in our final submission by 31 May 2019.