Government is developing a new Building Safety Programme to address the points raised by Dame Judith Hackitt following the tragic disaster at Grenfell Tower, and they are engaging with the sector through the Construction Products Association (CPA).

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are looking at what structure needs to be put in place around products that are considered safety crucial, and in our sector these include: SFS, drylining, partitioning and fire doors, and fire door sets.

FIS has responded to the recent survey to identify products, systems and issues likely to impact its members and requested to be able to represent the sector during the development of any new process and standards using the responses received by our members.

We will keep you informed of developments as we hear them. Meanwhile the response can be seen here.


Construction Products Testing Workshops

Following the results of the above survey, CPA is organising a series of online workshops, which will be held on the 9 and 11 of June. There will be four two hour sessions, each focusing on a different theme.  If you would like to take park, please register for tickets based on your availability to attend, this will enable CPA to provide you with more information on each session as this becomes available. More details on the workshops will be released closer to the date, but please register your interest through CPA Eventbrite page so that a place can be reserved.