FIS is the not for profit representative body for the £10 billion finishes and interiors sector in the UK. The organisation exists to support its members, improve safety, minimise risk, enhance productivity and drive innovation in the sector.
Our mission is to set members up for success by bringing people together through shared activities, knowledge, events, awards, specialist working groups and a variety of products and services that help our members to manage the day-today. We help to set standards and raise values to create conditions for all our vetted members to improve performance and win work.
FIS has a growing community of members drawn from contractors, manufacturers and distributors of ceilings, steel framing systems, operable walls, partitions, plastering, drylining and specialist interior fit-out and refurbishment businesses operating in every type of building. FIS is a modern organisation formed from the merger of a number of trade bodies with a collective history that can be tracked back over 100 years. The organisation is dedicated to collaboration in construction and through FIS our members are affiliated to, and can benefit from, the service offering of Build UK, the Construction Products Association and the Passive Fire Protection Federation.
“Construction is changing at the fastest rate now than I have seen in the past 20 years. The drive for competence,productivity and transparency is underpinned by changes in working practices,legislation, regulation and innovation. FIS is here to work with our members to set standards and underpin our core values, ensuring this future isn’t just done to us, but that we are prepared and shaping it.”
FIS is not for profit and principally funded through subscription. Our membership packages are affordable, simple and easy to understand.
FIS was formed in 2015 from the merger of the Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) and the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors (FPDC). By coming together as one strong organisation, we are a powerful and unique voice for the sector. Our growing influence is based on the support we give to members, our ability to share knowledge for, and about the sector, our determination to drive high standards and to encourage a sense of pride in the quality of our members’ work.
On being accepted into the Association, all members agree to subscribe to and abide by the terms of the FIS Code of Conduct (where applicable to your company), which establishes a minimum standard of conduct for members in order to raise and maintain industry standards.
The FIS code of conduct requires members:
- To conduct business in a manner that will reflect credit on the Association, the industry and themselves.
- To adopt and commit to the principles and practices laid down by FIS.
- To act with integrity towards others and exercise high standards of business practice and workmanship.
- To be committed to training its workforce.
- To ensure that they are conversant with and adhere to the relevant current British, European and International Standards and other relevant technical standards, regulations and practices.
- In so far as they are able, to ensure that their products or systems are tested and/or comply with the recognised standards specified by the client or statutory authorities.
- Not knowingly mislead others by fact or implication as to the performance of their products or systems.
- To hold required levels of statutory or appropriate insurance.
- To operate an effective health and safety policy and have a current health and safety policy statement.
- To keep records of all RIDDOR reportable accidents and provide annual accident statistics to FIS.
- To have and implement an appropriate environmental policy statement.
- To display wherever practical the FIS Accredited Member Logo or FIS Associate Member Logo (as applicable) on its premises, website, business stationery and brochures and make this Code of Practice available for inspection.
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