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FIS guidance gains RIBA CPD Accreditation

FIS guidance gains RIBA CPD Accreditation

FIS has a suite of Specifiers Guide, and earlier this month we published the fourth in our series focussing on Partitioning. You can access this guide, along with others covering Ceilings and Absorbers, Drylining and SFS here. Two of these guides have now gained RIBA...

Government issues guidance to support fire reform agenda

Government issues guidance to support fire reform agenda

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry in the Phase 1 report noted that “Fire doors play an essential role in preventing or inhibiting the spread of smoke and toxic gases and in preserving the effective compartmentation of buildings.” The Inquiry noted that the fire doors in...

Brexit: Office of Product Safety on Northern Ireland

Brexit: Office of Product Safety on Northern Ireland

As you will have no doubt seen in recent news, the Government has announced it will introduce legislation to fix the Northern Ireland Protocol, which will act as a safeguard should the UK be unable to agree proposals with the EU through negotiations. The legislation...

Managing and mentoring young people in your business

Managing and mentoring young people in your business

The recent FIS regional events identified the challenge of retaining people in apprenticeships and training to the point of successful completion, it is estimated approximately 30% of those who start construction apprenticeships do not complete.  There are a number of...

Competence Framework – installer pilot report published

Competence Framework – installer pilot report published

Building Safety - First stage complete in journey towards fully competent installer workforce The construction and built environment sector must maintain momentum to ensure the competence of installation organisations and employees as a key report highlights ‘red...

Building Safety Act published

Building Safety Act published

After receiving Royal Assent on 28 April 2022 the Building Safety Bill is now available for scrutiny. FIS will continue to look at how the Bill will impact our community and will keep members up-to-date with developments. We have prepared an initial summary of the key...

CPA releases UK Economic and Construction Update

CPA releases UK Economic and Construction Update

The latest weekly update from CPA is available to members here. The updated issues are in Pages 1-5 of the weekly update whilst subsequent pages have existing data and information that remain relevant. This update includes: ONS Construction Output (March 2022) ONS...

FIS reveals Contractors Awards shortlist

FIS reveals Contractors Awards shortlist

The FIS Contractors Awards showcase the very best of our industry and after months of project visits, we are excited to announce that our judges have determined their shortlist. To see who made the shortlist click here The FIS Contractors Awards aim to promote and...