Fire and safety

146_FIRE_SAFETY_LOGO_REVThe Fire and Safety division is a group for members engaged in fire and safety aspects of a range of industries – the construction sector, consultancies, local authorities, contractors, insurance firms, government departments and fire and building control authorities.

Members benefit from contacts and networking available through our meetings, presentations and seminars promoting the latest thinking in fire and safety. The division allows designers and regulators to mingle and discuss issues that are important to designs, such as fire safety certification.

Fire and Safety Videos

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Fire and Safety News

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Fire and Safety in the Engineers Journal

Grenfell: Four years after the disaster, are Britain's buildings safer?

In the four years since the Grenfell Tower fire, which led to the unconscionable deaths of 72 people, one key question remains unanswered: are Britain's buildings any safer? The short answer is: not yet.

Engineers should always ask 'Why'!

We have a chance to build back the world and build it back better, but we have to protect our resources such as our oceans when we do so. We need engineers to play their part in this new world, but we have to ensure that they always ask the 'Why', writes Patrick Calnan.

Wedded to our tools: Why expertise can hold us back – Part II

Sean Brady concludes this two-part article with a warning to engineers not to become over-reliant on their ‘tools’, but to consider how and when to apply them.

Wedded to our tools: Why expertise can hold us back – Part 1

In this two-part article with a difference, Sean Brady looks further afield to explore how ‘expertise bias’ may cloud our judgment.

Decade of Centenaries: Part I – Burning of James Gandon's Custom House, Dublin

In the first part of a series of articles on Ireland's Decade of Centenaries, we examine events that occurred 100 years ago: the burning of Dublin's Custom House, which was designed by James Gandon, took 10 years to build and was completed in 1791. We will look at the design of the building; its architect; and reconstruction works in the 1980s.

Technical Guidance Document B 2020: Tweaked for open plan living

In July 2020 a new revision to Technical Guidance Document B (TGD-B) came into force, the first significant amendment to the code since 2006. The edits relate primarily to buildings containing flats, in particular open plan flats.


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Your Committee contacts

Our committees arrange and host technical presentations, discussions, debate and social events in our regions and represent the group at liaison committee. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact one of the team.

Fire & Safety Committee Member documentation
As an assigned committee member, your login will allow you access to committee documentation such as agendas, minutes and draft papers.