Fire Industry Association
The Fire Industry Association, or the FIA as we are more commonly known, is a not-for-profit trade association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry. Our core values are to:
- Demonstrate and promote the highest ethical standards
- Always strive for the highest affective standards of fire safety
- Be recognised as THE experts in providing solutions to fire protection problems
- Provide an open, transparent and equal forum for members regardless of size
- Demonstrate speed and an ability to get things done
The Association was born out of a merger between two longstanding and well-respected trade associations, FETA (Fire Extinguishing Trade Association) and BFPSA (British Fire Protection Systems Association). The two associations had long shared a common interest in the promotion of the professional status of the UK fire industry and the FIA is proud to continue this work.
Our main objective is to promote the professional standards of the fire industry through close liaison and lobbying with Government and official bodies as well other key organisations in the industry. We aim to inform our members and the general market about the latest legislation and how it can affect their business.
We provide technical knowledge and advice to anyone who needs it regarding fire safety in the UK. We also provide training courses to members and non-members alike on all the latest technical and legislative topics to affect those working with fire safety.
All of the FIA’s members are involved in the manufacture, installation and maintenance of fire safety equipment or are fire risk assessors. In order to become a full member every business must adhere to a strict criteria, which includes third party accreditation. Third party accreditation schemes ensure that the products, systems and services provided by a member company are fit for purpose and the FIA firmly believes that these schemes also demonstrate competence as referred to in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
In addition all our members are bound by the FIA Leadership Statement, which stipulates the parameters under which they must operate.
Basically, if you employ the services of one of our members you know that they will provide the required level of performance in compliance with relevant standards, reassuring you that you have taken all reasonable steps required to fulfil your responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order.