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Please share your views on Approved Document B

Friday 4th August 2017

Since 2012, the Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has been working to shape future policy and strategy related to the UK Fire Sector.

Over the last few months the FSF has been working, with NBS Research, to understand the fire and construction industries’ views about the future of Approved Document B (Fire safety). This has led to the development of a nationwide survey it is now releasing.

Given recent events, this research has taken on an additional importance and poignancy. We know that this is a sensitive time, however, the FSF aims to use this survey as an important and collective tool to gather specific feedback and views on regulation and the statutory guidance in Approved Document B (AD B).

Considering this, we are asking all BAFE registered companies who use, or provide advice about, AD B to participate in the study. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete and can be found here. The survey is open until the end of August.


The survey would like your views on:



  • Whether or not a review of AD B should be carried out
  • Whether the current technical scope and content in AD B is fit for purpose
  • What improvements to AD B, if any, you would like see, including how AD B can be ‘future-proofed’ to align with innovation and technological changes within the modern built environment.


The study’s findings will be analysed by NBS and the FSF. The findings will be submitted to the Department for Communities and Local Government to help those responsible for making sure Building Regulations and AD B are as effective as possible. At the same time the findings will be used by the FSF to inform future work in this area.

The survey is conducted by NBS Research, an independent research organisation, on behalf of the Fire Sector Federation, and is carried out in accordance with the Market Research Society Code of Conduct.


The link can be found here: http://surveys.ribaenterprises.com/wh/s.asp?k=149803907536


BAFE are a member of the FSF.


The Fire Sector Federation brings together key stakeholders in the fire sector to work in alliance to make the UK a safer place to live, work and enjoy.

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