We’ve gathered together some of the best fire safety resource and membership sites in the UK. For keeping up to date with the latest fire safety news, technologies, policies and best practices look no further. If you’re a professional looking for recognition or accreditations, there’s some useful sites listed here for those areas too.
The Fire Industry Association is a not-for-profit trade association promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry.
Through close liaison with Government and official bodies and organisations within the industry, the FIA are able to provide us with the most up to date advice and technical know-how surrounding all things fire safety.
As they strive to provide the general public with useful, necessary information and communicate best practices to all, this site is definitely worth a bookmark.
FIRE is a leading magazine for the latest fire safety and prevention information including news, technology and related events in the UK.
Although there is a small price for subscribing to the magazine itself, the site alone is a great resource for insights into the fire industry. Follow their social media profiles too for live updates and professional insights.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is the largest fire and rescue service outside of London with over 2500 members of staff and 41 fire stations. Aside from the obvious, they also spend time promoting fire safety within the all areas of Greater Manchester so you can be sure you are in safe hands.
There is a whole host of useful information, tools and resources within the site, including the ‘socket overload checker’ which is a quick way of helping you see whether or not your plug sockets have too many active devices. The fire safety advice section also has an extensive list of useful documents relating to fire safety in various sectors and environments, so you’re bound to find the information you’re after.
The Fire Protection Association is the UK’s national fire safety organisation, working to identify and inform readers of fire safety risks and how they can be kept to a minimum.
This is the go to site for information, advice, FAQs and you can even visit their shop for essential fire safety equipment and resources.
FireNet is a really useful resource for UK based fire related news and is regularly updated with the latest goings-on.
Aside from being a useful site for fire safety advice and info, FireNet has an active forum with answers from the professionals. This is extremely useful for anyone with a ‘burning’ question, or even to browse and see if a similar issue has been touched upon before.
One for the professionals, the Institute of Fire Safety Managers is a body of highly respected individuals and companies all with the same objective.
“To raise awareness of fire safety at a local, national and international level, promoting fire prevention, fire protection and reducing the risk from fire as far as reasonable practicable”
If you become a member of IFSM, you can benefit from a whole host of training, events, conferences and it automatically puts you in contact with like minded fire professionals.
BAFE is the independent organisation dedicated to improving standards in fire protection.
For fire protection companies, registering with BAFE and achieving a third party certification is one of the best ways of ensuring clients that you are providing only the highest quality systems, services and training.
On the flipside, for those looking for the most competent fire safety suppliers, BAFE allows you to search for companies that have already been accredited in their database.
We are proud to say that Total Fire Services are BAFE accredited for providing the substantial fire risk assessments to properties nationwide.
The International Organisation for Fire Professionals is a registered charity working for societal benefit and awarding internationally recognised membership grades and fire related qualifications.
IFE can give fire professionals recognition they deserve, offering several grades of membership recognised by employers worldwide.
This is a great platform for career development and widening your contacts and know-how.
If you think we’ve missed any great fire industry related sites, let us know!