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Fire Safety Regime Review Advisory Group: minutes index

Remit

The purpose of this review is to ensure that the fire safety regime and regulatory framework in Scotland provides comprehensive protection to residents of high rise domestic buildings and is robust and fully fit for purpose.

Objectives

  • to identify and set out the existing fire safety regime and regulatory framework in Scotland in regard to fire safety in high rise domestic properties
  • to consider good practice in the scope and content of fire safety regimes in other parts of the UK, Europe and other relevant countries to benchmark Scotland against
  • to identify improvements in relation to the current regime in Scotland and make recommendations to the MWG
  • to assess whether there is a requirement to change legislation or practices with regards to the statutory role of SFRS and make any recommendations, if identified, to the MWG
  • to consider and assess the impact, benefits and risks of implementing any changes to legislation and/or to existing practice

Review Team: remit

Undertake a mapping and research exercise to review the existing fire safety legislation and associated frameworks and identify and recommend whether any changes are required to the legislation in order to improve, if necessary, fire safety for those who live in high rise domestic properties in Scotland.

Review Advisory Group: remit

To ensure that the recommendations to be submitted by the Review co-chairs to the Ministerial Working Group, and any supporting research and policy proposals, have been subject to scrutiny on issues of practical delivery, any impact on residents and their safety and on-going building use.

Members

Fire Safety Regime Review: advisory group

Co-chairs

  • Wendy Wilkinson, Deputy Director, Safer Communities
  • Dave Signorini, Head of Better Homes Division, Scottish Government

Members

  • David Stewart Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA)
  • Nicola Dickie COSLA
  • Tony Cain Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO)
  • Stuart Stevens Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Ashley Campbell Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
  • David Reid Property Managers Association Scotland (PMAS)
  • David Doran Property Managers Association Scotland (PMAS)
  • Kenny McGinty Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing
  • Denise Christie Fire Brigades Union
  • David Silbert Fire Brigades Union
  • Alex Adrain Wheatley Group
  • Tom Hardy Fire and Rescue Unit, Scottish Government
  • Linda White Fire and Rescue Unit, Scottish Government
  • Stephen Garland Better Homes Division, Scottish Government
  • Karen Coyne Better Homes Division, Scottish Government
  • Jess McPherson Building and Fire Safety Coordination Team
  • Colin Hird Building Standards Division, Scottish Government
  • David Murdoch Scottish Government Legal Department

Fire Safety Regime Review: review team

Co-chairs

  • Tom Hardy, Fire and Rescue Unit, Scottish Government
  • Stephen Garland, Better Homes Division, Scottish Government

Members

  • Linda White Fire and Rescue Unit, Scottish Government
  • Stephen Garland Better Homes Division, Scottish Government
  • Karen Coyne Better Homes Division, Scottish Government
  • Stuart Stevens Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Brian McKenzie Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate
  • Stephen Pathirana Building and Fire Safety Coordination Team, Scottish Government
  • Jess McPherson Building and Fire Safety Coordination Team, Scottish Government
  • Colin Hird Building Standards Division, Scottish Government
  • David Murdoch Scottish Government Legal Department

Contact

Email: BFSResponse@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
15 Mar 2018
Fire Safety Regime Review Advisory Group: minutes index