Some 30 different organisations worldwide have jointly launched the “International Fire Safety Standards Coalition” (IFSS Coalition). Member organisations include national and international professional bodies and standard setting organisations, fire protection associations, industry associations and the United Nations (UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management). The initiative follows from the Grenfell Tower fire, London, and aims to improve fire safety standards in buildings and construction, and their professional implementation, across the world. The Coalition intends to develop high-level international standards, then to support their implementation locally across the world. The Coalition is chaired by Gary Strong of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK).
“UNECE joins global coalition to improve fire safety in buildings through industry standards”, 12 July 2018 https://www.unece.org/?id=49147 and “International Fire Safety Standards”, Gary Strong, Global Building Standards Director, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London, 7 September 2018 https://www.rics.org/eu/news-insight/latest-news/news-opinion/international-fire-safety-standards/