Committee Work

  • Current member of BSI Committee FSH/24 ‘Fire Safety Engineering’
  • Current UK expert in several working groups (especially Calculation Methods) within International Standards Organisation (ISO) Technical Committtee TC92 Sub Committee 4 ‘Fire safety Engineering’
  • Current member of BSI Committee FSH 14, ‘Fire Precautions in Buildings’
  • Past member of, and regular speaker at, the ABE Fire Safety Engineering Group, London Branch
  • Past Chairman (for several years), BSI Subcommittee FSH 14/2, ‘Firefighting Stairs and Lifts’
  • Member of consultants group which prepared the draft of the first UK fire safety engineering document Draft for Development 240, now developed into PD 7974
  • Past Chairman, BSI Subcommittee FSH 24/1, ‘Fire Safety Engineering’
  • Past Assessor (as BRE’s fire expert) on committees that advise Secretaries of State on the making of new Building Regulations – the ‘Building Standards Advisory Committee’ (BSAC) in Scotland, and the ‘Building Regulations Advisory Committee’ (BRAC) in England and Wales
  • Past Member of the ‘Fire Advisory Panel’ of the Department of Environment responsible for the revision of the technical guidance on the Building Regulations Approved Document B, ‘Fire Safety’
  • Member of BSI FSH 22/7 ‘Test Procedures for Partitions and Walls’ and Member of CEN TC127 Ad Hoc Group 25 ‘Extended Applications for Non-loadbearing Ceilings’
  • Past drafting Member of British Standards Institution BS 5950: Part 8 Committee ‘Fire Protection of Steelwork’
  • Appointed by the European Commission as UK Expert and Secretary of Technical Committee TC2 responsible for drafting the Interpretative Document ‘Safety in Case of Fire’ required under the Construction Products Directive. Interesting work involving many meetings in Brussels
  • Past member of BSI Committee FSH 14/21 ‘Means of Escape in Buildings’
  • Past UK Expert and Convener on International Standards Organisation (ISO) Technical Committee 92, SC 4, Working Group 1, ‘Fire Safety Engineering’
  • Past member of European Convention for Constructional Steelwork Committee (ECCS) TC3, ‘Fire Safety of Steel Structures’
  • Past member of ECCS TC7/TWG7.9 ‘Sandwich Panels’
  • Past member of LPC working group, ‘Code of practice for fire protection in the food and drink industry’, 1999
  • Member of international group of 6 experts that prepared the book ‘Lightweight sandwich construction’, pub Blackwell Science in 2001. I contributed the fire chapter. It was fun meeting in different countries to write and play.