Initiating the next phases of development of the BS 8644 suite…
You may be aware that BS 8644-1 was published by the British Standards Institution in July of this year. This new standard is a multi-part series, developed in recognition of both the immediate requirements of the fire safety sector, and the need to develop and encourage a standard information management approach for fire safety information.
The BS 8644 authoring team, nima and bSUKI have agreed the need to establish a working group to:
- Identify challenges and solutions for effective lifecycle fire safety information management
- Develop a dedicated schema for fire safety information exchange (FIREie)
- Cascade appropriate messaging and best practice through effective industry stakeholder engagement
We have an initial meeting on Thursday 6th October 2022 with a small group of stakeholders which will be widened as and when required, ensuring all constructive feedback is incorporated into the work.
The working group is co-convened by Dr Anne Kemp & Aman Sharma.
We collectively view this as an essential work item to continue supporting the fire safety sector’s journey to a better, standardised information management approach, whilst simultaneously integrating fire safety into information management processes recognised today.
We look forward to working together and supporting this very necessary work.