FPA_2013_small The Fire Protection Association (FPA) is the UK's national fire safety organisation working to identify and draw attention to the dangers of fire and the means by which their potential for loss is kept to a minimum.

Constructionline is a public private partnership between the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly the DTI) and Capita Business Services. As a national online database, it is the UK's largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. Its aim is to improve efficiencies for buyers and suppliers in the construction industry, specifically by reducing the duplication of work and administration relating to the process of pre-qualifying suppliers for construction contracts.


The IFE is a professional body and registered charity with 11,000 members in Fire and Rescue Services and the wider fire sector. The IFE's influence is international, with 41 branches worldwide supporting the protection of life and buildings from fire.


Warrington Certification Limited (WCL) in partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), operate an independent third party competent persons scheme in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024:2003. The scheme is called the Fire Risk Assesors Certification Scheme (FRACS) and has been accredited by UKAS.

The scheme has been designed to allow risk assessors to prove; through third partycertification, their competence to complete fire risk assessments as required by the Regulatory Reform Order (RRO).


The National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) is an independent register of accredited Access Auditors and Access Consultants who meet professional standards and criteria established by a peer review system. It is a UK-wide accreditation service for individuals who undertake access auditing and access consultancy.


The Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards in Swiftwater Rescue recognise outstanding achievement in the technical rescue discipline of swiftwater and flood rescue. They are not heroism awards, but rather recognize preparedness, teamwork, and a job well done, sometimes under extreme conditions, where training is vital to the success of rescue missions, as well as the safety of rescue personnel.

The awards were established in 1993 by members of the Swiftwater Rescue Committee of the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) in honor of Earl Higgins, a writer and filmmaker who lost his life in 1980 while rescuing a child who was swept down the flood-swollen Los Angeles River, and Jeffrey Langley, a Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighter -paramedic and swiftwater rescue pioneer, who lost his life in a helicopter incident in 1993.


The Institute of Fire Safety Managers is a professional body established with the primary objectives: of raising fire safety awareness at a local, national and international level; promoting fire prevention; fire protection; and the reduction of risk from fire as far as reasonable practicable.

A fire risk assessors register has been introduced by the IFSM to help those who have been designated as ‘responsible persons’ under the legislation. The register holds details of individuals who have gone through the registration process and who are considered to be appropriately qualified, and experienced as fire risk assessors, together with the services they provide.


As the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world, IOSH are committed to creating a world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable. They were the first European safety body to be awarded NGO status by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

  • More than 40,000 members in 99 countries
  • Founded in 1945; a registered charity since 1962
  • The only Chartered body for health and safety professionals in the world