UN endorses IFSSC Common Principles

Posted on : Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Following its release in early October, the International Fire Safety Standard - Common Principles (IFSS-CP) has now been endorsed by the United Nations.  


In its 81st session, the UN Economic Commission for Europe's (UNECE) Committee on Urban Development, Housing, and Land Management welcomed the International Fire Safety Standards: Common Principles "Safe Buildings Save Lives".  


Prepared by the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, the principles are an industry-led global response to address differing or, in some cases, non-existent requirements in countries across the world to fire safety.  


The document includes a description of the standards, its implementation framework, and additional technical guidance.


The announcement from the Committee was as follows:  


The Committee welcomed the International Fire Safety Standards: Common Principles: "Safe Buildings Save Lives" to be published as an UNECE standard and invited representatives of national and local governments and stakeholders to apply the Common Principles to promote the safety of buildings."


FPA Australia welcomes the announcement by the UNECE as a great step forward to the delivery of fire safety for the community across the globe.