Review of EU fire safety standards

The European Parliament has approved plans for a review of fire safety standards for building materials used within the European Union.

The EU’s Construction Products Regulations have not been revised since they were issued in 2002 and even then the data they were based was largely drawn from figures complied in the 1990s.
The parliament was told that since then the contents of buildings, especially residential ones had changed significantly with the increased use of electronic gadgetry and synthetic materials.
Ash Fire Management CEO Paul Evans who attended a meeting at the Parliament said: ““It is encouraging that the European Commission has commissioned a study into the smoke toxicity of construction materials.

“We are happy to see that the Commission is seeking to tackle the number one killer in a fire.”