Draft for Public Comment: PAS 9980 – Fire risk and assessment of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats (closing date – 12 May 2021)

Your views invited.

The fire risk appraisal and assessment of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats – Code of practice (PAS 9980) has now been issued as a Draft for Public Comment, and CIAT has been asked to contribute its views on this.

You can access and download a copy of the draft via the following link:


Please note that you will be required to register and log in to the BSi website to access this. (Registration with BSi is free.)

If you do have any comments that you would like to be considered as part of CIAT's response, please forward them to Graham Chalkley, Assistant Practice Director, at g.chalkley@ciat.global by Wednesday 12 May 2021.

CIAT Fire Taskforce
Since the Grenfell Tower Fire in June 2017, CIAT has been actively involved and engaged with Government(s), various taskforces and committees to contribute to improving practices and to ensure that fire safety and information on this topic is readily available to our members.

The CIAT Fire Taskforce is currently a virtual group and is the principal platform where information and requests to assist the Institute with consultations and calls for evidence are communicated.

We are encouraging all Chartered Members with traditional qualifications and in particular the specialist skills relating to the ability to assess fabric and materials in relation to safety, to join this Taskforce. If any Chartered Members are interested, please contact Graham Chalkley in the Practice and Technical Department at g.chalkley@ciat.global for an Expression of Interest form.

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Consultation Fire safety