Companies value FIA membership
22 Apr 2014
Membership with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) is valuable for the vast majority in some way or another, research shows.
This year's annual member survey, which is the largest to date, reveals that 60.9% think being a member is "extremely valuable" to their organisation - up more than three percentage points from the 57.1% figure recorded last year.
A further 34.5% believe being a member is "moderately valuable", making for a combined total of 95.4%.
The association's ability to formulate practices in the industry was valued most by its members, up from third place last year to first this time, followed by its influence on legislation in second and influence on standards in third.
Some 97.5% of respondents also claim to be satisfied with the overall service they received from their membership - up on last year's figure of 94.5%.
The FIA trained more than 3,000 delegates in 2013 and held around 200 events to ensure fire safety standards remained a top priority.
People who are responsible for commercial buildings, non-domestic and multi-occupancy premises in England and Wales that fail to carry out 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 can face an unlimited fine or up to two years in prison.
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