The GAI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FIS, which represents the finishes and interiors sector. The two bodies will be working together to showcase the skills of members to the wider industry and build on the wealth of technical knowledge the organisations already share.
Simon Forrester, CEO of the GAI, said the MoU formalises a working relationship the two organisations have enjoyed for many years. “Our aim is to build a stronger long-term relationship between our organisations by exploring opportunities to work together in areas including education, advocacy, innovation and best practice.”
The two organisations will work together to improve the wider construction industry’s understanding of the safety issues relating to fire doors, ironmongery, access control and flexible walls. They will develop technical standards and resources to support the professional development of members and stakeholders in the interiors supply chain.
The organisations have already held a joint presentation on fire safety as part of Fire Door Safety Week in September.