Mark Bristow named National Chair of BSI committee on fire extinguishers


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BSI enhances fire extinguisher standards committee

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced the appointment of Mark Bristow as the National Chair of the committee FSH/2, dedicated to “Fire Extinguishers.”

Bristow, known for his extensive involvement in the fire extinguisher sector, brings over 15 years of experience to the role, including significant contributions as a member of the FIA Extinguishing Council and the BSI committee FSH/2, representing LS UK Fire Group Ltd.

A career dedicated to fire safety

In his capacity, Bristow has also served as the Chair of the Extinguishing Manufacturers Technical Committee (EMTC), participated in the Portable Servicing Committee (PSC), and contributed to numerous Special Interest Group (SIG) working groups.

His appointment is expected to leverage his broad expertise and deep understanding of the industry to further the development and dissemination of UK standards for portable fire extinguishers.

The role of committee FSH/2 in fire safety

The BSI committee FSH/2 is tasked with developing, drafting, and publishing all UK standards related to portable fire extinguishers.

This encompasses standards for their manufacture, selection, and maintenance, and extends to addressing challenges posed by lithium-ion battery fires, fire blankets, and manually transportable fire extinguishers.

The committee’s work plays a vital role in promoting UK expertise in fire safety standards on both European and international stages.

Mark Bristow’s leadership is anticipated to enhance the committee’s output and prominence, contributing significantly to life safety improvements for end users of portable fire extinguishers.

IFSJ Comment

The appointment of Mark Bristow as the National Chair of the British Standards Institution’s committee on fire extinguishers marks a key moment for fire safety standards in the UK.

With his extensive background and commitment to the sector, Bristow is well positioned to guide the committee in its crucial work.

This move underscores the importance of continuous improvement and innovation in fire safety, reflecting the industry’s commitment to safeguarding lives and property.

The engagement of experienced professionals like Bristow ensures that fire safety standards remain comprehensive, current, and relevant, addressing the evolving needs of the industry and society at large.

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