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Second edition of Code of Practice for Fire Investigation released


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The Institution of Fire Engineers is has published the Second Edition of the Code of Practice for Investigators of Fires and Explosions for the Justice Systems in the UK.

The Second Edition, prepared by the IFE, National Fire Chiefs Council and UK Association of Fire Investigators, represents the current knowledge and understanding of fire investigation practice and members are encouraged to use it. It will come into effect in April 2021.

The Code of Practice is published free of copyright; users are free to use anything contained within it. However, they are reminded of the need for any excerpted materials not to be presented or used out of context.

Compliance with this Code of Practice does not of itself confer immunity from legal obligations.

The Code of Practice has been developed to support and provide guidance to organisations and individuals engaged in the examination of fire and explosion scenes within the framework of the criminal justice systems of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).

The Code of Practice for Fire Investigation is available here.

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