In October 2017, a regional expert commended the role of facilities management (FM) in the UAE's updated fire code.

Cofely Besix FM’s QHSE manager, Andre Mars, said the updated UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice would improve life safety standards in the country.

READ: Experts laud updates to UAE fire safety programmes

Experts have previously told Construction Week that the updated fire code takes a holistic, lifecycle-oriented view of the built environment. 

Peter van Gorp, director of fire and life safety at AESG, says a chapter has been dedicated to stakeholder responsibilities in the new code. 

In the following video, the second of a three-part series, van Gorp says that the chapter also details the responsibilities of FM teams.