Version 3 of the draft Statutory Code of Practice is now out for consultation with a deadline of 31 October 2022.  One of the forensic service level activities outlined in the code is Fire Investigation.  Section 85 covers the examination of fire scenes and section 86, establishing a fire origin and cause.  Neither of these are subject to the current version of the code and no requirement for accreditation is set, but the framework is set in place for future addition.

The 8-8-22 draft of the code can be found here: Draft Statutory Code v3 and the Government website page to submit comments can be accessed here: Forensic Science Draft Code of Practice       

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