Chris Miles

Business Development Director

UL International

With over 30 years’ experience in the testing, assessment and certification of Fire Resisting elements, Chris has an in-depth knowledge of the performance of building elements when subject to elevated temperatures and the requirements necessary to ensure correct performance.

Over the last few years Chris led the development of a brand-new, state-of-the-art fire test facility for UL in Germany; from farmer’s field to operational, busy laboratory

Chris has most recently been involved at most levels of the certification process for Fire Resisting elements in The UK, Europe and Internationally. Chris has been instrumental in developing UL’s business for fire safety in Europe and was, until recently, Head of UL’s European Notified Body for fire protection and detection materials.

He is currently Director of UL’s Built Environment business for Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Chris is also Chairman of the ASFP, the UK based trade association overseeing built-in passive fire protection. (to be elected end of April 2021 so I think this will be true by presentation time)

Chris’s prior responsibilities have included:

  • Chairman of CEN/TC127/WG3, the committee responsible for developing and maintaining the test and extended application standards for Fire Resisting and smoke control doorsets.
  • Chair of FSH/22/5, the UK Mirror committee for BSI Standards of fire and smoke doorsets.
  • Chairman of Certification product groups for fire/smoke doors & shutters, building hardware, door seals and glass
  • Active member of various Trade Association liaison groups including Fire Resisting Glass, Building hardware and Timber and Steel doorsets.