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ASFP set to host passive fire protection CPD seminar in Bristol

26 February 2024

THE ASSOCIATION for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is hosting a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar at The Aviva Centre in Stoke Gifford, Bristol on 12 March. Bringing together a range of expert ASFP and guest speakers, the event will explore Best Practice in passive fire protection design and installation.

Following on from registration at 9.15 am, attendees will be welcomed to the event by ASFP managing director Mike Ward at 10.00 am. Niall Rowan, the ASFP’s technical and regulatory affairs officer, will then begin the morning session with an introduction to passive fire protection, duly providing an overview of key concepts, materials and regulations.

The remainder of the session is set to focus on Best Practice in design. Mark Wilson of the Health and Safety Executive will discuss the requirements of Planning Gateway One and examine the need for early consideration of fire safety design.

Will Pitt and Amritha Achuthan of Laing O’Rourke will then each discuss passive fire protection design and specification challenges from the perspective of the Tier 1 contractors. A Q&A session round off the morning’s presentations.

Passive fire protection for designers

After a break for luncheon and an opportunity to network with ASFP officers, members and exhibitors alike, delegates will be welcomed to the afternoon session by ASFP technical officer Stuart Southall.

Ben Oram of architect Buckley Gray Yeoman is due to discuss passive fire protection for designers, exploring the industry’s challenges and needs, while Graeme Whitty of Willmott Dixon will explain how effective co-ordination is key to successful project delivery.

Michael Hicks of Onetrace will then offer some insights into the passive fire protection industry from a software provider’s perspective.

To conclude the presentations, Dr Andrew Taylor (the ASFP’s head of technical) offers a full overview of the regulatory changes affecting the installation of passive fire protection solutions. A Q&A panel session brings the event to a close at circa 2.45 pm.

*For further information and to book your place at the event, visit the ASFP’s website