Fire Safety Matters Podcast - Episode 5
15 June 2020
THE FIFTH episode of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast is now available to download or stream for free and features an in-depth interview with Niall Rowan, CEO of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, as well as our usual fortnightly discussion with fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer. Systems-related insight is provided by Nigel Ward, technical support specialist at FFE.
The Fire Safety Matters (FSM) Podcast is hosted by the magazine’s Editor Brian Sims and Western Business Media’s CEO Mark Sennett and is available fortnightly on Wednesdays. The FSM Podcast is sponsored by The Fire Safety Event, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 22-23 September 2020.
In Episode 5, Brian interviews Niall Rowan, CEO of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), about several key subjects. Among them are the wide-ranging review of the Building Regulations and, in particular, the revisions put forward in relation to Approved Document B.
Continuing the legislation theme, back in March the Government announced its proposed Fire Safety Bill and also the Building Safety Bill. As part of this there are plans afoot for a new Building Safety Regulator. Listen to the latest FSM Podcast and discover Niall’s opinions on that particular move.
Following on from this, when discussions focus squarely on central Government funding for the renewal of cladding, Niall outlines what he and the ASFP believe should be covered by the monies duly allocated.
We've heard much about the overriding importance of third party certification on recent episodes of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast, of course, so we decided to ask Niall for his appraisal of that important subject
Passive fire protection is what the ASFP is all about. Where are we now with this discipline, though, and what’s the likely direction of travel as we move out of lockdown and return to normal business routines? Niall offers his considered views.
On this edition of the FSM Podcast, Mark is joined once again by leading fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer. This time around, Warren focuses his attentions on article 5.4 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.
There's also an interview with Nigel Ward, technical support specialist at fire detection solutions developer FFE, as well as thought-provoking analysis from the FSM editorial team centred on some of the biggest news stories emerging in the sector at present.
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