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Government to address Fire Safety Event

10 March 2020

The Government is to make two keynote addresses providing updates to fire safety regulations as part of The Fire Safety Event, which takes place at NEC Birmingham on 28-30 April 2020.

Senior officials from the Home Office and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will provide updates on next steps following the consultation on the Fire Safety Order and the Independent Review of the Building Regulations and Fire Safety.  On 29 April at 12:30, Head of the Home Office Fire Safety Unit, Rod McLean, will provide an update on the Fire Safety Order and this will be met by a response from leading fire safety lawyer Kathryn Turner.

At 9:30am on 30 April, Head of the Reform Strategy Team for MHCLG’s Building Safety Programme Neel Naik will provide an address on behalf of the government on how it will implement the recommendations made in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of the  Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

The Fire Safety Event is the UK’s only major fire exhibition that offers free-to-attend seminars with leading government officials and the event will also feature a number of other keynote speakers including Robert Leverton from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service who will talk about the need for changes to sprinkler laws in the UK and Will Knatchbull from London Fire Brigade who will discuss rescue and salvage operations at heritage sites. Other keynote speakers include Stephen Adams (BAFE), Stewart Kidd (BAFSA), Niall Rowan (ASFP), Russ Timpson (Tall Buildings Network), David Poxon (Fire Protection Association) and a Fire Safety Order Mock Trial being delivered by Laura White from Pinsent Masons LLP. All these seminars will take place in the Fire Safety Keynote Theatre, which is sponsored by Advanced. 

The Fire Safety Event offers more than 60 hours of CPD-accredited content and a line up of speakers and seminars that is unparalleled by any other UK fire exhibition. The event will boast 100+ exhibitors including leading brands such as Apollo Fire Detectors, Advanced, Eaton, KIngspan, Checkmate Fire, Tyco, Honeywell, Rockwool, C-Tec, Bull Products, Fike, Safety Technology International, Vimpex, EMS Ltd, Global Fire Equipment, Evaclite and many more. Delegates can also access advice from all the leading associations including the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, RISCAuthority, Fire Protection Association, Fire and Security Association, Electrical Contractors Association, Institution of Fire Engineers, Institute of Fire Safety Managers, National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers and the Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors’ Association.

Event Director Tristan Norman said: “We are delighted to announce not one but two Critical Government Keynotes Sessions providing crucial industry updates to Fire Safety regulations – These two sessions really are a must attend for the entire industry and we look forward to once again welcoming attendees in their thousands to the NEC – the home of the UK’s Fastest Growing Fire Safety Event Event."

Delegates will also be able to gain free access to The Security Event, The Health & Safety Event and The Facilities Event, which are uniquely co-located with The Fire Safety Event.

The Fire Safety Event takes place at NEC Birmingham on 28-30 April 2020 and you can register now for FREE by CLICKING HERE