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Fire Safety Matters Live 2023 set for Coventry

07 March 2023

WESTERN BUSINESS Media – the publisher of Fire Safety Matters magazine – has launched Fire Safety Matters Live, a free-to-attend conference taking place at the Coventry Building Society Arena on 15 June 2023 and co-located with The Institute of Fire Safety Managers’ annual Technical Conference.

Fire Safety Matters Live, which has announced Apollo Fire Detectors as its headline sponsor, is also co-located with the Fire and Security Matters Awards 2023, which will take place on the evening of 15 June 2023 with a pre-dinner drinks reception.

The Fire and Security Matters Awards will be hosted by comedian Hugh Dennis and is organised in partnership with the Fire Industry Association. Further information is available on the event’s dedicated website. Entries for this year must be received on or before 31 March 2023.

Importantly, Fire Safety Matters Live will offer a full day of Continuing Professional Development-certified presentations. Luncheon and refreshments will be provided for delegates, so too free parking and the chance for attendees to visit an exhibition featuring the latest products and services in the sector developed by the biggest brands.

Exhibition spaces are completely SOLD OUT. The Exhibitor List is available to view online. The registration process is going to open for delegates very shortly.

Conference line-up

Chaired by Fire Safety Matters’ Editor Brian Sims, conference opens at 9.15 am with an opening address from Mark Wilson, operational policy lead for the Building Safety Regulator at the Health and Safety Executive.

The 9.45 am session is all about ‘Protecting Educational Premises from Fire’, Speaker Paul Melvin (business development executive at Apollo Fire Detectors) will review the building types typically associated with the educational setting along with the challenges involved and available fire safety solutions.

Ken Bullock (business development manager at Advanced) will be speaking about BS 8629 and building compliance. That presentation begins at 10.10 am and is followed at 10.30 am by an examination of ‘The Four Pillars of Digital Transformation in the Fire Industry’ courtesy of Jason Hill, sales manager at Tio Fire Safety.

A networking break at 10.50 am is then followed at 11.20 am by a delivery from Ray Puttock, commercial and marketing manager for fire products across the EMEA region at Carrier. In light of the post-Grenfell Tower fire safety-related regulations introduced by central Government, Puttock will look at how fire detection regimes may be updated quickly and safely and also evaluate the technology available to protect against future exterior fires, as well as those that could occur within properties.

Modern buildings

11.45 am sees Graham Laws (technical director at the Siderise Group) concentrate on how to ensure the effective compartmentation of curtain wall facades. Simon Tushingham Jones (vice-president of UK sales for simPRO Software) then examines how to ‘power up’ your fire business at 12.10 pm.

The final pre-luncheon session, delivered by Christopher Dunne from FFE, begins at 12.30 and outlines fire safety regimes for historic premises. Luncheon will then be served at 1.00 pm.

‘Defining Competence for Building a Safer Future’ is the core subject matter for Ian Moore (CEO at the Fire Industry Association) when conference resumes at 2.00 pm. This session will stress the importance of understanding the mistakes made prior to major fire events and what should be done to reduce the chances of them happening again by raising the bar on professionalism when it comes to the products and services supplied.

2.30 pm heralds the beginning of a panel discussion on the demonstration of fire safety competence. A drinks and networking break at 3.00 pm is followed by a session on fire risk assessments courtesy of Bob Docherty, president of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers.

Conference concludes with a presentation from Kate Milford, competence specialist at Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), who will discuss the work currently being undertaken by ASFP in collaboration with industry to develop, measure and manage the competence of the passive fire protection workforce. This session starts at 3.40 pm, with conference closing at 4.00 pm ahead of the Fire and Security Matters Awards ceremony.

*Further information is available online at www.fsmlive.co.uk View the full conference programme

**If your company would like to exhibit at and/or sponsor Fire Safety Matters Live 2024 at the same venue or Fire Safety Matters Live Manchester, which is taking place at the Emirates Old Trafford (the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club) next year then please contact Fire Safety Matters’ sales manager Leanne Velez via e-mail at lvelez@westernbusiness.media