Fire Safety Event 2019 seminars
26 February 2019
Alongside the exhibition itself, The Fire Safety event offers a jam-packed seminar programme, including over 60 hours of free-to-attend CPD content
CURATED AND delivered in partnership with Fire & Security Matters magazine, the seminar programme will cover and challenge critical topics in fire safety management today. Across two theatres, content will feature a mix of case study presentations, white paper presentations, thought-provoking debates and legal updates all presented by government officials, lawyers, and leading industry professionals.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire disaster, Dame Judith Hackitt will explore her independent review of Building Regulation and Fire Safety as well as provide an overview of key recommendations direct from the Government following this review.
Alongside Desmond Burke of Firetronics, former Fire Commissioner Sal will discuss the enhanced fire protection, stringent fire safety training and building inspections which were implemented following the 9/11 disaster. Co-speaker Desmond Burke has acted as chair to the New York Building and Managers Association. Together the pair will review the effectiveness of good code enforcement programmes, how to develop the safest buildings, offer practical solutions to evacuate occupants during fire, bomb or chemical release attacks as well as exploring how New York rebuilt in the wake of 9/11.
Other notable seminars at The Fire Safety event include Advanced’s Neil Parkin session “Thinking compliance – Fire solutions for greater peace of mind” held in the Keynote Theatre 12:30-13:00 on 9 April. Here he’ll explain the legal responsibilities companies face, helping ensure fire detection systems are not only reliable but compliant with the law. As well as hosting, Advanced have chosen to sponsor the events Fire Safety Keynote Theatre. Alongside sponsorship at the end of each theatre session, their team will provide live demonstrations on how to ensure your fire alarms are reliable and help prevent unwanted alarm triggers.
“Fire safety of insulated panels and façade systems” will be hosted in the Fire and Evac Theatre, 11:00-11:30 on 9 April. In the wake of major fires in skyscrapers in Dubai, the spotlight has been firmly placed on ensuring buildings are protected by suitable cladding systems. Kingspan’s Tony Ryan aims to focus on reducing the risk of fires in cladding systems and provide an insight into how to ensure cladding selections are safe.
Pinsent Mason’s Fire Safety Mock Trial is certainly not one to be missed. Based on a real-life prosecution under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Pinsent Mason's will conduct a live, mock trial where audience will be both the judge and jury. Held in the Keynote Theatre 12:00-13:00 - 11 April.
NEW: Tall Buildings Theatre
In addition to Kingspan’s presentation, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be hosting a Tall building fire protection area at the Fire Safety Event, focusing on the highly contemporary issue that has drawn media attention in recent years following high profile incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire and a series of tall building fires in Dubai.
Bringing together expert speakers from across the industry, sessions will consider Tall building fire safety, Common tall building fire safety concerns and Ensuring competency of installers. Sessions on the first day of the event will consider the Government response to the Hackitt review and examine potential changes to regulation, construction and design processes. On day two, a range of industry experts will discuss particular areas of concern, providing advice on ensuring adequate compartmentation, and discussing cladding issues, while day three will focus on considering the vital role of competent installers in ensuring the ongoing safety of tall buildings. Speakers will discuss training and qualifications and best practice for compartmentation and the correct installation and maintenance of firestopping and fire doors.
DSEAR with a Bang Demo Area
This demo area will feature live experiments based on the requirements of the Dangerous Substance and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. The session will be delivered three times a day and visitors are warned that the demonstrations will include controlled flashovers and bangs.
Featured Seminars from our co-located Events
A selection of seminars which co-located events have on offer and are especially relevant to a fire safety audience include “Understanding fire legislation and the role and responsibility of the FM provider” within The Facilities Event on 11 April. Head of contracts for BBC Fire & Security (a Marlowe critical services company), Mike Estall will guide the audience through their duties under these regulations, explaining delivery to customers and relevant service providers in order to ensure compliance and protection within fire legislation.
“Digital Voice: the next step in the UK's digital transformation and how alarm signalling will be affected”, taking place on 10 April at The Security Event highlights the anticipate evolution of the industry between now and 2025. Phil Cain and Nick Whitting of BT and BT Redcare will explain how BT intends for all its customers to be using fully digital telephone services by 2025. However, special services such as monitored alarms (which rely on analogue PSTN networks) may be impacted by this move to all IP. Nick and Phil’s session will detail the implications of this move, how to test equipment and how to reduce the impact of this switchover ahead of time.
In association with The British Safety Council, The Health and Safety Event on 9 April will conduct a conference covering legislative trends in Health and Safety, notably “Post Grenfell: The implications of fire safety management and future regulation” will discuss the important steps being implemented to avoid further devastating consequences in similar events. Fire Protection Association managing director Jon O’Neill will be among the expert panel talking during this session.
You can register to attend The Fire Safety Event for FREE at www.firesafetyevents.com