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Fire safety on the agenda in Scotland

19 April 2017

The Fire Safety Event is making its debut in Scotland in May and will boast an unparalleled line-up of free educational content, according to the show’s content director Mark Sennett

SCOTLAND WORKS is a bi-annual event held in Glasgow, Scotland that boasts exhibitions and seminar theatres on facilities management, health and safety, maintenance, logistics, cleaning and now for the first time it will include fire safety.

On 3-4 May, the Fire Safety Event will be held at the Glasgow SEC and will be co-located with the long-established Health and Safety Event, Facilities Management and Maintec and Cleaning exhibitions. It will feature more than 30 fire sector manufacturers including: Advanced, C-Tec, Apollo, FFE, Kingspan, FirePro, Patol, BT Redcare, Hochiki, Kentec and Asecos to name but a few.

The event will attract more than 3,000 installers, end users, fire safety managers, consultants, risk assessors, insurers, facilities managers, health and safety professionals, manufacturers and fire and rescue services, who will enjoy more than eight hours of CPD-accredited free educational content delivered by industry leaders.

The Keynote Theatre (Sponsored by Advanced) will boast a quality level of topics and speakers that is usually only accessible at a pay to attend conference but it will be available for FREE to all delegates attending the Fire Safety Event.

The theatre will open on 3 May with Advanced’s Neil Parkin demonstrating advances in alarm management. This will be followed by a presentation from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service chief fire officer Alistair Hay, who will explain the benefits of a single fire and rescue service and how this could reap benefits in England. 

National Trust’s Bob Bantock will outline how his organisation prepares for emergency response to major fires and salvaging irreplaceable artifacts. Delegates will then be shown the devastating effects of a chemical fire by Mark Whiteley. Bryan Spence will present on the topic of how to best plan evacuations during terrorist attacks, something that is especially pertinent following the Glasgow Airport bombing in 2007.

4 May

Day two will begin with Gareth Dibden discussing how to install reliable fire detection systems for specialist applications. This will be followed by Russ Timpson discussing skyscraper fires and how they are becoming increasingly common in the UAE. 

Former BAFSA general secretary Stewart Kidd will explain why he is a strong proponent for manadatory fire suppression systems in large storage occupancies. This will be followed by ASFP director Niall Rowan outlining the importance for compliance in relation to passive fire protection. The last session will be delivered by Dr Carl Hunter, an expert columnist in Fire and Security Matters magazine, who will set the scene for why gaseous systems need to be constantly monitored. 

You can reserve your seats for any or all sessions in the Fire Safety Keynote Theatre by registering to attend the Fire Safety Event Scotland for FREE. All you need to do is register at www.scotlandworks.com/fire

Fire and evacuation

In addition to the Keynote Theatre, the Fire Safety Event Scotland will also boast a second theatre, which will focus on case studies from manufacturers. The Fire and Evacuation Theatre, sponsored by Fire and Security Matters magazine, will include talks from companies such as BT Redcare, Wagner, FirePro, C-Tec and more.

The sessions will focus on topics such as understanding smoke detection, suppression systems in hospitals, visual alarm devices, combined fire and security systems, how to stop fire spreading through tall buildings eliminating and competency in fire risk assessors.

On 4 May, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will hold a breakfast briefing in the fire and evacuation theatre from 8:15am-11:30am. Delegates will be welcomed with a bacon roll and refreshments and then be able to enjoy an introduction into understanding passive fire protection.

For more information or to register to attend the Fire Safety Event on 3-4 May at the SEC Glasgow for FREE, please visit www.scotlandworks.com/fire