Agenda

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Tall Building Fire Safety Conference

Delegates to be seated
09:45 - 09:55
session
Official Opening
10:00 - 10:05
session
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
Churchill Fellowship Study into Evacuation from Tall Buildings
10:10 - 10:45
Keynote
Fire Officer
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
What can go wrong with Smoke Control Installations
10:50 - 11:15
session
Technical Director
Colt UK
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
Single point of failure and inter-relationship between stair pressurisation system and evacuation strategy for tall buildings
11:20 - 11:45
session
Fire Engineering Manager
BCA Logic Pty Ltd
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
Case study of lift/elevator evacuation strategy
11:50 - 12:15
session
Head of UK Fire Engineering
WSP
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
A discussion of the latest findings from FPA Research following the Grenfell Tower Fire
12:20 - 12:45
session
Technical Director
Fire Protection Association
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)

The suitability of the current BS8414 test in testing external cladding, The concept of a perfect build versus the standard fitted build, Improvements in fire load of materials to aid real life scenario.

Panel Discussion
12:50 - 12:55
session
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
Lunch - sponsored by Gerda
13:00 - 13:50
session

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Fire Testing of Tall Building Façade Systems
14:00 - 14:35
session
Station Manager
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
Fire Performance of Insulated Panel & Rainscreen Façade Systems
14:40 - 15:05
session
Head of Fire Engineering Services
Kingspan
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
Can technology help to detect and extinguish fires in high rise buildings?
15:10 - 15:35
session
CEO
Fire Industry Association
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
Exterior Fire Protection for High-Rise Buildings
15:40 - 16:05
session
Senior Manager of Innovation and New Ventures
Johnson Controls Global Fire Suppression Products
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
Smoke Control
16:10 - 16:35
session
Panel Discussion
16:40 - 16:55
session
Head of Technical Services
Shard Quarter (REM)
Conference Day 1 closes
17:00 - 17:00
session

FPA Infozone

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Digital Voice: the next step in the UK’s digital transformation and how alarm signalling will be affected
10:20 - 10:50
session
Post Grenfell update
11:00 - 11:50
session
Technical Director
The FPA

Following the worst fire in living memory this session will look at what has changed in the sector in the last 12 months and what is planned for the future.

Who is the responsible person?
12:00 - 12:50
session
Head of Training & Risk Services
The FPA

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the ‘responsible person’ to provide and maintain sufficient fire safety. This talk will establish who the responsible person is and what responsibilities they hold, helping to demystify this important part of the legislation.

Fire Sector Federation: Fire Competency Framework
13:00 - 13:50
session
Vice Chair
Fire Sector Federation

 A working document has been prepared to assist in the development of competency by individuals operating in the subject discipline of fire and fire safety by outlining a framework of areas of study to gain knowledge and education.

Stay put and refuge areas
14:00 - 14:50
session
The Fire Brigades Union

This talk will explore the topical and easily mismanaged policy of occupants
“staying in a building during a fire being the safer option over evacuation”.
It will specifically cover:
• Why would you keep people in a building as opposed to evacuate?
• Refuges or places of safety within a building
• The principle of compartmentation
• What can go wrong and challenges of adopting the policy

Fire testing of Facades BS8414
15:00 - 15:20
session
Technical Director
The FPA
Fire Stopping
15:30 - 16:00
session
Technical Director
Rockwool

Expertise & Guidance Theatre

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The fire sector response to the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
10:45 - 11:15
session
Panel: Grenfell - one year on - Fire Sector Federation
11:25 - 12:20
session
Lead on Regulation & Guidance
FSF
Lead on Competency
FSF
Lead on National Strategy & Policy
FSF
Lead on Products and Testing
FSF

As we approach the Grenfell anniversary and anticipate the publication of recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, the Fire Sector Federation has assembled a panel of fire safety experts. The panel will review activities of the last year, discuss proposals for legislative change and make recommendations for improving fire protection throughout the built environment. The panel, representing different aspects of the fire sector, will be available to answer your questions and offer views on developing an appropriate fire safety solution that ensures a tragedy such as Grenfell can never happen again.

Chairperson: Paul Fuller, CBE QFSM

The wider implications of the Grenfell disaster for health and safety regulation
12:30 - 13:00
session
Chair of NAtional Compliance and Risk Qualifications
HSE

The Grenfell Tower disaster has of course immediate lessons for fire prevention. It also shares many characteristics of wider health and safety disasters such as the fact that it was foreseen, that it took place within an unsatisfactory regulatory framework and that it is still unclear that the remedial measures so far proposed will satisfactorily address the underlying problem. In his talk
Geoffrey Podger will ask why it takes a major disaster to motivate us to take preventive and proportionate action on health and safety risks and whether past lessons of how to achieve this have really been learnt.

Churchill Fellowship study into evacuation from tall buildings
13:10 - 13:50
session
Fire Officer
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

This presentation will give a global perspective of evolving evacuation methods from high-rise buildings and identifying potential fire and life safety improvements within this complex vertical world. This presentation will draw upon research gathered as part of an Australian Winston Churchill Fellowship conducted throughout eleven different countries. Including:

High-rise buildings – the codes, standards, design, construction and on-going management

Occupants – how to evacuate and implement safety procedures to manage the occupants

Incidents – analysis of previous high-rise incidents and identify the capabilities and challenges facing firefighters

New fire detection & alarm qualifications
13:55 - 14:25
session

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has become a recognised awarding Organisation that can register qualifications on the National Curriculum. Four FD&A qualifications have been announced (Design, Install, Commissioning & Maintenance). Find out what the thinking behind this move was and what the vision is.
This session will look at the Foundation unit launched in January 2018. What is included, initial feedback and future plans.

Post Grenfell - what have we learned about fire safety deficiency (from a legal standpoint) in the UK in 2018?
14:30 - 15:00
session

Main findings from the Grenfell enquiry so far:
- What the real fire safety issues are
- Who could and should be liable for those issues
- What are the likely fines for companies / individuals in the event of prosecution
- Top tips to avoid exposure to the risk of prosecution

Fire Risk Assessment - what does it look like now?
15:10 - 15:40
session
Managing Director
Safety Management (UK)

By the time I come to deliver this, Dame Judith Hackitt is expected to have delivered her report and we will likely be looking at the brave new world of fire safety. From what we already know, there is an increased focus on the ‘quality’ of the product.

This has brought a number of significant issues to the fore in the last 12 months;

• Resources required to deliver the FRAs
• Competence and qualifications - what is good enough?
• Client needs and expectations – how will you balance large quantities of work, with the very best standards of quality, and price…
• What is a Type 4 fire risk assessment? Does the outside of building for part of the FRA?
• Is there enough cross discipline thinking and working in the fire safety industry?

These issues and more questions will be addressed.

Third party certification, what’s in it for me?
15:50 - 16:20
session

- Brief explanation/intro of TPC and the 2 main schemes and how they work 

- The main requirements of the BAFE modular scheme (as its most popular) and the main BAFE schemes, 101, 203, 205 etc. 

- Evidence of BAFE compliant works and non BAFE compliant (photos of workmanship etc.) 

-  Anecdotal evidence of companies being asked for BAFE by public bodies, businesses etc. 

- Why companies should get BAFE certification and the rewards if they do (quality of work, contracts etc.)   

-  How the FIA can help 

Preventing false alarms in residential buildings
16:30 - 17:00
session
UK Business Development Manager
Advanced

This presentation will cover:

False alarms - are they a major issue?

Estimated costs and implications

What the industry is doing

 

Fire system choice

  *   Potential causes of false alarm

  *   Where to start

  *   What software features to consider

  *   Defining building areas

False alarm management choices

  *   Alarm verification scenarios

  *   Investigation delay scenarios

 

Sprinkler Zone - Show Me How

Sponsored by:

FPA
11:00 - 11:05
Demo
Reacton
11:05 - 11:10
Demo
Ultrafog, Water Mist Suppression System
11:10 - 11:15
Demo

Company name: Ultrafog
Name of system: High Pressure Water Mist
Product: Water Mist Suppression System

They will learn the basics on how High Pressure Water mist Systems work along with the main advantages High Pressure Water Mist systems have vs traditional water sprinkler systems of Low Pressure Water Mist Systems.

Helios Systems, Electrically actuated cannon suppression system
11:15 - 11:20
Demo
Managing Director
Helios Systems
Operations Manager
Helios Systems

Company name: Helios Systems
Name of system: A.T.F.S. (Automatic Targeted Fire Suppression)
Product: Electrically actuated Cannon suppression system

Helios will demonstrate a new innovation of targeted fire suppression systems which can deal with hotspots and fires at their earliest inception. This technology allows fires to be targeted within the area of the heat source without having to cover the entire building for each incident, meaning less down time and clean up afterwards. This technology combined with early warning fire detection systems give advanced warning with suppression which deals with the heat at source.

Reacton
11:20 - 11:25
Demo
Aico, Ei414 Fire/CO Interface and interface relay units
11:25 - 11:30
Demo

Find out about the British Standards regarding alarms and sprinklers and see how simple it is to integrate domestic Part 6 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms with sprinkler systems using Radio Frequency technology and an interface module.

FPA
13:00 - 13:05
Demo

Company name:FPA
Name of system:All sprinkler systems
Product:Sprinkler head testing

The latest and current editions of BSEN 12845 and the “LPC Rules for Automatic Sprinkler Installations 2015 state that “The sprinkler heads should be periodically tested every 25 years.FPA is unrivalled in experience and expertise where Sprinkler installation and maintenance standards are concerned and this brief talk will discuss the reasons behind and how we test sprinkler heads identifying common issues and faults

Reacton
13:05 - 13:10
Demo
Ultrafog, Water Mist Suppression System
13:10 - 13:15
Demo

Company name: Ultrafog
Name of system: High Pressure Water Mist
Product: Water Mist Suppression System

They will learn the basics on how High Pressure Water mist Systems work along with the main advantages High Pressure Water Mist systems have vs traditional water sprinkler systems of Low Pressure Water Mist Systems.

Helios Systems, Electrically actuated cannon suppression system
13:15 - 13:20
Demo
Managing Director
Helios Systems
Operations Manager
Helios Systems

Company name: Helios Systems
Name of system: A.T.F.S. (Automatic Targeted Fire Suppression)
Product: Electrically actuated Cannon suppression system

Helios will demonstrate a new innovation of targeted fire suppression systems which can deal with hotspots and fires at their earliest inception. This technology allows fires to be targeted within the area of the heat source without having to cover the entire building for each incident, meaning less down time and clean up afterwards. This technology combined with early warning fire detection systems give advanced warning with suppression which deals with the heat at source.

Reacton
13:20 - 13:25
Demo
Aico, Ei414 Fire/CO Interface and interface relay units
13:25 - 13:30
Demo

Find out about the British Standards regarding alarms and sprinklers and see how simple it is to integrate domestic Part 6 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms with sprinkler systems using Radio Frequency technology and an interface module.

Property Protection & Business Resilience: Automatic Sprinkler Design Opportunities - Day 1
13:30 - 14:00
Demo
Secretary
Business Sprinkler Alliance
Reacton
15:05 - 15:10
Demo
Ultrafog, Water Mist Suppression System
15:10 - 15:15
Demo

Company name: Ultrafog
Name of system: High Pressure Water Mist
Product: Water Mist Suppression System

They will learn the basics on how High Pressure Water mist Systems work along with the main advantages High Pressure Water Mist systems have vs traditional water sprinkler systems of Low Pressure Water Mist Systems.

Helios Systems, Electrically actuated cannon suppression system
15:15 - 15:20
Demo
Managing Director
Helios Systems
Operations Manager
Helios Systems

Company name: Helios Systems
Name of system: A.T.F.S. (Automatic Targeted Fire Suppression)
Product: Electrically actuated Cannon suppression system

Helios will demonstrate a new innovation of targeted fire suppression systems which can deal with hotspots and fires at their earliest inception. This technology allows fires to be targeted within the area of the heat source without having to cover the entire building for each incident, meaning less down time and clean up afterwards. This technology combined with early warning fire detection systems give advanced warning with suppression which deals with the heat at source.

Reacton
15:20 - 15:25
Demo
Aico, Ei414 Fire/CO Interface and interface relay units
15:25 - 15:30
Demo

Find out about the British Standards regarding alarms and sprinklers and see how simple it is to integrate domestic Part 6 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms with sprinkler systems using Radio Frequency technology and an interface module.