Expertise & Guidance Theatre

The future of qualifications of fire detection and alarms focused on maintenance
10:20 - 10:50 Expertise & Guidance Theatre

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. How will it work ?

This session will look at the specifics for the Installation & Commissioning qualifications.

20 Years since fire risk assessment came in and 10 years since reg 38 (or 16B) packs were introduced
11:00 - 11:50 Expertise & Guidance Theatre
Head of Enforcement,
London Fire Brigade


Speaker Q&A Meet & Greet: 11:30 - 11:50

Grenfell Tower: Why building regulations need to be reviewed
12:00 - 12:50 Expertise & Guidance
Association for Specialist Fire Protection
Vice Chair
Fire Sector Federation
Technical Director
Head of Regulatory Affairs EMEA, Tyco /ADT and Chairman
Fire Industry Association (FIA)
International Fire Risk, Security Aspects and Emergency Planning Independent Consultant
Fire Sector Federation Built Environment Issues & Affairs Workstream Chair
British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association
BAFE SP203-4 scheme for emergency lighting
13:00 - 13:50 Expertise & Guidance Theatre
Certification Manager

- What is Third Party Certificate
- Benefits of Third Party Certificate
- Requirements for the BAFE SP203-4 scheme for emergency lighting

Speaker Q&A Meet & Greet: 13:30 - 13:50

Who on earth wants to get involved in standardisation?
15:00 - 15:50
Technology & Expert Practices Manager

There has never been a more interesting time to get involved in standardisation.  Widely considered to be one of the most boring topics on earth – it is also widely acknowledged to be one of the critical factors in the successful deployment of fire protection and prevention to secure the safely of people at home, at work and at play.  In this presentation Peter Massingberd-Mundy from Xtralis Honeywell will attempt to provide some insight into how the legal framework for the writing of standards in Europe has evolved and why there is a growing list of candidate Harmonised standards which have not been deemed suitable for citation in the EUOJ to underpin the CE marking of products.

As the new chairman of TC72, the presentation will focus on the EN54 series of standards which fall under the on the Construction Product Regulations (CPR).  Examples of current work and some of the technical issues being addressed by TC72 will be included, along with latest news on how the EN54 series is shaping up.

The presentation will be particularly geared towards identifying the roles and responsibilities of the people who get involved and become successful contributors to the standardisation process.  As such it will be particularly relevant to those considering whether to get involved in this slow moving but intriguingly dynamic and challenging aspect of our industry. 

Speaker Q&A Meet & Greet: 13:40 - 13:50

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How important is Third party certification?
10:20 - 10:50 FPA Infozone
Head of Sales
BT Redcare

We look at the benefits of using third party certified equipment and the dangers in using equipment said to meet the standards but not tested

Innovation in alarms, suppression and regulation
11:00 - 11:50 FPA Infozone
Technical Director
Fire Safety Issues in Heritage Buildings
12:00 - 12:50 FPA Infozone
Heritage Fire Safety Specialist
The National Trust
An overview of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
13:00 - 13:50 FPA Infozone
Senior Trainer and Technical Consultant
NEBOSH - An internationally recognised fire safety qualification?
14:00 - 14:50 FPA Infozone
Director of Strategy
The perfect Fire Risk Assessment
15:00 - 15:20 FPA Infozone
Senior Trainer and Technical Consultant
Old and doubtful sprinkler head testing
15:30 - 16:00 FPA Infozone
Head of Special Projects Group