FIREX Seminars

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Expertise & Guidance Theatre

Review of Government consultations on the building safety regulatory system and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) in England
10:45 - 11:15
Association for Specialist Fire protection [ASFP]

The Government has released its proposals for the new building safety regulatory system and a call for evidence on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) in England.  Niall Rowan reviews the proposals and examines their impact on the construction and fire sectors, particularly the passive fire protection industry. He will consider:

  • The design and enforcement processes
  • Product testing and certification
  • Improving levels of competency and understanding throughout the building lifecycle
Discussion of the Key Changes to BS 5839-6:2019
11:20 - 11:50
National Technical Manager

During this session, Aico’s National Technical Manager will be discussing the new revision of bs 5839-6:2019. With the recent changes having come into effect, Andy will take you through what these changes are, what they mean to the Fire Industry and what impact they are likely to have. Visit this presentation to find out more and ask any questions that you may have.

Upskilling and Determining Competency Through Training and Qualifications
11:55 - 12:25
Product Manager (Fire)

Richard will discuss the importance of training and qualifications as a way of demonstrating competency. He will also outline the role the BRE Academy has in delivering training.

The Development of Tests to Assess the Performance of Video Fire Detectors
12:30 - 13:00

This presentation explores the development of test methods to assess the performance of video smoke and video flame detectors. The successful development of methods for testing these types of detectors on the bench and to full size fires paves the way for the drafting of a standard to certify these complex systems supporting their increased use in the future.

Insights into Smoke Control in Buildings
13:10 - 13:50
Owner & Director
Smoke Ventilation Consultancy Ltd.

Synopsis coming soon

Fire Safety and Duty Holders – What do those with ‘Individual Responsibility’ need to know?
14:00 - 14:30
Russell-Cooke Solicitors

Many companies are aware of their general fire safety obligations but few employees and representatives / third party consultants that work in fire safety are as familiar with their own fire safety duties and the way in which the potential changes to UK fire safety legislation and the observations from the Grenfell enquiry might impact them. Those that design, manufacture, import or supply materials or equipment for use at work also have their own safety obligations that are not often discussed within the industry. During this session, Kizzy will highlight the key fire safety risks for individuals (as well as the overarching duties for companies) that work in the fire safety industry – including contractors, surveyors, suppliers, designers, manufacturers and installers – and how to limit liability and exposure to the risk of prosecution.

Identifying Causes and Proposing Ways to Reduce Fire Fatalities and Serious Fire Injuries in Scotland
14:40 - 15:10

This presentation will explore some of the preliminary findings from a collaborative research study to identify the causes of fire injuries and fatalities in Scotland. By analysing data from the Incident Recording System used by Fire and Rescue Services to record all incidents attended a number of recommendations have been proposed that using technology can potentially help to reduce these.

Training of the Future (Has Arrived)
15:20 - 15:50
Watch Manager - Virtual Reality/Road Safety
Leicesrershire Fire and Rescue Services (LFRS)


Fire Risk Assessment
16:00 - 16:30
Safety-Management UK

It's not auditing, it's identification of risk then offering suitable and sufficient strategies to control that risk. Grenfell has worried built environment operators, they are more focused on compliance, with suitability being the poor cousin. This leads to a Service Delivery Gap and a financial viability trap for all parties.


FPA Infozone

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Fire Safety in your building: The most common and serious issues fire risk assessors are coming across right now
10:30 - 11:00
Good maintenance of sprinkler systems
11:15 - 11:45
New proposals for Fire Safety and how they will be implemented
12:00 - 12:30
Pinsent Masons

Synopsis coming soon

The UK’s telephone network is being replaced. Are you ready to embrace the change?
12:45 - 13:15
Knowing the correct fire alarm category for buildings
13:30 - 14:00
Competency regarding Fire Risk Assessors and Third-Party Certification
14:15 - 14:45

Synopsis coming soon

Defining and understanding competency
15:00 - 15:30

Synopsis coming soon