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Stand No: FX750

What's new at the Fire Industry Association for 2019?

The Fire Industry Association (FIA), Europe's largest trade association for the fire protection sector, has lots of new and exciting things for visitors at FIREX. 

Those visiting the stand will be pleasantly delighted at the new and improved FIA Bar, where guests can relax, unwind, have a drink, and catch up with new and old colleagues. It's a great space for networking and a great space to meet with other members of the Association.

Membership of the FIA has been growing at an exponential rate over the last year – over 800 companies nationwide are now members, with some joining from outside the UK. Membership of the FIA has some excellent benefits – use of the FIA logo on all your marketing materials such as your website and vehicles for added credibility, discounts on British Standards and all FIA training and qualifications, and access to exclusive members-only technical councils, working groups, and events.

Known throughout the industry as the hub of technical excellence, the FIA has a wealth of technical expertise on a range of areas from fire detection and alarms, to extinguishing systems, to fire risk assessment and more. If you have a technical question, visit the FIA stand to have a chat with a technical manager who will be able to provide you with technical advice and guidance.

Lastly, but certainly not least, visit the FIA stand to have a chat about the qualifications that the FIA has to offer. Qualifications are all Level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), and will qualify a technician to design, install, maintain, or commission fire detection and alarm systems. 

Each qualification is comprised of four units of study – the Foundation unit, Health and Safety, Environmental, and one specialist advanced unit from a list of four options: Designer, Installer, Maintainer, or Commissioner. The selection of the specialist unit will determine the qualification gained (Installer gets you a qualification in fire detection and alarm installation, and so forth).

New for 2019 is the addition of an FIA ECS card – which lists all qualifications gained on the back of the card and features the FIA logo. 

The FIA will be presenting a number of seminars at FIREX where you can learn more about the qualification structure, topics studied, and any required pre-learning, as well as the new FIA ECS card. You can also find out more about any of the above – and pick up a prospectus – at the FIA bar, where FIA staff will be on hand to explain the courses in detail and help you with any training requests. 

www.fia.uk.com 

GB United Kingdom
Stand No: FX134

Fire risk assessors and fire safety managers should hotfoot it to Xact Training for the latest on national fire safety qualifications and courses including Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety for risk assessing complex buildings.

The training provider welcomes queries about this and other qualifications such as Level 5 Diploma in Fire Engineering Design.

Xact Operations Manager Trevor Norwood says: “Those in this sector will gain the core skills they require to conduct their workplace roles with competence and confidence at Levels 3, 4 and 5. These are recognised qualifications which are recommended by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA).”

Risk assessors and those with fire safety responsibility, along with regulators and designers, can also turn to Xact for specialist courses including BS 9991 Fire safety in residential buildings; BS 9999 Fire safety in commercial buildings; HTM Healthcare premises and BB100 Fire safety in schools.

Plus, Xact is the go-to sprinkler trainer with courses BS 9251: Checking Residential sprinkler systems and BS EN 12845: Checking commercial sprinkler systems renowned by fire safety professionals. Visit www.xact.org.uk.