Co-located with Health & Safety North, Fire Safety North offers an unparalleled line-up of free seminar sessions from the industry’s most respected voices to share fresh perspectives and insight on improving fire safety, business continuity and protection for organisations.
The content is organised by Fire & Security Matters magazine and the event sees the return of the Fire Safety Keynote Theatre, sponsored by Advanced, one of the world’s leading fire systems businesses.
Colin Moore from Evac+Chair and Ray Puttock from EMS will deliver a session on protecting tall buildings and how to ensure they are safely evacuated in the event of an emergency. There are subtle changes at play when planning a safe evacuation policy from building design, maintenance and workforce diversity to be considered. Delegates will learn about all the areas that should be covered in your evacuation policy.
The Fire Sector Federation will then deliver a keynote address on the future of fire safety laws post Grenfell. This session will look at the key learnings that can be taken away in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy and the independent review of the building regulations as well as the current consultation on the Fire Safety Order.
The day will conclude with a mock trial delivered by leading fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer who has prosecuted more cases than anyone else in the UK under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Delegates will be the judge and jury for the re-enactment of a real-life trial, which examines the role of Responsible Person.
The final day will begin with a seminar focussed on ensuring fire safety competency. Delivered by Alan Oliver from NAHFO and Ross Evans from Fike, this session will explain the serious consequences of not having a competent person carrying out fire safety work. It will also tell delegates ways of how to ensure that contractors are qualified to undertake fire safety work.
Leading lawyer Kathryn Turner will lead a session on ensuring that your building is compliant with fire safety laws. IFSM chairman Dr Bob Docherty will also ask the question does your building conform - when an inspector calls. Don’t miss out key advices on fire safety compliance to avoid the threat of prosecutions.
The final session will be hosted by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers who will deliver two technical seminars and will then end the session with its Annual General Meeting. Steve Wilcock will deliver a session on human behaviour during a fire and Paul Williams will cover photoluminescent - the way forward.