BSI's 10th Annual Fire Conference

16 November 2017

BSI's 10th Annual Fire Conference - Manchester

Fire Safety Conference 2017

Our Fire Safety Conference is the must-attend event filled with the latest fire safety updates and an insight into the standardization within the fire safety sector. Speakers from all aspects of the fire safety community will provide cutting edge opinions and commentary on the major issues facing the industry today. 

By attending the conference you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the forthcoming changes to key fire safety standards and hear about the impact they will have on you, your organization, and the fire safety industry
  • Understand how standards development encourages best practice
  • Enhance your knowledge about fire safety and ensure that you have successful fire safety practices in place
  • Network with your peers and have your questions answered by fire safety experts and standard makers
Join us for this special 10th anniversary Fire Safety Conference as we celebrate the past and look to the future. 




08:30 – 09:15 Registration

09:30 – 09:45 Chairman’s opening remarks 

Sir Ken Knight, Chairman, BSI Committee FSH/0(Strategic policy group for fire standardization)

09:45 – 10:05 Keynote: 

Martin Harvey, Head of Regulatory Affairs EMEA, Tyco

10:05 – 10:25 Harmonised standards and the CPR – challenges and opportunities

Peter Massingberd-Mundy, Technology & Expert Practices Manager at Xtralis

10:25 – 10:45 Smoke alarms – innovation and testing

Dave Coss,Fire Investigator & Watch Commander, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service

10:45 – 11:05 Fire testing and impact of the standards

Dr Debbie Smith, Managing Director of Fire Sciences,  BRE Global

11:05 -11:15 Q&A Session

11:15 – 11:30 Morning tea & coffee

11:30– 11:50 The Green Guide on sports stadia

Ben Bradford, Managing Director, BB7s

11:50 – 12:10 Link between fire and built environment

Jonathan ONeill, Managing Director, Fire Protection Association

12:10– 12:30 Concrete structures and fire engineering standards

Jenny Burridge, Head of Structural Engineering, The Concrete Centre

12:30 -12:40 Q&A session

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00– 14:20 Fire safety precautions at the airports and railways

Martin Weller, Associate Director, Technical Authority (Fire Engineering)

14:20 – 14:40 Incorporating fire standards into built environment

Jonathan O’Neill, Managing Director, Fire Protection Association

14:40 – 15:00 Latest innovation and built environment  

Prof. Luke Bisby, Fire & Structures, University of Edinburgh

15:00 – 15:10 Q&A Session

15:10 – 15:25 Afternoon tea & coffee

15:25 – 15:45 Personal protective equipment


15:45– 16:15 Q&A session & Panel discussion: Importance of fire standards for the Industry

16:15 – 16:30 Chairman’s closing remarks


Who should attend?

The conference will be of interest to all those responsible for fire safety including:

  • Head of Fire Engineering
  • Commercial Manager
  • Fire Consultant
  • Fire Officer
  • Fire & Safety Officer
  • Managing Consultant
  • Principal Fire Surveyor
  • Senior H&S Manager
  • Fire Safety Advisor


Sponsoring the Fire Safety Conference or taking an exhibition stand is an excellent way of increasing your company’s profile within the fire safety market and creates greater awareness of your brand.

We tailor our sponsorship and exhibition packages to help you meet and influence the people who are going to ensure the growth of your business. We will work in partnership with you to develop a bespoke package that meets your objectives. Ensuring you achieve all the benefits of sponsoring our conference. For more details please email

Book now

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Fire Safety Conference
16 November 2017 

  • Members £164.50
  • Non-Members £329.00                                                                


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