3rd Annual Conference:

Fire Safety 2010

25 November 2010  |  CBI Conference Centre, London

Use standards to optimize fire safety and minimize the risks while cutting costs.

Good fire safety design and management is critical to protect life and property. Last year's devastating fires in Camberwell and Peckham graphically illustrated this point and have led to a formal review of fire safety in domestic buildings, as well as an increased interest in fire safety in general. A number of new/revised standards are due to be published this year which will tie in with this particular review, including BS 9991 and
BS 6266 Code of practice for fire protection for electronic equipment installations.

Now in its third year, BSI's Fire Safety Conference will keep you up to date with the very latest fire safety best practice, as well as revisions to existing standards. Through presentations and discussion sessions with expert speakers, you'll learn how to use these standards to overcome the countless challenges involved in reaching the highest fire safety levels cost-effectively.

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Are you responsible for fire safety? Do you fully understand fire risk assessments and how to ensure the competency of risk assessors? If so you should attend this conference for:

  • The latest information on existing and forthcoming fire safety standards, including BS 9999 and BS 9991
  • An insight into the impact of BS 9999 on the carbon footprint of a building
  • Clarification on regulation and information on how you can ensure compliance
  • Case studies demonstrating effective fire safety management in different building types
  • Discussion and networking opportunities with some of the leading fire safety experts in the UK and Ireland.


Chair: David Smith
Chairman, BSI Committee FSH/14 (Fire precautions in buildings)
Fire safety standards and regulation update:

Regulation and compliance update

  • Understanding fire safety regulation
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations
  • The interaction between Building Regulations and the Fire Safety Order
Brian Martin
Principal Construction Professional
Communities and Local Government

Standards update and feedback on BS 9999

  • How and who are using BS 9999?
  • What is the building control view?
  • BS 6266 Code of practice for fire protection for electronic equipment installations
  • BS 8519 Selection and installation of fire-resistant power and control cable systems for life safety and fire-fighting applications. Code of practice
David Smith
BSI Committee FSH/14 (Fire precautions in buildings)

BS 9999 - The perception today

  • The perception of the code
  • The benefits of application
  • The impact on the carbon footprint of a building
David Ware
Managing Director
Fire Risk Consultancy

Introducing BS 9991 Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings – Code of practice

  • Timelines
  • Applicability
  • Potential content
Alan Brinson
Executive Director
European Fire Sprinkler Network

Fire safety in London’s residential buildings

  • Purpose of the review into tall and timber framed buildings
  • Recent fires
  • Strategic implications
Cllr Navin Shah AM
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority

Fire safety risk assessment

Ensuring competency of fire risk assessors

  • Principles of a Fire and Rescue Authority competency scheme
  • National approach to such a scheme
  • Enforcement Authority’s role and views
Iain Cox
Director, Prevention and Protection
Chief Fire Officers Association

Case Study: Performing risk assessments for high rise buildings

  • Missed opportunities
  • Existing as built defects
  • Alterations and "improvements"
  • Post Lakanal blunders
  • What the Fire Risk Assessor won't see
  • Too little too late
Arnold Tarling
Sole Principal
BETA Litigation Surveyors

Case Study: Challenges and opportunities for fire engineering at St Andrews University

  • The new Bute School of Medicine
  • Scottish Building Regulations and BS 9999
  • Alternative approach
  • Fire engineering modeling
Michael Belsham
Senior Fire Engineer

Case Study: Project Riva – Fire safety strategies for mixed occupancy

  • Fire safety for Heathrow’s latest hotel
  • High density occupancy below ground
  • Co-ordinating the evacuation strategy
  • Smoke management
Eliot Reeves
Fire Safety Engineer
Roger Preston & Partners

Case Study: Fire safety in retail units

  • Fire risk assessment management - Selection, competence and training
  • Management of malls - Mall activity
  • Consistency of enforcement - Landlord and tenant
Kurt Coelho
Head of Health and Safety (Retail)
Land Securities

Nick Harvey
Jeremy Gardner Associates

Anyone in the private or public sector involved in the design, management and use of buildings, or for whom it impacts on their role, including:
  • Fire safety engineers
  • Facilities/building managers
  • Building control officers
  • Approved Inspectors
  • Fire risk consultants
  • Fire and rescue service
  • Architects and technical managers
  • Surveyors.

Sponsorship Opportunities

BSI are renowned for producing high quality conferences, masterclasses and briefings across a wide range of industries. We combine the sector-specific insight of our research committees with the creativity and professionalism of our in-house conferences team to deliver timely and informative events of the highest calibre.

We understand that different companies have different marketing and business objectives - that’s why the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities we offer are truly bespoke and designed to meet your needs and expectations. If you would like to engage with high-level delegates and industry experts, whilst at the same time aligning your company with an award-winning brand, then we can create a package that ticks all of your boxes.

Our range of sponsorship packages will help you:
  • Showcase your products and services to senior decision makers in your industry
  • Increase brand awareness within your target market
  • Differentiate your products and services from those of your competitors
  • Maintain existing relationships and generate new leads for future business

For further details on our sponsorship opportunities and how they can augment your marketing strategy, please contact:

Asky Desta
Sponsorship Manager
Tel: +44 20 8996 7371
Fax: +44 20 8996 7888
Email: conferences@bsigroup.com

Book your place today:


The quickest and easiest way to book your place at BSI's Fire Safety Conference is to fill in our simple online booking form (see prices below).

You can also book over the phone by calling the BSI Customer Service team on +44 345 086 9001.

There are special rates available for SMEs and public sector organizations.


25 November 2010, CBI Conference Centre, London

Click on the prices below to book your package:

RATES Standard     SME          Public sector
£379 £349 £299

50% discount for BSI Members

BSI Members are now eligible for a 50% discount* on the full price of selected conferences, including Fire Safety 2010. To book at the discounted rate, simply call our customer service team on +44 345 086 9001.

*Discounts are not retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/discount.

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