Fire Safety Conference

Venue: Etc Venues Victoria, 1 Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QW

Date: Tuesday 18 November 2014, London

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BSI announces the 7th annual Fire Safety Conference

The quality of your fire safety policy, design and management could make a critical difference between life and death.  But how do you make sure that you have taken all the necessary steps to minimize risks and improve fire safety?

The implementation of British standards on fire safety are proven to be a valuable and important step forward in improving an organization's fire policy and safety measures.

This year, our Fire Safety Conference will focus on the revision of key fire safety standards, including:

  • BS 9999:2008 – Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings
  • BS 9990:2006 - Code of practice for non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings
  • BS 9991:2011 - Fire safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings. Code of practice

By attending the conference you will gain an in depth understanding of the forthcoming changes to these key standards and hear about the impact they will have on you, your organization, and the fire safety industry. 

You will also have the opportunity to participate in group discussions and help shape these important fire safety standards by networking with industry experts. In addition, by learning about potential solutions to overcome challenges that you might experience in your everyday work, you will enhance your knowledge about fire safety and ensure that you have successful fire safety practices in place.

This conference will be essential for those responsible for the design and management of both commercial and residential buildings.

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



8:30 - 9:15 - Registration

9:30 – 9:45 - Chairman's opening remaks

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

9:45 – 10:05  - The importance of fire safety Standards – a Fire Service perspective

Matt Ryan, Fire Engineering Group London Fire Brigade

10:05 – 10:25  - Primary Authority Scheme – what does it mean to you?

Nicholas Coombe, Fire Safety Principal Management Support & Partnership Manager, London Fire brigade

10:25 - 10:45  

Why it is essential to maintain fire compartmentation for the life of the building?

Wilf  Butcher , Chief Executive Officer, Association for Specialist Fire Protection 

10:45- 10:55 - Q&A session

10:55 – 11:15 Morning tea & coffee

Standards revision update

11:15 – 11:35

BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings  – where are we now?

Alan Brinson, Executive Director, European Fire Sprinkler Network

11:35 - 11:55 

Update BS 9991:2011‐Fire Safety in the Design, Management and Use of Residential Buildings

Adreena Parkin-Coates, Business Support Group Manager, London Fire Brigade

11:55 – 12:15

Revision update -  BS 9990:2006 Code of practice for non-automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings

Robert Thilthorpe, Technical Manager, Fire Industry Association 

12:15 – 12:35

BS 7974-5 Application of fire safety engineering principles to the design of buildings. Fire service intervention

David Smith, BSI Committee FSH/14 (Fire precautions in buildings)

12:35 – 13:00 Standards revision -  have your say - open discussion session

13:00 – 14:00 - Lunch

14:10 – 14:20 - PAS 7: 2013 – Fire Risk Management Systems Specification

Ben Bradford, Managing Director, BB7

14:20 – 14:40 -  The other side of the wall – gaps in the Fire Risk assessment

Arnold Tarling, Associate Director, Hindwoods

14:40 – 15:00 - Applying fire safety engineering best practice in modern building design

Gary Daniels, Associate, Hoare Lea Fire and President of the UK Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers

15:00 – 15:10 -  Q&A

15:10 – 15:25 - Afternoon tea and Coffee

15:25 – 15:45 - Innovative methods in Fire safety

Jim Glockling, Executive Director, Fire Protection Association

15:45 – 16:05

Case study – Premonition: Preventative and predictive modelling of community fire risk behaviours
Dr Daniela Romano, Lecturer, The University of  Sheffield

Nicola Smith, Corporate Governance Manager, South Yorkshire  Fire & Rescue

16:05 – 16:15 - Q&A session

16:15 – 16:45 - Open discussion – What are Fire safety most burning issues?

16:45 - Chairman's closing remarks


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Definition of rates:

Standard rate:  Includes organizations that are not controlled by the government. Often have Ltd or plc at end of full company name.

Public Sector: Organizations providing basic government services including, the police, military, public roads, primary education and healthcare. This rate also applies to local authorities, councils and government departments, schools and hospitals.

SME rate: An organization that employs fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding £25 million

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