Fire Safety Conference

Venue: One Drummond Gate, Victoria, London

Date: Friday, 11 December 2015

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BSI's 8th 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?

British standards on fire safety are a valuable and important tool to help to improve organization's fire policy and safety measures. 

By attending the conference you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the forthcoming changes to key fire standards and hear about the impact they will have on you, your organization, and the fire safety industry
  • Find out about new mandatory initiatives for fire protection products and smoke & carbon monoxide alarm detectors in rental properties 
  • Understand how standards development encourages best practice
  • Hear about BS 5839 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings from the user perspective
  • Enhance your knowledge about fire safety and ensure that you have successful fire safety practices in place
  • Learn about incorporating innovative fire safety design in modern buildings
  • Network with your peers and have your questions answered by fire safety experts and standard makers
  • This conference will be essential for those responsible for the design and management of both commercial and residential buildings

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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



08.30   Registration

09.30   Chairman's opening remarks

Sir Ken Knight, Chairman, FSH/0

(Strategic policy group for fire standardization)

09.45  The importance of appropriate fire compartmentation: Theory vs. Fact

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

10.05  How standards development encourages best practice

Using fire alarm systems in sheltered accommodation

Steve Norman, Borough Commander Barking & Dagenham, London Fire Brigade

10.25   Q&A session

10.40   Morning tea and coffee

Standards Update

11.00   BS 5839 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings - User perspective

Graham Simons, Technical Manager, Fire Industry Association

11.20   Water mist and sprinklers standards update

Alan Brinson, Executive Director, European Fire Sprinkler Network

11.40   Standards Revision - Have your say - Open Discussion Session

BS 9999:2008 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

BS 9991:2015 Fire Safety in the design, management and use of residential buildings - Code of practice

BS 9990:2015 Non automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings. Code of practice

12.15   Lunch

Mandatory Initiatives

13.15   CE Marking and EN Testing - Fire Protection Products

Dr Debbie Smith, Director of Fire Sciences, BRE Global

13:35   Furniture & Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations

Dr Jim Glockling, Director, RISC Authority and Technical Director, Fire Protection Association

13.55   Mandatory Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detectors in rental properties

Richard Price, Board Director and Director of Operations at the National Landlords Association

14.15   Q&A

14.30  Afternoon tea and coffee

14.45  Communicating Fire Safety Information

Ben Bradford, Managing Director, BB7

15.05   Rail Fire Safety

Tony Cash, Senior Lead Fire Engineer at Transport for London

15.25   Fire Safety and the application of innovative design in modern buildings

Prof Luke Bisby, Head of Institute for Infrastructure & Environment School of Engineering, Arup Chair of Fire & Structures, University of Edinburgh

15.45   Q&A session

16.00   Chairman's closing remarks and Christmas Drink Reception

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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

Fire Safety Conference  - Standard

Member rate: £160

Non Member Rate: £320

Fire Safety Conference  - SME/Public

Member rate: £130

Non Member Rate: £260

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BS 9991:2015

BS 9991 exists to help people put adequate fire safety measures in place in residential buildings.