Fire Safety and Emergency Lighting Conferences

Date: 23 - 24 November 2016
Venue: etc.venues, 1 Drummond Gate, Victoria, London, SW1V 2QQ

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Fire Safety and Emergency Lighting Conference

The quality of your fire safety and emergency lighting 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 and emergency lighting are a valuable and important tool to help improve an organization's fire and emergency lighting policy and safety measures. 

By attending these conferences you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the forthcoming changes to key fire and emergency lighting standards and hear about the impact they will have on you, your organization, and the related industries
  • Find out about new mandatory initiatives for fire protection products, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm detectors in rental properties and emergency lighting
  • 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 emergency lighting and ensure that you have successful 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

These conferences will be essential for those responsible for the design and management of both commercial and residential buildings. It will also be of interest to all those responsible for fire safety and emergency lighting 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

Eligible for CPD points


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Fire Safety Conference

23 November 2016 


    8:30 - 9:15 Registration

    9:30 - 9:45 Chairman’s opening remarks

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

    9:45 - 10:05 Keynote: Standardization from  Fire Service perspective

    Ron Dobson CBE, Commissioner, London Fire Brigade

    10:05 - 10:25 Built Environment & Fire Safety

    Hywel Davies, Technical Director, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

    10:25 - 10:45 The work of the Fire Sector Federation

    David Sibert, Fire Safety and IRMP Adviser, Fire Brigades' Union 

    10:45 - 10:55 Q&A session

    10:55 - 11:15 Morning tea and coffee


    11:15 - 11:35 Importance of Fire standards for the Industry

    Dr Debbie Smith, Managing Director, BRE Global

    11:35 - 11:55 Passive Fire protection – Have we learned the lessons of 1666?

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

    11:55 - 12:20 BS 7974 - Fire safety engineering standards – past, present and future

    Dr Peter Wilkinson, Director, Pyrology Limited

    12:20 - 12:30 Q&A session

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 - 13:50 Designing Management into Buildings

    Ben Bradford, Managing Director, BB7s

    13:50 - 14:10 BS 5839-1 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises - Update

    Graham Simons, Technical Manager, Fire Industry Association

    14:10 - 14:30 Forthcoming edition of BS 9999 

    Alan Brinson, Executive Director, European Fire Sprinkler Network

    14:30 - 14:40 Q&A session

    14:40 - 15:00 Afternoon tea and coffee

    15:00 – 15:20 Outcomes and lessons learned from the major fire investigations

    Dr Peter Mansi, Partner & Forensic Fire Investigator, FI-UK

    15:20 – 15:40 Appointing a competent Fire Risk Assessor 

    Simon Ince, Senior Fire Consultant, BB7

    15:40 – 16:00 Fire safety and application of innovative design in modern buildings

    Neil Butterworth, Director, Design Fire Consultants

    16:00 – 16:30 Panel Disucssion and Q&A session

    16:30 - 16:45 Chairman's closing remarks 

    16:45 -18:00 Drinks reception

    18:00 Event closes



Emergency Lighting Conference

24 November 2016

Emergency lighting is an essential feature for all businesses and major buildings.

This conference will discuss the latest revision of BS 5266-1, highlighting the changes in the standard  to meet the latest edition of BS EN 1838. It will discuss the  procedures to consider the protection of occupants who may stay put in a building during a supply failure.  The standard has been extended to provide greater information on recommended maintenance and testing procedures  and address the importance of regular testing and maintenance of your emergency lighting equipment. It will also examine the relevant product standards and the latest legislation updates will provide you with the guidance on regulatory requirements to ensure compliance while the ground breaking case studies will demonstrate the latest innovative emergency lighting designs in practice. 

By attending the conference you will:

  • Find out more about the newly published revision of BS 5266-1:2016 and what are the main changes
  • Understand the Importance of the revisions included in BS 5266-1: 2016
  • Learn about the product standards and how they can help to ensure efficiency of your emergency lighting
  • Hear the innovative case studies introducing the latest technologies by embedding standards in their practice
  • Actively participate in discussions and network with leading industry experts and standard makers



    9:30 Registration

    10:00 Welcoming and Overview

    Chris Watts, Consultant, Cooper Lighting and Safety Ltd, Chairman of BS committee EL/1/1 responsible for BS 5266-1, Convenor of CEN/ TC 169/ WG 3 for EN 1838

    SESSION 1 - The requirements and need for Emergency lighting

  • To assist evacuation in the event of an emergency and support the fire risk assessment
  • To protect occupants in the event of a mains lighting supply failure
  • To protect property by illuminating emergency control devices and to reduce opportunistic theft

    SESSION 2 - Importance of the revisions included in BS 5266-1:2016

Now in addition to being updated to meet the latest edition of BS EN 1838, the standard also includes:

  • Procedures to consider the protection of occupants who may stay put in a building during a supply failure
  • The use of new systems and technology as now identified with guidance on their use
  • The standard has been extended to provide greater information on recommended maintenance and testing procedures 

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

    SESSION 3 - Relevant equipment standards

  • Self-contained luminaires BS EN 60598-2-22 while the same quality requirements remain the actual products now feature a change to the use of LED light sources and the standard has been modified to accommodate this change of light source
  • New technologies of control, testing and dynamic signalling enable emergency lighting to offer considerable advantages to the level of protection to users that can be given 
  • Central battery systems particularly those utilising 230 volt AC slave luminaires to integrate and with the mains lighting system and to provide switched control of outputs as required

    SESSION 4 - Application examples of the new BS 5266-1 for specific types of site

  • Warehouses and other high risk factory areas. Now as part of the risk assessment areas involving stacking and operation of fork lift vehicles need to be considered and emergency lighting provided to reduce risks on site to tolerable levels. The decision process on the selection of open area or exit route protection in warehouses will also be considered
  • Hospitals and other health care centres. By the nature of the occupants of many of these premises immediate total evacuation is often not an option emergency lighting is needed to ensure that patients visitors and staff are not only able to evacuate if needed but also are able to continue to provide essential health care
  • Hotels and other sleeping risk accommodation in addition to being occupied through darkness they are also likely to have guests who are unfamiliar with the building and exit routes. The risk assessment should ensure that adequate provision is made for the disabled and the exit routes should be clearly identified and illuminated.

    16:00 Summary of day

    16:30 Event closes

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Fire conference only
23 November 2016 

  • Members 164.50
  • Non-Members £329.00    

Emergency Lighting Conference only
24 November 2016 

  • Members £164.50
  • Non-Members £329.00

Fire and Emergency Lighting Conferences 
23-24 November 2016 

  • Members: £263.20
  • Non-Members: £526.40

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