The Fire Safety Event Online

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The Fire Safety Event Online


Whilst we wait for our live event we are pleased to announce a series of webinars showcasing some of the content from our Fire Safety Event Seminar fsmAgendas and other key topics from the world of fire prevention and protection.

Supported by our Lead Media Partner Fire Safety Matters magazine we have sessions provided from key associations and experts from across the industry.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions at the end of each session. Please also submit your questions during the registration process and we will do our best to answer these during the sessions.

Sign up free and watch live or on demand later.

RIFA CPD Technical Seminar

9th July - 11:45 - 15:30

11:45 - 12:00 - Webinar introduction
Co-chaired by Mark Sennett, Fire Safety Matters (as host) and Ben Mossop (outgoing RIFA Chair)

12:00 - 13:00 - BS 9992 launch presentation
Martin Weller (Atkins Global, Chair of BS 9992 Technical Panel and RIFA Working Group 7)

13:00 - 13:30 - Q&A on BS 9992

13:30 - 14:15 - Virtual lunch break and networking

14:15 - 14:45 - The integration of extended unattended train sets into existing complex infrastructures
Dr Tony Cash (International President, RIFA)

14:45 - 15:15 - The Refurbishment of Rail Vehicles: Scrap or Keep? – a USA Case Study
Bob Andrews Jr (Executive Rail)

15:15 - 15:30 - Incoming RIFA Chair’s closing remarks

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Fire Safety Event Online

On Demand

The below sessions were streamed live on 15th May 2020 and are now available to view on demand.

Fire approach for the NHS Nightingale at Harrogate
Peter Aldridge, General Secretary, National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers

Building Regulations Review
Peter Wise, Principal Consultant, Fire Protection Association
Dennis Davis, Executive Officer, Fire Sector Federation

Importance of Third Party Certification
Stephen Adams, Chief Executive,  BAFE Fire Safety Register

The Government proposals on construction products and the impact of Coronavirus on the construction industry
Niall Rowan, CEO, Association for Specialist Fire Protection

See full agenda here and watch now


Sponsored by The Fire Safety Event

Our Lead Media Partner Fire Safety Matters magazine has launched a new fortnightly podcast which is available to download or stream for free every other Wednesday.

You can listen to the FSM Podcasts for free on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube or Podbean.

To download the podcast on Spotify or iTunes all you need to do is enter Fire Safety Matters into the platform's search box.

FSM PodcastThe FSM Podcasts will be hosted by Editor Brian Sims and Western Business Media's CEO Mark Sennett. Brian and Mark will interview key industry leaders and take a look at the biggest news stories from the past week.     



Episode 1 features an interview with leading fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer on the proposed Fire Safety Bill and what should be done to modernise the Fire Safety Order. Fire Industry Association Director Paul Pope also discusses what's in the pipeline & how COVID-19 is impacting business.

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In Episode 2, Fire Industry Association CEO Ian Moore talks about the key topic of fire safety competency and leading lawyer Warren Spencer discusses the Fire Safety Order and how it's being used in relation to domestic premises. There is also an interview with Apollo Fire Detectors' Salvy Vittozzi.

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In Episode 3, Brian & Mark discuss the second reading of the Fire Safety Bill, & lawyer Warren Spencer shares his thoughts on Third Party Certification as a statutory defence. Guests include BAFE Fire Safety Register‎ Chief Executive Stephen Adams & Detector Testers Key Account Manager Mark Rivers.

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Bob Docherty (IFSM Chairman) discusses accreditation & fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer covers HMO prosecutions under the Fire Safety Order. Guests include Gary Craig from Advanced, RIBA’s views on the restriction of combustible materials in buildings and the FIA’s online examinations. 

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Brian interviews Niall Rowan (CEO ASFP) about the Fire Safety Bill and passive fire protection and Nigel Ward (technical support specialist at FFE) discusses the latest developments in beam detection technology. Plus news includes UKAS support for BAFE’s ‘Don’t Just Specify, Verify!’ campaign and hot work-induced fires in the construction sector.

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Brian chats with Peter Aldridge (General Manager at the National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers and also General Manager for Estates, Fire and Security at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) about the importance of CPD and the impact of COVID-19 on the role of fire safety managers within the NHS. Mark hears from fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer in relation to current legal issues and also interviews Craig Halford (Managing Director at Jactone Products) on product compliance and current developments at the fire safety and signage developer. 

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Brian interviews Dennis Davis (Executive Officer at the Fire Sector Federation) about numerous issues, among them Approved Document B, competency in the fire sector, the much-discussed Fire Safety Bill and, of course, the ongoing (and vital) work of the Federation itself.

Mark hears from fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer who focuses on fire inspections and a new service designed to limit liability under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Also, C-TEC founder and director Andy Scott talks about BS 8629. 

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Brian chats with Graham Ferris (General Manager at the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association) on several core subjects, among them competency in fire safety work and the key challenges ahead for the sector. Mark hears all about the latest legal developments courtesy of fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer and also interviews Ray Puttock (Marketing Manager at EMS) on the benefits to be realised from the installation and use of wireless fire detection systems.

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Brian interviews Roy Wilsher (chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council) about Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, the draft Building Safety Bill and the Fire Safety Bill and also how the Fire and Rescue Service has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mark chats with fire safety lawyer Warren Spencer concerning current legal developments impacting the sector and also interviews Adam Welton (Head of Sales at LAN Control Systems) to discover what’s happening in the sphere of fire alarm management solutions.

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Tony Cash, President of the Rail Industry Fire Association, features on this episode to chat regarding several key topics, among them how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted fire safety regimes on the railway network and the main changes to those safety regimes since the findings of Kings Cross fire that occurred in 1987 were made public. In addition, Tim Barker, UK Account Manager at FSi Ltd, speaks about the importance of using suitable passive fire protection systems and the new Building Safety Bill which was recently unveiled by the Government.

Throughout the episode, major news stories are analysed including insurer NFU Mutual urging commercial property owners not to neglect fire risk assessments during the pandemic and the 20% increase in smoking-related fires since the start of lockdown reported by the London Fire Brigade.

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In this episode, Stephen Adams, CEO of BAFE, chats about BAFE having recently acquired the Fire Industry Association's Awarding Organisation and forming FireQual Ltd to progress qualifications for the UK'S fire sector. Also featuring during the episode is Warren Spencer, Managing Director at Blackhurst Budd Solicitors, addresses a question posed by an FSM reader and Andy Spence, Sales Director & General Manager at Britannia Fire who chats about how standards can slow down innovation in the world of fire suppression. 

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