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The Fire Safety Event

30 April - 2 May 2024
NEC, Birmingham

Seminar Agendas

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10:30
  1. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
    This session explores the evolving landscape of passive fire protection and the dynamic role manufacturers play in ensuring the effective implementation of these critical safety measures. This synopsis outlines the key themes and insights presented in the exploration of the changing responsibilities and contributions of manufacturers in the realm of passive fire protection.
  2. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    The legal obligations of the responsible person for fire safety has never been stronger than it stands today. This seminar will look at changes introduced to the Fire Safety Order late in 2023, how this affects the responsible person and their accountability. It will also outline the options available to appropriately determine contractor competence, which in turn can demonstrate the due diligence exercised by the Responsible Person. This seminar is suitable for anyone with fire safety responsibilities including premises managers and health and safety professionals.
  3. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    This informative presentation will give a basic overview of the uses and legislative and design requirements of pressurisation systems in residential and commercial buildings.
11:00
  1. Live Fire & Security Testing
    60 mins
    • Live Fire & Security Testing
    Warringtonfire will be demonstrating how to correctly install a fire door including the frame, architraves and ironmongery. There is a legal requirement for manufacturers of fire doors to demonstrate the ability of their products to resist the passage and spread of fire. However, if they are not properly installed, their fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised. Warringtonfire’s and BM TRADA’s certification schemes have been designed to provide reassurance to specifiers, contractors and end users that the product they have chosen has been installed correctly and that it should perform as intended. Our experts will be demonstrating how important this is by showing how a fire door should be installed.
11:10
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    When considering smoke protection for stairwells, we rarely associate it with an intelligent system. Join our presentation for a journey through myths about pressure differential systems and the design case studies. Discover how it contributes to building safety worldwide. This speech is for those who know that reliability and innovation can go hand in hand.
11:30
  1. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    Safety Cases are new to most outside the energy, aviation and nuclear sectors. With very little guidance and some seemingly impossible deadlines from the Building Safety Regulator there's a lot to catch up on. This part-presentation, part-discussion covers how the structure of a safety case and how it should inform the report as well as required interaction with resident engagement strategies and mandatory occurrence reporting.
11:50
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    Fike will discuss thermal runaway dangers with energy storage systems & how this hazard has hindered ESS deployment in populated areas and renewable energy progress.
12:30
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    Craig from Quelfire will be presenting “Effective Passive Fire Protection for Service Penetrations” This informative presentation will highlight the often overlooked key considerations when designing and installing service penetration seals in accordance with available test evidence in order to maintain compartmentation. 
  2. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    The session will explore the intricate relationship between the increasing complexity of fire safety challenges and the competence within the industry. Emphasising the importance of proactive compliance, it encourages professionals to bridge potential gaps through continuous learning and adaptability. With interactive discussions and real-world examples, this session aims to foster a renewed perspective and issue a call to action for professionals navigating the dynamic landscape of fire safety.
13:10
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    In recent years, the number of fires caused by lithium batteries has rapidly increased. Join experts from BSI to understand its interim solution whilst standards are in development, including drawing on our global experience, and the future best practice for fire suppression products.
13:30
  1. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
  2. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
13:50
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
14:00
  1. Live Fire & Security Testing
    60 mins
    • Live Fire & Security Testing
    The PAS 24 annex A Security Hardware and Cylinder Test Assessment is a manual attack on the locking hardware. Using small tools plus crowbar, and molegrips, plus a secondary attack using same kit but with the addition of self-cutting traction screws. The B.4.4.2 manual infill removal and B.4.4.4 cutting test is a manual attack test during which chisels, and brick bolsters are used to remove the glazing or infill panel for three minutes. Cutting test using tools including chisels and a craft knife to cut through the material of the door leaf for three minutes without entry being achieved.
14:30
  1. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
    Stone wool insulation is made from the naturally occurring and abundant material - volcanic rock. We harness the strengths of stone to create a unique combination of benefits which form the foundation of our business. All our insulation products possess fire resillience, acoustic and thermal insulation properties as well as a lifelong durability, making it the sustainable and cost-effective choice.
  2. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    The fire safety industry is experiencing huge demand for its services.  How do organisations ensure they can recruit and retain the staff they need?  Hosted by Women Talking Fire, this panel discussio ...
  3. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    Covering everything you need to know about the use of Internet of Things technology to combat the challenges faced by the social housing sector.
15:10
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    Presented by Andy Reakes JIB/ECS Director of Growth and Development and Mike Smith ECA/FSA Technical Director. Mike will discuss the competency requirements of amendments to the Building Regulations 2023. The work being carried out by Working Group 2 on competency frameworks for our sector and how this group reports into the Building Safety Regulator. Andy will take the audience through developments in the FESS ECS card scheme, how the scheme aligns with the requirements and demonstrates compliance using the latest smart technology solutions for verification.
15:45
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
10:30
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    Building Safety Cases are a relatively new initiative following the enactment of the Building Safety Act 2022. At Global we are supporting our clients in developing their Safety Cases. This presentation will discuss how we guide and develop the risk management system and help understand the risk. This promotes the need for competence in developing the safety case, by using our expertise to develop the clients’ solutions. The relationship based on trust of our level of competence, gives our clients reassurance that they have fire safety risk articulated well and mitigated appropriately. We will use case study material from projects we have supported to show our approach.
  2. 30 mins

    Discover how sustainability is reshaping the fire safety industry. We’ll explore core principles and driving factors, with a focus on practical steps for making fire detectors and alarm systems more environmentally responsible. Be part of the conversation that’s pushing the industry toward a greener, more sustainable future.

    In this session, we will cover responsible sourcing, carbon management, circular economy practices and material compliance.

  3. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
  4. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    Discover the essential components of Tall Building Fire Safety Management in this technical session. Drawing from insights gained by instructing over 1500 high-rise managers since 2011, it provides practical tips for professionals. Elevate your expertise with a focused session aimed at improving operational efficiency and promoting strategic safety approaches in high-rise structures.
11:00
  1. Live Fire & Security Testing
    60 mins
    • Live Fire & Security Testing
    Warringtonfire will be demonstrating how to correctly install a fire door including the frame, architraves and ironmongery. There is a legal requirement for manufacturers of fire doors to demonstrate the ability of their products to resist the passage and spread of fire. However, if they are not properly installed, their fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised. Warringtonfire’s and BM TRADA’s certification schemes have been designed to provide reassurance to specifiers, contractors and end users that the product they have chosen has been installed correctly and that it should perform as intended. Our experts will be demonstrating how important this is by showing how a fire door should be installed.
11:10
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    The critical strategies of vertical and horizontal fire compartmentalisation, integral to building design and firefighting. Methods to effectively limit fire and smoke spread, safeguarding lives and property. With emphasis on doors as key barriers, we explore their pivotal role in containing fires, enabling safe evacuation, and fortifying overall fire safety measures.
11:30
  1. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
    The Power of Regulation 7" is a compelling exploration of the pivotal role that Regulation 7 plays in ensuring the safety and compliance of construction materials and processes. This synopsis unveils the dynamic landscape where procurement practices intersect with product safety regulations, emphasizing the significance of Regulation 7 as a catalyst for accountability and quality assurance.
  2. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    The Fire Safety (England) Regulations, along with the Building Safety Act and its countless other secondary legislation sets a much higher standard for HRBs. But what does this mean for lower-rise and apparently lower-risk residential buildings? We look at the general direction of travel and how new guidance and the BS9792 draft gives us an insight into the new 'suitable and sufficient'. A primary focus for everyone managing residential buildings will be transparency of information and engaging residents in elements fire safety and evacuation. How can we leverage technology to do this? And how does it differ between social housing and the private block management sectors?
11:50
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    Join experts from BSI & BAFE to learn what's next for fire detection and building safety including: awareness of new regulations, the importance of dedicated evacuation systems and BS 86929 compliance.
12:30
  1. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    All businesses are potential targets for deliberate fire raising. This talk aims to raise awareness of the issue and present a range of measures that may be considered to assist business and property ...
  2. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    In the wake of the Building Safety Act and the scrutiny on fire system engineer competence, experienced workers without formal qualifications face uncertainty. Tom Brookes delves into strategies for adaptation and empowerment. From ECS Fire Gold Card challenges to redefining worth, gain actionable insights to thrive in the evolving industry landscape.
13:10
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    Discover how sustainability is reshaping the fire safety industry. We’ll explore core principles and driving factors, with a focus on practical steps for making fire detectors and alarm systems more environmentally responsible. Be part of the conversation that’s pushing the industry toward a greener, more sustainable future. In this session, we will cover responsible sourcing, carbon management, circular economy practices and material compliance.
13:30
  1. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    Explore key obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in this session. This session will dive into the latest legal developments under on the Fire Safety Act 2021 and Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022. Gain valuable insights into recent sentencing trends for both individuals and corporations, providing a comprehensive update on fire safety legislation.
  2. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
    The significance of early design-stage considerations for effective fire safety. Discussing the implications of neglecting these measures, providing insights into the proactive strategies required to avoid failure in ensuring robust passive fire protection in built environments.
13:50
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    Gateway 1 has been in place since August 2021. Gateways 2 and 3 came into effect in October 2023. These are the biggest changes to fire regulations in a generation. This presentation will give an overview of the key issues that fire engineers should be aware of.
14:00
  1. Live Fire & Security Testing
    60 mins
    • Live Fire & Security Testing
    The PAS 24 annex A Security Hardware and Cylinder Test Assessment is a manual attack on the locking hardware. Using small tools plus crowbar, and molegrips, plus a secondary attack using same kit but with the addition of self-cutting traction screws. The B.4.4.2 manual infill removal and B.4.4.4 cutting test is a manual attack test during which chisels, and brick bolsters are used to remove the glazing or infill panel for three minutes. Cutting test using tools including chisels and a craft knife to cut through the material of the door leaf for three minutes without entry being achieved.
14:30
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre

    David Keeble, the Head of UK Sales at Coopers Fire will be discussing passive fire protection, regulations, using fire curtains as a solution from compartmentation to protecting means of escape, performance classifications and applications where and when a fire curtain can be specified in the built environment. 

  2. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
    This session provides a comprehensive overview of the critical elements involved in implementing effective passive fire protection measures. Moe will unfold the narrative, delving into the key aspects of design, scheduling, and installation, offering valuable insights for professionals in the field.
  3. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit

    The session will shed light on proactive approaches, continuous training, and collaborative efforts essential for staying ahead of emerging threats and evolving regulations. Join the IFE's Technical Director, Paul Trew, and gain a forward-looking perspective on safeguarding lives and property in complex environments.

15:10
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    This session will highlight some of the most common mistakes made in the installation of smoke ventilation systems and will examine the current guidelines and how to ensure compliance.
15:15
  1. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    In the aftermath of the Building Safety Act and intensified scrutiny in fire sector engineering, experienced workers who need formal qualifications find themselves navigating uncertainty. Join us for a dynamic session where Tom Brookes sheds light on how The British Fire Consortium can seamlessly guide your company through the maze of new regulations. Discover The British Fire Consortium as your dynamic compliance partner. Uncover strategies not just to meet but surpass new regulatory standards.
15:45
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
10:30
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    This session will demonstrate the importance of a fully compliant emergency lighting system, what is required of the property manager to ensure the installation is maintained throughout the year to avoid prosecution, but most importantly you will learn how the introduction of IoT technology can remove almost all risk of manual error and reduce costs at the same time.
  2. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    Explore the expertise of Fire Risk Assessors in safeguarding tall buildings and high rises. Delve into their pivotal role in ensuring safety and gain insights into the crucial responsibilities of the Responsible Person. This session provides a comprehensive examination of the competence required to maintain security in towering structures.
  3. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
    The Impact of Digital Solutions on UK Fire Safety and Building Compliance" is a comprehensive exploration of the transformative influence that digital solutions have on the realm of fire safety and building compliance in the United Kingdom. This synopsis unfolds the narrative, unveiling a landscape where traditional practices converge with cutting-edge technologies to shape a safer and more compliant future.
11:00
  1. Live Fire & Security Testing
    60 mins
    • Live Fire & Security Testing
    Warringtonfire will be demonstrating how to correctly install a fire door including the frame, architraves and ironmongery. There is a legal requirement for manufacturers of fire doors to demonstrate the ability of their products to resist the passage and spread of fire. However, if they are not properly installed, their fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised. Warringtonfire’s and BM TRADA’s certification schemes have been designed to provide reassurance to specifiers, contractors and end users that the product they have chosen has been installed correctly and that it should perform as intended. Our experts will be demonstrating how important this is by showing how a fire door should be installed.
11:10
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
11:30
  1. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    Risk assessments are the the cornerstone of fire safety but there's always room for improvement. We're talking about how AI and closed large language models can be used to make risk assessment better. Join us for critical analysis of the concerns pitted against the opportunity to make risk assessment faster, better and ultimately safer. ' ?Do we want AI to just inform and improve an FRA or write content from scratch? ' How can we ensure AI up-skills assessors, rather than de-skilling the sector? ' ?What regulation do we need and what should we be asking of our trade bodies? ' ?Can AI help clients move away from clunky dashboards and tasks lists to better manage FRAs and their remedial actions
  2. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
11:50
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    Through the eyes of a Resident, what Housing Associations are doing well, and where resources have a better use; with direct experience to the Building Safety Crisis post Grenfell. 
12:30
  1. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    This discussion will examine the diverse aspects of passive fire protection, leveraging insights from case studies and practitioners. The session will underscore the critical significance of competency, the essential requirements for accurate design, installation, and maintenance in passive fire protection. Engage in this crucial conversation to elevate safety practices and reinforce spaces against potential fire risks.
  2. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
13:10
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    While our system had vast real world-experience providing unique and reliable fire protection, we felt strongly that it required 3rd party validation using recognised design standards and practices. This would give confidence to those not familiar with the system, and open doors to customers and markets that required an independent, globally recognised listing on their safety equipment.
13:30
  1. 45 mins
    • Passive Fire Conference
    This session will explore how Digital Innovation is Impacting Passive Fire Protection. Robert will explore the dynamic intersection of traditional passive fire protection methods and cutting-edge digital technologies. In this insightful synopsis, the narrative unfolds to reveal the evolving landscape of fire safety, where age-old practices are seamlessly integrated with innovative digital solutions.
  2. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    Navigating conversations with our colleagues can be a bit tricky at times. Surprisingly, studies indicate that nearly 69% of us feel a twinge of unease when approaching team discussions. In this workshop James shares his unique performance management model ensuring that challenging conversations are approached in a supportive way with clarity and structure producing great outcomes for all involved.
13:50
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    This presentation will examine the impact of stack effect and discuss the areas of specific importance, the requirements of the applicable standards and implications on system design.
14:00
  1. Live Fire & Security Testing
    60 mins
    • Live Fire & Security Testing
    The PAS 24 annex A Security Hardware and Cylinder Test Assessment is a manual attack on the locking hardware. Using small tools plus crowbar, and molegrips, plus a secondary attack using same kit but with the addition of self-cutting traction screws. The B.4.4.2 manual infill removal and B.4.4.4 cutting test is a manual attack test during which chisels, and brick bolsters are used to remove the glazing or infill panel for three minutes. Cutting test using tools including chisels and a craft knife to cut through the material of the door leaf for three minutes without entry being achieved.
14:30
  1. Innovation & Compliance Theatre
    30 mins
    • Innovation & Compliance Theatre

    With over a million assessments on their platform, RiskBase has long been a leader in risk assessment software. 

    This half-hour session is a demonstration of our FRA, compartmentation and door survey tools and how simple it is to develop small scale asset management that works with floorplans, basic building models and QR codes.

    Whether or not you already use RiskBase, or are just selecting the right tools for your organisation, we’ll talk about selection criteria and how to get a winning edge by providing clients not just with slick PDF reports, but an unbeatable selection of data outputs and integration with other platforms/software. 

  2. Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    30 mins
    • Fire Safety Leaders Summit
    Deep dive into the critical aspects of fire risk assessments (FRAs). This session aims to provide invaluable insights and key advice to ensure that competent individuals are at the forefront of carryi ...

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