Dec 18, 2018 Last Updated 11:34 AM, Dec 18, 2018

The Fire Safety Event returns to NEC this April

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The Fire Safety Event returns to the NEC, Birmingham, from 10 to 12th April boasting an unparalleled line up of legal updates and best practice seminar sessions delivered by leading fire safety industry experts.


More than 5000 visitors are expected to attend the event across the three days and will have free access to CPD-accredited seminar sessions. The Fire Safety Event is co-located with the Health & Safety Event and the Facilities Event. The Fire Safety exhibition boasts 40 leading manufacturers including Advanced, Klaxon, C-Tec, Checkmate Fire, BT Redcare, Kingspan, Patol, Apollo, EMS, FireClass, Fike and many more.

The event is being backed by a number of key associations in the fire sector – including the Institution of Fire Engineers, Rail Industry Fire Association, Association for Specialist Fire Protection, British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association, Institute of Fire Safety Managers, Association of Insurance Surveyors and the National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers, BAFE and SSIAB – who have agreed to exhibit and speak at the event. Attendees will have access to more than 20 hours of seminars, which is being split across two theatres – the Fire Safety Keynote Theatre (sponsored by Advanced) and the Fire and Evacuation Theatre.

In addition, visitors are invited to attend breakfast briefings on all three days where they will enjoy refreshments while networking and enjoying sessions on cladding fires (10th April), fire protection in tall buildings (11th April) and protecting buildings with sprinklers (12th April).

10th April

The keynote theatre will boast three sessions on day one, beginning with Advanced’s Neil Parkin delivering an address on how to eliminate false alarms. This will be followed by a mock trial on the Fire Safety Order, which will be led by Warren Spencer who has prosecuted more than 120 cases under the order. Dr Bob Docherty will also deliver a session titled passport to fire safety, which will focus on ensuring your workplace is compliant with fire safety laws.

The Fire and Evacuation Theatre will host a session on the devastating effects of fires on trains, buses and at sea and how to take steps to mitigate against the risks and a panel debate on how to safely evacuate premises.

11th April

Highlights from day two include a corporate manslaughter mock trial, which will be delivered on behalf of Turner and Townsend by Gerard Forlin QC from Cornerstone Barristers. Other sessions include guidance on how to evacuate safely during terrorist attacks and how to identify a competent contractor to carry out fire safety work.

Kingspan’s Mark Harris will address the key topic of fire safety of insulated panels and facade systems, which has become a mainstream focus in recent months. There will also be a panel debate on fire safety in hospitals, which will explain how to keep patients and premises safe in the event of a fire and key steps to preventing fires.

12th April

The final day will include keynote sessions on passive fire protection – complying with the law, lessons learned from Grenfell Tower fire and how to protect vulnerable people during fires.

C-Tec will also deliver a session on how to ensure your visual alarm devices are legally compliant. There will be one final panel debate on reliable protection and safe evacuation of premises.

You can attend the Fire Safety Event for free so register now and reserve your place for any of the seminar sessions on offer.

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