Fire Safety North is the event dedicated to supporting industry practitioners, professionals, and organisations in achieving and maintaining the very highest standards of fire safety management.
Following a hugely successful launch last year, Fire Safety North returns to EventCity in Manchester on 9 – 10 October. Fire safety practitioners from all around will come together to learn, network, and procure. Visitors can expect to hear from industry pioneers and actively participate in discussions and debates on topics and issues surrounding the fire safety industry.
Key industry suppliers and exhibitors including Patol Ltd, Kingspan Limited, BOSCH, Fike, Firepro UK Ltd and many more will gather to display their latest products and technology. Fire Safety North gives visitors the chance to converse with like-minded professionals and witness the most up-to-date solutions whilst receiving practical advice and information.
In sponsorship with Advanced, Fire Safety North is also proud to announce its full seminar programme of CPD accredited educational content taking place in the Fire & Evacuation Theatre and Fire Safety Keynote Theatre. Our professional content has been curated specifically for the fire safety practitioner with a host of industry experts speaking and taking part in live discussions and debates.
9th October kicks off with a breakfast briefing on contractor competency from Stephen Adams from BAFE.
Enjoy a free breakfast and get straight down to the serious consequences of insufficient fire safety and the importance of checking the qualifications of a contractor.
Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the importance of protecting tall buildings is as prevalent as ever and Stewart Kidd from BAFSA, a respected risk assessor with over 40 years’ experience, will be providing key advice and warnings in an Independent Review of Fire Safety. This theme is continued into the afternoon as speakers Sebastien Hung from Horizon Facades and Ray Putton from EMS share case studies of the devastating effect fire has on tall buildings. Identified risks, reliable detection methods and safe evacuation policies will be discussed as they look at how to prevent disasters.
Day One finishes with the AGM of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers where they aim to raise the awareness of fire safety at a local, national and international level, promote fire prevention, fire protection and reduce the risk from fire as far as reasonably practicable. Attendees can expect to hear a presentation from Dave Price, the UK President at Gexcon, on the Tianjin Explosion.
Wednesday morning’s briefing is hosted by members of IFSM and is titled ‘Assessing your fire safety and risk liability’. Breakfast and networking will be followed by a panel session offering advice on contractors carrying out fire safety work and an insurers perspective on liabilities.
Advanced will then explain legal responsibilities and how to ensure fire detection systems are reliable and compliant with the law. Following this, experts from Asecos, Jactone, and FFE Ltd come together in a panel session on preventing major chemical fires, fires in varied locations and fires on buses and coaches. New legislations are in place to deal with such incidents and these will be explained along with how invaluable reliable detection systems are.
Alastair Hovey of Fike, explores the various types of suppression systems and why it’s essential for buildings, data centres and commercial premises to install them as a preventative measure reliable alarm signalling followed by precise evacuation plans must be in place and in the next session, speakers from BT Redcare, BT Consumer and C-Tec will explain how to action this.
The afternoon is concluded with solicitor Warren Spencer, an accredited Higher Courts Advocate with the experience of over 160 cases, holding a Fire Safety Mock Trial. Based on a real-life prosecution under the Regulatory Reform Order 2005, the audience will be the judge and the jury with the chance to debate the evidence and outcome of the case and compare their decisions to that of the actual results.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) helps individuals focus on how they can become a more competent and effective professional with training and learning being the key to increasing confidence and overall capability. Keeping up to date with industry requirements is a necessity for employees and businesses in this sector, and Fire Safety North is the perfect event to expand your knowledge and qualifications.
In addition, Fire Safety North is co-located with Health & Safety North, so visitors that attend will also have access to a wealth of educational content across both exhibition halls. Visitors will have the opportunity to connect with the health and safety community, with two streams of professional content dedicated to helping companies maintain a safe, secure and cost-effective business.
Join like-minded professionals and hear from industry pioneers at this must-attend event for the fire and safety sector.
For more information or to register to attend visit: www.firesafetyevents.com/north