Enhancing fire safety

The 23rd annual fire safety conference is set to take place in Armagh City Hotel in February

The 23rd annual Fire Safety Conference, organised by the Building Control NI Fire Safety Panel, will take place on February 7-8, 2019 in the Armagh City Hotel.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Enhancing Fire Safety’ and once again it will include speakers drawn from various disciplines in the field of fire safety. This will include fire safety professionals, fire brigade, product manufacturers and suppliers, trade bodies, research establishments and fire investigators.

The conference will focus on current issues across a range of building types and occupancy profiles. The presentations will include a number of case studies, ensuring the event will be interactive, and will involve audience participation and opportunities for questions. Overall, it equates to 10 hours CPD.

This year’s topics will examine:

  • The Requirements of Compartmentation/Fire Resistance
  • Timberframe Building – Research & Legislation
  • Fire Engineering – Case Study of an Academic Institute
  • Overview & Update of Findings from the Grenfell Tragedy
  • An Insurer View – Losses, Business Continuity and Lessons Learnt
  • Fighting Fires – Recent high- profile case study
  • Fire Safety in High Rise Residential Buildings
  • The Role of Fire Investigators – Case Studies
  • Safe Evacuation in Health Care Premises

Sean McConville, Chairman of the BCNI Fire Safety Panel, said, “We work hard to ensure the conference focuses on the latest industry topics. Each year, we strive to raise awareness of fire safety issues and standards, with the need for all to consider fire safety in everyday scenarios they may face.

“Just as importantly, the aim of the conference is to create awareness and debate that will help shape our industry and develop best practice.”