The Fire Safety Event – Fire safety returns home to the NEC Birmingham
Fire Safety Event Content Director Mark Sennett introduces his show, which boasts an unparalleled line-up of free educational content and an exhibition containing major fire safety manufacturers and associations.
On 21-23 March fire safety finally returns home to the NEC Birmingham after more than four years away. The Fire Safety Event will attract more than 6,000 installers, end users, fire safety managers, consultants, risk assessors, insurers, facilities managers, health and safety professionals, manufacturers and fire and rescue services, who will enjoy an unparalleled line-up of free educational content.
The Fire Safety Event is co-located with the long-established Health and Safety Event, Facilities Management and Maintec exhibitions. It will feature 20 fire sector manufacturers including: Advanced, FirePro, Coltraco Ultrasonics, Patol, BT Redcare, SSAIB, Sigma, Asecos, Evac+Chair, Institute of Fire Safety Managers, BAFE, Association for Specialist Fire Protection to name but a few.
The Keynote Theatre (Sponsored by Advanced) will boast the most high-profile collection of fire industry experts ever assembled at a free-to-attend event in the UK. On 21 March, solicitor Warren Spencer, who has prosecuted more than 100 cases under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 [FSO], will review key prosecutions he’s been involved with under the FSO. Fire Industry Association managing director Ian Moore will discuss the pros and cons of public and private sector collaborations in the fire sector, while National Trust’s Bob Bantock will explore emergency response and salvage operations in heritage premises. Bob will give particular focus to the devastating fire at Clandon House.
On 22 March, former BAFSA general secretary Stewart Kidd will highlight the need for mandatory fire suppression systems in large storage occupancies and well-known fire safety trainer Roy Smith with stress the need for safe storage of flammable substances by carrying out live demonstrations of chemical explosions. Dr Carl Hunter will explain why it’s essential to constantly monitor gaseous systems and room integrity, while BAFE chief executive Stephen Adams will tell delegates how they can meet their fire safety responsibilities.
The final day of the Fire Safety Event takes place on 23 March and the Keynote Theatre will be opened by Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack who will deliver a state of the union address, which will look at the impact of austerity measures on the fire and rescue service and concerns, community safety and blue light collaborations. Former chief fire officer of Gloucester Fire and Rescue Service Jon Hall will demonstrate ways of protecting buildings from flooding, while West Midlands Fire Service primary authority manager Jonathan Herrick will examine safe evacuation methods from buildings. Tom Gilbert from the Tall Buildings Network will highlight common failings when evacuating tall buildings and Association for Specialist Fire Protection chief executive Niall Rowan will conclude the line-up by explaining key steps for ensuring passive fire protection compliance.
You can reserve your seats in any or all of the Keynote Theatre sessions by registering for the event and selecting the sessions you wish to attend. All you need to do is visit www.firesafetyevents.com
Fire and Evacuation Theatre
In addition to the Keynote Theatre, the Fire Safety Event will also boast a second theatre, which will focus on case studies from manufacturers. The Fire and Evacuation Theatre will include talks from companies such as Advanced, C-Tec, BT Redcare, SSAIB, Patol, Coltraco Ultrasonics, Evacusafe and Evac+Chair. The sessions will focus on topics such as evacuation from the World Trade Center building during 9/11, smoke control, fire doors, wireless technology, suppression systems in hospitals, creating the perfect risk assessment, eliminating false alarms and installer competency.
The Fire Safety Event is also coming to Glasgow, Scotland at the SECC on 3-4 May where more than 4,500 fire industry professionals will gather to enjoy even more keynote sessions and browse 30 exhibition stands. It will take place as part of the Scotland Works, which will feature content and exhibitions on health and safety, cleaning, facilities and maintenance. The Fire Safety Event also comes to Manchester EventCity on 10-11 October, where more than 3500 delegates will have access two to theatres and 30 exhibition stands and the show is co-located with the long-established Health and Safety Show North.
For more information, go to www.firesafetyevents.com