The 24th annual Fire Safety Conference, organised by the Northern Ireland Fire Safety Liaison Panel, will take place on February 6-7. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Promoting Fire Safety’ and will include speakers drawn from various disciplines in the field of fire safety. The overall aims for the conference every year are to promote and share fire safety knowledge across a wide array of professionals in the industry and to uphold the safety of members of the public.
The conference will include discussion from fire safety professionals, fire brigade members, 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 of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
This year’s topics will examine:
- Building Fire Safety – Practical Advice
- International Fire Safety Standards
- Building a Safer Future
- Fire Testing and Reviewing Large Scale Testing
- Smoke Ventilation Systems
- Raising the Bar – Competence
- Fire Engineering – Large Outdoor Events
- Human Behaviour and Reducing the Risk for Older People
- Personal Evacuation Plans
Every year there are many fires on construction sites and in buildings undergoing refurbishment; people are injured or killed, property is destroyed, including irreplaceable heritage buildings and the industry suffers disruption and unexpected costs from which many never recover. The conference is an excellent opportunity for members of the construction industry to educate themselves on how they can protect themselves and others in their line of work.
Brian Cunningham, Chairman of the BCNI Fire Safety Panel, said, “We work hard, year on year, 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.”
To book your place or for more information, see contact details below. Closing date for all bookings is Thursday, January 23, 2020.