Chairs Opening Remarks
Mark Sennett
Chief Executive Officer
Western Business Media (Conference chair)
Role of the new Building Safety Regulator

The Chief Inspector of Buildings will examine the focal points of his work on establishing and leading the Building Safety Regulator, assesses the competency landscape and the Building Safety Bill and he will then outline the key deliverables that he would like to see realised during his term of office.

Peter Baker
Chief Inspector of Buildings
Health & Safety Executive
Integrated Fire Safety Solutions

This presentation will cover key considerations when planning life safety systems for larger, mixed-use sites. It will reveal how careful planning and selection of products will deliver an integrated solution that provides immediate as well as long-term benefits – plus complete peace of mind that life and property are reliably protected.

Amanda Hope
UK Business Development Manager
The significance of competency culture in the fire safety industry

BAFE Fire Safety Register will lead a panel with UKAS Accredited Third Party Certification Body representatives discussing the shift in how competency is witnessed for fire safety work in the current built environment. The ideal panel to enquire how to achieve Third Party Certification and learn about developing requirements to fulfil work within the fire safety sector.

John Davidson
Approval Schemes Manager
National Security Inspectorate
Chris Auger
Director of Schemes
Mark Forster-Searle
Assistant Fire Scheme Manager
Total Cost of Ownership in Healthcare Buildings UK

There are lots of things to be considered when looking at the system cost in Healthcare Buildings, such as installation, operation and maintenance & upgrades. In this presentation, we explore the advantages and disadvantages of open and closed protocol systems.

Mike Sutton MIET MIFSM GIFire
Business Development Manager
Healthcare – Apollo Fire Detectors
Domestic Fire and CO legislation, regulations, and Standards across the UK

A closer examination of the current standards, regulations and legislation covering the domestic fire and CO market in the UK. This will discuss how regulations and legislation differs throughout the UK and what implications this has.

Andy Speake
National Technical Manager
How to protect facilities where rapid fire detection is critical!

This session will explain the different sensing technologies available for rapid flame detection and how they can be applied to real-world applications to provide optimal protection for your facility. These facilities can include Aircraft hangers, Spray Booths, Conductor ducts or Waste Recycling.

Nigel will explain what flame detectors are out there, which one should be selected for optimum detection (UVIR/IR3/IR2) for the application, taking into consideration fuel to be detected, environmental situations, and specification requirements for coverage. It also covers detector placement and some of the common site conditions which can influence a detectors performance, including containments, inhibitors, and physical barriers. We also discuss detector cone of vision, detector range, sensitivity, and configuration to provide an optimum flame detector solution.

Nigel Ward
Sales Engineer
Using digital logbooks to ensure fire safety compliance?

The requirement for the golden thread of fire safety compliance, and the need for ever more efficient service offers put more pressure on safety and service professionals than ever before. Digital logbooks and asset management tools can help building occupiers and service professionals work together more effectively and radically improve their operations, occupant and building safety. Tio reviews the changing digital records landscape, the standards and requirements that are driving it and the solutions available for industry professionals.

Jason Hill
Sales Manager
Tio Fire Safety
Competence for Building a Safer Future

With Dame Judith Hackett’s report mentioned the word competence (and the lack of it) 152 times, it is clear that there is a major flaw in our management of fire safety. Looking at companies, people and products, this presentation will discuss what can be done, what has been done and what will be done to reduce the chances of another major scale fire tragedy in the UK.

Ian Moore
Fire Industry Association
Are you protected against the dangers of fires involving hazardous materials?

Mark will highlight the dangers of hazardous materials, and introduce the solutions aimed at enhancing the safety of your employees and the protection of your premises. Fires involving hazardous materials can lead to total loss fires and put lives at risk. This session will demonstrate the dangers of fires of this magnitude and offer solutions to mitigate against these risks.

Mark Whiteley
UK & Ireland Manger
Competence and Passive Fire Protection

Competence is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment following the Hackitt report, the Building and Fire Safety Bills and the workings of the Competency Steering Group. In this session Niall Rowan will outline ASFP’s stance on this including developing an academic pathway which includes the only Ofqual recognised qualifications in passive fire protection.

Niall Rowan
Regulatory & Technical Officer
Association for Specialist Fire Protection
Career Pathways for Fire Risk Assessors

The session will set out the industries and the IFSMs vision for creating a national career pathway for competent fire risk assessors from starting out (beginner) to expert and third party certificated fire risk assessors, taking into account specialisms and sector specific fire risk assessors.

Dr Bob Docherty
Institute of Fire Safety Managers
Chair’s closing remarks
Mark Sennett
Chief Executive Officer
Western Business Media (Conference chair)

The Protection & Asset Management Series,
will run for seven consecutive Wednesdays from October 2021. The series also includes: