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Fire Safety Seminar Edinburgh 23rd April 2014
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Fire Risk Management – A Recipe for Success
A ‘Continued Professional Development’ Seminar for the Public and Private Sectors
Edinburgh 23rd April 2014
Carlton Hotel, North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD

Have you formalised your fire risk management systems? Are they inconsistent or just reactive throughout your organisation?

Exova Warrington Certification Limited with the help of expert guest speakers will provide a template for a holistic and proactive approach to fire risk management.
The management of fire risk is as important as built in fire precautions; best practice is not beyond any organisation. This full day CPD seminar will concentrate on the A to Z of fire risk management and will offer practical solutions for the effective control of fire safety for any organisation.
This seminar is designed to appeal to health and safety, fire safety and procurement professionals that work in the social housing, local authority, NHS, care home, school, university, social/public or private sectors; who have a responsibility for fire safety management.

“The deficiencies in the management of fire safety at Rosepark contributed to the deaths in that a number of key circumstances would have been quite different if there had been AN ADEQUATE SYSTEM OF FIRE SAFETY MANAGEMENT”  Fatal incident enquiry finding; the Rosepark care home fire.
This event has only 40 places available which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book visit  or for queries contact 
Tel: +44 (0) 1925 646 653
Only £40 per delegate including vat
This seminar has been awarded 4 hours CPD by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers

9.30 - 10.00 am Registration and coffee/tea

10.00 - 10.10 am    Welcome
Simon Ince: Strategic Alliance and Partnership Manager Warrington Certification Limited

10.10 - 10.50 am    ‘The Rosepark Care Home Fire – an illustration of how management failings impacted on the tragic outcomes’
Gent will show a specially commissioned Scottish Fire Service video on the Rosepark Care Home fire; highlighting some of the key elements that contributed to the very sad loss of life in this tragic fire. 
To be confirmed: Gent by Honeywell

10.50 - 11.20 am    Organisational Fire Risk Management Strategy
This presentation will give insight in to documenting fire risk management policy, strategy and procedure. Examining through example the different threats that fire poses for different organisations; life safety, business continuity and property protection.
Ben Bradford: Director BB7 Fire Safety Engineering

11.20 - 11.50 am    Break for Coffee/Tea

11.50 - 12.10 pm    Establishing a risk profile – tangible fire risk.
This presentation examines: the nature and level of the threats faced by an organisation, the likelihood of adverse effects occurring, the level of disruption and costs associated with each type of risk and an examination of the effectiveness of controls in place to manage those risks.
Neil Woods: Risk Assessment Manager Exova Warringtonfire

12.10 – 12.40 pm    Fire risk assessment – planning schedules and selecting risk assessors.
A look at the structuring of fire risk assessments works; internal or external risk assessment and how to ensure you have an appropriate and competent risk assessor to complete the work.
Bob Docherty; Managing Director Flamerisk Safety Solutions Ltd.

12.40 - 1.25 pm    Lunch

1.25 – 1.55 pm Action planning for remedial works identified in fire risk assessments.
Each fire risk assessment will generate ‘significant findings’ which will often generate required actions. When multiplied across a portfolio of buildings the management and priority given to these actions can be problematic.  This presentation will identify how to collate this information; it will define ‘reasonably practical’ and through case studies illustrate good practice.
John Williamson: Managing Director UK Fire Skills

1.55 – 2 .25 pm Fire Risk Management Methodology – an industry example.
In this presentation Simon will illustrate through the hospitality industries ‘Fire Risk Methodology Model’; some of the key elements needed to micro manage fire safety.   
Simon Ince: Strategic Alliance and Partnership Manager WCL

2.25 - 2.55 pm    Fire safety training - but not as we know it!
Innovation and implementation; this presentation explores ‘key players’ perspectives and looks at work activities to gain deep understanding of their needs, wants and expectations. This naturally leads to good engagement, ownership and participation during writing of bespoke training plans as part of a resilient, fit for purpose, self-sustaining fire safety management system; balancing competing safety demands with training needs.
 Dr Kathryn O’Brien: Health and Safety Manager/Fire Safety Manager Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust

2.55 – 3.15 pm    Break for Coffee/Tea

3.15 – 3.45 pm Auditing fire risk management systems – internal and external quality control.
Implementing fire risk management strategies is only the first step; ensuring that they are achievable and effective is the next difficult step.  Ben will examine the need for and the methodology of internal and external audit.
Ben Bradford: Director BB7 Fire Safety Engineering

3.45 – 3.50 pm       Closing comments