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CPD seminar Washington 8th October 2014
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Fire Risk Management ? A Recipe for Success
A ?Continued Professional Development? Seminar for the
Public and Private Sectors
Washington, Tyne and Wear 8th October 2014
Holiday Inn, Emerson Road,
Washington, NE37 1LB
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 facilities management 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 - 11.10 am    The Rosepark Care Home Fire? a case study.
This interactive and eye opening session investigates a tragic fire incident that occurred at a care home in Scotland. It follows a video developed by the Scottish Fire Brigade that highlights, in detail, what went wrong and how lives could have been saved. During the session you will gain an understanding of the key stages involved in the life of a fire alarm and detection system to ensure everything possible is done to limit the risk to life and property. You will also gain knowledge of the latest standards and how technology is being used to prevent similar fatal accidents occurring in the future.
Simon Adams: Business Manager South West and Wales Gent by Honeywell   
11.10 - 11.40 am    Break for Coffee/Tea
11.40 - 12.10 pm    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
12.10 - 12.40 pm    Establishing and reducing your risk profile ? tangible fire risk reduction.
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 ? Risk Profile. Neil will demonstrate the methods and controls that can be put in place to reduce an organisations risk profile and through examples show how this can save on insurance costs.
Neil Woods: Risk Assessment Manager Exova Warringtonfire
12.40 ? 1.25 pm    Lunch
1.25 ? 2 pm  Fire risk assessment ? planning and selecting fire 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.
John Williamson: Managing Director UK Fire Skills    
2.00 ? 2.30 pm Fire Risk Assessments: actioning the actions.
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.
Darren Baird: Managing Director Total Fire Services Ltd
1.55 ? 2.25 pm Management of building works and service installations 
In this presentation Richard will illustrate the many issues that need to be considered when having building or improvement works completed. Fire safety is often compromised by contractors and builders; effective controls and securing the appropriate information before and after the work is a must for good management systems.
Richard Twine: Senior Development Officer Cornwall Building Control
2.25 - 2.45 pm Break for Coffee/Tea
2.45 ? 3.15 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
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