Fire & Security Theatre

Our newest zone aims to present and promote the most recent solutions to the ever growing demand to ensure fire safety and security in the public sector following numerous unprecedented disasters in recent times. Our speakers will be from a wide variety of fire & security companies/associations who have first-hand experience in tackling the complex issues faced within healthcare estates, including active & passive fire protection.

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8 October

9.45 - 10.15 No Smoke Without Fire

Speaker: Action Air

10.15 - 10.45 Fire Stopping: Breaking the Cycle of Non-Compliance

Speaker: Paul Martin, Lead Marketing Manager – Power Distribution, Legrand

10.45 - 11.15 A New Approach to Addressable Smoke Detection – VESDA-E VEA

The presentation will show how early warning smoke detection is evolving and meeting todays demands of reliability, addressability and how VESDA® can contribute the saving of costs in installation and maintenance.

Speaker: Gary Thomas, Regional Sales Manager, Xtralis

11.15 - 11.45 Fire Risk Assessments for a Mental Health Environment

Speaker: Tom Rhodes, Karen Byard, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

11.45 - 12.15 Cavity Barriers & Firestops in Façade Systems

Speaker: Barnaby J Carrick, Site Services Applications & Technical Specifications Engineer, Siderise

12.15 - 12.45 Fire Dampers: Your Responsibilities

Speaker: Jim Miller, Contracts Manager, VSS

14.00 - 14.30 Consequences of a breach of the Fire Safety Order

Speaker: Philip Goldberg, Former Criminal and Regulatory Lawyer, MB Locks

14.30 - 15.00 The Critical Role of Fire Doors

Speaker: John Angel, Intastop

15.00 - 15.30 BAFE Accreditation

Speaker: Chris Auger, Scheme Manager, BAFE

15.30 - 16.00 Introducing the P50 Composite Extinguisher

Speaker: Britannia Fire

9 October

10.45 - 11.15 Fire Safety Design and Construction of Modern Healthcare Buildings

Whether it is a Trust’s retained estate or new hospital, the fire safety design and construction of modern healthcare buildings is arguably now under more scrutiny than it ever has been before. This presentation will consider how the key recommendations of the IRBR may be applied to healthcare buildings to improve their management on completion; it will provide a technical update in relation to changes to Regulation 7 and Approved Document B Vol. 2; identify areas of HTM 05-02 that are likely to be clarified / updated in the next revision of the document, and finally, highlight areas of building design where construction fire engineering advice has proved beneficial to the construction team.

Speaker: Andrew Foolkes, Senior Fire Engineer, Tenos

11.15 - 11.45 Passive Fire Protection & Compartmentation

Spread of Fire is a significant risk across the Built Environment, leading to potential loss of life, asset and operational continuity.

Key areas addressed:

  • Understand of the term resistance to fire as defined by Legislation
  • Why Passive Fire Protection should form part of a fire strategy
  • How firestop works as part of a holistic approach

Learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Passive Fire Protection within ABD & RRO
  • Common fields of application
  • Best practice and Industry myths

Speaker: Brendan Culleton, Industry Development Manager, Rockwool

11.45 - 12.15 Awareness of Healthcare Estates Construction Smoke & Heat Risk Management

Speaker: Paul Evans, CEO, Ashev

12.30 - 13.00 Lessons in property fire safety – what we can learn from the social housing sector’s response to Grenfell

Unlike most disasters, what was different about the Grenfell Tower fire was that it highlighted the weaknesses across our public services, particularly in social housing. Almost two years on, significant changes have been implemented to prevent a similar incident from happening, and this movement has not gone unnoticed, with the Care Quality Commission now placing greater emphasis on fire safety across the NHS. In this session, you will learn how your trust can establish a compliant approach to the management of fire safety risks, and give complete assurances to your boards and to the regulators that risk is well managed, to ensure the complete safety of patients, visitors and staff.

Speaker: Graham Ware & Steve Kenyon, Pennington Choice

14.00 - 14.30 Presentation by Johnson Controls

Speaker: Michael Stonehouse, Fire Systems Senior Sales Engineer, Johnson Controls