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  • FM Ireland will be held on the 6-7 March 2018
10:55 - 13:00

Managing Fire Safety in Occupied Buildings (Session 1)

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Active & Passive Fire Protection systems work in harmony to protect lives in occupied buildings. Fire detection and alarm systems provide early warning, emergency lighting provides direction and passive systems protect designated escape routes. The management of these vital life safety systems require different strategies, passive systems can be difficult for the unprepared.

Building Regulations set minimum life safety standards and require designers to develop a fire strategy demonstrating compliance as part of the planning process. The first step is to understand this fire strategy, the function of the installed passive systems and their maintenance requirements. It is imperative to ensure, that those engaged in general maintenance, reinstatement or wider project management can demonstrate appropriate competence for their allocated task.

Chair

11:00 - 11:20

Introduction

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Speaker

11:20 - 11:50

Communicating the Fire Strategy for Effective Delivery

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Speaker

11:50 - 12:20

Where Fire Safety & Health & Safety Meet

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Speaker

  • View full profile for Claire SmythClaire Smyth Fire Engineer & Safety Consultant - MIEI CMIOSH
12:20 - 12:50

The impact of Regulatory Change

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Following recent tragic events, many aspects of fire safety regulation are under review with focus on the competence of all engaged in design, construction and management. The UK ‘Independent Review of Building Regulations & Fire Safety’, chaired by Dame Judith Hackitt, is likely to lead to far reaching changes. In December, our National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management issued important guidance, ‘Assessing existing cladding systems in buildings of more than six storeys, or more than 18m in height’.

Speaker

12:50 - 13:20

Panel Discussion + Q&A

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Chair

Panellist

13:20 - 14:30

Exhibition Viewing

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14:30 - 16:00

Exhibitor Viewing

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14:30 - 16:30

Managing Fire Safety in Occupied Buildings (Session 2)

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This session will address the practical aspect of managing Passive Fire Protection systems, providing direction and guidance on addressing common issues. Videos will show how systems are tested and demonstrate why maintenance by competent persons is so important. There will be an opportunity to handle key components to more fully understand how they perform including,

  • Fire Resisting Timber Doorsets
  • Fire Resisting Penetration Seals (Firestopping)

Chair

14:30 - 15:00

Review of Session 1:

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Chair

Panellist

15:00 - 16:00

Videos & Practical Demonstrations

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16:00 - 16:30

Discussion with Answers to Questions by our Expert Panel

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Areas to be addressed include:

  • Our Security Contractor
  • Technology  Update - What's

Chair

Panellist

16:30 - 17:00

Exhibition Viewing

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