Wednesday, 27 January 2016
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (UK time)

A presentation covering regulation and conformity to fire safety legislation, with particular reference to construction.

More details will follow.

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Fire engineering. A simple explanation of what fire engineering is all about and its limitations

Means of escape from fire

by Brian Harvey. Grad I FireE

Fire Safety School Manager (Commercial)

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Training Academy.

At the conclusion of the presentation, the delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the hazard presented by fire and recognise the importance of fire precautions in the protection of people, property and the environment.

  • Recognise and outline the main requirements of fire safety law (England and Wales), including the requirement to conduct a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment.

  • Identify common reoccurring failures and safety themes in major fire incidents

  • Explain the considerations and factors relevant to the management of a building, or premises that have an effect on means of escape, including the requirement to train staff and plan for an emergency.

Date: Wednesday 27th January 2016

Time 12:30 Sandwiches and Networking

Presentation begins 13:00 Close 14:00

Venue: The Topsham Room, Exeter Golf and Country Club,

Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 7AE

How to secure your place at this event:

E-mail your name and CII membership number to quoting 'Fire!' by 15th January 2016, together with any special dietary or disability needs.

Only apply if you are certain to be able to attend.

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