CPD Event: External Cladding: Fire Risks and Fire Investigation

Thursday, 30 July 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (UK time)
    • Professor James Lygate, Principal Investigator, IFIC Forensics
    • Deon Webber, Special Fire Investigator, IFIC Forensics

The presentation will be hosted by a panel of experts from IFIC Forensics (Jensen Hughes), who are a leading, international forensic firm. They have extensive forensic investigation experience including root cause analysis with particular & significant experience in all manners of fire investigation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Through the presentation you will learn about the rapidly changing regulatory landscape of cladding in the United Kingdom,
  • We will cover testing best practices and lessons learned from remedial surveys.
  • An interactive question and answer session will be held at the end of the presentation.

We expect that this highly topical & relevant presentation will be in high demand and recommend that you sign up early to reserve your place.

Once you register, a link will be sent to you which you will need to follow to complete your booking.

Joining instructions will be sent to all registered attendees the day prior to the event.

About the Speakers:

Professor James Lygate

Jim’s extensive 30 year career has led to his position as the Principal Investigator at IFIC Forensics. After obtaining his BSc in Surveying, Jim studied Fire Engineering at the University of Edinburgh where he gained his MSc winning the Graviner Sword as top student.

As a Chartered Surveyor, his work has included project management and his consultancy work has involved him in a breadth of fire problems in the construction and other industries. These have included: Smoke Control in Airport Terminals, Fire Testing of Materials, Design of Fire Protection and Detection Systems, Escape Route Design and Fire Hazard Analysis.

Jim has conducted numerous investigations of fires on land and on ships and is particularly interested in arson and fires in engine compartments. His experience includes industrial, commercial and residential fires and explosions, electrical causes of fire, fires in vehicles. Jim is renowned in the industry for his expertise pertaining to ship fires and explosions.

An experienced author of reports for Insurers, Solicitors and Attorneys, Dr Lygate's expert reports have been submitted to courts in the United States of America and the United Kingdom where he has given expert evidence in court on numerous occasions on behalf of clients and the Crown. Jim is also the author of numerous professional publications.

Deon Webber

Deon has served over 35 years in the UK Fire Service with the Greater Manchester Fire Service, with the last 12 years as a specialist fire investigator. Through his career Deon has reported on the cause of hundreds of fires since 1980, in his role as an operational fire officer and has investigated and reported on over 300 fires as a specialist fire investigation officer, presenting evidence in the criminal and Coroners courts.

Over a career spanning five decades Deon has studied, constantly learning all the technical and managerial skills required for his job. Deon is a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and member of the International Association of Fire Investigators for who he is the North West regional representative. Deon is dedicated to investing in the next generation of forensic investigators and has designed and delivered fire investigation training programmes for the Fire Service, Police and Forensic Students, whilst using his experience as a trainer to help develop IFIC Forensics’ personnel in their various roles.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.