Fire Protection

Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
Thursday, 19 March 2020
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
    • Martin Loose

from public provision to fire alarms, sprinklers, suppression systems and much more


Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 16 March 2020, we have taken the immediate decision to postpone this event and will be reviewing our approach to other events planned over the coming weeks and months.

We plan to reschedule this seminar as soon as we can and will keep members advised once this has been arranged.

For a full copy of the CII announcement, including advice regarding exams due to be taken in April, please click here.

Join us as Martin Loose continues his occasional series of technical seminars on Thursday 19 March 2020.

This free, one hour seminar will look at the most common protection measures available to property owners, including

  • public fire fighting provision and how this has changed in recent years

  • the basic elements of fire alarms and minimum expectations around the installation of fire extinguishers, fire blankets and hose reels

  • sprinkler systems

  • the main types of fire suppression and spark detection/suppression systems

Martin will also discuss the benefits, limitations and insurers' attitudes to each of the above.

Online Booking
Aimed primarily at those who are relatively inexperienced in property insurance matters, this seminar is open to all members and their guests and will also provide a good refresher for the more experienced.

To reserve your place, please use our onlne booking system by clicking on the Book Now button below..

Learning Objectives
By the end of the seminar, delegates will be able to:

  • explain public fire and rescue service provision in the UK, how this has changed in recent years and the limitations of the service

  • describe the types of water supplies available for fire-fighting and the benefits and limitations of each

  • describe in simple terms what a sprinkler system comprises and the key information that insurers need to know about an existing system

  • explain the basic elements of a fire detection and alarm system and property insurers’ attitudes to such systems

  • explain property insurers’ expectations regarding basic protection measures such as fire extinguishers, fire blankets and hose reels

  • list the common types of fire suppression and spark detection / suppression systems available and insurers’ attitudes to each

Getting There
If travelling by car, the nearest car park is in Cyprus Road at the back of the Town Council Offices building on Crescent Way. Please note that Pay & Display charges apply until 6.00pm, but parking is free after this.

Burgess Hill train station is about 7 minutes' walk from the venue.

Please note: this event will take place at the Council Chamber on the 1st floor. A lift will normally be available for delegates to access the training, but stairs will need to be used in the event of an emergency evacuation of the building.

Please click here for information issued by the CII on the COVID-19 virus and local institute organised events.

About Our Speaker
Martin Loose has more than 32 years’ experience within the Risk Control divisions of major commercial insurers (GRE and AXA). Until recently, he managed an operational team of surveyors; a role which included maintaining technical standards, staff development, regional technical support to underwriters and brokers as well as carrying out some property and business interruption surveys himself.

He is now a self-employed Risk Consultant undertaking surveys for insurance companies and brokers in the West Sussex area.

  • Council Chamber, Burgess Hill Town Council Offices
  • 96 Church Walk
  • Burgess Hill
  • RH15 9AS
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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