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Fire Protection Systems – Fit for purpose and reliable in service? - This event has already finished

24 April 2018
BRE, Bucknalls Lane, Watford. WD25 9NH

Details :

BRE Global and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) are holding a one-day seminar for people who assess or approve fire protection systems.

Fire industry technical experts from BRE Global, Zurich Risk Engineering, BAFSA, NFCC and others will present on a number of different fire protection systems.

Case studies and experience from the field will be used to highlight a range of issues with proposed and installed systems.

Test methods for fire protection components and systems will be presented together with methods for the assessment of systems, with the objective of answering the key questions:

  • Is it in service?
  • Will it work?
  • Has it been designed right?

There will be an opportunity for delegates to ask questions during an expert panel Q & A session.


Please note places are limited.

Event programme

09:30 Registration – Coffee and danish

10:00 Welcome – Sarah Colwell, BRE Global Director, Fire Suppression

Outline Programme:

Property protection principles for fire protection – Gary Howe and Stuart Lloyd, Zurich

Non-compliant fire suppression systems – Stewart Kidd, BAFSA

Watermist nozzle issues and test methods – Dr. Louise Jackman, BRE Global

Benefits and limitations of testing and third party approvals – Nigel Firkins, BRE Global

Real fire case studies – Ian Bailey, London Fire Brigade

Passive fire testing – Steve Howard, BRE Global,

Methodology for assessing and approving fire protection systems - Gary Howe and Stuart Lloyd, Zurich

Case study - Sprinkler retrofit project. Stuart Ruckledge NFCC

Question & Answer session – Expert panel of speakers.


Intended audience

A one-day seminar for people who assess or approve fire protection systems, considering issues about reliability and performance. Of benefit to Local Authority Building Control, Approved Inspectors and Fire Service Fire Safety Specialists.

For more information:
Nigel Firkins
01923 664880