12 June 2017 by Catherine Nelms, Content Executive

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) will be back again at FIREX International this year with a full timetable of seminars from a range of experts.  Topics encompass updates to standards, the impact of Brexit on business in the fire safety arena, and the future of qualifications.

Speakers include CEO Ian Moore, General Manager of the FIA Martin Duggan, Chairman Martin Harvey, Technical Manager Will Lloyd and Tracy Kirk, Chair of the FIA’s Export Council.  Their years of experience in the industry will no doubt deliver useful new information and insight.

The following table shows our full seminar programme.  We look forward to welcoming you at one of our sessions.

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Day 1 – 20th June 2017

10:20 – 10:50 – New Fire Detection & Alarm qualifications – with a special focus on Maintenance

FIREX – Expertise & Guidance Theatre

General Manager Martin Duggan presents this informative and interactive session. The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has become a recognised awarding Organisation that can register qualifications on the National Curriculum. Four FD&A qualifications have been announced (Design, Install, Commissioning & Maintenance). Find out what the thinking behind this move was and what the vision is. How will it work? This session will look at the specifics for the Maintenance qualification.

 

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15:00 – 15:30 – Update on BS 5983-1:2017 including False Alarm and Fire Signalling to an ARC

FIREX – Expertise & Guidance Theatre

FIA Technical Manager Will Lloyd presents this useful standard update.  The session will cover an overview of the changes made to the new edition of BS5983-1:2017, plus point out the issues with next generation networks when fire alarms relay signals to alarm receiving centres.

 

15:30 – 15:50 – Speaker Meet & Greet (Q&A session)

FIREX – Expertise & Guidance Theatre

Stick around after Will Lloyd’s presentation above for a speaker meet and greet session.  This is your chance to ask those all-important questions.  Will has extensive knowledge of standards and wealth of experience in the industry, so this question and answer session is a must for those that would like to learn more or get advice about standards.

Will Lloyd
FIA Technical Manager, Will Lloyd

 

Day 2 – 21st June 2017

 

10:20 – 10:50 - New Fire Detection & Alarm qualifications – with a special focus on Installation & Commissioning

FIREX – Expertise & Guidance Theatre

General Manager Martin Duggan presents this informative and interactive session.  As the title suggests, this session will examine the new installation and commissioning qualifications, and discuss the programmes of study involved.

 

14:00 – 14:30 – Integrated fire, safety, and security

FIREX – Expertise & Guidance Theatre

Martin Harvey, Chairman of the FIA presents this lively and informative session about the integration of fire and security systems.  He will look at some interesting commonly asked questions, such as ‘What is the correct balance for integrated fire, safety, and security?’ and whether there is a disproportionate focus on security and energy management.

 

14:30 – 14:50 – Speaker Q&A meet and greet

FIREX – Expertise & Guidance Theatre

Stick around after Martin Harvey’s presentation above for a chance to ask questions directly and benefit from Martin’s years of experience in the industry and in-depth technical knowledge.

Martin Harvey
Martin Harvey, Chairman

 

16:00 - Integration of Fire Detection into the Smart Building Environment – The Do’s and don’ts

SMART Theatre

FIA Chairman Martin Harvey will be presenting another insightful session.  This discussion will look at the trend to move building products into Smart Building solutions. This may offer tremendous benefits – however, care needs to be taken when integrating life safety systems to ensure safety is not compromised.

 

Day 3 – 22nd June 2017

 

10:20 – 10:50 - New Fire Detection & Alarm qualifications – with a special focus on Design

FIREX – Expertise & Guidance Theatre

General Manager of the FIA, Martin Duggan, presents his third and final session on the new qualifications.  This session will focus on the new fire detection and alarm design qualification – what will it entail?  Find out about this particular programme of study.

 

14:00 – 14:50 – Panel discussion: Fire safety & Brexit – what does the future hold?

FIREX – Expertise & Guidance Theatre

CEO of the FIA, Ian Moore, hosts this panel discussion about the future of fire safety in light of the Brexit vote.  Ian is joined by Tracy Kirk, Chair of the FIA’s Export Council, who will provide insight into trading in Europe and beyond; Carl Hunter, CEO of Coltraco, who will provide key business insight; and James Wilson, Standards and Publishing Manager at BSI who will be able to answer key questions about the future of standards in the fire industry.

Ian Moore
Ian Moore, CEO of the FIA

 

The FIA will also be hosting a lively and informal networking bar area (stand B200), for professionals to gather and discuss business over a beverage.  FIA staff will also be on hand to discuss our new qualifications, becoming a member, training, or any other questions (technical or otherwise).  Look out for the exclusive seating area in the FIA Lounge.

Registration for the event is free and only takes a couple of clicks for your printable entry badge. 

 

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