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The FIA will be back at FIREX this year, with three seminars and the FIA Networking Area – a fun and relaxing indoor beer garden, where delegates can relax, enjoy a drink, and network with colleagues, business partners, and peers.
The FIA’s Networking Area, designed in the style of an outdoor beer garden, will feature comfortable seating areas, picnic benches, a range of drinks, and a chance to sit and use the free Wi-Fi available in the building. The stand also comes complete with fake ‘grass’ and hedgerows!
Held in the ExCel building, London, the FIA will be on hand at FIREX to answer questions about becoming an FIA member, third party certification, and any training or qualification enquiries. For those that have more technical questions about extinguishing, fire risk assessment, or fire detection and alarms (and beyond), FIA Technical Managers will be available to discuss a range of topics at the FIA Networking Area.
Over the three-day event, there will also be three FIA seminars, where FIA CEO Ian Moore, and FIA General Manager Martin Duggan will present a range of topics from the after effects of Brexit on the fire industry, to competence, to the qualifications now on offer.
The seminars and timings are listed below:
18th June, 14:00 – 14:30
Title: Defining the competency in the Fire Industry with FIA Qualifications Presenter: Ian Moore, CEO, Fire Industry Association.
The FIA is pleased to offer qualifications developed by our own nationally regulated awarding organisation for the fire detection and alarm sector, the FIA AO (Fire Industry Association Awarding Organisation). FIA created the qualification with reference to the National Occupational Standards (NOS), current UK legislation and published standards, along with codes of practice and industry best practice to give learners the opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding in a format that is in-depth, but delivered under expert guidance.
20th June, 12:30 – 13:00
Title: The Fire Industry after Brexit. Approvals and compliance. Presenter: Ian Moore, CEO, Fire Industry Association.
The process of the UK leaving the EU is one that will with no doubt, affect all of us. It will transform the processes which UK uses to interact with the rest of the world. But how will it affect fire safety laws? What are the implications of Britain’s exit from the EU and what it will mean for the fire-safety industry in the UK?
20th June, 14:00 – 14:30
Title: Update on the Competence Steering Group – WG2 Installers. Presenter: Martin Duggan, General Manager, Fire Industry Association.
The industry has formed a Competence Steering Group to develop proposals for an overarching competence body and competence framework for all trades and professions working on high rise residential buildings. Final proposals from the Group are expected by April 2019. Government will review industry’s proposals and consider whether legislation is necessary to underpin a new system to assure competence. This presentation will look at the overall work of the Competence Steering Group and focus in on the recommendations for Installers.
Entry to FIREX is free, but registration is required to prevent queuing on the day.
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