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Fire & Safety Division Annual CPD Seminar 2019

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 25 April 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
  • Fee

    Early Bird* Member:  €195 
    Early Bird* Non-Member: €245

    *Early Bird offer expires Thursday 11 April 2019

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details. If you wish to be invoiced for event fee please contact our CPD Training team

  • CPD Credit
    5.5 hours   C1

Seminar Overview

This one-day seminar, organised by the Fire & Safety Division of Engineers Ireland, will cover a broad range of topics relating to persons involved in fire safety and in fire loss prevention.

Presentations on the day will address a broad range of current fire safety challenges and solutions including: Fire Safety Testing, TGD-B 2019, High Rise / Basement Fire Fighting - Design Considerations, Fire Safety aspects of External Wall Panels in 2019 - Post Grenfell, Agreement Certification and Building Control Compliance in 2019, Electrical Functionality in the Event of a Fire, Fire Safety Aspects of Lift Installations in Medium/High Rise Buildings and more.

This line-up of topics (speakers to confirmed shortly) promises to make this CPD seminar an interesting and practical day not to be missed.

Seminar Aim

The aim of the seminar will be to inform fire safety practitioners, both public and private sector, of the latest developments, current challenges and best practice in important aspects of fire safety design and management.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is addressed at professional engineers and architects, fire safety engineers, building control officers, fire officers, contractors, insurance surveyors, loss adjusters, engineering students and regulators. It will be an opportunity for those interested in solving problems in the practice of building design and of fire safety engineering to meet other professionals and to update skills in these areas.


Topic: Agrément Certification and Building Control Compliance in 2019
Speaker: Sean Balfe, Chartered Engineer and Fellow, Director of Sustainability and Built Environment, NSAI

Topic: Fire Safety Testing, TGD-B 2017 and Post Brexit
Speaker: Éamonn Smyth, Retired Advisor, Building Standards Section formerly Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Topic: Fire Safety in Ireland – Report of the Fire Safety Task Force
Speaker: John Barry, Chartered Engineer, Senior Fire Advisor, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

Topic: SIPS - Fire Safety Aspects of External Wall Panels in 2019 - Post Grenfell
Speaker: Nick Jenkins, Business Development Manager, Kingspan Facades

Topic: Fire Safety Management in the ESB
Speaker: Killian O'Shea, Safety and Health Practioner, Asset Management Services, ESB International 

In addition to these long form presentations listed above there will also be shorter more concise 'TED Talk' presentations delivered throughout the day on the following topics:

Topic: Inspection of External Cladding after Grenfell
Speaker: Honor Rushe, Executive Fire Prevention Officer, Dublin Fire Brigade

Topic: Nursing Homes & Sprinklers
Speaker: Seamus McArevey, Chartered Engineer, Senior Executive Fire Prevention Officer, Dublin Fire Brigade

Make a Booking

25 April 2019

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.