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CPD Seminar: The Changing Environment for Fire Safety Professionals

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 13 March 2013
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Venue
    The Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member: €245.00
    Non-Member: €295.00

  • CPD Credit
    1 hour   C1

An Engineers Ireland Fire and Safety Division Annual CPD Seminar

Seminar aim

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

Seminar overview

This one-day seminar will focus on the key current issues within the fire and safety industry.

Presentations will address the introduction of the new Building Control Regulations soon to come into force, and their effects on the industry in the future. Members of the insurance industry will also give a presentation on Professional Insurance cover for private practitioners in today’s challenging environment. A presentation will also be given comparing Fire Safety Regulation in Ireland and Poland.

The seminar will also examine some specific areas such as the current challenges with IS3218; BS9991 for Residential Buildings; Domestic Sprinklers and High Hazard Installations.
The panel of speakers for the seminar includes Design Consultants, Professional Fire Safety Engineers, Contractors and Regulators specialising in the above areas.


New Building Control Regulation
Martin Vaughan, Assistant Principal Officer, Dept. of the Environment, Community and Local Government

IS:3218, Certification of fire detection and alarm systems, “a system in crisis”
John Comey, Comsec Protection Systems and Michael Lyons, Michael P. Lyons & Associates

Fire Safety Regulation, a comparative perspective, Ireland v Poland, Piotr Smardz, INBEPO

BS:9991, New COP for Residential Buildings
Martin Davidson, Jeremy Gardner Associates Fire Engineering Consultants

Domestic Sprinklers
Donal O’Keeffe, FCC Fire Cert Limited

When a Controlled Burn Might be Appropriate
Shane Malone, Byrne O’Cléirigh Consulting

PI Insurance for Professionals
Michael Davis, AON

Who should attend

The seminar is addressed at professional engineers and architects, fire safety engineers, building control officers, fire prevention officers, contractors, 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.

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13 March 2013