Online CPD seminars

We offer free CPD accredited seminars on fire industry-related topics to help you keep up to date with the latest developments. We are currently running all our CPD sessions online.

All of our sessions are hosted via Microsoft Teams Events and are easily accessible via Web Browser or the Teams Smartphone app. Our upcoming CPD sessions are listed below, all starting at 11:00 GMT. After each event, attendees will recieve a digital CPD certificate.

Registration is via Microsoft Forms sign-up page.

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3rd February - An introduction to BS7273-4

It is common for a fire detection and fire alarm system to be linked to various forms of door hardware. Devices are actuated by the arrangements described in BS 7273-4 to open, release, or unlock doors that form part of the means of escape in the event of a fire, or that prevent the spread of smoke and fire into escape routes. Their use might also be required to make buildings, and circulation routes within buildings, accessible for groups of people, such as those with certain forms of disability.

  • Learn about commonly interfaced release mechanisms
  • Learn about ‘Critical’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Indirect’ categories of actuation
  • Which category of actuation is appropriate for an application
  • Design implications for L4 & L5 systems.
 

17th February - Fire Safety in Healthcare Buildings UK

An overview of HTM 05-03 Part B: Fire detection and alarm systems. This introduction to the standard covers common problems in healthcare including false alarms, simple and complex cause and effect.

On the agenda:

  • Healthcare Design Philosophy
  • Alarm & Detection zones
  • Maintenance and renovation difficulties
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Upgrading the systems

 

3rd March - Protecting High-rise residential buildings from fire - A webinar by Apollo & Fire Safety Matters (FSM)

In this webinar, we will be exploring the Apollo & Advanced solution which provides superior protection for residents, is fully compliant with NFCC guidance and offers fast installation with minimal disruption for occupants. We will also discuss how this system can be later adapted to convert to the Evacuation and Alert system in line with BS8629 code of practice.For buildings with flammable cladding, the NFCC (National Fire Chiefs Council) recommends a change in evacuation strategy, supported by the introduction of temporary protection measures, such as ‘Waking Watch’ or a fire detection system, until the cladding is removed. If the remedial works are expected to take longer than 12 months, the NFCC strongly recommends the installation of fire alarm system as a more reliable, safe and cost effective solution to a Waking Watch.

Tall buildings expert Russ Timpson will also discuss what information you should provide to firefighters when they are responding to a fire in a high risk residential building (HRRB), and the fire growth and smoke movement requires a change of the existing/established evacuation strategy, i.e. stay put to simultaneous

Register on the FSM website

 

9th March - EN54-23 VADs

This presentation gives information on the standard EN 54 Part 23. The information includes standards, design, coverage, and available products.

EN54-23 was published in the UK in 2010 and became mandatory on 1st January 2014, after which any Visual Alarm Device (VAD) newly installed and used as the primary means of warning as part of a fire alarm system must conform to it.

This presentation gives information covering:

  • EN54-23 overview
  • The difference between VIDs & VADs
  • Selecting a VAD for a specific application
  • Ceiling, Wall, & O class VADs explained
 

17th March - False Alarm Reduction


False Alarms cost the UK economy over £1bn each year, but that’s not the complete cost. During this presentation, we will be explaining what causes false alarms and how to help reduce them. These steps may also help reduce Un-wanted Fire Signals that equate to 40% of all incidents the Fire & Rescue service attend.

 

31st March - Fire Safety in Healthcare Buildings UK

An overview of HTM 05-03 Part B: Fire detection and alarm systems. This introduction to the standard covers common problems in healthcare including false alarms, simple and complex cause and effect.

On the agenda:

  • Healthcare Design Philosophy
  • Alarm & Detection zones
  • Maintenance and renovation difficulties
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Upgrading the systems

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