Fire Safety Stream Seminars

10:25 - 16:00

Fire Safety Theatre – Hosted by the ASFP

The Report of the Fire Safety Task Force, published by the National Directorate for Fire & Emergency Management (NDFEM) in May 2018, details current and future strategy for fire safety management during construction and for the life cycle of buildings in Ireland. The aim is to build on the change of culture, within the construction industry, brought about by the implementation of the new Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (BCAR) in 2014. Management and maintenance of modern buildings requires an understanding of fire strategy and the function of installed fire safety systems.

  • Who is responsible for fire safety in buildings – What do they need to know?
  • What qualifications are required to manage fire safety?
  • How can property owners & managers demonstrate fire safety management competence?
10:30 - 11:00

Changing Culture in Fire Safe Construction

11:00 - 11:40

The Fire Safety Task Force Report & Its Implementation

11:40 - 12:20

Fire Strategy Design, Implementation & Management

12:20 - 12:50

The Rights & Wrongs of Fire Stopping with Practical Demonstrations & Videos


12:50 - 13:00

Panel & Group Discussion

Panellists TBA

13:00 - 13:30

Practical Demonstrations on Correct Installation of Fire Stopping on ASFP Stand F10

13:30 - 14:00

Exhibition Viewing

14:00 - 14:50

Creating a Cable Pathway Through a Building

14:50 - 15:30

No Time for Down Time

“What is the potential impact of Fire on business continuity and how can gaseous fire suppression agents help mitigate the risks as part of your fire strategy?”

15:30 - 16:00

Why Can’t We Escape From Buildings Using Light From Our Phones

Correctly Specified and installed emergency lighting can save lives and avoid prosecution in am emergency evacuation.

Key areas addressed:

  1. Why is emergency lighting required, legal obligations & legal penalties
  2. How is EL installation policed, standard installations
  3. Emergency Lighting Sign off. Cost effective EL installation and maintenance
  4. Future developments of EL equipment and standards. Recommendations.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Why EL must be installed and premises in which it is required
  2. Installation requirements
  3. Cost Effective installation and maintenance
  4. Future developments in equipment and installations
17:00 - 18:30

Networking Reception

10:30 - 15:30

Being Unreasonable about Fire Safety – Hosted by the IFE

(A Holistic review of Fire Safety Qualifications)

10:30 - 10:40

Opening Address

10:40 - 11:10

Keynote Presentation – Fire Safety Management

11:15 - 11:40

Experiences with Licencing Act

11:45 - 12:10

Experiences with Gas Safety

12:15 - 12:40

Fire Safety Measures and the Environment

12:40 - 14:00

Exhibition Viewing

14:00 - 14:20

Up-date on the review of Fire Detection and Alarm standard

14:25 - 14:55

Understanding Sound Pressure Levels in flats and apartments

15:00 - 15:30

Installation and Maintenance of Ductwork