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On the agenda for day one at FIREX


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FIREX International returns to the London’s ExCeL for the first time in three years this week. Here’s a few things on the agenda today for fire safety professionals to check in on.

The main event kicks off at 10AM. Gill Kernick opens up the conference at 10:45 presenting on safety as a driver for change, while Tim Galloway, Deputy Director Building Safety Programme at the HSE, follows at 11:45 with a presentation on the impact the newly formed Building Safety Regulator is set to have on the fire industry.

A panel debate begins at 12:45 as experts including Fiona Perrin, Andrea White, Aman Sharma and Neil Yeomans discuss the pros and cons of digitising building information, exploring digital logbooks and their role in enabling the golden thread of information. Shortly after, Peter Barker from Warringtonfire will provide an exclusive session on the importance of passive fire protection measures, showcasing the dangers of poorly designed firestopping, fire doors and fire resistant glazing.

The Fire Protection Association’s InfoZone theatre will kick presentations off at 10:30 with a presentation by Jonathan O’Neill OBE and Chris Miles entitled: Bringing the Global World of Fire Testing to the UK. Sessions continue throughout the day, with highlights including a debate on sprinklers in schools, and a case study on the catastrophic Notre Dame fire.

The ASFP’s passive fire protection expertise will be on hand, as the team debates topics such as fire resisting ductwork (13:00) and whether we should be treating walls as a system (14:00). Meanwhile, the National Social Housing Fire Safety Group will be working with Aico to put on exclusive sessions in the gallery suites.

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