Fire Safety Law & Risk Assessment: EU

training-logo 2-day course Venue: Westgate Business District, 24 Preciziei Blvd., Building H5, Groundfloor Aim To provide Facilities Managers and others with fire safety management responsibilities the knowledge and skills required to manage fire safety in the public sector and industrial and commercial premises a structured and cost-effective way. Objectives By the end of this course you will be able to: Understand the obligations imposed on organisation by EU law Describe the legal responsibilities of companies and individuals for legislation compliance and the management of fire safety Understand the changes to the role and function of the fire and rescue services, the way they respond to fire calls and how they provide fire intervention Understand the role of the ‘Duty Holder’ Eliminate and mitigate fire risks, manage the use of dangerous substances, and maintain fire safety measures including fire detection systems and emergency routes and exits Understand the differences between the requirement within building regulations, approved Describe measures for cost-effective compliance Describe the duty of care an organisation owes to employees and others Undertake fire risk assessments, review and maintain these and produce plans for implementation of remedial measures Use relevant standards to support a fire safety programme Understand how to manage a comprehensive fire safety programme. Description No organisation can afford to ignore the recent radical changes in Fire Safety Law which affects the whole of the EU Companies, organisations and individuals who employ staff or volunteers are now wholly responsible for their own legislation compliance and management of fire safety There have been also major changes to the organisation and role of the fire service including the way fire cover and response is provided and the impact of the new enforcement regime and the imposition of charging for certain non-emergency services. Employers are now wholly responsible for ensuring that the law is complied with and directors, owners, employers and managers are personally responsible. Course content

  • Introduction to risk: risk management and risk reduction
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Risk assessment tools, templates and proformas; using risk scoring
  • The EU Framework and Workplace Directives and their implementation in national law
  • Elimination and mitigation of fire risks,
  • The duty owed to ‘Relevant Persons’
  • Means of escape requirements
  • Provision of information, maintenance, co-ordination and co-operation, training, record keeping,
  • Building codes and new/refurbished buildings
  • Fire protection of buildings including compartmentation, fire resistance, fire detection and alarm systems, fire fighting equipment, fire suppression systems
  • Suggestions for cost-effective compliance
  • Issues involving electrical installations and equipment
  • Undertaking fire risk assessments
  • Ensuring provision of adequate means of escape
  • Special problems of people with disabilities
  • Managing fire safety in listed or heritage buildings
  • Special requirements for hotels as required by EC/666/86
  • Managing fire safety during refurbishment or when contractors are present
  • Appointing competent consultants and contractors
  • Training of staff and maintenance of records
  • The role of fire wardens as competent persons
  • Liability issues, enforcement civil and criminal penalties
  • Worked example of a risk assessment using a template
  • Risk assessment exercise

Who should attend? Facilities, Estates and Property Managers, Fire Safety Managers and others responsible for fire safety legislation; Security and Fire Officers; Health & Safety Managers; Managing Agents; Building surveyors and engineers involved in implementing legislation; consultants involved in fire safety and fire safety legislation. How to attend Please fill in the following form and sent it at, or call 021.403.41.20. Prices 590 Euro+VAT for RABO Members 665 Euro+VAT for non-members About the presenter Stewart KiddStewart Kidd is one of the UK’s leading fire safety management specialists and an experienced expert witness in litigation involving compliance with fire safety procedures and standards. He is a Chartered Security Professional and Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers and the Institute of Fire Safety Managers. He is a former Director of the Fire Protection Association and Director General of the Arson Prevention Bureau and is a Director of the UK’s sprinkler industry association. He is the author of eight books on fire and risk-related topics including the Scottish Governments Approved Code of Practice for fire safety in traditional buildings. His specialist interests include the protection of cultural resources and managing fire safety on major construction sites and power generation plants. He sits on many working groups and standards committees and is currently advising the European Commission on a revision of standards for hotel fire safety in the EC. Programme Day 1 0900 Registration, tea & coffee on arrival 0930 Introductions; Scope of Course 0945 Mini exercise: ‘How safe are you?’ 1000 Fire statistics: the costs of fire, impacts, causes and problems 1020 Arson as a cause of fire and its consequences and prevention 1040 An introduction to fire chemistry; fire spread, fire growth curves, tenability 1100 Break 1115 Human behaviour in fire 1130: Standards and fire safety Hierarchy of Standards: ISO/EN/ 1150 Risk & Hazard Assessing risks and using statistics Management and Risk Assessment 1205: Fire Risk Assessments: An Introduction Guidance documents Other approaches Risk assessment scoring Risk assessment tools Using the data 1240 Principles of Managing Fire Safety Fire safety policies Evacuation drills and procedures Duties of fire wardens Staff training – training matrix Special problems for staff with disabilities Special problems in listed and heritage buildings Special problems when contractors are present Hotel fire safety 1315 Lunch 1400 Mini Exercise: ‘Assess that risk’ 1425: DVD: ‘Fire risk assessment’ 1445 Hazard Spotting: The Interface with Risk Reduction 1500 Break 1515 Mini Exercise: ‘The good, the bad and the I-wouldn’t spend-the-night-there’ 1545 DVD ‘Action in the event of fire’ 1610 Fire and Health & Safety Law Part 1 – Present Obligations and Implementation, the Fire Services Act, European Legislation, Building Regulations 1640 Review of the day 1700 End of Day 1 Day 2. 0915 Mini Exercise: What did you spot? 0930 Fire and Health and Safety Law Part 2 Alternatives to the Building Regulations The Advanced approach and BS 9999:2010 Fire engineering and BS DD 7974 1000 Principles of fire protection Compartmentation and segregation Fire tests and materials Fire ratings, resistance and surface spread of flame 1025 Fire detection and alarm systems Types of systems and sensors Sensor selection matrix Sounders and voice systems Transmission of alarms 1055 Break 1110 Fire extinguishing systems Manual systems – portable fire extinguishers and hosereels Automatic systems Using standards 1200 The Fire Safety Order – duties and obligations, general duties, recording risk assessments and fire safety plans; Responsible and Competent persons 1220 Relevant Persons, Dangerous Substances, Collaboration, Duties of Employees 1245 Notices, Enforcement and Appeals, Liabilities 1300 Lunch 1345 Business Continuity Planning 1415 Risk Assessment Exercise (includes 10 minute break at 1500) 1600 DVD: Fire Safety in Order 1630 Review of the Day; Questions/Discussion 1700 Close