Fire Safety for Facilities Managers

Fire Safety for Facilities Managers – Nov 8, 2013


Venue: Westgate Business District 24 Preciziei Blvd., Building H5, Groundfloor

About the course

The course will provide a through understanding of the principles of managing fire safety, as well as knowledge of workplace fires and the damage these can do to people, property and the economy and how to mitigate them. On completion, delegates will be able to take responsibility for overseeing a fire safety programme in a building or complex and undertake a basic fire risk assessment for uncomplicated premises.

It is ideal for Facilities managers (including those undertaking study at an intermediate and advanced level), health and safety managers and supervisors, building professionals, security supervisors and managers, local authority safety personnel, school managers, care home managers, hotel managers.

Course content

The highly interactive programme will include video presentations and workshop exercises including a fire risk assessment exercise.

The training will cover:

1. Legislation:

The applicable national legislation for existing, occupied buildings

Outline of regulations for new construction

High rise buildings

EU Framework/Workplace Directive

Fire risk assessment procedures

2. The causes and extent of fires in workplaces

Causes of fire

Impact of fires on business

Fuel loads and fire growth curves

3. Human behaviour and fire:


Available Safe Escape Time

Detection of fire and warning

Means of escape

Training and drills

Signs and lighting

Persons with disabilities

4. Fire protection as it relates to building construction

Compartmentation and fire resistance

Passive v active fire systems

New methods of construction

Water supplies for firefighting

5. Fire Protection Systems

Manually operated fire fighting equipment

Automatic detection and alarm

Automatic fire suppression systems

Water-based systems

Gas based systems

Other systems

6. Staff and Training

Induction training

Fire wardens

Fire drills

Fire extinguisher training

Responsibility for contractor and third parties

7. Maintenance

Maintenance of buildings and passive measures

Risers and fire service access

Fire detection systems

Portables and hoses

Fire suppression systems

8. Procedures in the event of fire

Access for the fire and rescue service


Making safe utilities and services

Assisting the fire and rescue service

Muster points and roll calls

Persons with disabilities

9. Risk management/Business resilience/Insurance matters

Risk management principles

Theory of risk

Crisis management and resilience

Insurance issues

10. Special problems

Construction sites/refurbishment

Historic and listed buildings

Places of special risk/utility areas

Arson and security

Special events

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance which is recognized under the BIFM Continuing Professional Development Framework.

How to attend

Please fill in the following form and sent it at, or call 021.403.41.20.


465 Euro + VAT for RABO members
520 Euro + VAT for non-members

The course trainer:

Stewart Kidd MA, MSc FIFireE, FIFSM, FSyI, CPP, FSA Scot.

Stewart Kidd is a Chartered Security Professional with significant experience in the application of modern risk management techniques in commerce, industry and the public sector. He has worked extensively overseas as well as in the UK and between 1975 and 1989 held a range of progressively more senior loss prevention/risk management posts in Saudi Arabia, Libya, Hong Kong and Bahrain.

From 1989 to 1997 he was Director of the Fire Protection Association, the UK’s national fire safety organisation and from 1996 to 1997 was also Director General of the Arson Prevention Bureau.

Since 1997 he has been engaged full time in consultancy work and has undertaken major risk studies for power generation/oil and gas and other project work in the UK, Austria, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, the UAE, Algeria, Panama, Pakistan and Bulgaria. He has also undertaken work for the European Commission, Shell International, Exxon, AES Power Generation, Aon Insurance, Munich Reinsurance, GE Frankona Reinsurance, ACE Insurance and UK government agencies. He also advises Contour Global who provide power generation and utilities to bottling plants in the UK, Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Nigeria

Stewart is well known as a lecturer and writer and is the author of a number of books on security and fire safety issues. He regularly presents three courses for the British Institute of Facilities Management as well as lecturing at a number of UK universities and at seminars run by the UK fire service, ASIS, the Fire Service College, the Institution of Fire Engineers and many other organisations.

He is President of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, a past Governor of the Institute of Risk Management and a Director of both the Fire Industry Confederation and the Security Institute. He sits on a number of US, UK and European standards and professional committees and was the only non-US member of the committee which originally drafted NFPA 850: Code of Practice for Fire Protection in Non Nuclear Power Generating Facilities. He is the only non-US member of the NFPA’s new security standards committee.