Expert industry training provider, Exova BM TRADA, will be holding its final ‘Fire Protection Measures – understanding your responsibilities’ training event of the year on 1 November at the Watershed, Bristol.
This popular, free half-day event includes a number of short seminars, designed to provide participants with critical guidance on how to fulfil their obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO).
Under the legislation, the ‘Responsible Person’ – which can include the building’s owner; the employer where they have control over the building; or the person who has control of the premises – has a legal requirement to comply with RRFSO. This course considers why the RRFSO matters and what it means in practice for the Responsible Person. It also covers key factors, such as the risk assessment; having a competent fire risk assessor; the role of third party certification and the enforcing officer; and the legal obligations of the fire risk assessor.
The course takes place on 1 November at the Watershed, Bristol, with breakfast provided.
The panel of experts delivering the training are from senior roles across the fire safety profession, all with first-hand knowledge and experience of fire protection measures:
- Simon Bailey has worked in the fire protection industry for almost 10 years and has extensive experience of product assessment, testing and site surveys
- Niall Rowan is the Association for Specialist Fire Protection’s Chief Operating Officer and has over 30 years’ experience
- Steve Skarratt heads the Fire Service College’s protection and prevention training
- Carl May-Smith is a barrister with in-depth legal experience on the RRFSO, having advised fire authorities and other public bodies on the order
- The Chief Fire Officers Association will also have one of its enforcement team leaders present, completing the panel of experts.
The course is relevant for any individual who is responsible for a building’s fire protection measures, including those working in the following sectors: education, healthcare, housing associations, local authorities, care homes, housing associations and hotel and leisure.
Download the full Fire Protection Measures training programme here: http://www.exovabmtrada.com/Uploads/MediaLibrary/BMTrada/Training-Brochures/Fire_Protection_Measures_2016.pdf
Exova BM TRADA
Exova BM TRADA provides independent certification, inspection, technical and training services. It helps organisations to prove their business and product credentials and to improve performance and compliance. Exova BM TRADA has have a long history of technical excellence in management systems, supply chain and product certification. The organisation offers certification to businesses in over 70 countries to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, FSC™ A000503, PEFC™, RSPO and UTZ.
Exova BM TRADA is part of Exova group which is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products and operations. Headquartered in Edinburgh, UK, Exova operates 138 laboratories and offices in 33 countries and employs more than 4,300 people throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia/Asia Pacific and Africa.
Exova’s capabilities help to extend asset life, bring predictability to applications, and shorten the time to market for customers’ products, processes and materials. With over 90 years’ experience, Exova specialises in testing across a number of key sectors ranging from Aerospace to Fire & Building Products; Oil & Gas and Industrials; Infrastructure & Environment; Automotive; and Health Sciences.