ASFP releases programme for London seminar

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has now released the full programme for its CPD seminar in central London on 23 October 2019. The seminar, at the Aviva Building, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, aims to improve awareness of passive fire protection and help delegates to understand the vital role of compartmentation in maintaining fire safety in buildings.

The ASFP is pleased to announce that Peter Caplehorn, vice chairman of the Industry Response Group on Competence for Building a Safer Future, will offer a review of the Group’s proposals relating to competency in construction contained in its recently published report, Raising the Bar.

A guest speaker from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will provide an update on the latest fire safety consultations, particularly that on the reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System. While, Hugh Forster of the IFC Group will discuss the implications for contractors, developers and building owners of current MHCLG advice on external cladding of existing residential buildings.

The programme will also feature presentations from technical experts from across the fire sector covering all aspects of in-built fire protection, including fire doors and hardware; fire-resistant glazing; fire ducts and dampers; structural fire protection; fire curtains; and firestopping.
The seminar will run from 10.15am-4.30pm, with a break for lunch. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their queries with passive fire protection specialists, including manufacturer and installer members of the ASFP who will be exhibiting at the event.

The seminar is suitable for anyone who is responsible for specifying or inspecting passive fire protection or those appointing trades that could cause damage to existing fire protection in the process of their work. It should particularly appeal to fire risk assessors, duty holders, facilities managers, care home providers, local authorities, building control officers, approved inspectors, insurance surveyors and fire service officers.

Price £45 plus VAT per person, which includes lunch and refreshments.