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Lessons from Grenfell Tower webinar announced

04 September 2017

Fire and Security Matters (FSM) magazine will be hosting a webinar on 2 October, which features key industry figures talking on the subject of tall building fires and what needs to be changed after the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The free webinar takes place between 10:30am-11:30am on 2 October and will include presentations from Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) chief operating officer Niall Rowan, former general secretary of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) Stewart Kidd and convenor of the Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network Russ Timpson.

It will focus on the lessons that need to be learned not only from the Grenfell Tower fire but also numerous recent tall building fires around the world. Russ Timpson will share his views on what needs to be considered in the upcoming Building Regulations review and will also put the spotlight on evacuation procedures and suitable cladding materials for use in tall buildings.

Niall Rowan will explain why it's vital that skyscrapers have adequate passive fire protection installed and will provide tips on how this can prevent fire spreading through a building. While, Stewart Kidd will detail how sprinklers could have saved lives in the Grenfell Tower fire and why it's essential that all new tower blocks have sprinklers fitted and existing buildings have suppression systems retrofitted.

The webinar is free to attend and open to anyone and is being supported by both BAFSA and ASFP. Attendees will not only enjoy three informative powerpoint presentations but will also be able to submit questions live, which FSM managing editor Mark Sennett will pose to the panel. You can register to attend at http://events.streamgo.co.uk/tall-building-fires/register?redirect=%2Ftall-building-fires

 
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