BM TRADA has announced two Autumn dates for its free half-day seminar on Fire Protection Measures– Understanding Your Responsibilities
The events will take place on 7 October, at the Holiday Inn Express, NEC, Birmingham, to coincide with Timber Expo; and on 5 November at the Thistle Portland Hotel in Manchester.
These popular seminars aim to explain the duties of the Responsible Person under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) and raise awareness of passive fire protection, which is built into the structure of a building.
Delivered by experts in their specific fields, the seminar programme provides an introduction to the legislation, as well as a detailed look at passive fire protection, what can go wrong and how to get it right. It also explains the importance of ensuring the competence of fire risk assessors and describes the role of third party certification in helping to ensure the quality, reliability and safety of products and personnel.
By packing all the information into just half a day, the seminars offer delegates greater flexibility, making them popular with facilities and estates managers, fire and rescue services, housing associations, local authorities, hotel and guest house owners and managers of public buildings – including those in the education and health sectors.
Delegates also receive free access to ‘The Responsible Person’ e-learning course from the Fire Protection Association, allowing them to fit further learning into their busy schedules at their own convenience.
Peter Barker, BM TRADA Senior Consultant, says: “We recognise that fire safety is not always the first priority for building owners and occupiers who often have a range of responsibilities, so our aim is to provide this vital guidance in a format that fits into today’s busy lives.
“By organising these half-day seminars in regional locations, or to coincide with other events, we hope to provide delegates with easy access to information which will help them achieve compliance under the RRFSO and ultimately improve the safety of their employees and visitors.
“The popularity of our seminars proves that there is a real demand for this type of information, provided in a concise and easy to understand format.”