What Needs To Be Done To Bring Our Education Buildings Up To Standard
A one-day conference
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan (Formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)
Date: 7th March 2018
Fire safety audits carried out in recently-constructed primary schools identified serious cases of non-compliance with fire safety standards.
Less fire resistant products were used in the construction of the education buildings, and the audits advised immediate remedial work needed to be carried out.
In all the schools the audits found that many areas did not achieve sufficient fire resistance to provide the required time for an evacuation.
The audits detailed that immediate and essential improvement works should be carried out in the buildings to bring them up to fire safety compliance standards.
This conference will assess and examine what went wrong in recent audits and what we need to do to bring our education facilities up to standard or avoid these complications on new builds.
CMG events typically sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the Early Bird Rate of €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid
6 Structured CPD Points
This event will be of real interest to all education facilitators, fire safety managers, Facilities managers, build and design professionals including schools, third level educators, property managers, contractors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, local authorities, semi-state agencies, government departments, manufacturers, suppliers, universities, health & safety managers and legal consultants.
Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4pm
Conference Chair Person
Brendan Kavanagh, Chartered Fire Safety Practitioner & Fire Scientist
Overview of what has happened in recent reports and what needs to be done to bring our schools up to standard
Building Control Amendment Regulations (BCAR) & How it should be applied to Education Projects
Recent Legal Cases reviewed
The Fire Safety of Products Regulatory Regime in Ireland, the UK and the EU
Fire Safety in Education Buildings
Examples of exemplar education buildings
Role of the Facilities Manager in Educational Buildings
As a Fire Safety Inspector or Facilities Manager
Challenges Associated with doing remedial and repair works in Education buildings
Evacuation Strategies in Education Buildings Explained
|Insurance issues & Fire Safety In Educational Buildings|
Can schools and universities learn lessons from other sectors?
There will be 6 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service
Chartered Fire Safety Practitioner & Fire Scientist, Practicing Professional Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Surveyor and Independent Verifier
Practicing Professional Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Surveyor and Independent Verifier.Read more
Best Practice Facilitator and Fire Safety Management Specialist Adviser. Preliminary Examination of the Institution of Fire Engineers (12th March 1977) with MCR Graduate Membership awarded (30th November 2009). Forty One Years continuous Membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers (1976 – 2017). Membership of the Association of Irish Risk Management (1999) and Elected Chairman (Term 2001- 2003). Membership of the National Standards Authority of Ireland Fire Safety Standards Consultative Committee (1987) and Chairman of Advisory Group 3. Professional Membership Number 106 (5th January 1993) of The Confederation of Fire Protection Association Europe (CFPA – Europe). Professional Membership of the Institution of Incorporated Executive Engineers Membership Number A29381(1994). Register of Safety Practitioners Number 1934 (20th June 1995) and Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health 17th November 2005. Appointed Lecturer Trinity College The University of Dublin Department of Civil,Structural and Environmental Engineering (2012 – 2017). January 2015 Appointed Visiting Specialist Lecturer Fire Service Training College U.K. & N.I. Morton in the Marsh. Accredited Joiff Fire Safety Management (“Responsible Person”) and Fire Safety (“Competent Person”). Fire Safety Management and Hydraulic Fire Engineering Workshop Director and Tutor (2014-2017). Construction Site Fire Safety, Gas Safety activities incorporating Hot Works Permit approval in accordance with Irish & European Standards and World Class Best Practice Techniques (2016-2017).
Founder, Principal & Senior Consultant of Ayrton Group
Kieran established Ayrton Group (formerly Health & Safety Services) in 1993.Read more
Ayrton group now employ over 100 professionals, in all aspects of construction, as well as other safety roles. His qualifications include an MSc from Loughborough University & Diploma from UCC. Having first joined IOSH in 1995, Kieran is a Chartered Safety Practitioner & became a Chartered Fellow of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health) in 2009. Kieran has been a member of the National Executive of NISO, as well as founder member of the IOSH Committee. With a long established background in the manufacturing & construction sectors, Kieran has a wealth of knowledge regarding Project Management, Design & Safety Management Systems, along with what is required to in- still safe systems of work in all workplaces. He also deals with litigation issues, as well as H.S.A. criminal defences & expert witness. In accepting the roles of PSDP & PSCS as part of project management, it affords us the opportunity to consider the latest developments in ergonomics & the best preventative approaches.
Tom Woolley B.Arch, PhD is an architect and environmental researcher living in County Down, Northern Ireland.Read more
He is internationally known for his work on sustainable architecture and construction. He was Professor of Architecture at Queens University Belfast from 1991 to 2007.
Tom Woolley has published widely on construction, planning, housing, green architecture and healthy buildings, including the Green Building Handbook, Natural Building, Hemp and Lime Construction and Low Impact Building. His latest book, published by Routledge, is Building Materials, Health and Indoor Air Quality. Tom has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops around the world including Canada, South Africa, Malaysia, Holland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Poland.
Business Development & Compliance Manager, Tag Evac
Alan Oliver has been involved in fire protection for more than 35 years, having joined Pilkington Insulations in 1981 as a regional manager in their fire protection division.Read more
In 1991 Alan established a Southern UK operation for the then newly formed passive fire protection installer Checkmate Fire and worked for 26 years on numerous new build projects including The Channel Tunnel, The Millennium Dome and Eurostar St Pancras, whilst also actively involved in surveys and remedial work in hospitals, universities and other occupied buildings where life safety and business continuity is paramount. He was Managing Director of Checkmate between 2007 and 2013 and has recently left the company to join emergency evacuation systems company, TagEvac, as their Business Development and Compliance Manager. Alan has championed the cause of fire compliant buildings for many years to ensure that the evacuation strategy, when called upon, will actually work.
Technical Director, Phoenix Safety Training Services
Paddy has over 20 years experience in Fire Engineering and 13 in Occupational Safety and Health.Read more
From 2000 until his retirement from the Department of Defence in 2010 he was a senior lecturer at the School of Military Engineering in the Irish Defence Forces Training Centre, lecturing on fire safety both operational and prevention, breathing apparatus, and road accident rescue.
He is a fire safety consultant with Phoenix STS Ltd. where he specialises in fire safety and emergency management within healthcare. He is a specialist adviser on healthcare fire safety training programs, pre- fire planning, and evacuation strategies.
Paddy is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, a Graduate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. He is also a Member of the National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers, National Fire Protection Association, Irish Institute of Training & Development and holds a level 8 qualification under National Framework of Qualifications in Occupational Safety and Health.
Talbot Hotel (Formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)
Secure your place at the early bird rate and save €100.00 (Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT) – (Closing Friday 26th January) – Normal rate €495.00 + VAT.
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.
CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.