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Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Technologies, AI, Smart Buildings, ISO 41001 Updates

A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 28th November 2018

Facilities management is a complex role and even more so now in a business environment that is heavily regulated, paper work is mounting and pressures to be on top of it all are growing. The Facilities Management conference will discuss in detail where the sector is going, how to keep up with growing demands of the role and what’s changing in terms of fire safety management, GDPR, ISO, technologies and risk assessment.

This and much more will be covered by an expert panel of speakers and delegates will leave more informed on where to focus attention over the next 12 to 18 months.

CMG events typically sell out quickly, therefore prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate and Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than advertised, once a certain amount of seats sell out.

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5 Structured CPD Points

Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm

Opening remarks by Conference Chair Person:
Terry Prone, Chairperson, The Communications Clinic


  • What’s changing in Facilities management
  • What will facilities management look like in 10 years?
  • Workplace Transformation & Settings
  • Supporting Mobile working and remote access

Risk Analysis & Business Continuity;

  • Roles and Responsibilities for Building Owners and Facility Managers.
  • Developing an Emergency Response Plan.
  • Managing an Internal Emergency to keep operations going at a time of crisis.

Speaker: Paddy McDonnell Dir., Fire & Safety Consultant, Phoenix STS Ltd

Managing Fire Safety in occupied buildings – How to Conduct Competent Fire Risk Assessment Inspections.

  • Limitations in current guidance for professional conduct.
  • How to avoid missing fire safety hazards by using  competent visual  inspection behaviour.
  • Why checking your assumptions and data sources is a good idea.
  • The likely effect of Grenfell tragedy on the conduct of fire risk assessments.

Speaker: Dr Victor Hrymak, Fire and Safety Consultant, Expert Witness and & Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, Dublin Institute of Technology (TU Dublin)

Holistic fire risk management and the importance of passive fire measures

  • What is holistic fire risk management?
  • Legislative requirements
  • What do we mean by passive fire measures and how do they fit into the overall building fire picture?
  • How do passive fire measures support the facilities management of a building?
  • What do you need to do to ensure the measures you employ remain suitable?

 Speaker: Glen Sumner, Associate Director, International Fire Consultants Ltd

The importance of correct installation, inspection & maintenance

  • What can go wrong
  • Inspection of critical elements
  • Installation and the devil in the detail
  • Maintain, upgrade or replace?
  • The importance of specifying third party certified installers and products

Speakers: Rob Axe, Senior Fire Safety Engineer, IFC Group

ISO 41001, the new international Management Systems Standard (MSS) for Facilities Management (FM)

  • The new ISO international standard for facility management has been published and specifies requirements for the development, implementation and maintenance of effective facilities management regimes for all sectors of industry and businesses worldwide.
  • This ISO 41001 workshop provides you with an introduction to the MSS, and the benefits it can bring to your FM structure, resourcing and service delivery.
  • Introduction to the management system standard.
  • Benefits of implementing the standard for your FM Structure, resourcing and service delivery.
  • High Level Structure of the Standard – Annex SL.
  • Overview of the ISO 41001 Requirements, and how it relates to your objectives and organisation

Speaker: Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Director, CG Business Consulting

GDPR for Facilities managers

  • Managing Personal data in the FM setting

Speaker: Caroline Geoghegan, Managing Director, CG Business Consulting

FM & Technologies

  • Facility Management – do we really understand what this means?? And why it is so important for new ways of working
  • FM & Technology – why bother?
  • Ground rules – what we need to make this happen – getting the basics right
  • Potential is huge, but who controls the data?
  • Bullet Some examples of the “art of the possible”
  • Big data, artificial intelligence and automation
  • BIM – Smart Buildings & Smart Apps
  • Creating a connected workplace

Speaker: Chris Jeffers, Partner, Head of FM Consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall

Managing the Buildings Energy usage and ratings

  • Using BREEAM tools
  • MEES and how companies will ensure compliance with it
  • How can SKA & LEED? Help with building energy use

Terry Prone

Terry Prone

Chairperson, The Communications Clinic

Terry Prone has delivered communications training and consultancy in sixteen countries.

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She has published twenty-eight books, including critically-acclaimed novels and an award-winning short story collection.

Terry appeared on TV first at thirteen, becoming a regular in her teens and presenting her own radio show at sixteen – the same year she joined the Abbey Theatre Company (while still at school.)

Having made her previous company into a communications household name, she sold it ten years ago “for a pleasing sum” and then went on to set up The Communications Clinic with her husband the late Tom Savage, her son, Anton Savage and three close friends. She’s the Chairman of The Communications Clinic, a columnist for the Irish Examiner and a radio/TV analyst.

Caroline GeogheganCaroline Geoghegan

Managing Director, CG Business Consulting

CG Business Consulting was founded in 2009 by Caroline Geoghegan.

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Caroline is a Chartered Quality Professional with over 16 years of experience in advisory and management roles within the construction, banking, finance, insurance and consultancy sectors. Caroline holds a B.A. in Business Studies, a Safety, Health and Environmental Diploma, is a Certified Lead Auditor and holds a Master Trainer Certificate from the Irish Management Institute (IMI).

Caroline has significant experience in developing and delivering ISO Management Systems, she has worked with hundreds of businesses in Ireland, UK and America where she assisted them in the development and implementation of their management systems across a variety of industry sectors including Professional Services, Finance, Local Authority, Government, Training & Education, Transport & Logistics, Waste Management, Utilities, Banking, Manufacturing, Motorway Maintenance, Engineering and Construction sectors.

Caroline is regarded as a leader in her field and has developed a strong reputation for being passionate, professional, dedicated, results driven, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and very much client-focused. In 2015 she was also recognised by Business and Finance as one of the top movers and shakers in Ireland. Caroline has consistently been highly recommended by many other organisations and is described by her clients as an “outstanding professional with relentless energy”. Caroline has recently been appointed to the board of Quality Ireland.

Paddy McDonnell

Paddy McDonnell

Technical Director, Phoenix Safety Training Services

Paddy has over 20 years experience in Fire Engineering and 13 in Occupational Safety and Health.

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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.

Chris Jeffers

Chris Jeffers

Partner, Rider Levett Bucknall (UK) Limited

Chris is a Partner and Head of Facility Management Consultancy at leading property and construction consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall.

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He is chair of the BIFM Procurement Special Interest Group, and regularly supports and contributes to a number of industry bodies and publications, applying over two decades of knowledge and experience in the property and facility management sectors. He is a Chartered Facility Management Surveyor with the RICS, has been a BIFM Educational Standards assessor, and is a RICS APC mentor.

Throughout his career Chris has worked in the UK and internationally for public, private and charitable sector clients. He specialises in FM strategy development, procurement projects, estates rationalisation, asset management and FM cost reviews, whole life cost analysis, soft landings, technical adviser roles, service improvement initiatives, and he has a proven track record in delivering solutions to a wide client base.

Chris’ depth of experience and expertise enables him to understand varied client requirements related to property management, FM and asset lifecycle cost advice and operational strategies, as well as valuable insight into planning and costing FM services and asset replacement for a wide range of building types.

Dr Victor Hrymak

Dr Victor Hrymak

Lecturer in Environmental Health and Safety, School of Food Science and Environmental Health, College of Sciences and Health, Dublin Institute of Technology

Dr Victor Hrymak is a fire & safety consultant, expert witness and the principal lecturer for the MSc in Environmental Health & Safety at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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He has over 30 years of experience with public and private sector organisations. This extensive experience includes inspection, project management and enforcement roles in London, as well as the head of Fire & Safety for Trinity College Dublin.

He is a published safety author and has presented at National & International academic conferences as well as many professional fora. His expertise and research interests involve safety auditing, the selection and conduct of risk assessments and the implementation of safety management systems.

Orla Coyle

Orla Coyle

Programme Manager – Near Zero Energy Buildings & High Performance Retrofit

Orla is a Chartered Engineer who joined SEAI in 2017 as Programme Manager for NZEB and High Performance Retrofit.

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She has 20 years’ experience in the energy performance of buildings both in Ireland and Australia. As a consultant Orla was involved the environmental, energy and sustainable assessment of both new and existing buildings.

This event will be of real interest to anyone involved in facilities management, property management or buildings management of school and education facilities, hotels, retail complexes, office blocks, apartments or residential buildings, government buildings and protected buildings.

There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service

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Apex Fire Ltd is a wholly Irish owned Company specializing in Fire Detection, Protection & Fire Training, coupled with a registered quality system to BS EN ISO 9001: 2015.

Apex Fire’s main products includes Portable and mobile fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, layflats hoses, Landing Valves, key & bar, standpipes & other Fire Brigade equipment.

Apex Fire also have a Fire Alarm Systems Division involving the installation, commissioning & servicing of Fire Alarm Detection Systems to IS 3218: 2013 & Emergency Lighting to IS 3217: 2013.

Other Apex Fire Services include Fire & Safety Training, Manual Handling, Hydrant/Riser Testing, Hose Reel Testing/Installation, Fire Brigade Equipment, Fixed Suppression systems, First Aid Supplies/Training and Portable Fire Extinguishers Selection, Commissioning, Service and Maintenance to I.S. 291:2015 and also mobile units.

See our One Plan on our website www.apexfire.ie for full details. Alternatively contact us on our Lo Call Number 1850 929 829 for further information.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised

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